6 Pigeon Forge Must See April Events
No matter the month or season, there is never a shortage of things to do in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. When April hits though, it is almost like the mountains come alive and I suppose they really do in a way. Flowers are blooming, grass is growing greener and people are traveling for those much needed Spring Breaks. To help you make the most of your time in the Smoky Mountain area, we have put together a guide, of sorts, to help you decide what you cannot miss out on while visiting our beautiful area.
- Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
We often have folks that like to fish vacation with us at our Bear Crossing and Cedar Lodge properties here in Pigeon Forge. Why you may ask? When staying at our riverside condos you do not even have to leave the property to catch some trout. For most it is a casual hobby. However, if you are an expert, may we suggest you take part in the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament that is to be held on April 1st and 2nd. This 19th annual event gives out more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, including $500 for the largest and small trout and gift certificates for fishing equipment and attractions. For more information, visit the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament website.
The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts holds this incredible event. This is a great opportunity for you to sample wines from all over the state of Tennessee. Local wineries such as Cades Cove Cellars and Apple Barn Winery will be joining in on the fun. There will also be samples of food for everyone to enjoy. This event is really made up of two events. The first is the Gatlinburg Wine Tour which will be Friday April 7th. You will be taken on a guided tour of Gatlinburg’s wineries. The second event is the actual winefest. It will be on April 8th. This is a popular event so be sure to buy your tickets early.
- Mountain Man Memorial March
This March honors the fallen heroes of the United States military. Offering a variety of races, participants can choose between a marathon, half marathon or a 10 KM race through the area of Gatlinburg. This event will feature a series of 26.2 miles and 13.1 mile marches as well. There will be some ROTC units marching in full service uniform while carrying a 35 pound rucksack! To learn more about this event or to register, visit the Mountain Man Memorial March website.
- Festival of Nations at Dollywood
Annually, Dollywood offers us all a way to get a glimpse of the culture of countries around the globe. Many of us would otherwise never have a chance to enjoy these diverse countries. From March 18th to April 9th, you have the chance to enjoy this amazing celebration of dance, music, food and art. Returning again this year is Mother Africa who will show off their incredible dance moves, colorful costumes and out of this world acrobatic skills.
Representing various areas of Poland is Slask. They are one of Europe’s most prominent folk dance and music groups. Featuring over 30 dancers in handmade costumes.
Also returning this season is Atahualpa! They share the history of the Andes Mountains through traditional music and dance.
Irish harp and flute duo, Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater will be bringing their music to life this season as well. They are husband and wife and have a way of really getting the audience to engage and participate through their humor.
Ever been to the Swiss Alps? Not many of you raising your hands? Well, the the music and traditions of the Swiss Alps will be at Dollywood this year so no worries! Streichmusic Alder is a group of musicians that offer up some unique sounds. Yes, there will be yodeling too!
The Caribbean Invaders Steel Orchestra will be returning as a guest favorite this year too. Enjoy the tropical sounds from one of the Caribbean’s most recognized steel pan orchestras.
- Pigeon Forge Rod Run
Take part in one of Pigeon Forge’s most attended events, the Pigeon Forge Rod Run. April 6 through the 8th, car enthusiasts from all over will be lining up the Pigeon Forge Parkway so they can get a look at incredible Rod Runs. Town is packed this weekend so if you have not already made your reservations, you can do so by clicking here. Our Pigeon Forge Condos are within steps of all the action.
- Great Smoky Mountain Easter Arts & Crafts Show
Ever received a handcrafted piece of work from a friend or family member? Did it not mean a lot that they chose something specifically for you? How about being the one to gift someone something that is one of a kind? Handcrafted gifts are one of the most heartfelt things you can give to someone. Gatlinburg has been known for arts and crafts for more than 200 years now. With the largest group of independent artists and craftsmen in the nation, how could anyone not want to attend this event?! Admission is free so you have no excuses. Join us during April 12th and 15th for this incredible craft show.
Planning for a vacation can quickly overtake your mind and become a bit overwhelming. There is always the task of finding the perfect place to stay, restaurants you must try, events to attend and attractions that you simply cannot miss. We get that here at Resort Properties Management which is why we each take our job so seriously. For many, one week of vacation away is all they get. We want to provide the best customer service and condos for travelers. We know the best restaurants. We know the must see attractions and we know that we can help you and your family have the best Pigeon Forge Vacation yet! Give us a call and let us help you find the perfect vacation condo whether it be at our Bear Crossing, Cedar Lodge or Whispering Pines property. Our number is 800.429.4361 and we look forward to talking with you.