Don’t miss the chance to watch the Smokies bloom into Spring brilliance while enjoying all the colors, crafts, food, history, and fun of the Smoky Mountain Springfest! Springfest includes a wide array of activities and events to delight and satisfy your springtime cravings!
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
Bring back the perfect Smoky Mtn souveneirs from the Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show. Nothing says “Smoky Mountains” like handcrafted items from our very own Smoky Mtn artists. Don’t just get a mug that says “Gatlinburg,” get some hand-crafted pottery! Don’t get a postcard, get a painting. Don’t get a plastic bear figurine, get a bear that’s been hand-carved out of a log! If you’re honest with yourself, those cheap souvenirs will be in the trash in a year or two, but hand-crafted items from local artisans will be centerpieces in your home for years to come! This year’s Easter Arts & Crafts Show will take place March 28 – 30, 2013 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit the Arts & Crafts Community website for more information.
Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg
Wake up dark and early on Easter morning, and join the line of people waiting to board the Ober Gatlinburg tram, free this one morning. Enjoy the cool, serene ride up into the mountains, viewing the peaks and valleys all around. When you reach the top, join the throng of worshippers in the age-old celebration of the resurrection of Christ. What better way to stay connected to the faith of these hills? The rising sun adds a riot of glorious color and light to the scene as it ascends the sky over the course of the service. At the conclusion, you will find a sumptuous breakfast feast laid out for your enjoyment! The tram-ride and worship service are free. The breakfast buffet is available for an affordable price. This year, Easter is March 31,2013. Visit the Ober Gatlinburg website for current information.
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
“Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the 14th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! Fun for all – adults, children, tourists and locals. Over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event! Over $10,000 in cash & prizes! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest trout tournament in the Smokies!” Fishermen from all over the country, don’t miss this chance to plan a vacation your whole family can enjoy! While you are fishing, the rest of your family can find plenty of other entertainment to suit their varied interests.
Gatlinburg Gateway Triathalon
Get your blood pumping this Spring, on April 13! “The fifth annual triathlon at the Community Center starts at 8:15 a.m. and is open to anyone 15 years and older capable of swimming one-half mile, biking twenty kilometers, and running five kilometers consecutively. Awards will be given in multiple age categories (men’s and women’s division), plus a mixed team relay event, plus a mixed team relay event. Pre-register is required.”
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
“It is a rare opportunity for those with a personal love of flowers to have the same access to leaders in the field as researchers,” said Ken McFarland, a botanist and professor at the University of Tennessee. “Through seminars and intimate guided tours, each participant will expand his or her skills and knowledge of the unmatched flora and fauna of the Smokies.”
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