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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!
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
Date: Thursday, April 1 – Saturday, April 3, 2021
When: 10 am-5 pm
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)
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
Date: April 15-17, 2021
When: Check the website for details
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’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
Date: April 23-June 7, 2021
When: Daily, during regular park hours and with admission
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
Date: Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 2021
When: Daily, visit the website for individual course fees
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