Planning a trip to the Smokies and need some quality time with the kids? Below is a list of upcoming Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg events that the whole family will enjoy! Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather in the mountains with these family-friendly outings on your next Smoky Mountain getaway!
Junior Ranger Day
Join many others in the Smoky Mountains on April 26th for National Junior Ranger Day! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate with free hands-on activities, including guided walks, tables where kids can touch animal skins and bones, historic toy making, and more! The events will take place at all three of the park’s visitor centers from 10 am until 2 pm.
Easter Egg Hunt
Still want to have your annual Easter egg hunt even though you will be in the Smokies for the holiday? Why not let the kids hunt with the Easter Bunny himself? Stop by Bruce Street in Sevierville on April 12th, where you and your family can join in on the fun! You may even want to make Easter in the Smokies a spring tradition! Can you imagine a better start to spring? Enjoy hunting for eggs and taking photos with the Easter Bunny while soaking up the warm Smoky Mountain sun!
Brunch with the Easter Bunny
On April 19th, sit down for a delicious brunch as your kids enjoy chatting with the Easter Bunny! You’ll like this unique opportunity and the low key atmosphere of the Old Mill Square, a location that is particularly lovely in springtime. Create lasting memories with friends and family with this fun Easter experience!
The Wildflower Pilgrimage
The 64th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage is coming to Pigeon Forge next month! From April 15th -19th, the Smoky Mountains will play host to yet another year of showcasing the natural beauty of the national forest. The Wildflower Pilgrimage focuses on the flourishing blooms that are in abundance in Tennessee – just one of the many things that make the Smoky Mountains so beautiful! The mountains are especially lovely in springtime, so guests are in for a treat! The Pilgrimage event will last over the course of four days, with more than 150 programs such as indoor seminars, lectures, natural history walks, and hikes. The assortment of wildflowers, ferns, mosses, trees and shrubbery that grow wild in the Smokies make this event appealing to the eyes and the mind. This popular annual event is sponsored by the Great Smoky Mountain Association.
Easter Sunrise Service
Need plans for this Easter Sunday? Spend the early hours of April 20th gazing at the gorgeous view from the top of Mt. Harrison! Sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association, the special 30 to 40-minute Easter sunrise service is a unique and unforgettable experience. Ober Gatlinburg will offer free tram rides for worshipers to the top of the mountain every 15 minutes from 5:45 – 6:30 am. After the service, stop by the breakfast buffet available at the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant from 7:15 – 10:30 am.
Earth Week Spur Clean-up
Don’t miss this great opportunity to lend a helping hand! The Spur Clean-up will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd from 9 am to 12 pm. This year’s Earth Week is partnering with Keep Sevier Beautiful and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This partnership will help to pick up trash along a stretch of National Park that runs between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, an area of highway referred to as The Spur. For those that help with the clean-up, Ben and Jerry’s will be on location to give out free ice cream!