Celebrating Cosby June 23 – July 14

Celebrating Cosby June 23 – July 14

Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow community programs every Friday from June 23 through July 14 at the Cosby Campground Amphitheater in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The programs honor the rich cultural and natural history of the Cosby area through storytelling, dance, music, and history walks.

“These programs offer incredible opportunities for visitors to discover Cosby by experiencing it firsthand with the people who live and work here,” said Chief of Resource Education Stephanie Kyriazis. “We are grateful to our friends from the local community who are leading these unique experiences.”

Programs feature musicians, dancers, storytellers, moonshiners, and former residents who once lived in the park. Visitors are invited to step back in time during these summer programs to experience the stories, music, and mountain ways of people living in the Cosby area both then and now.

“We are so happy that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is bringing this program back to Cosby Campground,” said Cocke County Partnership Tourist Director, Linda Lewanski. “We all know how talented our Cocke County folks are and we are delighted to be able to showcase them.”

For a list of the 2024 programming, click here.

All programs will be held at the Cosby Campground Amphitheater unless otherwise specified. In case of rain, “Celebrating Cosby” programs will move to the covered picnic pavilion adjacent to Cosby Campground. Programs will be held rain or shine. Visitors are welcome to find seating in the amphitheater or bring their own chairs or blankets.