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Head to the Smoky Mountains for outdoor adventures, Southern culture, and live entertainment. From Dollywood to the Great Smoky Mountains, there’s plenty of events to check out during your trip.

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Winterfest

Downtown Pigeon Forge Pigeon Forge, TN

Winterfest is a Smoky Mountains holiday tradition. Each December, the town comes alive with a variety of events, activities, and holiday fun, such as: The Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade Silver Bells and Shopping Tales Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community Christmas Holiday Show

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Pigeon Forge, TN

Attention nature lovers! Wilderness Wildlife Week presents a variety of programs, hikes, classes, and seminars designed to engage those of all ages. This spring celebration of the great outdoors is free and open to the public

Gatlinburg Improv Fest

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre 461 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

With improv comedy, you never know what will happen next. For quick, off-the-handle comedy and never-ending laughs, attend the Gatlinburg Improv Fest. Hosted by the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, improv groups from all over the country come to perform, as well as offer workshop classes.

Winter Carnival of Magic

Country Tonite Theatre 129 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN

Hosted each spring at the Country Tonite Theatre, this three-day festival features everything magic-related, from seminars to shows. And, if you'd like to test out your magic talents, participate in the Winter Carnival of Magic stage competition.

Improv Comedy Fest

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre 461 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Fans of off-the-cusp comedy love attending the Gatlinburg Improv Fest. The festival is held annually at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre near Traffic Light #3 in Gatlinburg. But be prepared! You'll laugh so hard it hurts.

Festival of Nations at Dollywood

Dollywood 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN

Celebrate entertainment and traditions from around the world at the Smoky Mountain’s premier theme park: Dollywood. The theme park produces high-energy cultural shows, authentic demonstrations from multiple different countries, and mouth-watering food from around the world during the spring festival.

Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Pigeon Forge, TN

This 2-day fishing tournament is an all-ages event featuring more than 10,000 trout waiting to be caught. All fishing fanatics flock to the Smoky Mountains for this competition. Also, there are cash prizes to win!

Easter Craft Show

Gatlinburg Convention Center 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN

Each year the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community hosts a free Easter Craft Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center located downtown. Browse the wide selection of handmade crafts and art from this renowned arts community in the Smoky Mountains. Moreover, people come from all around the country to display and demonstrate their work as well.

Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg 1001 Parkway Suite 2, Gatlinburg, TN

Every Easter, Ober Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association offer a special Easter service overlooking the mountains. This epic sunrise service includes free Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway rides to and from the mountain. An Easter Breakfast Buffet (for a charge) follows the sunrise service.

Spring Rod Run

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge 2986 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN

Calling all classic car fans: The Spring Rod Run is one of the top Pigeon Forge festivals held each year. Classic, historic, and new cars can be viewed during this one-of-a-kind car event. If you plan to attend this spring festival, be aware that Pigeon Forge traffic can be extremely congested due to the influx of visitors. This event is […]

Hands-On Gatlinburg

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community 668 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN

Have you always thought of yourself as an artist? If so, put those talents to work at the Hands-on Gatlinburg festival hosted by the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. With 40+ classes and expert artists onsite, visitors can learn how to make everything from knitted goods to pottery. Try your hands at woodworking, watercolor painting, jewelry making, and more.

Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown 315 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN

Do you like wine? Of course, you do. Wine enthusiasts should visit Gatlinburg in the spring when the Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend takes place. Consisting of two events, the Gatlinburg Wine Tour and the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, guests can sample wine and small plates from Tennessee wineries and restaurants. Naturally, all festival guests must be 21 years of […]

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