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Summer in the Smokies

Experience an iconic Smoky Mountain summer with Summer in the Smokies, featuring tons of happenings at Anakeesta that is put on every year. After taking the coveted chondola ride up the mountain, prepare to be impressed by an afternoon of fun as July ushers in Summer in the Smokies. Some of the highlights of this celebratory festival include: 

  • Classic Anakeesta Adventures like Dueling Ziplines and Rail Runner
  • Nature-Themed Artistic Sculptures in Vista Gardens
  • Live Bands Featured Every Day in Black Bear Village
  • Free Children's Arts and Crafts Center
  • Delicious Summer Menus Featuring Mouthwatering Chef Specials like Crab Stuffed Sole
  • Summer-Themed Cocktails
  • Nighttime Adventures in the TreeTop Skywalk

The summer celebration highlights bright flavors and the essence of summer, allowing you to soak up the sun and experience a fun Smoky Mountain summer adventure. No matter if you let the kiddos paint at the Arts & Crafts center as you sip a cocktail, enjoy the dazzling fairy lights on the Treetop Skywalk, or get in some fun live music at Black Bear Village, this summer celebration is sure to be an amazing time for all who attend! 

The seasonal celebrations are included in the General Admission ticket, allowing you and your loved ones to combine all of the regular fun of Anakeesta with its yearly festivities. This includes a sightseeing chondola ride up and down the mountain as well as access to the hottest attractions that Anakeesta is best known for. 

You and your loved ones will be able to get your fill of shopping, dining, and adventure all at one place. Stroll along Firefly Village to experience some awesome shopping adventures at mercantiles and craft stores, enjoy fine mountaintop dining at one of the restaurants at Anakeesta, and meander through the beautiful trails and the Treetop Skywalk. The Great Smoky Mountain area is absolutely breathtaking, so if you love nature, this is a great option for your next Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge, TN vacation. 

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