When the weather warms up, the mountains turn green and the wildflowers bloom, Gatlinburg celebrates spring in grand style. Whether it's a street festival with live entertainment, arts and crafts workshops or adventures in the great outdoors, you are sure to catch spring fever during Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring.    

1. Get Hands On!  

April 8-10
“Hands on Gatlinburg”
Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

Create your own piece of artwork at one of the top-rated arts and crafts events in Gatlinburg this spring. Best of all, no experience necessary. Arts and crafts lovers have the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands. Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different workshops, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves.

April 14-17
"Arrowmont Spring Art Experience" 
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Hands on craft experience enriched with history and heritage during the three-day art experience at the historic Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts that showcases history, heritage and success of the Pi Beta Phi and Arrowmont partnership.

2. Get Your Wine On!

April 8-9 
"Gatlinburg Wine Tour and Smoky Mountain Wine Fest"

Sanctioned by the Tennessee Wineries Association, the weekend includes a private tour of three Gatlinburg wineries on Friday night and Smoky Mountain Wine Fest on Saturday. 16 wineries from across Tennessee will provide samples of their labels along with small dish fair from the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.  Wine talks and food pairing demonstrations will be presented. 

3. Get Outside! 

April 2-3
"Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament"

Time to tie a fly on a line and get in the river during the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. Open to adults and children, everyone is sure to get lucky with more than 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to the two-day event. 

April 19-23
"66th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage"

Experience the splendor of spring in the Smokies during the five-day event offering 110 different professionally guided programs exploring the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture and natural history through walks, motorcades, art classes, photographic tours and indoor seminars. 

4. Get Green!   

April 18-22
"Earth Week Celebration"

When the mountains “go green” so does Gatlinburg - in a big way! A week dedicated to caring for the earth with events designed to share easy green practices and opportunities to make a difference. Get involved with the community challenge Spur Clean Up, learn about everything green during the family friendly Earth Day Celebration or get moving during the Earth Day 5K Road Race and Walk night race in downtown Gatlinburg.

5. Get Your Foodie On!

May 12
"Gatlinburg Beans ‘n Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company"

Celebrate Appalachian food and culture at the Gatlinburg Beans ‘n Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company. The cookoff would not be complete without foot stompin’ mountain music, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for tasting! Visitors can sample all the different recipes while supplies are available.  

For a daily dose of Smoky Mountain Spring Fever, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Visit Gatlinburg.  For more information about events during Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring, visit www.gatlinburg.com or call (800) 588-1817.