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Father's Day 2023 in the Smokies

June 11, 2023
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Father's Day is almost here! Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Dad? Bring him to the Smoky Mountains! Here are a few of the ways that you can enjoy Father's Day weekend in and near Gatlinburg. 


Father's Day Weekend Events

Gatlinburg Farmers Market: The Gatlinburg Farmers Market resumed operations in May. On Saturdays throughout the summer, you can visit to shop for local food and artisan goods.

Free Tennessee Fishing: Every June, Tennessee State Parks offers two opportunities to fish for free- no license required! Children (ages 15 and younger) can fish for free through June 18th in Tennessee’s public waters, agency owned and operated lakes, and Tennessee State Parks. Make memories fishing as a family! 

Smoky Mountains Sports Showcase: If Dad is a sports fan, then he'll love the Smoky Mountains Sports Showcase. There will be sports cards, memorabilia, and more. Athletes will also be around to sign autographs and snap photos. Check it out on June 17, 2023. 

Smoky Mountain Beer Run: This new event will offer specialty train excursions featuring 3 samples of local craft beer on-board and a final sample at the layover, at Innovation Station in Dillsboro, NC. The June 17, 2023 event will be luau themed! 


Other Activities 

Hiking: The Smokies have a wide variety of awesome trails to explore- and June is one of the best months to hit the trails! 

Golfing: Whether Dad likes tackling sprawling golf courses or playing mini golf with the family, there's a place for him to tee off in Gatlinburg! 

Axe Throwing: Try something new and exciting! See who has the best aim while throwing axes at a target. 

Amusement Parks: Take a family trip to Dollywood and make lots of memories! There are rides galore- plus live music, great food, and southern hospitality. Looking for something different? Check out one of the other local amusement parks.  

What are you doing this Father's Day? Why not come to Gatlinburg?! Plan your trip today! 

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