All You Need to Know About the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales Event in Gatlinburg

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June 15, 2018

Prepare for an exciting summer tradition with the return of the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales Festival in downtown Gatlinburg! This is a fun and educational way to learn about the historic past of the region through live music and fascinating stories. Here are all the details you need to know about attending the Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales Festival in Gatlinburg:

1. What to Expect

aerial view of GatlinburgSmoky Mountain Tunes and Tales is an annual street performance festival that features costumed artisans, musical performers and storytellers portraying characters dating back as far as the 1800s. Each of the performers have their own unique way of bringing traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture to life in an interactive format. This family-friendly event highlights one of the greatest assets of downtown Gatlinburg, which are the walkable streets throughout the city. Since Gatlinburg is a walking town, the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event will enhance your experience as you stroll through downtown Gatlinburg in the evening!

2. Dates, Times and Location

The 13th annual presentation of Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales kicks off on Friday, June 22 and takes place daily in downtown Gatlinburg through Saturday, Aug. 11. The group of personalities and performers arrive each evening at 6 p.m. in the center of town. At this time, you can witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters scatter throughout the downtown Parkway for a delightful evening of storytelling and entertainment! There is no fee to attend this event, so bring the entire family out for a free night of fun on the Parkway!

3. Other Activities in Downtown Gatlinburg

While walking through downtown Gatlinburg and enjoying the street performances of the Tunes and Tales event, be sure to check out some of the other fun activities in downtown Gatlinburg! There is something for everyone to enjoy, ranging from challenging miniature golf courses to souvenir shops. Of course, Gatlinburg is also home to dozens of fantastic restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal on the town!

Where to Stay

The Tranquil Moments cabin in Gatlinburg.

Stay close to the performances of the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales festival with a vacation at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals! Our beautiful cabins are just minutes from all of the exciting attractions, shops and restaurants of downtown Gatlinburg, as well as a short distance from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! While staying with us, enjoy comfortable bedrooms, convenient amenities and gorgeous views of the Smokies. All of our cabins feature a fully equipped kitchen so that you can enjoy meals in your cabin and save money from dining out each night. Our cabins also offer fun amenities such as soothing hot tubs, game tables and more! Come see for yourself why so many guests choose Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals for their annual vacation to the Smoky Mountains!

Check out all of our cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN today to plan a vacation near the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event this summer! We look forward to seeing you soon at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!