5 Events You Can’t Miss In The Smokies This Spring

With all the activities, scenery, and events going on, there is always something new to try in the Smoky Mountains. Even if you feel like you’ve seen it all in the Gatlinburg area, there are countless activities taking place all around. There is sure to be a little something for everybody. Here are some of the events not to miss this spring in the Smokies:

1. Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend










Presented by the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Gatlinburg, sample wines from various local Tennessee wineries accompanied by small dishes from Smoky Mountain area restaurants.

When: April 12-13, 2019

Where: 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

2. Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend










The 2019 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend is the perfect opportunity for art lovers to create and take home a beautifully crafted piece of art. Best part – these pieces are made with your own hands, assisted by the best artists in East Tennessee. Open to all ages and no art experience necessary!

When: April 12-14, 2019

Where: Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

3. Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg










Ober Gatlinburg’s annual Easter Sunrise Service will be an experience to remember forever. Take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains while enjoying a memorable worship experience at Ober. This service is free and open to everyone.

When: April 21, 2019

Where: 1339 Ski Mtn Rd (Tramway at 1001 Parkway), Gatlinburg, TN 37738

4. Earth Day 5K










Presented by Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg, runners and walkers are invited to celebrate Earth Day by participating in this night race through beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. All ages are welcome.

When: April 26, 2019 at 10:00 p.m.

Where: Begins and Ends at NOC Gatlinburg, 1138 Parkway

5. Music In The Mountains Spring Parade









The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade, also known as Dolly Parton’s Homecoming Parade, is a celebration of the rich musical heritage of the Smoky Mountains. The parade highlights incredible singers, dancers, and performers who all call East Tennessee home. This is the perfect event for the whole family!

When: May 3-5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Pigeon Forge Parkway

Springtime in the Smokies

The list of things to do in the Smoky Mountains during the spring could go on and on, we wanted to highlight a few options. At River Rat, we are thrilled because spring means the start of rafting season! Be sure to add white water rafting to the top of your list of outdoor activities this spring.

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