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


26-28: Winter Heritage Festival


10: Sweetheart Market at Cades Cove Cellars
14-17: Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Lodge


1-31: Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge
1-29: Quilt Showcase at Townsend Visitors Center
17-18: The Pistol Ultra Run


1: Easter Sunrise Service & Brunch at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro
13-14: Arts, Crafts & Showcase Festival in Maryville
14: Spring Sprint 5K
14: Townsend Founder’s Day Festival
18-21: Bronco Truck Show
20-22: Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
27-29: Velo View Bike Tours
27-29: Women’s Wellness Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge


4-5: Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
5-6: Nawger Nob Arts & Crafts Festival
5: Little River Railroad Days
5: Tennessee Pottery Festival
11-12: British Car Show
11-13: New Midland Plaza Arts & Craft Festival
13: Mother’s Day Brunch at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
18-20: Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games
18-19: Studebaker Car Show
19: Tour De Blount
20: Highland Half Marathon & Scot Trot 5k
27: Spring Taste of Art & Wine
25-28: Memorial Day Weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge


TBD: Celebration of Fireflies
8: Smoky Mountain Crawl
9: Summer Taste of Art and Wine at Cades Cove Cellars
22-23: Summer on Broadway & The BBQ Bash
23: Hops in the Hills in Maryville
30: FreedomFest 2018


4: Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
13-15: Smoky Mountain Classic
20-21: Volkswagen Car Show


4: Scholars Run 5K
18: Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival


31-3: Labor Day Weekend
7-8: Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon
8: Fall Taste of Art and Wine at Cades Cove Cellars
13: 17th Annual Taste of Blount in Maryville
13-15: Ford Truck Show
14-16: Velo View Bike Tours
15: Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash
21-22: CAM Cabin Crafts Annual Fall Festival
28-29: Fall Festival and Old Timer’s Day at the Townsend Visitors Center
29: Blue Ribbon Country Fair at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
29: Little River Railroad Days at the Little River Railroad Museum
29-30: Nawger Nob arts & Crafts Festival


26: Music in the Middle: Story Telling Evening
26-28: Maryville College Homecoming
26-28: Halloween Weekend
27: Maryville College Arts & Crafts Fair
28: Fall Taste of Art and Wine


3: Townsend Grains & Grits Festival
17: Holiday Homecoming at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
22: Thanksgiving Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
29-1: House of Santa Mouse – Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild


2: Townsend Christmas Parade
2: Reindeer Run 5K in Maryville
24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
31: New Year’s Eve Dinner 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 or call 865-974-0150 for more information. Many of these are on Saturdays and run all day.