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events calendar and local fun and activities for Townsend and Maryville Tennessee

Local Events

Plan Your Trip to Beautiful Townsend!

For your convenience, consult our Calendar of Townsend TN Events as you map out your stay at Dancing Bear.


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


New Years Day

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Closed for Vacation

Free Snow Tubing 

Winter Heritage Festival


Free Snow Tubing

Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Lodge 


Free Snow Tubing 

Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge 

St Patrick's Day Dinner 


Townsend Founder's Day Festival 

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

Women's Health & Wellness Weekend 


Tennessee Pottery Festival

Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer's Day 

Mother's Day Brunch 

Memorial Day Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge 

Celebration of Fireflies 


Celebration of Fireflies 

Dancing Bear 5th Birthday Bash

FreedomFest 2019


4Fourth of July 


Vittle and Fiddles

Bacon at the Bear

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival


Blue Ribbon County Fair

Holiday Homecoming

Labor Day Weekend

Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

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

Christmas Eve Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

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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