Always making your way to the beach once the weather turns warm? Mix it up in 2020 with a trip to the mountains instead! Skip the sunburns, crowded beaches, sandy bags, and cramped, impersonal hotel rooms. Instead, take it to the Smokies for moonshine, mountain breezes, stellar views, live bluegrass, arts and crafts, comfort foods, car shows, local wine, fun festivals, and tons of great things for couples, families, friends, and groups! Read on to see what’s happening this spring in Pigeon Forge – and start planning your getaway. There’s so much to do…what are you waiting for?!
26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest | March 4 – 7
Festival of quilts bringing crafters from across the country together, with showcases and classes
Smoky Mountain Encore | March 12 – 14
Workshops, seminars, and competitions focused on clogging
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations | March 14 – April 20
A virtual trip around the world, featuring food, music, dancing, and more representing many cultures around the world
22nd Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament | Early April
Fishing competition boasting thousands of rainbow trout and a large cash prize – for all ages!
Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition | April 4 – 5
Old-fashioned chuckwagon cookoff with hearty food and plenty of cowboys
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show | April 8 – 11
Local arts and crafts show showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople – and plenty of awesome handmade pieces
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch with the Easter Bunny | April 11
Easter egg hunt at Patriot Park & brunch with the star of the show at The Old Mill Restaurant
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run | April 16 – 18
Hot rods and classic cars roll in for this annual car show featuring prizes, competitions, and more
Wildflower Pilgrimage | April 21 – 25
A week dedicated to the flora and fauna of the Smoky Mountains – with classes, workshops, guided hikes, and more
13th Annual Mountain Man Memorial March | April 24 – 25
Race and walk honoring fallen armed forces members – bringing military and civilians together
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade | May 1
A Pigeon Forge parade showcasing the music of the mountains!
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend | May 1 – 2
A weekend of local wine from 18+ Tennessee wineries paired with dishes from area restaurants in Gatlinburg
Dollywood Flower & Food Festival | May 8 – June 14
A brand-new event at Dollywood filled with beautiful flowers, delicious food, and plenty of family fun
Sweets & Beats at The Island | May 9
A brand-new event at The Island with lots of sweet treats and live music!