April 2017 Youth Competitions, Hobby Retreats, Christian Celebrations

Spring is here and a most spectacular time to be in the Smoky Mountains. Plan to make the most of your sports, educational or recreational spring retreat by choosing accommodations in a luxury mountain cabin. Heartland Rentals offers 1-5 bedroom cabins that sleep up to 18. Gather up old friends and share lodging expenses!

Square Dance Retreat

April 6-8

April 2017

44th Annual Spring Fling Festival: Gatlinburg
Mainstream and western square dance gathering.

Smoky Mountain Cup: Rocky Top Sports World
The Smoky Mountain Cup series of high school youth soccer tournaments presented annually by Adidas.

Dragon 2017 Corsa America Rally: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
Rally of high horsepower and exotic cars for a great time to enjoy drives on some of the best roads in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Battle At Rocky Top Cheer and Dance Nationals: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Fever Productions national youth competition for cheer and dance from 8 a.m.-11p.m.

JAMfest Sevierville Nationals: Sevierville Convention Center
JAM Brands brings the best of everything cheer and dance in competitions, choreography, and apparel. This events is a USF qualifier, Summer Qualifier and Summit 02 Qualifier.

Gatlinburg Mid-Atlantic Regional Bridge Tournament: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Over 3,000 players will attend this regional competition hosted by District 7 and featuring 1st overall prizes, Strata Tops, Intermediate/Novice trophies and daily gifts.

TFGC 2017 Convention: Park Vista Gatlinburg
90th anniversary celebration of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs features fun and educational programs set to enjoy a beautiful Smoky Mountains spring.

Youth Tournament - Youth Competition

April 6-9

Fiber Forum 2017: Arrowmont School Gatlinburg
Fiber arts enthusiasts can participate in 14 weaving, spinning, dyeing, design, crocheting, felting, surface design, basket-making, and wood working workshops taught by renowned instructors. Event includes vendors, two exhibits, an informal fashion show, a keynote speech with Jon Riis and evening extras. Choose off-campus housing with Heartland Rental Cabins.

Trout Unlimited Southeast Regional Meeting: Gatlinburg
A weekend of spring retreat events, seminars and workshops honoring the love of fishing. Weekend includes and Great Smoky Mountains National Park BBQ, fellowship and special events.

Stamp Escape: Pigeon Forge
A weekend of stamping fun in Pigeon Forge with friends and some of the top teachers in the country sharing their skills in the latest techniques in rubber stamping and scrapbooking.  Read all about last year’s event

21-22, 28-29
Smoky Mountain Music Festival: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Band, orchestra, and chorus youth competition for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, Senior High Schools from across the US and Canada.

Smoky Mountain Jubilee Set: Gatlinburg Convention Center
27th Annual Church of God National Senior Adult Spring Retreat featuring Southern Gospel family groups, adult talent competition and worship night, with The Grand Finale of this year’s retreat will be a special tribute to all of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Includes a special presentation of the colors and patriotic music.

Women of Joy Christian Retreat

April 28-30

ICMA Southeast Regional Summit: Gatlinburg
The International City/County Management Association fosters excellence in local governance through workshops, special sessions and networking events.

Women of Joy: Pigeon Forge Convention Center
Women of all ages gather in Pigeon Forge to pursue their passionate relationship with Jesus Christ through music, worship and fellowship.

NC Scrapbook Crops & Retreats Inc: Gatlinburg
Fun filled spring scraping retreat including vendor’s make-n-takes, take-n-makes, workshops and classes; scrapbook and cardmaking contests; free use of tool station and Cricut cartridge collection; idea inspiration! Events take place 10 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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