Best Smoky Mountain Spring Vacations 2023

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 28, 2023

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 Wildflower Pilgrimage

April 26-29, 2023

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.

A Mountain Quiltfest

June 6-9, 2023

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at 2021'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 based on their individual skill level & technique.


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