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Local Events

Local Events

Plan Your Trip to Take Part in the Upcoming Fun!

For your convenience, consult our Calendar of Events for Townsend TN


Area Events

The information provided on this page is for the convenience of our guests. We strive to keep the calendar accurate and up to date. Before you plan an entire trip around an event scheduled for the dates you are interested in, please contact the event coordinators, by phone or email, to verify that it has not been canceled, rescheduled, or relocated. If you would like your Townsend area event listed on this calendar, email us


1: New Years Day

1-10: Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Closed for Vacation

2-31: Free Snow Tubing 

25-26: Winter Heritage Festival

25-27: Ski & Stay Package


1-3: Moonlight & Moonshine

1-28: Free Snow Tubing

8-10: Ski & Stay Package 

14-17: Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Lodge 

15-17: Moonlight & Moonshine


1-31: Free Snow Tubing 

1-31: Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge 

17: St Patrick's Day Dinner 


15: Townsend Founder's Day Festival 

12-14 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

21: Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

27-29: Women's Health & Wellness Weekend 


4- Tennessee Pottery Festival

4-5: Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer's Day 

12: Mother's Day Brunch 

25-28: Memorial Day Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge 

21-31: Celebration of Fireflies 


1-17: Celebration of Fireflies 

8: Smoky Mountain Crawl

23: Dancing Bear 4th Birthday Bash 

29: FreedomFest 2019


4: Fourth of July 


11:Bacon at the Bear

18: Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival


28: Blue Ribbon County Fair

23:Holiday Homecoming

31-3: Labor Day Weekend

6-7: Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

15: Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash

CAM Cabin Crafts Annual Fall Festival

Fall Festival and Old Timer’s Day at the Townsend Visitors Center

Blue Ribbon Country Fair at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Little River Railroad Days at the Little River Railroad Museum


Maryville College Homecoming

Halloween Weekend

Maryville College Arts & Crafts Fair

Fall Taste of Art and Wine


Townsend Grains & Grits Festival

Holiday Homecoming at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Thanksgiving Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

House of Santa Mouse – Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild


Townsend Christmas Parade

Reindeer Run 5K in Maryville

24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

31: New Year’s Eve Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

Learn more about Events Happening in Townsend TN.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, co-sponsor the Smoky Mountain Field School, which are workshops, hikes and “adventures”! For their extensive listing of classes go to or call 865-974-0150 for more information. Many of these are on Saturdays and run all day.

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