If you will be in Gatlinburg around Easter, don’t despair about missing your hometown Easter events! We have some of our own Easter events, and it won’t bother us a bit for you to jump right in! With at least 4 different Easter Egg hunts, multiple Easter services, and various other events, you can take your pick or get in on pretty much every event for an action packed vacation!
Hometown Easter Cantata
Sunday, April 17, 2011 :: 8:15 am & 10:45 am
If you love those Easter Programs presented by a church choir, you can find that here in the Smokies! My personal favorite is the one presented by First Baptist Sevierville. They will be presenting this year’s Cantata on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011 in both morning services, at 8:15 am and 10:45 am. For more information, contact the church office at 865-453-9001.
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
April 20 – 23
“Stop by the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Easter Weekend and see our annual Easter Craft Show featuring local artists and craftsmen all at one time, all under one roof. Members of the Arts and Crafts Community sell their art and craft items in a relaxing and convenient setting in the downtown area. You’ll enjoy visiting with the artists and craftsmen, watch as they produce unique one-of-a-kind works of art. Unlike many other craft shows, this one features the local artists and craftsmen from Gatlinburg and it [is] absolutely free. Come by the Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg and enjoy! After your experience, you’ll want to see more and you can when you visit the 8 mile loop trail located just 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg out Highway 321N or East Parkway. Here you can see over 100 artists and craftsmen throughout the historic area.”
Belz Outlets Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 22, 2011 :: 9:00 am
An Easter Egg Hunt, free to children ages 2 – 10, will be held in the parking lot of the Belz Outlet Mall. For more information call 865-453-7316.
E-i-E-i-Overcoming Hunger Egg Hunt!
Friday, April 22, 2011 :: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Worried because your kids will miss an Easter Egg Hunt while you’re out of town? Worry no more! And support a great charity while you’re at it! Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf will be holding an Egg Hunt to support the Sevier County Food Ministries. “Donate canned food item to participate. Enjoy fun, prizes, and mini-golf! Get your picture taken with Sharky.” (The Ripley’s Aquarium Mascot)
While you’re over at the Egg Hunt, do some shopping as well! Many of the stores in the Tanger Outlets are having Spring Sales that will still be going on at that time. For more information on all these sales, visit the coupons & sales page for Tanger Outlets Sevierville.
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast With the Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 23, 2011 :: Breakfast at 8:00 am :: Egg Hunt at 10:00 am
Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself! Afterward enjoy a fabulous egg hunt. This event will be held at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. For more information call 865-429-7373.
1st “Annual Inn at Christmas Place Easter Egg Hunt”
Saturday, April 23, 2011 :: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
The 1st Annual Inn at Christmas Place Easter Egg Hunt kicks off at 4pm with a musical performance by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts, a wonderful local artist specializing in Appalachian music. There will be a separate egg hunt for each of the following age groups: 0-3yrs, 4-7yrs, & 8-12yrs. There will be one Grand Prize Egg, as well as separate Great Prize Eggs for each age group! And don’t miss the 5ft balloon Easter Bunny!
Easter Morning Sunrise Service and Breakfast at Ober Gatlinburg
Sunday, April 24, 2011 :: 6:00 am
What could be more perfect than celebrating the Risen Lord at sunrise, overlooking the gorgeous Smoky Mountains from the top of Ski Mountain?! Join us at 6:00 am on Easter Sunday, April 24 in the Ober Gatlinburg Parking Lot atop Ski Mountain for an inspirational sunrise service. The Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway will be operating free of charge for all those attending the service, and will pick up passengers downtown at 5:15 am, 5:30 am, and 5:45 am. After the service, Ober Gatlinburg will be serving a beautiful breakfast buffet that includes an omlet station, French toast, breakfast potatoes, sausage gravy, pancakes, bacon, biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, mini muffins, and cinnamon rolls, as well as orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea to drink. The price for adults is $9.95 + tax, and children (10 & under) can enjoy for $5.95 + tax.
Beautiful Easter Church Service
Sunday, April 24, 2011 :: 8:15 am and 10:45 am
Whether you just love Easter services, and could enjoy hitting a second one after the Sunrise Service, or you can’t get yourself to get up that early, but you’d still like to attend an Easter Service, here’s another option for you! I’m sure every church in the area will be holding an Easter Service. Many of them at their normal service times, allowing you to sleep in a bit. Find one that’s right for you. If you don’t know where to start, I would recommend First Baptist Sevierville again! They have a talented church choir and orchestra to lead the music, as well as a dynamic, extremely smart, and captivating preacher. You won’t want to miss it! Call the church office for more information : 865-453-9001.
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show Opening
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 :: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
This doesn’t really have anything to do with Easter, but it is a pretty cool event happening around that time! While you’re in town for Easter, stay a couple days and enjoy the opening night of the brand new Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show. “Pigeon Forge’s newest and most fun show, The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show promises to be the best part of your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains. Your family will be plum tickled with the action, excitement and comedy of our little shindig – not to mention the dinner served with each show.”
“Our Full Southern Homestyle Feast Includes:
- Feudin’ Fried Chick’n
- Open Pit Pulled -to-Pieces Pork Barbeque
- Southern Style Creamy Soup
- Smashed Mashed Taters
- Bust Y’ur Jeans Pinto Beans
- Keep It Comin’ Cornbread
- No Tellin’ What’s In It Coleslaw
- Granny’s Famous Specialty Dessert”
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