Smoky Mountain Region Coronavirus Closings

Smoky Mountain region coronavirus closings and cancellations.

Smoky Mountain region coronavirus closings and cancellations.

Smoky Mountain Region Coronavirus Closings as of March 16, 2020. As the nation and the world brace for the effects of the COVID-19 virus the Smoky Mountain region is taking measures to protect the public. Many major events and gatherings are being cancelled or postponed as concerns grow in East Tennessee. Officials are urging large gatherings be put on hold as the number of confirmed cases in the United State continue to rise. Large group gatherings are believed to increase the chance of infection and should be avoided.

The following businesses and events will be closed, cancelled or postponed.

  • Dollywood postponed the opening of its theme park for two weeks due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. It is now scheduled to open on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

  • The Comedy Barn Theater, Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, and Smoky Mountain Opry will be closed until May 9, 2020.

  • Zoo Knoxville closed March 16, 2020.

  • The Bijou Theatre in Knoxville is temporarily closed through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Pirates Voyage closed March 16, 2020.

  • Publix grocery stores will close at 8 p.m. until further notice.

  • Kroger will temporarily shift their service hours at all Middle and East Tennessee, North Alabama and Southern Kentucky stores to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice.

  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos is closing effective March 18, 2020.

  • Knoxville St. Patricks Day events including the parade and Shamrock fest have been cancelled.

  • Knoxville Big Ears Festival has been cancelled.

  • At this time all seasonal National Park facilities continue to be open to the public.

Stay tuned to HeySmokies.com for all the latest information to stay safe.

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