Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Fun Stuff to Do
Wow! Nearly every single day in April has something fun happening that can only enhance your spring getaway in East Tennessee. If you’re looking for fun stuff to do, it’s all right here.
1: Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference – Annual 2-day for young people offering fellowship and promoting a holy, victorious Christian living and Holy Ghost empowerment. Pigeon Forge Convention Center. Visit conference web site online at pfyc.net
1-18: Dollywood’s Festival of Nations – Cultural festival bringing a world of music, traditional costume and foods to Dollywood theme park. Visit festival web site at http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/Festival-of-Nations
1-June 7: Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing! – As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have packed April with special events and activities for the whole family! For more information on Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing, visit online at http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=133
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2-3: 18th Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – The first of two fishing tournaments offered by Rocky Top Outfitter that is open to youth and adults for 2 days of fishing fun and competition. Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. Call (865) 661-3474 or visit online at http://www.smokymountaintrouttournament.com/
2-3: Smoky Mountain Blast Volleyball Tournament – Sanctioned USA Volleyball event taking place at LeConte Center Pigeon Forge. Visit web site online at dynamiceventz.org or call (484) 553-5060
3: Showstoppers Talent Competition – The Best of Dance Go Show Stopper competition held at the Sevierville Convention Center. goshowstopper.com
7-11: It’s Baseball Time in Tennessee! – The Tennessee Smokies kicks off the baseball season with their Home Opener. It’s the Tennessee Smokies vs Mobile Baybears at Smokies Stadium in Kodak TN. See the full 2016 season schedule at smokiesbaseball.com
8: Wine, Dine and Art Crawl – Sample wines and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants as you meet artists as you enjoy a private tour of participating galleries throughout The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community on a private tour of participating galleries. Call (800) 568-4748 for required reservations.
8-9: Loretta Lynn Concert – First Class Concerts bring Loretta Lynn to Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. Call (865) 453-2003 or visit online at firstclassconcerts.com
8-10: “Hands-On Gatlinburg” – Experience, create, learn and enjoy! First time event that allows youth and adults to create a piece of art or craft from the experts of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Talk about a great Smoky Mountain souvenir! For more information, visit http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=195%20 for a complete list of classes and costs.
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9: Smoky Mountain Winefest – Wineries from across the state will provide samples of their labels along with local chefs preparing food for pairings at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Informational demonstrations and seminars will be held. Advance tickets are available on line at http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=127
10-17: Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference – This large tournament of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center with thousands of players participating in Gold Point events and other programs. Visit the Regional Bridge Conference web site at www.gatlinburgregional.org
14-16: Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run – Annual Pigeon Forge car show by MCS Promotions headquartered at the Pigeon Forge Events Center and municipal parking lot hear the Island. Visit online at rodrun-pigeonforge.com or call (865) 687-3976 for additional details.
14-17: 2016 Spring Art Experience – Music, storytelling, craft workshops and plenty of time for fellowship and good food are part of the weekend experience at Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg. Weaver Frances Fox will present “The College Women and the Mountaineers.” Appalachian historian, storyteller and fifth-generation whttp://www.arrowmont.org/events/details/92-spring-art-experience
16-17: JAMFest Cheer & Dance – JAMfest Nationals Series cheer and dance competitions taking place at the Sevierville Convention Center. Visit online at jamfest.com
17-21: Tennessee Smokies Baseball – Smokies vs Montgomery Biscuits at Smokies Stadium in Kodak TN. See the full 2016 season schedule at smokiesbaseball.com
17-24: Earth Week – Gatlinburg hosts a week of family-oriented events created around Earth Day Celebration. The week features fun and entertaining community activities designed to educate people about adopting easy green practices. Earth Day Festival at Mynatt Park is Thursday, April 21. The nighttime Earth Day 5K is on Friday, April 22. Visit http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=111 for complete event details.
19-23: 66th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage – Celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 150 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and classroom lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors. Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg. www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org.
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22-23: Mountain Man Memorial March – This 9th annual 26.2-mile march starts in downtown Gatlinburg at 9 a.m. as a challenging tribute to our men and women in uniform, with Military Heavy, Military Light and Civilian entry categories. The course includes highway and rural road stretches in addition to rugged terrain and mountain slopes. Open to all ages! www.mountainmanmemorialmarch.com
22-24: Women of Joy – Christian convention for women’s fellowship, worship and Bible study at LeConte Center Pigeon Forge. Visit the convention web site at womenofjoy.org
24: 11th Annual Sevier County Right to Life Rally & March – Rally being held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. For details, call (865) 654-7685.
29-May 1: RetroRunning Weekend – A full throw back weekend of retro music, entertainment and 5 mile run with a Progressional Start racing format headquartered at the Pigeon Forge Convention Center. Too many details to list, so visit online at goretrorunning.com
30: Patriots Freedom Cruise In – Cruise season kickoff with car show including trophies for The Diner Pick, The Diner Rats Big Cheese and most Patriotic. $10 puts you in drawings for $100 & $50. Event is held at The Diner in Sevierville from Noon-5 p.m. To see all The Diner events, visit online at www.thediner.biz
30-May 1: Circle Yer Wagons # 43 – The Appalachian Volkswagen Association bring their annual VW show and swap meet to the Sevier County Fairgrounds. www.avwa.com/cyw43.html