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Top 5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in April

Are you planning on being in the Smoky Mountains this spring? You’ll find all kinds of fun activities and events you won’t want to miss! From a crafts show to a car show, there are so many great things to do in the Smoky Mountains. Check out these top # things to do in the Smoky Mountains in April:

1. Flower and Food Festival at Dollywood

dollywood signDollywood always puts on amazing festivals throughout the year, and the one that starts off their season is the Flower and Food Festival. This festival usually starts in April and ends in early summer. You will be able to enjoy all kinds of amazing sights and activities. Walk under an umbrella sky or watch an artist create chalk art. There are several sculptures around the theme park you can look at, and they are made of thousands of plants. Dollywood also takes care of the flowerbeds and other areas with beautiful spring flowers. Plus, you will be able to taste amazing entrees, snacks, and drinks.

2. Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show

Every year near Easter, you can enjoy the Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show. People from all over come to see artists and craftsmen show off their talents. This event takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and there are hundreds of booths set up where people can sell their handmade items. You’ll find jewelry, clothing, household items, and so much more. Don’t miss out on the demonstrations that also happen at this thing to do in the Smoky Mountains!

3. Blooms and Tunes at Anakeesta

anakeesta gardensAnakeesta has started a spring tradition you won’t want to miss called Blooms and Tunes. Just purchase a regular admission ticket to Anakeesta, then ride to the top of the mountain. All throughout Firefly Village, you will find incredible art installations, including a 20-foot daisy. The gardens will be decked out in colorful flowers. There are specialty dishes and drinks at the restaurants you won’t want to miss. Then, on Thursday through Sunday throughout the event, you can listen to live music performances.

4. Pigeon Forge Rod Run

One of the most popular things to do in the Smoky Mountains is the Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge. This always takes place on a weekend in April, but the dates change every year. Usually, the event is set up at The LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Guests will get to walk around and enjoy looking at classic cars and speak to other car enthusiasts. There are also awards given out to different car owners.

5. Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

dutchman breechesAnother popular thing to do in the Smoky Mountains in April is the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Experts take guests on guided hikes to show wildflowers along the many hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’ll learn about all the different kinds of flowers, as well as wildlife and history of the area.

You won’t want to miss out on any of these fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in April. Want to know what else you can do when you’re in town? Look through our Adventure Power Pass to see what kinds of discounts you’ll get on attractions when you stay with us!