Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

2020 TBA

9:00AM - 11;00PM 

Join professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow.  The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color against a Tennessee sunset.

Tickets: Exploretownsend.com

Townsend Visitors Center

7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy

Townsend, TN 37882


Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

2020 TBA

9:00AM - 5:00PM

This indoor/outdoor event will feature an array of over 150 national and local Jeep accessory vendors.  Last year over 7000 Jeeps were in attendance, and we are seeing more interest than ever. We feature dozens of vendors within the Center itself and holding a variety of events, including a Show and Shine competition for those wishing to impress with their build. We are also a proud sponsor of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, a charity which provides specially trained service dogs to disabled veterans.


Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

All Month Long

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s.

After walking up and down the parkway, the 6 man hot tub at the lodge will be calling you.

Daily Performances 6:00PM - 11:00PM

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