Summer is always a great time to come and visit Gatlinburg for the first or tenth time. The weather is always wonderful and there are activities galore in the area. The middle of summer can be especially busy with potential visitors having that same thought. Instead, book a tour around Labor Day to skip out on the crowds and enjoy all that Gatlinburg has to offer. Here is how to spend your Labor Day in Gatlinburg:


Bare Bones Music Festival

Labor Day is the type of holiday where you will typically not find any specific events in its honor. Instead, you will find Gatlinburg having open arms as it welcomes all visitors to celebrate our workforce. There are still special events going on in the area for you to check out. For all things music, you must check out the Bare Bones Music Festival taking place nearby in Dandridge. Our Tennessee neighbor will be putting on their 5th annual Labor Day weekend bash with this exciting music festival. The event will offer over 20 different musical artists from Friday through Sunday. You will find all kinds of music from local musicians to cover bands playing all of the greatest hits from rock and roll. Tickets start at $35 per day or $55 for weekend passes; children 12 years and younger can go absolutely free. Don’t miss out on the Bare Bones Music Festival this Labor Day weekend!


Try Out the Gatlinburg Wine Trail

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge both offer exciting activities to keep you busy all of Labor Day weekend. This includes exploring the Gatlinburg Wine Trail, Tennessee’s newest wine trail that lets you explore a variety of different wineries back-to-back. Wineries found on the trail include Cades Cove Wears Valley, Sugarland Cellars Winery, and Cades Cove Townsend. While you can visit each of these wineries on your own it will mean someone will have to be the designated driver and will be left out of all the fun. Instead, you can enjoy a personalized wine tour sponsored by the wine trail that will take you on a tour bus between each stop. Skip out on the driving and instead enjoy all of the wine you can find. The personalized tours will also include a 15% discount on purchases at the wineries and complimentary gifts. Schedule your Gatlinburg Wine Trail tour by calling 86-453-6334 to get started!


Explore the Great Smoky Mountains, National Park

Take advantage of the cooler weather as the summer season starts to end around Labor Day. Gatlinburg is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it features over 900 miles of hiking trails. Get out and explore this beautiful area that features rivers perfect for rafting, cascading waterfalls, historical settlements, and much more. There are even areas where you will be able to go horseback riding too. If you want to see the park from the comfort of your vehicle head down the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail or Cade’s Cove loop road. See all of the natural beauty around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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Enjoy Family Activities in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is a top destination in Tennessee for all kinds of winter fun such as skiing and snowboarding. Ober Gatlinburg features dozens of slopes with white powder during the winter. For the summer it opens up additional fun for families to enjoy. Head up to Ober Gatlinburg for the Alpine Slide or Ski Mountain Coaster. There is a year-round ice-skating rink so you can cool off on the ice. Another great park to visit is Anakeesta, the area’s newest theme park. Anakeesta also features a variety of activities such as bumper cars, an arcade, and so much more. Gatlin’s Escape Games also is nearby and lets you test out your brain for an escape room like no other. As you can see there is plenty of family fun in and around the area for Labor Day!


Find Your Perfect Vacation Rental

Labor Day in Gatlinburg is the perfect time to explore some of our finest vacation rentals here in our directory. We offer a variety of properties all privately owned. You can choose from spacious homes located around the most popular neighborhoods in the area. You can also choose one of our trendy condominium rentals located near downtown Gatlinburg. Regardless of what type of rental you choose you will find comfortable features inside each property. This includes plush beds and linens, spacious common areas, and kitchens set up to allow you to make a meal for your family. Labor Day weekend can be a popular travel weekend so our rentals can possibly be reserved quickly. Hesitate no longer and reserve your favorite vacation rental here in our listings. You will be glad you chose Gatlinburg for Labor Day weekend!