Pigeon Forge, Sevierville & Gatlinburg Special Events
3-5: Winter Carnival of Magic – IBM Ring 58 holds their annual 3-day convention featuring lectures, a dealer’s room, a close up competition, and a stage competition for participants, along with two public shows. Convention is held at Country Tonite Theatre with public shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. http://www.wintercarnivalofmagic.com/
4-5: Gatlinburg Improv Fest – Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre welcomes improvisational performers and spectators to enjoy 12 improv groups and individuals during the annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest. Great shows and great laughs.
4-6: Shabbach Youth Conference – An interdenominational Pentecostal youth retreat offering a high impact, spiritual weekend of worship and fun. Conference is held at LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. (803) 578-2658 or visit http://shabbach.com
5-6: Southern Select Alpaca Show – Alpaca owner and breeders competitive show and fiber arts workshops. Open to the public. http://www.conventioncenterpigeonforge.com/southern-select-alpaca-show/
7-12: North American Country Music Associate International (NACMAI) – Country Tonite Theatre welcome this national organization that promotes the development of Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music for its annual competition and Hall of Fame awards show. (865) 453-2003.
16-19: 22nd Annual A Mountain Quiltfest – Classes, competitions, vendors and public displays of quilts and the quilting skills of quilters from across the US. All events are held at the Pigeon Forge Convention Center. (800) 251-9100.
17-June 5: Smoky Mountain Springfest – A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and springtime activities.
Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring! – As a way to embrace spring with open arms, Gatlinburg has packed the month of April with special events and activities for the whole family! For more information on Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring! http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=133
18-20: Women of Joy – Annual Phil Waldrip Christian conference that encourages women through worship, fellowship and Bible study. http://womenofjoy.org/
19: Shamrock Saturday Cruisin’ for Food – The Diner Rats Car Club hosts their 5th Annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisin’ For Food will cruise from Smokies Stadium beginning at 12 Noon. Cruise and St. Patrick’s Day traditional Irish fare is held each year to help stock food pantries throughout Sevier County.
19-31: Dollywood’s Festival of Nations – Worldwide cultures come to Dollywood for the annual Festival of Nations that welcomes you to discover and enjoy music, costume and food from around the globe right here in Pigeon Forge. http://www.Dollywood.com
24-26: Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show – Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members will display and see their handcrafts at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. (800) 568-4748
26: Breakfast & Brunch with Easter Bunny – The Pottery House Cafe & Grill in Old Mill Square is taking reservations for a wonderful breakfast or lunch meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny. There will also be egg decorating, kid’s music and old fashioned games from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt – Just across from Old Mill Square, kids can hunt Easter eggs at Pigeon Forge Patriot Park. Call (865) 429-7373 for start time.
27: Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg – Enjoy a complimentary Aerial Tram ride to the early morning Easter Service at Ober Gatlinburg. Tram rides begins at 5:45 a.m. with 6:30 a.m. service. A breakfast buffet will be available after the service. (800) 251-9202
31-April 1: Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference – Youth with gather at Pigeon Forge LeConte Center for 3 days for the 2016 ‘Returning to Our Roots Old-Time Religion’ conference. http://pfyc.net