April 2021: Upcoming events in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

April Events 2021

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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little April round-up of upcoming local events throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! For a complete events calendar, check out our events calendar page. Want to add your event to the list – contact us here!

Hands Working Easter Crafts

Easter Craft Show

Browse dozens of booths featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts made by the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community. Visit the website for more information and updates.

Where: Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

Address: 668 Glades Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Date: Thursday, April 1 – Saturday, April 3, 2021

When: 10 am-5 pm

Patrons Eating at Pucketts

Free Music at Puckett’s

Puckett’s restaurant and music venue embodies true Tennessee culture through its signature comfort food and talented area artists and musicians.

Please check the website for updates or cancellations.

Where: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

Address: 2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: Month of April

When: 7:30 pm, most Friday and Saturday nights

Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg

Country fans already know this place gets its name from superstar Blake Shelton’s breakout hit, “Ol’ Red”, and Blake knows a thing or two about spotting country’s next rising stars.

Here, at the only live music spot in Gatlinburg with hand-picked talent from Nashville, you never know who will take the stage every Friday and Saturday night!

Visit the website for updates.

Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg

Address: 511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Month of April

When: 5-10 pm, most Friday & Saturday nights (see website for details)

Antique Car

Pigeon Forge Rod Runs

The 2021 rod run event in Pigeon Forge is sure to be an exciting time for car enthusiasts.

This 3-day show includes a $10,000 giveaway and a variety of honors including “Top 25”, “Ultimate 5” and “King of the Hill”.

Other offerings include a swap meet, car corral and plenty of vendors. For more information, follow the website.

Where: Leconte Center

Address: 2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: April 15-17, 2021

When: Check the website for details

Penguins at Ripley's

PJ Party With the Penguins Family Edition

Bring your pajamas and learn what these birds do at night when you spend the night at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Penguin Playhouse!

This fun-filled night includes a dive show, scavenger hunt and late night activities.

Waddle your way into sleep while Ripley’s penguins keep you company.

In the morning, you’ll get a chance to meet them one-on-one. For more information or updates, visit the website.

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Friday evening to Saturday morning, April 9-10, 2021

When: 8 pm-8:45 am, admission $77.35 per person

Dollywood Flower and Food Topiary
Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival has larger-than-life floral displays (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival

The Smokies will be flowering like never before.

Enjoy the giant plant sculptures adorned in thousands of colorful blooms and explore some delicious garden-fresh flavors from Dollywood chefs.

This year, a dining pass will be offered and allows guests to enjoy up to five items on the festival menu from any of the 12 festival dining locations!

Follow the website for updates on this event.

Where: Dollywood Theme Park

Address: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: April 23-June 7, 2021

When: Daily, during regular park hours and with admission

Great Smoky Mtn. Heritage Center
The Fiber Arts Festival will offer live demonstrations (photo courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center)

Fiber Arts Festival

Sign up for classes on Shibori Technique, Painting with Wool, Creative Batik, Spinning on a Wheel, Fiber Prep and so much more!

Family activities, live demonstrations and vendors are also scheduled.

The little ones will enjoy seeing the llamas, Angora rabbits, sheep and goats.

Sign up on the website and stay up to date on event information.

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Address: 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN 37882

Date: Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 2021

When: Daily, visit the website for individual course fees

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.

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