Springtime in Gatlinburg is a lovely season to enjoy. While you could spend the whole weekend just foraging for wildflowers and hiking in the mountains, there’s also plenty of entertaining things to experience around town.
Don’t miss out on all the fun events this weekend in Gatlinburg! From wine tasting to arts and crafts festivals, there’s always something going on in this lively Tennessee town. Be sure to enjoy all this place has to offer and check out some of these exciting happenings. Whether you’re on a family vacation with the kids, road tripping with some old friends, or having a romantic getaway, there’s something here for everyone in Gatlinburg.
Smokey Mountain Wine Weekend
April 13, 14
Wine Tour Tickets: $25
The Smokey Mountain Wine Weekend is a chance to sample the finest vino from award-winning Tennessee wineries. The event includes a wine festival and a wine tour. The festival will be located at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts on April 14th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The guided wine tour will be begin April 13th at 6 p.m. Guests will be hopping around to different wineries and wine stores tasting a variety of seasonal blends. Plus, you’ll get a souvenir wine glass!
Tickets for the wine tour are recommended to be purchased in advance. Special food pairings for each wine have been crafted by some of the best local restaurants for the event as well. Prepare to have your mind and palette blown away.
Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Festival
April 13, 14, 15
Classes: Range from $25 to $65
Gatlingburg prides itself of it’s artists and craftspeople. Hands-On is a celebration of the vibrant artistic community present here. For this weekend, over 100 different arts and crafts classes will be held and guests will have the chance to make their own masterpiece to take home. Professional artists will be leading the classes and sharing their craft with anyone who wants to learn more. From glass blowing to pastel drawings, there’s a variety of activities to partake in.
The idea of this event is not just to experience art, but create! Get messy on the pottery wheel, knit up a new scarf, make some jewelry, paint a landscape, learn how to craft your own soap, and more at this lively event. The festival isn’t just for kids either. Adult classes are happening all over town. Check out the festival online to learn more about how to register for classes. This is a great chance to make those Christmas gifts early and knit your mom something new for the holiday this year!