Tennessee is already a destination of wonder, filled with incredible experiences and activities. But there is so much more to look forward to, with celebrations, anniversaries and new attractions coming to the state.

Grand Ole Opry Turns 100 in 2025 – Nashville
The Grand Ole Opry is the world’s longest-running live radio show and the show that made country music famous. 2025 marks the Opry’s 100th birthday with a year-long celebration of the artists, fans and music that made the Opry a global phenomenon with one-of-a-kind experiences and performances.

Elvis’ 90th Birthday, B.B. King’s 100th Birthday and Riverfront Reimagined – Memphis
Celebrate Elvis Presley’s 90th birthday at Graceland in Memphis in January 2025 with live music, special tours, conversations and more for a celebration fit for a king. On the world-famous Beale Street, experience B. King’s Blues Club, the iconic destination that pays tribute to the King of the Blues and his global influence on music during his century birthday celebration. Memphis’ historic riverfront is reimagined, as the new 30-acre Tom Lee Park sets the standard for a waterfront natural wonder. The $61M makeover connects the city’s residents and visitors to the outdoors, with events and festivals, embracing the lure of the Mighty Mississippi.

New Experiences – The Great Smoky Mountains
The all-new Dolly Parton Experience in Dollywood opened in May 2024 with an in-depth look at her iconic career through multiple immersive, high-tech attractions and exhibits. Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort and Big Bear Mountain roller coaster are also new and exciting experiences for guests. Anakeesta WildSide, the award-winning mountaintop adventure park overlooking downtown Gatlinburg, debuts a new adventure park in late 2024 with 900 acres for guided UTV tours, mountain biking and e-bike rentals. There are also new Family-Friendly Experiences in the Smokies. Visitors to Dig n Zone in Sevierville can take control of actual construction equipment. North America’s largest construction-based equipment is fun for all ages. In late fall of 2024, Pigeon Forge will welcome the Crayola Experience and Nerf Action Xperience.

Adventures Run on Tennessee Whiskey – Statewide
Explore the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, tour, taste or attend a special event at nearly 30 distilleries across the state, celebrating craft, history and tradition.

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