The summer season is a great time to visit Gatlinburg as many exciting events are going on. You can enjoy a national holiday or check out some delicious food. Whatever it is you are looking for you can find it with one of our events. Take a look at the top Gatlinburg summer events happening this summer:
Fourth of July
You will find plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th of July when you visit Gatlinburg this summer. Start the holiday off right with the 48th Annual July 4th Midnight Parade. As the name suggests the celebration kicks off right at midnight and has been named one of the top parades in the country. Get there a little early for a meet and greet with the Harlem Globetrotters! You will find a variety of activities taking place around Downtown Gatlinburg on July 4th but the big finale that night cannot be missed. The 20-minute fireworks show will start at 11:00 PM at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Visitors can see them from anywhere in Gatlinburg. Now that is one way that summer can be celebrated this year!
Another exciting event that takes place right at the end of the summer season in Gatlinburg is the highly popular GatlinBURGER Week. No one can turn down a good burger and we have an entire week dedicated to this delicious entrée. Local restaurants will be taking hamburgers to the next level for 7 days. Each restaurant offers a specialty burger during the event and they are all just $9 each. Each burger will be rated to attempt to win the title of GatlinBURGER Burgermeister for the following year. Visitors will be able to download a GatlinBURGER Week passport that lets them keep track of the burger they have tried out. Those who get three or more stamps will also have a chance to win exciting prizes chosen at random! These burgers are always very popular and can run out near the end of closing hours. Make sure to plan out your meals so you can enjoy as many as possible. Come experience the GatlinBURGER Week this year from September 17th through the 23rd.
Summer in Gatlinburg
There is no bad season here in Gatlinburg but we sure can enjoy some summer sunshine and lively Gatlinburg summer events. Book a vacation rental today to be close to your favorite!