Gatlinburg in the spring is absolutely beautiful! As we come out of the winter season, the grass starts getting greener and the flowers start to bloom throughout the area. Springtime is the perfect season to get outside and enjoy the mountains, too! Here’s a few of the most popular events and things to do in Gatlinburg in the spring this year:
1. Smoky Mountain Easter Arts and Crafts Show
Dates: March 24-26, 2016
Location: The Great Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg Convention Center
Each year, at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, artists from the Great Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community get together to display their springtime artwork. This is their annual Easter show where you can browse the art and purchase pieces as a souvenir.
2. Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
Dates: April 2-3, 2016
Rocky Top Outfitters hosts the largest trout tournament in the Smokies, and it’s open to visitors and locals! For more information, and to register for the tournament, click here.
3. Earth Week
Dates: April 17-24, 2016
The Hilton Garden Inn in Gatlinburg hosts Gatlinburg’s Earth Week celebration. There’s plenty of family-friendly activities for people of all ages, and it’s a great way to learn about being green in Gatlinburg! Be sure to visit the Earth Day Festival held at Mynatt Park on April 21, from 3-7 p.m., too!
4. Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Dates: April 19-23, 2016
Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Various Venues
The Wildflower Pilgrimage is a great way to celebrate the spring season in the Smoky Mountains! There are various hikes, nature walks and programs available to learn about the spring season, trees and wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
5. Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
Dates: June 11-July 30, 2016
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
As springtime turns into summertime, Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales kicks off mid-June! The street-performance festival will showcase storytelling, dancing and music each evening in downtown Gatlinburg! The events take place at 6 p.m. each night, so we recommend just wandering the streets downtown around that time – you won’t miss the fun as performers make their way along the Parkway.
For more great things to do in Gatlinburg in the spring, take a look at our Gatlinburg events calendar.