Average Temp - 61 Degrees
March in Gatlinburg is when winter is slowly beginning to melt away and spring is starting to show its green leaves. The ice and snow is disappearing and the trees are coming back to life. It's a beautiful time when the wildflowers are blooming and spring is in the air. The weather is nice for hiking, biking and sightseeing. There are also some great events going on in March and some fun family activities. Here's what's happening in Gatlinburg in March.
Things to Do Outside
Smoky Mountain Springfest
March 12th – June 2nd
March brings the flair of the mountains to Gatlinburg with the Smoky Mountain Springfest. Bluegrass bands play Appalachian music along the streets and at local venues, and restaurants feature the best food of the South. Leading horticulturists and landscape professionals will be on hand to guide hikes and educate people about how to tend to their own plants. Baskets of flowers will line the streets and grace store fronts, making Gatlinburg burst with color and life.
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, Easter Craft Show
The Gatlinburg Convention Center will host the Easter Arts and Crafts Show on Easter weekend. Local artists and craftsmen will showcase their work by giving demonstrations. Leather, wood working, jewelry, quilting and painting are just a few of the things displayed at the Easter Craft Show. Artists will also be selling their unique, handmade work, so it's a great time to pick up something for the house or as a gift! (gatlinburgcrafts.com)
Easter Sunrise at Ober
For a truly memorable Easter experience, join Ober Gatlinburg on Easter Sunday for their sunrise worship service. Pastors from the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association will lead the 30 to 40 minute service. Ober Gatlinburg will provide free tram rides to the mountain top beginning at 5:45 am and continuing every 15 minutes until the service begins at 6:30 am. A breakfast buffet will be available at the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant from 7:15 to 10:30 am, and free parking is available for those who wish to drive. (obergatlinburg.com)
Once it starts warming up, the outdoor activities in Gatlinburg start up again. There are plenty of stables to try horseback riding, Tuckaleechee Caverns is giving guided tours, and if it's warm enough, there is kayaking, rafting, and ATV tours.