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Upcoming 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!

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Bistro Closed for Vacation

January 6th, 2020 - January 15th, 2020

The Dancing Bear Bistro will be closed for vacation. We're going into hibernation to take care of maintenance and training so we can better serve you. See you when we return!

*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. 

Gallica Wine Dinner & Star Party

Gallica Wine Dinner & Star Party

January 23rd, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

On January 23, 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!


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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. 

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Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge

March 7th, 2020 - 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.


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.

Add on the Optional Drink Pairing for $20/pp to enjoy a Angry Redhead, Red Ale pairing for your First Course selection. End your St. Patrick's Day experience with an Artisan Hot Chocolate & Irish Cream... that will leave you kissin' the Blarney Stone.

Easter Sunrise Service at Smoky Mountain Resort &  Events Center Lawn

Sunrise Service

April 12th, 2020 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 fifth year in a row! We are excited to enjoy music by KimZ Entertainment and Mary Gamboa.


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