Surrounded by the majesty of the mountains, beauty of springtime wildflowers, and tranquility of the Smoky Mountain forestry, let the incredible beauty of nature inspire you this Easter while celebrating in Pigeon Forge. With Easter falling later this year, April 21, 2019, it synchs up with one of the most magical seasons in the Smokies, when nature comes back to life with a wide array of blooms. Soak in the gratitude for new life in abundance while sipping warm coffee on the back deck with sweeping views of the mountains in the distance and soft breezes carrying the smell of lush forestry through the air.
Beyond the rejuvenating atmosphere of your Pigeon Forge, Tennessee cabin, however, the Smoky Mountains celebrates Easter with an art show, giant Easter egg hunt, and brunch with the Easter Bunny, all leading up to a special sunrise service on Easter Sunday. Celebrate Easter with a fun family getaway for the weekend or a quiet retreat with a loved one, or spend Easter with a few other families in a large group lodge for an extra-special holiday vacation with friends.
Easter Events in the Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
April 17, 2019 – April 20, 2019
Gatlinburg Convention Center
During special times of the year, the incredibly talented artists of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community come under one roof to showcase their talents! For no admission cost, tour the beautiful handmade goods constructed by members of the nation’s oldest and largest group of independent artisans. Souvenirs are sold by the hands that made them, making them all the more meaningful. And after watching steady hands and talking to the friendly artists about their craft, you and your little ones may feel inspired to create your own festive art after a day in the Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show.
Brunch with the Easter Bunny
April 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grill
You are invited to a hearty Southern brunch with the ever-so-loveable Easter Bunny! Bring your little ones to the Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grill located within The Old Mill District to enjoy a delicious country meal before fun activities and door prize drawings. Dress the kids in their cutest Easter outfits to take pictures with fuzzy, long-eared bunny, but be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time because this event fills up fast! Simply call (865) 428-0771 to purchase your family’s tickets.
Easter Egg Hunt in Patriot Park
April 20, 2019
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill District will be bustling with Easter enthusiasm on the Saturday during the holiday weekend! After brunch with the Easter Bunny, walk on over to the beautiful riverside lawn of Patriot Park for the giant 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This is a free event for children ages 0 to 12 years old! Patriot Park will be littered with hundreds of Easter eggs, so be sure to bring your baskets, and the hunt begins at 11 a.m. following games and activities beginning at 10:30 a.m. Easter in Patriot Park is the perfect way to spend your Easter with your little ones running around a beautiful park collecting eggs, playing games, hugging the Easter Bunny, and lovely scenery for pictures in their cutest Easter outfits.
Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg
April 21, 2019
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
You may be in the Smoky Mountains on a vacation, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on an incredible Easter Sunday service. High atop Mt. Harrison, gather with the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association and fellow believers for the Annual Easter Sunrise Service. This free event is hosted by Ober Gatlinburg as an outdoor service that will stir your soul as the views of God’s creation rest in the distance.
The 30 to 40-minute service begins at 6:30 a.m., but the complimentary Ober Aerial Tramway will begin carrying visitors from downtown Gatlinburg at 5:30 a.m. in 15-minute intervals until the service start time. Visitors are also provided free parking, as well, for those who prefer to drive their personal vehicle to Ober Gatlinburg. Following the inspiring service and breathtaking sunrise over the Smoky Mountains, a mouthwatering breakfast buffet awaits at 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant.
Experience the Greatest Story Ever Told
You can see the story Easter Sunday this year in the captivating gardens of Christ in the Smokies Museum in downtown Gatlinburg. Open at 9 a.m. daily, including Easter Sunday, the approximately 45 minute tours begin every 15 minutes, walking small groups through the life-like scenes of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
Gather with friends and family to celebrate the most important holiday in a Christian’s life in the inspiring, life-giving beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains for an Easter and quality time everyone will cherish for years to come! Start planning your Easter weekend getaway by finding the perfect Pigeon Forge cabin with breathtaking mountain views, today!