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Upcoming Sevier County Events & Training

Are you wondering what’s happening in Sevier County? Our community is home to so many exciting events throughout the year that are fun for locals and visitors of all ages. We are dedicated to promoting local events that bring the community together.

In addition to fun area events, we also are proud to provide high-quality training sessions to empower individuals and businesses alike. Our goal is to provide all citizens of Sevier County with the knowledge of what to do in emergency situations and train them on how to best prepare.

Explore the exciting events in our community, and discover valuable training opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Please contact Sevier County EMA to request any Incident Command/FEMA, CPR, First Aid, Stop the Bleed, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and TEMA sponsored courses.

EOC Training

Sevier County Health Fair

Date: June 11, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Sevier County Health Department,
719 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 (across the street from LeConte Hospital)

Description: Sevier United Interpreters will be on site to assist with translation. Representatives from TennCare, Mountain Hope, St. Mary’s Clinic, Lion’s Club, Cherokee Health, Up & Up Mental Health, SMARM, Rural Medical, Safe Harbor, Helen Ross McNabb, and many more will be present. Sevier County Health Department will be offering Family Planning in partnership with Step Ahead, WIC, CHANT, vaccinations, and additional resources about Child Health and Healthy Living available. Pregnancy Resource Center will be performing pregnancy tests so families can become eligible for WIC services. Second Harvest Food Bank will be providing food products to families while supplies last. This is a family friendly event.

Keep Sevier Beautiful Recycling Roundup

Date: June 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Sevierville Civic Center,
120 Gary Wade Blvd, Sevierville, TN 37862

Description: Clean Up, Drive Through, or Drop Off at the Keep Sevier Beautiful Recycling Roundup. Items accepted include ink cartridges & toner, mattresses (limit 2), torn & tattered socks and baby clothes, flattened cardboard, electronics, scrap metal, medications, pet supplies, blocks of clean Styrofoam, paper for shredding, glass bottles, tires (limit 8), small batteries (no leaking, lead acid, auto/lawn care batteries), clothing & shoes. More details, tectn.org/seviervilleroundup .

Basic Visual Tracking (SAR-110) (32 Hour/4 day course)

Date: June 17-20, 2024
Time: 8AM to 5PM each day
Location: Sevier County Emergency Operations Center,
245 Bruce Street, Sevierville, TN 37862

Description: This course gives the participants a basic understanding of the skills in visual tracking and map/compass orientation, and specifically targets law enforcement tactical personnel and volunteer search/rescue squads. Students receive four hours of classroom instruction with the remaining hours involved in medium intensity fieldwork. Students will experience various tracking exercises of increasing difficulty and complexity.


  • SAR101 (Search Operations)
  • SAR125 (GPS/Land Navigation

Gatlinburg Midnight Parade

Date: July 4th, 2024
Time: 12:01AM
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg TN 37738
Description: Ring in the first Independence Day celebration in the nation! The parade will march through downtown Gatlinburg, beginning at the Baskins Creek Bypass located on East Parkway. Festive floats decorated in sparkling fashion will line the Parkway featuring patriotic marching bands, larger-than-life balloons, and more.

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival & Fireworks Show

Date: July 4th, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Patriot Park
186 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Description: Join us at Patriot Park on July 4th for a night of live music, food, and fun games in celebration of our great nation’s birthday.

Damage Assessment (S-715) (4 hour course)

Date: August 8, 2024
Time: 6PM to 10PM
Location: Sevier County Emergency Operations Center,
245 Bruce Street, Sevierville, TN 37862

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the basics of the damage assessment process. Participants will discuss multiple examples of damaged facilities and the assessment process needed.

Fall Rod Run

Date: September 12-14, 2024
Location: LeConte Center,
2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Description: The Fall Rod Run is one of the most popular car shows in Pigeon Forge. This spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast features a $10,000.00 cash giveaway, awards for the top 25 and ultimate 5, and a huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral.

Intermediate EOC Operations (G-2300) (24 Hour/3 day course)

Date: September 24-26, 2024
Time: 8AM to 5PM each day
Location: Sevier County Emergency Operations Center,
245 Bruce Street, Sevierville, TN 37862


The E/L/G 2300 Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions is a three-day course with the goal of assisting individuals and jurisdictions who desire to develop or improve their Emergency Operation Centers (EOC). By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate, through activities and a Final Exam, the managerial and operational roles of the modern-day EOC as a NIMS Command and Coordination functional group operating within a Multiagency Coordination System (MACS).

Selection Criteria:

The intended audience(s) are federal, state, tribal, territorial, local level, business and nongovernmental emergency management personnel who may be designated to support an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within their jurisdiction or organization. The materials were developed with the assumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an
EOC Staff.

The audience may include students from a variety of agencies, organizations and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals, businesses and non-governmental organizations National Incident Management System (NIMS) Emergency Operations Center training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to positions within an EOC or by those persons who desire to seek qualification and certification in an EOC position or function.

Prerequisites: IS-100, An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100, IS-2200, Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions, IS-700, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System, IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction

Recommended: E/L/G 0191, Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface. IS-200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200

Whole Community Emergency Management Planning (TEEX AWR-330)(6 hour)

Date: Sept. 25, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Wilderness at the Smokies,
1424 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN 37876

Through guided discussions, individual and group activities, the AWR-330 Whole Community Emergency Management Planning Course helps participants identify and better understand the stakeholders and resources within their communities. Students will learn to develop strategies to better incorporate stakeholders into their emergency planning process, with a goal of increasing individual, community, and national resilience to all hazards.

Prerequisites: FEMA / SID Number

Pigeon Forge Safety Day

Date: October (Exact Date TBD)
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

This annual event helps kids learn all about safety and enjoy Halloween at the same time. There are fire safety demonstrations, games, and more.

Sevier County Sheriff’s Spooktacular

Date: October (Exact Date TBD)
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office would like to once again, offer a free and safe environment for the youth of Sevier County to spend their Halloween night. Children will have the opportunity to trick or treat with local fire, police, EMS, government agencies, and special business partners that work within Sevier County.

Gatlinburg Christmas Parade

float in Gatlinburg Christmas parade

Date: December 6, 2024
Time: 7:30PM to 9 PM
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg

More than 60,000 people come to view the award winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus! The parade route runs through the middle of downtown Gatlinburg.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass and East Parkway, a spectacular parade line-up of balloons, floats decorated by local businesses and community groups, and high school marching bands, spans through downtown before ending at traffic light #10. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early on parade day.

The Sevier County Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: December  6, 2024
Time: 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, TN

Enjoy a classic tree lighting in addition to children’s crafts, photos with Santa, delicious holiday snacks and music.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at the Gatlinburg Space Needle

fireworks in Gatlinburg

Date: December 31, 2024
Time: 10PM
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg welcomes the year in style with its annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show around the base of the Space Needle at traffic light #8 late December 31.

At the stroke of midnight on January 1, the ball will drop and fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show.