Calendar of Events for Townsend TN

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 cancelled, rescheduled, or relocated. If you would like your Townsend area event listed on this calendar, email us

January

27-29: Smoky Mountain Snowdown – A Winter Heritage Festival
28: Charity Chili Cook-off at Apple Valley Cafe
28: An Evening with Ronni Lundy at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

February

11-12: Sweetheart Market at Cades Cove Cellars
10-14: Valentine’s Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge
11-14: Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
17-20: Presidents’ Day Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge

March

1-30: Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge
1-30: Quilt Showcase at Townsend Visitors Bureau

April

8: Spring Sprint 5K
14-16: Easter Weekend/Brunch at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro
15: Townsend Founders’ Day Festival
20-22: Bronco Truck Show
21-23: 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge
21-23: Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
29: Shakespeare Festival at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

May

5: Little River Railroads Day at the Little River Railroad Museum
5-6: Spring Festival & Old Timers Day at locations around Townsend
6-7: Nawger Nob Arts & Crafts Festival at the Nawger Knob Shopping Center
12-13: British Car Show at the Talley Ho Inn
12-13: New Midland Arts and Crafts Festival
14: Mother’s Day Brunch at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
20: Tour De Blount Cycling Event in Maryville
20: Heritage Happening Gala & Auction at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
20-21: Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games at Maryville College
27: Spring Taste of Art and Wine at Cades Cove Cellars
26-29: Memorial Day Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge

June

1-15: Celebration of Fireflies
8-10: Smoky Mountain Crawl at Tally Ho Inn
9-11: Apple Valley Grand Reopening Anniversary
23-24: Summer on Broadway & The BBQ Bash in Maryville
24: Freedomfest and fireworks show in Alcoa
24: Hops in the Hills in Maryville

July

4: Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
7-9: Smoky Mountain Classic
14-15: Volkswagen Car Show at the Talley Ho Inn

August

5: 2nd Annual Bacon at the Bear at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
12: Scholars Run 5K
21: Total Solar Eclipse Party at Dancing Bear Lodge

September

1-4: Labor Day Weekend
8-9: New Midland Plaza’s Art & Craft Fair
9: Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon
14: 17th Annual Taste of Blount in Maryville
14-16: Ford Truck Show
16: Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash
23-24: Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Festival
29-30: Fall Festival and Old Timer’s Day at the Townsend Visitors Center
30: Blue Ribbon Country Fair at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
30: Little River Railroad Days at the Little River Railroad Museum

October

7-8: Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
20-22: Maryville College Homecoming
21: Maryville College Arts & Crafts Fair
27: Music in the Middle at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
28: Fall Taste of Art and Wine at Cades Cove Cellars
27-29: Halloween Weekend

November

4: Quilters Road Show at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
4: Townsend Grains & Grits Festival
18: Holiday Homecoming at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
23: Thanksgiving Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
30-2: House of Santa Mouse at Fairview United Methodist Church

December

3: Townsend Christmas Parade
3: Reindeer Run 5K in Maryville
24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
31: New Year’s Eve Dinner & After Party at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

To reserve a Dancing Bear Cabin during one of these events, call us at 1-800-369-0111 extension 1.

For other great resources for viewing upcoming events in the area, see this Calendar of Events from Grace Hill B&B and the Blount County Partnership’s Calendar of Events.

Every Friday night, year around, enjoy local musicians for a time of jamming, singing and listening to music at the Rocky Branch Community Center in Walland. 865-256-1712.

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 www.outreach.utk.edu/smoky or call 865-974-0150 for more information. Many of these are on Saturdays and run all day.