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Events

Enjoy all the seasons in Tennessee’s South Cumberland. 
Throughout the year, our communities host world-class musical performances, authentic arts and crafts shows, spring wildflower hikes, hometown celebrations and more. Plan your visit today!

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JANUARY

First Day Hike

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Join South Cumberland Park Rangers for a brisk hike in the majestic South Cumberland wilderness to start the New Year right! Find this year’s details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

APRIL

Mountain Goat 5K Trail Race

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APRIL

Trails & Trilliums Wildflower Festival

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South Cumberland’s premier celebration of Spring, the Trails & Trilliums Wildflower Festival, is presented annually by the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. Find this year’s dates and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

JUNE

Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

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JULY

Crowder At The Caverns with Seth Layne

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See contemporary Christian artist Crowder at the new Caverns Amphitheater with Grundy County local Seth Layne.

JULY

Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

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JULY

Sewanee Writers Conference

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JULY

Swiss Heritage Celebration

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SEPTEMBER

Mountaineer Days

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OCTOBER

Cave Fest @ The Caverns

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OCTOBER

Youth Deer Hunt

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NOVEMBER

South Cumberland Holiday Shopping extravaganza

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DECEMBER

Sewanee Lessons & Carols

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MARCH

Savage Gulf Marathon

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It’s billed as one of the most brutal, yet rewarding marathons in the nation. The Savage Gulf Marathon, usually held on the second or third Saturday of March, takes marathoners through some of the most majestic scenery found on any marathon route! Find this year’s dates and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

APRIL

Natural Areas Week

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Usually celebrated during the first full week of April, Tennessee’s Natural Areas week features guided hikes through some of the six State Natural Areas in the South Cumberland Region. Find this year’s dates and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

MAY

South Cumberland Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

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JUNE

National Trails Day

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The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day, a day to get outdoors and give back to South Cumberland’s magnificent park system. Trail improvement projects and a variety of other activities are planned. Find this year’s date and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

JULY

Dash to the Door Run

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JULY

Murder By Death In The Caverns

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Celebrate the release of Murder By Death's newest album underground in The Caverns!

JULY

South Cumberland Fourth of July Weekend festivities

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AUGUST

Beersheba Springs Arts and Crafts Festival

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SEPTEMBER

National Public Lands Day

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The fourth Saturday in September is National Public Lands Day, a day to get outdoors and give back to South Cumberland’s magnificent park system. It is part of the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. Find this year’s date and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

OCTOBER

Fannie Moffitt Autumn Stomp

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NOVEMBER

After-Thanksgiving Hike

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On the fourth Friday in November, join South Cumberland Park Rangers for an eye-popping hike into the magnificent fall colors of the Plateau. Find this year’s dates and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

DECEMBER

Christmas in South Cumberland — Christmas lights & celebrations

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DECEMBER

Tracy City Christmas Parade

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APRIL

Easter in the Park at Gruetli-Laager

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APRIL

South Cumberland Easter Egg Hunts and Celebrations

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JUNE

Grundy Lakes Fishing Derby

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Presented by South Cumberland Park Rangers, the annual Fishing Derby is a family-friendly, kid-pleasing day to enjoy the outdoors in South Cumberland. Find this year’s dates and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

JUNE

Sewanee Summer Music Festival

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JULY

Monteagle Mountain Market for Arts & Crafts

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JULY

Pelham Independence Day Celebration

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JULY

Steve Earle and the Dukes in the Caverns with the Whitmore Sisters

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Don't miss the return of Steve Earle and The Dukes to The Caverns on July 24, 2022 with special guests The Whitmore Sisters.

SEPTEMBER

Coalmont OHV Park Grand Opening!

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SEPTEMBER

South Cumberland Labor Day Weekend festivities

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OCTOBER

South Cumberland Halloween events and haunted houses

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NOVEMBER

Fiery Gizzard Marathon

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Like its March cousin at Savage Gulf, the Fiery Gizzard Marathon is one of the most challenging, yet spectacular marathon routes in the nation, traversing the nationally-ranked Fiery Gizzard Trail. Find this year’s dates and details on the park’s activities page at the link below.

DECEMBER

Monteagle Christmas Parade

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