Events in Gatlinburg

See More of the Smokies This Summer with Free Gatlinburg Trolley Rides

family at restaurantVacationers have even more reason to choose the Great Smoky Mountains as their summer destination now that the Gatlinburg Trolley System has made a big announcement. Recently, system officials announced trolley rides are completely free through the summer, so families can travel to all the best Gatlinburg attractions for free.

The Gatlinburg Trolley systems will be offering free rides June 13 to August 17 along all of the trolley routes. Though the regular system takes vacationers all over the Smokies, officials expect a travel increase during the summer season. To allow for more access to downtown and the surrounding area, there will be 40 stops during the summer season.

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From 10:00am – 10:30pm, the brightly colored open-air shuttles will pick up passengers for fun in the Smokies. Guests who are going to be in the area before the free service can still enjoy a full day of exploring the Smokies. For only $2 per day, guests can have unlimited access to a number of the regular trolley routes.

family playing mini golfEvents Scheduled During the Free Trolley Service

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales  April 4 – August 9

Gatlinburg Farmers Market May 17 – September 13

Independence Day Parade July 3 – July 4

Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale July 4

As always, the attractions, restaurants and shops will be open for families to enjoy year-round.

Gatlinburg Trolley System

The trolley system began in 1980 with six trolleys, but has quickly grown since the beginning. As one of the largest transit systems in the state, Gatlinburg’s Trolleys haul more than 800,000 passengers per year. With that many passengers, the system now has more than 20 trolleys to allow for comfortable trips all over the Smoky Mountains.

Vacation Reservations

Family_at_Museum-MediumWant to travel to the most fun and exciting Gatlinburg attractions for free? Reserve your stay with Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals. Our Smoky Mountain cabins are just minutes from downtown, which makes it convenient to leave your car at the vacation rental. A short walk to the trolley stops will give you access to all of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Smokies.

To book today, call one of our reservationists at (800) 953-5655.