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Top 4 Gatlinburg Events Happening this Spring You Need to Visit

Spring time is the start of the new season in Gatlinburg. Beautiful trees and flowers start to bloom with bright, fresh colors. Attractions like Dollywood and the Country Tonite Theater start to welcome back guests. And of course you’re making plans to visit the big attractions in town, but have you heard about the big Gatlinburg events that are happening? Keeping reading to learn more about some of the most beloved and popular events will occur this spring.

1. Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Love to fish in the Smokies? Here’s a perfect excuse to do it this spring, the Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! You can be any age, and a visitor to the area or a local, everyone has the same fair chance to win this tournament. It is a 2-day event, and 20 miles of river in the Smokies will be stocked with trout. There are several categories challengers can attempt to win; some prizes are even cash! But the real thing you win here is the amazing memories. This is one of the coolest Gatlinburg events happening this spring!

Learn more about the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament here!

2. Easter Sunrise at OberMountainsunrise in the smokies

Easter Sunday can be a busy day for many of us. If you are on vacation in the Smokies, and want a way to feel connected to this holiday the Easter Sunrise celebration at Ober Mountain is a great option. It’s also a great place to be if you just really want to see a fantastic sunrise view in the Smoky Mountains. There will be a short worship service, and a breakfast buffet available to guests as well.

3. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show

The Arts and Crafts Easter Show is one of the times throughout the year that local artisans come out to put their skills on display! The Gatlinburg craft area is full of gifted painters, potters, woodworkers, jewelers, and many more artists. During the show you’ll be able to watch the artists work on their craft, and buy one of a kind pieces. This show gives you the best opportunity to find that truly one-of-a-kind, handmade gift or souvenir from the Smokies!

Learn more about the Arts and Crafts Easter Show here!

4. Blooms and Tunes at Anakeesta

Every year during the spring season, Anakeesta puts on the Blooms and Tunes event. The flowers are blooming in the Vista Gardens, the sun is shining down as kids run through obstacle courses and playgrounds, while adults grab a drink at Cliff Top or The Watering Can. As you walk through the adventure park, you’ll see life-size art installations that are themed around spring. When you enjoy a meal or snack, you can indulge in the seasonal menu, and there’s no better way to relax than to sit back and listen to the live music of the day!

You won’t have to miss all of the fun at these Gatlinburg events happening this spring if you start planning your next trip today! Check out our Gatlinburg hotel rooms or call us at 800-933-0777 to save on your next visit with us!