Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville July events

Top 5 July Events in the Tennessee Smokies

Here are our top five events happening in the Tennessee Smokies during July.

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Mark Your Calendar for these July Events in the Tennessee Smokies

The month of July is full of fun and exciting events all across the Tennessee Smokies, from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose. Here are our top five events happening in the Tennessee Smokies during July.

Top 5 July Events in the Tennessee Smokies

July 4: Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival

There are a number of events happening on July 4 in the Tennessee Smokies. Among those is the Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge. This free, family-friendly Fourth of July celebration features a children’s carnival, food and, of course, fireworks. Enjoy live music throughout the day, then watch the sky light up with a fantastic firework display.

Click here to read more about the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival.

July 12–13: Thrills in the Hills

Visit Dollywood to celebrate the 11th annual Thrills in the Hills. This event is a great way to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the theme park’s rides. Learn what makes some of Dollywood’s attractions work and enjoy an exclusive ride time. Guests can also indulge in the park’s food offerings.

July 13–14: Sevierville City Golf Championships

Spend a day on the links at the Sevierville City Golf Championship. This two-day event will consist of 36 holes, both on the river and on the highlands, at Sevierville Golf Club. Golfers can register online now. Admission includes a practice round, two tournament rounds, range balls, a tee gift and prizes.

July 12–21: Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Don’t miss the summer edition of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. Held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, this event brings over 200 booths featuring one-of-a-kind handmade products. These skilled artisans will demonstrate their talents to attendees. Kids can enjoy the do-it-yourself crafts.

Click here to read more about the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair.

July 26–28: State of Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend

Get read to shop until you drop during Tennessee’s tax-free weekend. For one weekend only, all purchases throughout Tennessee are sales-tax free. Purchase a variety of items, including clothing, computers and more.