Fourth of July in Gatlinburg: River Raft Regatta

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Three children float on a rubber boat with oars, focus on little boy.

Looking for something fun and exciting to do this Fourth of July?  Gatlinburg will be hosting it’s River Rafting Regatta on  the fourth.

 

What you need to know:

Anything float able can be entered starting at 10 a.m. at the Christ in the Smokies bridge on River Road and will end at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. There are two categories: Trash (not hand-made) and Treasure (hand-made) – awards will go to the top 3 in each category. Additionally, the “Judges Choice” award will go to the most creative “raft.”  Awards will be given to the oldest and the youngest participant. Registration begins at 10 am and the race will start at 12:00 pm.  Trophies will be supplied by the Gatlinburg Recreation Department.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of Gatlinburg Special Events Office, the Gatlinburg Recreation Department.

There’s lots of fun events in Gatlinburg to check out if you aren’t up for competing and be sure to book a cabin with us at Bear Camp Cabins to make it a fun filled weekend complete with the competition, cookouts, and other family fun.