4 Events in Gatlinburg You Don’t Want to Miss Before Summer Ends

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Most people would probably agree that summers go way too fast for our liking. With that in mind, a last-minute vacation in the summer can be enjoyed by attending some of these events in Gatlinburg that are going on while the days are still long, and the nights are still warm. Here is our list of 4 events that you simply don’t want to miss.

1. Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

The summer edition of the ​Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair​ is one of the can’t-miss events in Gatlinburg. Happening from July 13 through July 22, there is an impressive list of vendors displaying their artistic creations for all to see. The weather is almost always hot, so it’s location in the Gatlinburg Convention Center should provide some relief as well. Almost every square foot of the area is packed with artisans and craftsmen from all over the nation. It’s well worth the $7 admission price with musicians performing at various times too, so step inside and view all the cool items!

Gatlinburg Trolley parked by Ober Gatlinburg sign2. Saturdays in the Summer at Ober Gatlinburg

The events in Gatlinburg aren’t just at ground level; a trip up to Ober Gatlinburg in the late summer months is a treat when they have the ​Saturdays in the Summer​ music series happening at the Seasons of Ober main stage. The best local talent has been recruited to perform music of all varieties. Ober Gatlinburg has proven time and time again, year after year, that it’s not just a ski resort; it’s a place that carries a tune through every season.

3. Sugarlands Saturday Nights

As you can see, the summer months are filled with events in Gatlinburg that feature some great live music. This is certainly no different with ​Sugarlands Saturday Nights located on the Back Porch of the Sugarlands Distilling Co. The moonshine is in the front, while the music is in the back, and nationwide touring bands of all genres come here to perform their tunes. The tastings are basically free if you’re spending $5 here (you probably will), and so is the live music. Now is that music to your ears or what!

4. Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

boy writing song with guitarOne of the grandest music events in Gatlinburg that you’ll want to check out happens at the end of August every year, and that’s the ​Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival. It’s far and away the largest gathering of musicians and songwriters of the year in Gatlinburg featuring a few headline performers that you’ll likely recognize. Also at this festival are competitions and hit songwriters for country music’s biggest stars of the past and present gracing stages all over town. This is a music lover’s dream event, and since we all can appreciate a good song, this has proven to be a spectacular event that’ll keep playing over and over in your head.

When you’re staying with us at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals, you have the benefit of choosing a cabin that’s within a close driving distance to all of these events in Gatlinburg as the summer draws to a close. Take a look at our Gatlinburg cabins and book your reservation​ with us so you can let the music play back at one of our beautiful vacation rentals!