The summer season is the perfect time to visit Gatlinburg as there are long sunny days and all of the local attractions are in full swing! Another highlight of the summer months is the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event that takes place throughout downtown Gatlinburg! Here is everything you need to know about attending the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event in Gatlinburg this summer:
What to Expect
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales is an annual street performance festival that features costumed performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods dating back as far as the 1800s! This popular event provides an educational, entertaining and interactive experience that the entire family can enjoy. The best part is that all of the performances are free and are designed to enhance your experience of walking through downtown Gatlinburg!
Dates, Times and Location
The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event runs during the peak summer season from Friday, June 22 to Saturday, August 11. The group of personalities and performers arrives nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of downtown Gatlinburg. At that point, you will witness a magical transformation from sidewalk to stage as the characters scatter throughout town for a wonderful evening of entertainment and storytelling! If you plan to stroll the Parkway in the evening, you are sure to run into some of this unique entertainment that only happens during the summer!
There are plenty of public parking lots available in downtown Gatlinburg where you can park your car for the evening. While it can be tough finding free parking, you might get lucky enough to get one of the free spots next to the river along River Road from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Otherwise, there are several paid parking facilities in Gatlinburg where you can park for a nominal fee.
Where to Stay
If you are looking for the perfect place to stay this summer near the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event, look no further than Alpine Chalet Rentals! We offer a wide variety of affordable cabin rentals ranging from 1 bedroom for a romantic getaway to 18 bedrooms for a family reunion or other group vacation! All of our cabins are situated in scenic locations among the Great Smoky Mountains but are still just minutes from the attractions, restaurants and shops of downtown Gatlinburg! After seeing the performances at Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales, you can look forward to returning to a comfortable evening in your cabin from Alpine Chalet Rentals. While staying with us, enjoy a wonderful variety of amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, hot tub, game tables and more! We even offer a selection of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg for those folks who would like to bring their furry companion along on vacation!
Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your summer vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains to watch the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event! We hope to see you soon at Alpine Chalet Rentals!