Top 5 Events At Springfest In The Smoky Mountains

Spring in The Great Smoky Mountains is a beautiful place to be. The wildflowers are blooming and a fresh spring breeze is in the air. To welcome in the new season, Springfest is hosted each year in the Smokies. This festival is filled with all kinds of events, food, parades and more. To help you choose between the many options, we have compiled a list of some of our favorites below!

  1. The Spring Grand Rod Run

As the largest automotive event in the area, The Spring Grand Rod Run is one of the highlight events of Springfest. Come look around and enjoy joining with other automotive enthusiasts to celebrate cars of the past and present. Featuring 25 awards, a swap meet and a cash prize, this event is one you don’t want to miss.


  1. Dolly’s Homecoming Parade

Dolly’s Homecoming Parade draws over 50,000 visitors every year to watch as Dolly herself parades down the street along with entertainers from her hometown, a variety of floats and military veterans. This event is not only a hallmark of Springfest but is also the pride of Pigeon Forge.


  1. Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

If you are looking for a relaxing and educational way to spend Springfest, The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a wonderful choice. Join pilgrims from all over the world to learn about everything from medicinal plants and wildflowers to journaling and photography. You can take guided walks taught by professionals, and enjoy learning about the natural environment of the region. 


  1. Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass

This is the dual event you’ve been looking for! Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass is a two-fold weekend of BBQ state champion cook-offs and the best bluegrass musicians this side of the Mississippi, or anywhere else for that matter. Check out the event schedule to know exactly which band you want to see and whose BBQ you want to try. 


  1. Synchronous Fireflies 

A moment the Smokies are famous for is the exquisite phenomenon of the Synchronous Fireflies. Only once a year the fireflies flash in sync as they welcome in the spring season. This occurrence is known all over the world as one of the most peaceful and beautiful ways to experience a natural phenomenon in person. 

Fireflies in a lush forest

Springfest is a special way to spend time with your family and friends this year. Come visit The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and enjoy your time together while trying something new. If you are looking for a place to stay, check out Smoky Mountain Chalet Rentals and enjoy your home away from home as well as one of the most exciting weeks the Smokies have to offer.