By Leif Palmer
Posted on September 12, 2019
Gatlinburg has a lot going for it when it comes to attracting visitors – tons of cool attractions, shops and restaurants – and it's all sweetened by the backdrop of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Plus the city is on the doorstep of Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself.
But that's not the only factor that brings folks to town. The city also hosts many different special events throughout the year, many of which take place at Gatlinburg Convention Center. This multiuse facility offers nearly 150,000 total square feet that can be configured for a wide variety of events, including trade shows, fundraisers, live performances and more. This late summer and fall, for example, look for events like the Gatlinburg Jewelry & Apparel market, United Way Taste of Autumn, Jubilee 2019, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair and the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, just to mention a few.
The convention center is a great venue, offering lots of space, flexible floor plans, catering services and more. But one thing it doesn't have is its own dedicated parking garage. That's where we come in. We have multiple lots and facilities available for parking near Gatlinburg Convention Center. In fact, we have five lots that are adjacent to, directly across the street from or less than one block from the convention center. That means that if you're coming into town for one of the scheduled events there, you should have no problem finding a place to park.
Our regular rates are among the competitive in town, and for that one low price, you can leave your vehicle for the entire day. Sometimes, our rates are a little higher for some of the bigger special events in town, but when you consider that most parking vendors in town have the same policy, we still offer a great value. Not to mention the fact that our proximity to the convention center increases that value even more.
Being able to leave your car with us for the whole days means you can not only get a full day's enjoyment out of your special event, but you can also take advantage of everything Gatlinburg has to offer. For example, if you only spend a half-day at the convention center, you have another half-day to visit downtown attractions and shops, grab a bite to eat or even hop a trolley to Pigeon Forge or the national park.
About Leif Palmer
Leif Palmer loves residing in Gatlinburg. He is an avid outdoorsman: rowing for exercise on the lake, trail hiking, and free climbing rocks in the mountains. He indulges his arty side by periodically beating up pieces of marble by sculpting. He is always frustrated by his inability to sink long putts, and hates his curly hair (but his wife loves it). Leif has been known to muster enough courage to change a diaper, and hopes his son will become a chip off the old block.