Gatlinburg Summer 2012 Feeder City Events
This summer, treat the family to a Gatlinburg vacation experience without even packing a suitcase.
The City of Gatlinburg is bringing the Smoky Mountain summer experience to three cities: Louisville,
KY; Cincinnati, OH; and Atlanta, GA.
Each of these events will give everyone in your family a free and unique outdoor summer experience.
You and your kids will have the chance to scale new heights on a rock wall, see Shivers the Penguin
from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and even meet Gatlinburg's very own Zeno the Bear. When was
the last time you got to say you'd met a black bear?
Additionally, there will be a stuffed black bear building station at each of these events, where your
children can create and take home their very own Gatlinburg mascot. Or, if they choose, they can donate
it to be taken to a local children's hospital and make someone's day a little brighter.
There will also be a chance for you to enter to win giveaways from Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley's Aquarium of
the Smokies, Gatlinburg Attractions Association, Smoky Mountain Outdoors, The Edgewater Hotel, The Park
Vista, Greystone Lodge at the Aquarium, Clarion Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Ole Smoky Candy
Kitchen and the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce. That way, your family can visit the irresistibly charming
mountain getaway in its full glory. And, having met Zeno, you'll already be prepared if you happen to meet
any of his cousins while you're there.
Please join us for a free, one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain summer experience during the following events:
Thunder Over Louisville
Date: April 21
Time: All Day Event
Location: Ford's Thunder on the Ground Waterfront Park on the South Great Lawn
Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals baseball games
Date: May 12-13
Location: Inside the Great American Ball Park stadium's Fan Zone
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals baseball games
Date: May 25-27
Location: Just outside Turner Field stadium