Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring, Events Created for Young and Old Alike

winefestGatlinburg rolls out the welcome mat for spring with events dedicated to the art of enjoying the finer things in life and celebrating its Appalachian culinary history. Whether you’re looking for street festivals and live entertainment or adventures in the great outdoors – we’ve got it all covered during Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring.

Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Wine Fest Weekend is the perfect event for any couple looking for a weekend unwind, or even a girlfriend getaway for the busy mom. Take in a broad sampling of Tennessee wine at Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Wine Fest on Saturday, April 8 from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Sanctioned by the Tennessee Wineries Association, the event features 17 wineries from across the State of Tennessee and 8 different food vendors offering pairing opportunities. Workshops will also be offered. Winefest Weekend begins on Friday evening, April 7 with The Gatlinburg Wine Tour, which is sold out!

The 2017 “Hands On Gatlinburg” Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands. More than 15 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. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more.

spur cleanGatlinburg celebrates Earth Week from April 17 to April 21 with an opportunity to get outdoors for a week of fun, educational events designed to raise awareness of easy-to-adopt green practices. Spur Clean-Up on Tuesday, April 18 is a great way for adults and children to see firsthand the benefits of keeping litter out of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Earth Day 5K Run/Walk on Friday, April 21 gives runners a chance to trek through downtown Gatlinburg at night! The pinnacle of the week is Earth Day Festival on Thursday, April 20 located right on the Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg. Everyone is invited for free and fun educational activities, food, games and entertainment.

Calling all trout fishermen for the 18th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore what lies on the banks of the trout-filled streams at the 67th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage April 11 – 16, with more than 150 different programs to explore the flowers, plants and wildlife of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Gatlinburg celebrates its Appalachian culinary history on Thursday, May 11 with the festive, fun-filled Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company. The cook off 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. The street festival takes place in downtown Gatlinburg near Traffic Light #3.

Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Spring brings out the best of things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. For a complete list of spring events and to purchase event tickets, visit www.gatlinburg.com/events or call (800) 588-1817.