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Local Communities Welcome Spring to the Great Smoky Mountains

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 15, 2016

It seems like it's been a long time coming, but spring is finally on our doorstep in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Last weekend, we set our clocks ahead, giving us more daylight at the end of the day to enjoy outdoor activities, and nature is doing its part in the form of warmer days, budding trees and shrubs, and colorful flowers emerging from the ground after a long winter's sleep. And to make everything official according to the calendar, spring arrives in less than a week on March 21.

To top it all off, we're up and running for our 2016 season here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. Right now, we're open on a full seven-day-a-week schedule, weather permitting. And the timing couldn't be better. Between the mild seasonal temperatures and the color returning to area greenery, we have the ideal setting for anyone looking for the best place to zipline Tennessee.

Those reasons alone are enough to jump and shout, but if that weren't enough, the communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are giving visitors to the Smokies a whole bunch more reasons to be happy about the arrival of spring. Between the opening of new attractions and businesses and a hefty calendar of special events spanning the next few months, everything's coming up roses in the Smokies, both literally and figuratively.

In Gatlinburg, they've got a lot going on this spring, and a lot of it is geared toward celebrations of nature as well as mountain culture. The Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show is helping to get things kicked off next week, featuring handcrafted works produced by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. You can celebrate Easter at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, and then the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament in early April will put folks' fishing skills to the test.

Also in April is Earth Week, when the city helps celebrate all things green and conservational through music, crafts, games, a 5k race and more, and playing into that theme, there will be a clean-up of The Spur beginning at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center. And don't forget that one of the area's oldest and most popular annual events, the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, returns to Gatlinburg the third week in April.

In Pigeon Forge, spring is a big time for celebration as well, and that city's special events calendar is already in action thanks to the 22nd Annual A Mountain Quiltfest, which will run through this Saturday, March 19, at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

When Easter rolls around, several Pigeon Forge businesses will be hosting events that celebrate that holiday, including an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny at the Pigeon Forge Community Center and brunch with the Easter Bunny at Old Mill Square, both on the 26th, and a visit with the Easter Bunny at the Christmas Place on the 27th.

Other Pigeon Forge happenings this spring include Dollywood's Festival of Nations, Loretta Lynn in concert at Country Tonite Theatre and the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run, all taking place in April, and Dolly's Homecoming Parade, the Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival and Wilderness Wildlife Week, all taking place in May.

In Sevierville, the special events calendar for spring includes the Spring Corvette Expo this weekend, March 18 and 19, at the Sevierville Convention Center; the kickoff of the Tennessee Smokies baseball season at Smokies Park in mid-April; the Circle Yer Wagons car show at the Sevier County Fairgrounds in late April and early May; and Sevierville's Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, which takes place the third week of May.

Stay tuned to this blog for more detailed posts about many of these special events as we get closer to their specific dates.


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