Gatlinburg Springfest is right around the corner. It will start on March 11 and end on June 7. If you’ll be visiting Gatlinburg during that time you’re in for a treat. The trees will start waking up from their winter naps, colorful flowers will line the streets of Gatlinburg and add color to the mountains, and warm weather will greet you. The Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg
will be brightened by sunflowers, lilies, petunias and many other Spring time flowers all down the main streets. Spring time is the best time to visit Gatlinburg and also to enjoy Springfest.
Gatlinburg makes sure you have plenty of events to enjoy while visiting the town. The Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community will hold their annual Easter Arts and Crafts show from March 31 until April 3 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. These artisans have plenty of homemade goods for you to look through, buy and take home as souvenirs. They have unique potteries, paintings, jewelry, handbags, clothing, and other home goods that you’ll enjoy. Their merchandise are good to take home to remember your trip to Gatlinburg, TN by.
Easter Sunrise Service will be on April 4 this year at Ober Gatlinburg. This service has been a tradition for the past 12 years. Enjoy an Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg in the middle of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Free trams rides will start at 6am and take you to the top of the mountain for the service beginning at 6:30am. After the service head over to Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant for a breakfast buffet that will be waiting for you starting at 7am and ending at 10:30am.
If you haven’t experienced Gatlinburg’s Ribfest and Wing event then this is the year to come. Be sure to be in Gatlinburg on April 22 to enjoy many different barbeque vendors’ different ribs and wings. Be sure to bring your appetite because you get to sample the many different kinds of ribs and wings that will be offered. Take advantage of Ribfest this year. There will be live entertainment to liven the mood as you walk from stand to stand enjoying the barbeque.
Enjoy the 60th Annual Spring Wildflower from April 21-25. If you enjoy nature and hiking this is a great time for you to visit. You can sign up for classes to hike through trails in the Smoky Mountains to see the different flowers in bloom. There will be demonstrations, classes, hikes, lectures and many other exhibitions you’ll enjoy during these 5 days. Get some fresh mountain air, grab your hiking boots and set out to see Mother Nature at her best.
On May 14 the Scottish Festival and Game. Their annual parade will be taking place at 6pm the evening of May 14. Bring your Celtic pride to Gatlinburg, TN and congregate with other clans and march through the streets of Gatlinburg. May 15 and 16 at Mills Park you’re invited to participate in the Scottish Festival and Games to compete in the bagpipe competition, highland dancing, border collie demonstration and many other competitions that are true to Scottish roots.
The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival will take place on May 15 and 16. Artists from all around will be displaying their art for all to enjoy. While you’re browsing through be sure to enjoy the food supplied by vendors and listen to the music from the live band that will be playing.
Not only can you enjoy the many events that will be taking place during Springfest but you can take part in hiking, kayaking, bicycling, sight see, outdoor race tracks and mini golf courses, etc. They are all great ways to experience the Smoky Mountains and spend quality time making memories with your loved ones. Take a drive through the Park if you have time to see the wildlife and beautiful colors of Spring in the mountains. Spring time is the perfect time to visit Gatlinburg, TN. The warm weather, great events and fun activities are waiting for your arrival!