Need help planning your spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains? Below are Smoky Mountain Spring 2022 events in Blount County (including Townsend and Maryville) and Sevier County (including Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg).

Spring Events


April 22 – June 5.  DOLLYWOOD FLOWER AND FOOD FESTIVAL, Pigeon Forge. Explore larger-than-life blooming sculptures, dance under a picturesque Umbrella Sky, indulge in garden-fresh flavors, and enjoy all-new indoor and outdoor entertainment.

April 26-30.  SPRING WILDFLOWER PILGRIMAGE. Townsend. Annual 5-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, plus photographic tours, art classes, and seminars.

May 6.  ON THE BORDER-ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight.”

May 7-8.  TOWNSEND SPRING HERITAGE & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Townsend Visitor Center. The spring Festival features bluegrass and mountain music, arts and crafts booths, wildflower walks, demonstrations of Appalachian skills, traditional food including BBQ, ice cream, and cast-iron cooking.

May 7-8.  LITTLE RIVER RAILROAD DAYS, Townsend. Little River Railroad and Lumber Company preserves the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. The museum in Townsend collects, preserves, and exhibits the history of these companies and of the people in this region.

May 7.  SMOKY MOUNTAIN BIGFOOT FESTIVAL, Townsend. This second annual event features Bigfoot competitions and oral history, live music, vendors, and food trucks.

May 21-22. 2022 SMOKY MOUNTAIN SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND GAMES, Maryville College. East Tennessee’s premier celebration of Scottish culture and history. Originally founded in 1981 as the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, this festival is one of the oldest Scottish Festivals in the country. Discover and appreciate the rich traditions and history of the Scottish and Scots-Irish settlers of East Tennessee.

May 27 thru October.  SUNSET CONCERT SERIES. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. Every other Friday evening. Reservations required. Spacious, covered outdoor amphitheater.

June 4-5.  SMALLMOUTH KING BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT. Sevierville. Anglers will test their skills on Sevierville’s world-class bass waters in the area’s annual smallmouth bass only, catch-photograph-release event. The Little Pigeon River and its tributaries will be the site of this two-day event.

Other Events?

Do you know of any other events? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll update this post. What are your favorite events in the Smokies?

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