Welcome to the largest, most comprehensive list of spring festivals and events in the Smoky Mountains and Knoxville. Locations include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Maryville, Knoxville, the Smokies and more! Some festivals are kid friendly, while others a suited more for adults. Either way, all of these events are sure to fill your spring season with a little extra fun!
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Smoky Mountain and Knoxville Spring Festivals and Events
This weekend long music festival takes place at multiple venues along Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Bands include both national and local favorites.
A variety of pottery vendors and live demonstrations.
These FREE outdoor concerts are held on Market Square every Tuesday (8 pm – 10 pm) and Thursday (7 pm – 9 pm) evening in the spring and summer. Please note that city-owned parking garages are FREE after 6 pm.
Admission to this festival includes a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited samples of various flavors of beer and bourbon. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day. $35/general admission, $49/VIP admission
BBQ vendors will also be on-site, but food is not included in the admission price.
This fun and FREE festival features classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collie sheep-herding. There will also be animals on display including lamas, rabbits, sheep and goats.
This fun and FREE event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, is for parents and children ages infant to 4. Children will have the opportunity to examine masks from the museum and make a mask of their very own to take home.
Proceeds from this event go towards supporting the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, especially the programs for school children.
At this year-round monthly event, you can enjoy the late-night openings of local shops and art galleries. While your out, you can also delight in local street performances and/or grab some grub from one of downtown Knoxville’s many tasty restaurants.
A really RAD run that will dust you with multi-colored powder throughout the course.
This kid-friendly festival features storytelling, arts, crafts, music, science exploration, food and more!