Plan For Fun: Spring Events in the Smoky Mountains

Sunset in the Smoky MountainsWith 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.

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Showcasing talents from all across the world, Dollywood’s Festival of Nations is one of the most highly anticipated spring time events in the Smoky Mountains. Signifying that a new season of the Pigeon Forge amusement park has begun, guests to Dollywood’s Festival of Nations are sure to enjoy a memorable and exciting afternoon. This year’s festival will run March 22- April 21, and admission is included with purchase of ticket to the park.

Performances at this year’s event include:

  • Traditional African music and dance

  • Authentic Colombian dancing

  • Latin American percussion

  • Russian folklore

  • Canadian song/songwriting

  • Zambian music

  • Traditional Swiss music

  • And more!

Smoky Mountain SpringFest

Running all season long, the Smoky Mountain SpringFest is a celebration of all things spring in the Smokies! The flowers are in full bloom, the trees are back to their beautiful green color, the birds are chirping, and the Smoky Mountain wildlife are back to frolicking in the forrest. Celebrating the Smoky Mountain SpringFest is free, and there are lots of smaller events and activities for families to enjoy during this season, including:

  • Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
    Centered in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales is a chance for storytellers and musicians specializing in the art of mountain music and folklore that dates back to the early 1800’s. Celebrating nine musical years, this year’s Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales begin April 5 on weekends, and expand to seven days a week on June 6 through August 9.


A Mountain Quiltfest

Quilting has been a long standing tradition in the Smoky Mountains, ever since the pioneer days. The A Mountain Quiltfest is a chance for lovers of this craft from all across the country to come together and learn from one another, as well as showcase their talent for a chance to win up to $20,000. This year’s Quiltfest will be held March 19-22 inside the brand new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

Gatlinburg Improv Fest

Need a good laugh? The Gatlinburg Improv Fest is just what you need! Showcasing humorous improv actors from all across the region, this unique Smoky Mountain event is ideal for spectators and participants a like. Admission is only $10 per person, and the shows will definitely be one to remember. Dates for the event are March 6-8 at Sweet Fanny Adams Theater.

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