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.
Easter Sunday Brunch
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.
Mother’s Day Brunch
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.
Celebration of Fireflies
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!
Vittles and Fiddles Weekend
Experience the Cuisine, Community & Culture of Appalachia at this 3-day Event!
Tickets will be available soon for all 3-days with weekend accommodations, or as daily passes for each event separately. We hope you'll join us to support this great cause and enjoy an amazing display of our culinary community!
Bacon at The Bear
Join us Saturday for the legendary 'Bacon at the Bear', featuring twelve of the best regional chefs cooking their own personal dishes to benefit New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center. Enjoy thirteen culinary stations, each incorporating Benton’s Bacon and a common theme steeped in the roots of Appalachia.
2020 Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival
4th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Balloon Festival
Elevated Experience Day Package: Guests of the GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival who opt for the Elevated Experience can expect to enjoy a Tethered Ride Ticket, VIP Parking Pass, Draft Beer tickets, VIP Catered lunch from Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, and a commemorative t-shirt.
Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon
Challenge yourself with the Black Bear Double; complete two beautiful races in one amazing weekend! There is no better place to spend the weekend discovering the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro.
Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2020
The Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 19 for the 2020 Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash! You’ll find some of the best cycling in the country here on the Peaceful Side of the Great Smoky Mountains!