The summer season has finally arrived and with it comes a variety of holidays taking place over the next few months. This includes the 4th of July holiday that showcases the birth of our great country. The 4th of July is typically celebrated with patriotic events and summer activities for individuals of all ages. For the best time this 4th of July, find your way to Gatlinburg where you can enjoy the best summer vacation. Here are a few ways to celebrate a Gatlinburg 4th of July.


July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Bring in the nation’s birthday by enjoying the annual Gatlinburg 4th of July Parade. This is not your typical parade, however, as the Gatlinburg 4th of July Parade has been voted as a “Top Ten Parade to See in the US”. This lively event starts off at 12:01 am on July 4th making it the first Independence Day parade in the country to take place. The parade route is over a mile long that winds around Baskins Creek Bypass and travels down Ski Mountain Road in downtown Gatlinburg. Visitors are encouraged to get to the route early to find the best seat as it will fill up quickly. There will be a variety of 4th of July events held in Downtown Gatlinburg throughout the day such as Appalachian music and more. The event ends at 10:00 pm when the incredible 20-minute fireworks showcase lights up the sky over downtown Gatlinburg. Hang out around traffic lights #3 and #5 for the best viewing areas of the fireworks.


Explore a National Park

Explore one of our country’s biggest national parks on the Gatlinburg 4th of July by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This expansive and beautiful area is complete with hiking trails that lead down paths featuring wildlife, waterfalls, and much more. Head up to Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the park, to find an observation tower that lets you look at the valley around you. It is truly something special to see such an incredible national park as this!


Get Ready for this Gatlinburg 4th of July

You can never plan too early especially for a summer vacation so start planning for your 4th of July today. Our cabin rentals are sure to keep you and your family comfortable and near all of the fun activities located around Gatlinburg.