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Past Events

Easter Sunrise Service at Smoky Mountain Resort &  Events Center Lawn

Sunrise Service

April 21st, 2019 from 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Join us Easter Sunday for our Sunrise Service on the event lawn. 

Local Baptist Minister Will Barton will be performing the Sunrise Service for the fourth year in a row! We are excited to enjoy music by KimZ Entertainment and Mary Gamboa.


Townsend TN upcoming events: Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

April 21st, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for Easter Brunch, and select from a fixed four course menu. Children's menu for 10 and under will be offered as well. 

Jarvis Estate Wine Dinner at Townsend TN Restaurant & Hotel

Jarvis Estate Wine Dinner

May 2nd, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening under the stars with David Crane, from Jarvis Estates. Jarvis Estate Wines are fermented in a cave which provides the desired cool, humid conditions needed to create their signature style. 

Townsend TN upcoming events: Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

May 3rd, 2019 - May 4th, 2019

Townsend Spring Festival

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Spring festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

Old Timer's Day 

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Cades Cove with the Cades Cove Preservation Association at Old Timers Day at the Cable Mill visitors center. 

Townsend TN Mother's Day Special: Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12th, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Treat Mom this Mother's Day to a Specialty Brunch offering at the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. Enjoy a four course fixed menu, offering a selection of your favorite Brunch classics with an Appalachian Bistro flare. 

Townsend TN upcoming events: Celebration of Fireflies

Celebration of Fireflies

June 7th, 2019 - June 9th, 2019

The synchronized lightning bugs are one of the more unique adventures in the world! Join us along with the Smoky Mountain Guides for a once in a lifetime GSM Firefly experience! Private shuttle takes guests to the Spence cabin in Elkmont, dinner and drinks and firefly conversation included!

The Dueling Vines – Treasury Wine Dinner

The Dueling Vines – Treasury Wine Dinner

June 20th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a delicious fun evening of zing and pazaz! This is not your average wine dinner...

Vegan Wine Dinner

Vegan Wine Dinner

July 18th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro welcomes you to enjoy an evening of wines paired with a four-course vegan menu, presented by Duckhorn and our own award-winning Chef Shelley Cooper.

Dancing Bear Dance

The Bear Dance

August 2nd, 2019

On Friday evening, join us in an evening true to pioneer culture. Experience an authentic Summer lamb roast and square dance, set to the tune of the Sleepy-Eyed John 5-piece Appalachian String Band and award-winning caller Leo Collins!

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