Planning on being in the Smoky Mountains in the spring? There are so many fun events happening during this time of year! From festivals to car shows, there is something for everyone! Check out these 5 spring events to watch out for in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival
Dollywood has a fun spring event called the Flower and Food Festival. You’ll be able to enjoy incredible works of art made from plants. There are butterflies, black bears, and a huge sculpture of Dolly’s mother making the coat of many colors. Walk under an umbrella sky on Showstreet, and check out the chalk artist and let your kids make their own chalk art. If you love food, you have to try all of the amazing food the Dollywood chefs put on the menu. You’ll find blueberry lemon waffles, lobster roll, and fruity drinks. People of all ages will enjoy this event!
2. Mountain Quiltfest
The Mountain Quiltfest celebrates the art and heritage of quilting in the Smoky Mountains. The city of Pigeon Forge hosts this popular festival in which over 20,000 visitors participate in many classes and seminars, and view some of the most gorgeous quilts in the country. More than 60 classes and seminars will be featured and a vendor mall will be onsite for enthusiasts to purchase supplies. If you love crafts or want to start a new hobby, you don’t want to miss this event!
3. Spring Rod Run
The Spring Rod Run is one of the biggest spring events you will find in the area. People drive from all over the country to set up along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and enjoy looking at classic cars. The first Rod Run of the year means the whole Pigeon Forge Parkway turns into an automotive festival for car aficionados and professionals alike. Some of the coolest cars you will ever see gather in the city, and it’s the closest thing to a city-wide party Pigeon Forge has throughout the year.
4. Blooms and Tunes at Anakeesta
Blooms and Tunes is a new annual festival at Anakeesta that features art installations, live music, and delicious food. You’ll want to take pictures with the 20-foot-long daisy, and taste all kinds of amazing food at the restaurants. Live music happens Thursdays through Sundays during the events. Plus, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the other fun things to do at Anakeesta.
5. Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend
Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend takes place in downtown Gatlinburg along the Gatlinburg Wine Trail and then Arrowmont in downtown Gatlinburg. You get to sample local wine flavors, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and then get to see the best in Gatlinburg art by Gatlinburg artists! You’ll get to meet the artists themselves for a more engaging experience in the cultural side of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
These spring events in the Smoky Mountains are just some of the fun activities you can enjoy. Look through our Adventure Power Pass to find all kinds of coupons and discounts on area attractions. You’ll receive these discounts when you book one of our cabins for your next trip!