Gatlinburg Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Gatlinburg Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Gatlinburg Memorial Day

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Gatlinburg

Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect long weekend for a getaway. Kick off the unofficial start to summer with a trip to Gatlinburg. From barbecues to live music, here are some things to do Memorial Day weekend in Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Here are some activities to do Memorial Day weekend in Gatlinburg.

Listen to Live Music

You’re sure to find a venue playing live music up and down the Gatlinburg Parkway. Head to a local restaurant or brewery, such as Ole Red Gatlinburg, for live entertainment. While music plays in the background, treat yourself to Gatlinburg’s dining scene with a meal and cold drink.

Anakeesta, Gatlinburg’s mountain theme park, offers tons to do for all ages. Spend the day doing high-thrill activities or settle down to live music all weekend long. These noon performances are free with admission to Anakeesta.

Family Fest in the Smokies will be held over Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 24 through Sunday May, 26, a full roster of musical acts will perform at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Get Outdoors

There’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to be had when you visit Gatlinburg. If the weather is warm enough, take to the water for whitewater rafting. Or, soar through the sky on a zipline. For a more relaxing experience, go on a scenic nature hike through mountain ranges, wooded areas and shimmering streams.

Have Family Over for a Barbecue

If you’ve rented a cabin in Gatlinburg, why not invite family and friends over for a barbecue? Most cabins feature large patios, backyard spaces, grills and more, perfect for hosting a gathering.

MayFest at Ober Gatlinburg

Head to Ober Gatlinburg for the final days of MayFest, ending Monday, May 27. This free, traditional German celebration will feature the traditional Maypole dance, demonstrations by artists from the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and plenty of children’s activities.