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Gatlinburg and Other TN Festival and Events Take Gold, Silver and Bronze

The Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau was recently awarded the Grand Pinnacle Award (Silver) during the International Festivals and Events Association Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony in Pittsburgh, PA. The CVB, which took five awards in all, was honored for its annual Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade.  This year’s event will be held on December 6,and will feature lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, helium balloons and Santa Claus, of course!

Gatlinburg Grand Pinnacle Award PresentationGatlinburg Grand Pinnacle Award PresentationTennessee festivals earned 58 awards in all.  Other event producers honored included:

City of Pigeon Forge Office of Special Events:  15 Awards

Friends of the Festival/Riverbend Festival in  Chattanooga: 13 Awards

Sevierville Chamber of Commerce/ Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival:  12

Memphis in May International Festival:  9 Awards

Clarksville Convention and Visitors Bureau/Rivers & Spires Festival:  4 Awards

For a list of all events awarded, click here.

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