Top Four Smoky Mountain Events in Spring

Vintage style photo of wildflowersSpring in the Smoky Mountains means more daylight, warmer temperatures and colorful blooms. If those aren’t enough reasons to visit the area this spring, spring events are popping up throughout the season. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy all season long, including the top four Smoky Mountain events listed below, provided by Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals.

Spring Rod Run

The Spring Grand Rod Run is one of the biggest muscle car shows in the country. Public viewing entry is only $10, with many spectators setting up in lawn chairs on the Parkway to view the parade of cars. The highest ranked car entry can even win up to $8,000 in prizes, and there will also be a new and used auto parts swap meet.

Location: LeConte Events Center in Pigeon Forge

Date: April 11-13

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

For the best sounds in the mountains, the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales line the streets of Gatlinburg to celebrate the spectacular season and the Appalachian culture. From April 5-June 6, vacationers and locals can enjoy the storytellers and musicians on weekends. From June 5 through the end of the event, the entertainers will be performing each night.

Location: Various Locations through Downtown Gatlinburg

Date: April 5-August 9

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Twice a year, the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament draws fishermen from near and far. Everyone has a great change of catching fish during the Smoky Mountain event because the city stocks over 10,000 trout over 20 miles of streams. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to twelve overall winners of four divisions.

Location: Gatlinburg

Date: April 5 Sunrise to Sunset and April 6 Sunrise – 2

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known as the “Wildflower National Park,” so there’s no way you could visit the area without enjoying the bright blooms. The week-long event includes nearly 150 indoor presentations and guided walks, with topics ranging from wildflower species to regional history.

Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Date: April 15-19

Looking for a place to relax after a day of spring fun and sightseeing? Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals offers vacation rentals that are a welcome oasis from the rush of the city. Just minutes from downtown, our Gatlinburg cabins are a private and quiet sanctuary for families who want to enjoy the views and each other without distraction. To begin planning your next Smoky Mountain vacation, call us today at (800) 953-5655. We’ll be happy to help you find a cabin with all the amenities your family needs to feel right at home.