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Past Events

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve Dinner

December 24th, 2019 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro on Christmas Eve! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper has created a special 4-course menu so you and yours can celebrate the season with lovely food and drink! 

Knoxville New Years Eve Celebration

New Year's Eve

December 31st, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper creates an incredible menu for the evening, including 5 amazing courses!

New Years Day Brunch 2020

New Years Day Brunch

January 1st, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

After a night of celebration and merriment, celebrate a new year with a specially curated New Years Day Smorgasbord "BearFay" prepared by Chef Shelley Cooper and her culinary team. Celebrate new beginnings with family and friends at The Bear!

Townsend Tennessee Appalachian Dining

Bistro Closed for Vacation

January 16th, 2020

The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro will be Hibernating January 5-16th 2020 for maintenance, housekeeping and training. 

*Dancing Bear Lodge remains open all year round. Breakfast offerings will be available at either The Dancing Bean Coffee House or Apple Valley Cafe during this time. 

Townsend TN upcoming events: Valentines Dinner at Our Townsend TN Restaurant

Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

February 13th, 2020 - February 17th, 2020

Make your sweetheart swoon over our four-course limited menu this Valentine's Day. The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's 2020 Valentine's Menu is available Wednesday, February 13th - Sunday, February 17th during normal dinner reservations. 

Gallica Wine Dinner & Star Party

Gallica Wine Dinner & Star Party

February 27th, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

On February 27, 2020 Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro and the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society go hand-in-hand for an incredible night of Appalachian cuisine, Gallica Vineyards Wine pairings, and an Incredible Star Viewing Party!


Townsend TN upcoming events: Celebration of Fireflies

Celebration of Fireflies

February 28th, 2020

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!

Townsend TN upcoming events: Saint Patricks Day Dinner at Our Townsend TN Restaurant

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17th, 2020 - March 19th, 2020

Join us for the most fun and delightfully Irish dining experience of your life. Featuring Irish classics cooked to perfection, you'll think you've arrived at the Emerald Isle itself.

Our specialty Irish menu is available in honor of St. Patrick between March 17th - 19th through normal dinner reservations and is available for $45/pp plus tax & gratuity.  Plus, we will be welcoming back Rich Mountain Celtic again as they take us on a delightful Appalachian Journey!


Townsend TN upcoming events: Spring Break Special at Our Townsend TN Hotel

Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge

March 31st, 2020

Complimentary dessert certificate to use at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro during your stay.

Complimentary trail map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Complimentary certificate for a pound of Apple Valley’s locally roasted coffee.


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