Category Archives: News Release

Mountain Man Memorial March

One of the best things our Smoky Mountain community has in unity is our pride of the military and our support of soldiers and veterans who sacrificed either some or all to keep us free in the United States of America. We demonstrate this pride frequently throughout the year with Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, the…

80 Years Down And a Lot More To Go!

Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel Open Year Round The year is 1937, 3 years away from the park officially being dedicated at Newfound Gap, and the tourism industry of the Smoky Mountains are virtually at their infancy compared to the city today. The stops are few, the roads even fewer, but the magic and majesty of the…

2015 Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival Events

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is designed to be a showcase for songwriters, the importance of a songwriter and songwriting, as well as an economic booster for the Smoky Mountains area. Below is a list of the Showcases we are presenting. Every 2nd Monday of the month, from 6 to 9 pm, Smoky Mountain Songwriters…

Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale

Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg! Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

First Independence Day Parade In The Nation

Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 40th annual showcase is the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. The Historic Gatlinburg Inn is the perfect viewing locationfor this exciting annual event as we are located right on the parkwayin…

The Historic Gatlinburg Inn has a rich, musical heritage

The registration book of the Historic Gatlinburg Inn shows that Mr. and Mrs. Boudleaux Bryant checked in at the Inn on August 28, 1967. They were assigned room 388. The rest, as they say, is history. The husband-wife team of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, co-writers of many great songs including many hits for The Everly…

The Historic Gatlinburg Inn received the Community History Award

The Gatlinburg Inn received the Community History Award for preserving the history of Gatlinburg. Built in 1937 by R. L. Maples, Sr. this historic inn remains in the hands of the Maples descendants and is the oldest lodging facility in Gatlinburg. It was the first home of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, the town’s first…

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