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Great Smoky Easter Arts And Crafts Show with handcrafted gifts and items produced by members of the Great Smoky Arts And Crafts Community will be on display and available for purchase. This annual Easter show will be held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Dollywood Festival of Nations – A stupendous multi-cultural celebration featuring traditional music, dance, food and art of nations from around the globe. Highlight of this year’s Dollywood’s Festival of Nations show 2016, Mother Africa, returning after its Dollywood debut in 2014. Enjoy the return of skilled acrobatics, live music and traditional dance demonstrations celebrating Africa’s diverse traditions. Major touring stage shows, internationally known performance groups, various roaming musicians and more make Festival of Nations a fun, educational and exciting experience. Authentic international cuisine and daily celebrations by visiting nations throughout the park provide guests with an escape around the world without leaving the heart of the Smokies.

Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. With multiple categories to compete in, the 18th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Locals and visitors alike will be challenged. Bring your children and family and test your fishing skills! For more information call 865-661-3474

Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg- Soak up Easter Sunday sunrise from the top of Mt. Harrison at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort during this meaningful service sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association.

Mountain Man Memorial March – This is the Eighth Annual Mountain Man Memorial March, which is a 26.2-mile march in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The march takes place on Saturday, April 11 in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform. April 10 – 11, 2015.

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts on Saturday April 11th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Wineries for the event will be coming from all over Tennessee! Visitors age 21 and older will purchase a ticket to the festival for $20 and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association Scholarship Fund and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.

Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run. Rev up those engines and head to Pigeon Forge for this larger than life car enthusiast weekend. Hundreds of cars, lots of parts and automotive memorabilia! For more information contact MCS Promotions at 865-687-3976.

Wildflower Pilgrimage Great Smoky Mountains National Park Join us for hikes, walks, lectures, and programs (both indoors and outdoors) on natural and cultural history. Search for salamanders, study aquatic insects, go on wildflower, fern, or tree identification walks…and more. For information about the pilgrimage, including schedule, and fees, visit http://www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org.

Southeast Fiber Forum – If fiber arts are your thing, the Southest Fiber Forum is the place to be. Choose from thirteen weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting, design, surface design, and e-textile workshops taught by renowned instructors. Then spend 2-1/2 days studying your chosen topic, enjoying the beautiful facilities at Arrowmont, and visiting with fiber friends old and new. Call 865-436-5860 for more info.

Art & Wine Crawl through the Glades – Sample wines of Eagle Springs Winery throughout the day at various businesses in the 8-mile loop known as “The Glades.” The Glades, near Gatlinburg tucked into the Great Smoky Mountains, has long been known as the home of the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, located in a quiet historic setting just 3 miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg, TN. Call 1-888-745-8119 for more information.

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival – The Townsend Artisan Guild presents the 6th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival to be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, TN 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission is free, though classes and some family activities require a fee. For more information, visit www.smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org.

Pigeon Forge Rod Run – in Pigeon Forge, TN at Pigeon Forge Events Center on Teaster Lane. Call MCS Promotions (865) 687-3976 for more information.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. An annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park offering professionally guided programs exploring the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, and natural history through walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor events are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN. All programs are held, rain or shine.

Earth Week – The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates Earth Week! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more!

Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 65th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage will be held all throughout the Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg area. Come enjoy Spring in the Smokies!

Earth Day Festival– From 3:00- 7:00 pm, Mynatt Park is celebrating Earth Day through a festival jam packed with music, face painting, free crafts, demonstrations, and more. Come out and show your green spirit!

Gold Wings Rally Spring Fling Parade Pigeon Forge Parkway— Starting at 7pm entering Sharon Drive (between traffic lights #3 and #4) traveling south to Smoky Mountain Pancake House

Circle Yer Wagens ALL VW Show and Swapmeet – a big Volkswagen exclusive event at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. Buy, trade or enjoy perusing about these custom Volkswagens. There’s an Air & Water Cooled Top 75 Show & Huge SwapMeet and Riverside camping. Circle Yer Wagens takes place the first weekend in May and October. For more information visit http://www.avwa.com

Dates Held

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Thursday, April 1, 2027
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Saturday, April 1, 2028

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