Best Smoky Mountain Spring Vacations 2024

There are so many things to do in the spring in Pigeon Forge, TN. Hiking, parades, fishing, rafting and more are what make the Smoky Mountains the best spring vacation.

Music In The Mountains Parade

April 13, 2024

Formerly referred to as the Dolly Parade or Dolly Parton’s Homecoming, Pigeon Forge’s annual Music In The Mountains Spring Parade will return this year. The parade will showcase the rich musical heritage of the area and the variety of entertainment provided by the many popular local theaters.

Spring Parade

Spring Car Shows

Various Dates

Pigeon Forge car shows draw enthusiasts from all corners of the southeast and beyond, making events like the Corvette Expo, Ponies In The Smokies and the Spring Rod Run some of the most anticipated springtime activities of the season.

Car Shows

Spring Hikes In The Smokies

The Spring Season

Lace up your boots and hit the trails this Spring season! Explore wildflower-covered trails offering great views of the Smoky Mountain landscape. Check out our top 5 spring hikes for your next adventure.

Spring Hikes

Fly Fishing In The Smoky Mountains


Fishing in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. With anglers casting off year round for wild trout, fly fishing is a wonderful spring activity. Make the most of a day in the mountains and reel in your catch!

Fly Fishing

Enjoy A Picnic

The Spring Season

A picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You’ll experience nature, tranquility and delicious food in new ways. Here are 5 picnic areas in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to help you plan your next day out this spring.

Picnic Areas In The Smokies

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

May 1-4, 2024

Gatlinburg's annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an experience that offers something for all ages. As winter finally fades away and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, this five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites people to participate in fun outdoor events.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Rafting Season Begins


Whitewater rafting is an adventure for the whole family. The Pigeon River is dam-controlled with scheduled water releases from Memorial Day through Labor Day giving adventurers the perfect rapid conditions from a float to a more thrilling whitewater adventure.

Pigeon Forge Rafting

Top Smoky Mountain Guided Tours


Guided tours in the Smoky Mountains come in many different shapes and sizes. Whether vacationers are looking to find a classic bus tour or thrilling zipline excursions, the Smokies have a lot to offer. Browse through our fantastic options available and find the guided tour that's right for your spring vacation.

Top Guided Tours

A Mountain Quiltfest

June 3-6, 2024

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at 2024's A Mountain Quiltfest. Quilters from all around will come together in Pigeon Forge for this five-day long ultimate quilting event, where they will have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on their individual skill level & technique.


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