Would you like to celebrate spring in old-fashioned style? If so, the annual Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer’s Day is planned for May 2 and 3. Featuring bluegrass music, wildflower walks and cast iron cooking, this Smoky Mountain event is the first of many to celebrate the new season and the quieter side of the mountains.
One of the best known areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Cades Cove. With diverse wildlife, a long looping auto-tour and variety of hiking trails, this area has some of the best things to do in the Smokies. Now, guests of the National Park have the opportunity to view the night sky in Cades Cove while under a full moon with experienced guides.
Dolly Parton has announced her Blue Smoke World Tour will continue through the U.S. this year, with a special charity concert near her hometown of Sevierville in May. Read more to learn how to win free tickets to the Dolly Parton concert. Enter to WIN!
Spring in the Smokies means many things. It is the time of year where the bears and the wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains national park begin to wake up. It is also the time where locals and visitors can wave goodbye to drab and heavy winter coats, and say hello to light and comfortable warmer-weather clothing. However, most importantly this is the time of year where everywhere you look your eyes are met with the vibrant hues of the thousands of beautiful Smoky Mountain Wildflowers!
It’s March Madness in the Smokies! Next month is absolutely jam-packed with great festivals and shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. To help you keep track of all the fun, we’ve put together a handy guide to all of the upcoming Smoky Mountain events.