Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a fantastic place to celebrate Memorial Day. With music festivals, patriotic attractions, and of course amazing food, Gatlinburg has many celebrations for the entire family.


Family Fest in the Smokies: May 26th-28th, 2017

Bill and Gloria Gaither have been celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in Gatlinburg for the past 21 years. Held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, this music festival is dotted with inspirational speakers and gospel artists.


Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Day Ride: May 28th, 2017

The purpose of this motorcycle ride is to honor the fallen veterans, police, firefighters, and other men and women in uniform. After a short ceremony and presentation, the 60 mile ride will begin in Sevierville and end at Veteran’s Overlook on Clinch Mountain.


Enjoy Gatlinburg Barbecue

Memorial Day is also recognized as the start of summer, and there’s no finer way to celebrate in Tennessee than rolling up your sleeves and diving into a big plate of tangy barbecue at any of Gatlinburg’s popular restaurants. From burgers to ribs, Gatlinburg has a variety of dishes to feed a barbecue craving.


Explore the Smoky Mountains

Memorial Day Weekend is a perfect time to explore the flora and fauna of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hike to a waterfall on the Appalachian Trail, raft down Little Pigeon River, or take a scenic drive.


Whether you want to bask in the tranquility of the mountains, or discover a new adventure, book your visit to Tennessee at Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts. Within easy walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg and all the entertainment the Smokies can offer, Gatlinburg Town Square is a perfect place to celebrate Memorial Day.