Just in time for the season, Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show arrives to put a spring in shoppers' steps with its annual celebration of craft. With paintings to leatherwork and everything in-between, those looking for unique items will find a myriad of well-made products and seasonal gifts created by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at this free-to-attend craft event. Located in the Gatlinburg Convention Center, artisans and craftsmen will be on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their one-of-a-kind pieces for sale from Wednesday through Saturday, April 1 - 3.
 
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is celebrating spring with a new event: “Spring into Color: See Our Egg-citing Views.” Visitors will be treated to Easter-themed holiday displays including vibrant egg decorations, egg-shaped light displays from the bridge, and inflatables for photo-ops. The main attraction of the event are the artists on-site, who will be hand painting larger-than-life Easter eggs! Professional artists from Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and students from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School will be painting eggs on April 2 from 1 - 7 p.m. and April 3 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The event runs through the month of April.
 
Anakeesta is in full bloom during “Blooms and Tunes” spring event. Beginning April 2, Anakeesta will feature grand and colorful nature-themed art installations throughout the park including a 20’ long-blooming daisy, live music Thursday through Sunday and a spring-themed food and beverage menu at their four dining venues. Twinkling light displays and firepits warm up the cool spring nights. The event runs through May 23.
 
When the sun rises on Easter morning, Ober Gatlinburg continues the tradition of hosting a powerful Easter Sunrise Service from the dramatic backdrop of the mountaintop resort. Led by Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries, the service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and be broadcast virtually on Ober Gatlinburg’s Facebook page. Everyone is invited to tune-in.