Spring is an exciting time in the Smoky Mountains. The region is finally warming up and blooming for the new season, and spring events are planned all season in celebration. Now that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is blooming into a kaleidoscope of colors, there’s no better time to take a walk on the wild side and see nature at its most beautiful. To educate and entertain National Park visitors, botanical experts will be leading a Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage event in Gatlinburg.
With the weather slowly starting to warm up, it’s time to put a little spring in your vacation planning by adding one of these fun-filled Smoky Mountains events described below to your family's itinerary.
There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather than by going to Gatlinburg’s Springfest. Starting in early March, locals and visitors alike can enjoy three months off food, fun, and entertainment. The highlight of this event is the burst of color blooming throughout the Smoky Mountain area, and with so much going on it is easy to see why Springfest In Gatlinburg is the perfect way to celebrate winter’s end.
Tourists thinking about visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee will appreciate the numerous activities from which they can choose throughout the year. Hiking, skiing and shopping are just some of the interesting and enjoyable things to do in Gatlinburg. However special Gatlinburg events are also a part of the Smoky Mountain area traditions during every season of the year that make visiting the town an even more inviting destination.
Winterfest in Gatlinburg, Tennessee begins November 5 and runs through February 17, 2013. That gives visitors time to choose days before Christmas or after to enjoy a get-away. Gatlinburg is a favorite tourist spot all year around but when the lights are turned on for Winterfest, it turns into a magical wonderland.
Sure, eating burgers and hotdogs while relaxing in the backyard or at a Gatlinburg cabin rental with your family and friends is a traditional way to spend the Fourth of July. However, why not page homage and respect to the true meaning of the holiday at the Pigeon Forge event known as the Patriot Festival?
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is a jewel within a gem that is Gatlinburg TN. It sits in the famed tourist destination hotspot that is nestled between Knoxville and Asheville. The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open for the summer season and can be visited for 3 hours every Saturday morning (8:30 - 11:30). Fresh vegetables and handmade crafts can all be found on location.
This May, from the 25th to the 28th, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is hosting a sidewalk sale at Pigeon River Crossings. This is one of the best Pigeon Forge events for Memorial Day 2012. Shoppers can find great deals on everything from clothing to house wares. Shop this Memorial Day in a friendly atmosphere while also paying respect to this national holiday in Pigeon Forge. For more information on the event, call 1-865-453-7316.
For 14 music-filled days, the Smoky Mountains come alive with Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass Performances. Located in Pigeon Forge, TN, Dollywood Amusement Park will feature over 300 musical performances from bluegrass artists from across the country. From May 26 thru June 10, 2012, the park's admission provides access to this amazing musical event, delicious East Tennessee barbeque, and all the shows, games, and rides Dollywood features.