Welcome! You’ve found the best resource fun spring and summer activities in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Knoxville, and beyond. The page is separated into various categories to help you find what you need. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, so you don’t miss anything important. Categories include popular articles, scenic hiking, exciting outdoor attractions, the seasons’ best festivals and events, fantastically fun games and learning activities for kids, and finally yummy recipes. Happy exploring y’all!
Our Most Popular Articles
These are the absolute most popular articles for spring and summer including hiking, sunflowers, movies, splash pads, summer camps, and of course FREE things to do.
Warm Weather Hiking
There is no better way to enjoy the warm weather in East Tennessee than with a fun scenic hike. All of the hikes featured here are totally family friendly. Many are short and easy, while others are more moderate, for those with older/more capable kids. These hikes incorporate a variety of spectacular features including waterfalls, scenic overlooks, wildflowers, and viewing towers. Enjoy!
These fun outdoor attractions will help you beat the heat or enjoy the heat, which ever you prefer. With a variety of water parks, farms, petting zoos, parks, playgrounds, and more, East Tennessee has all the spring and summer fun your heart desires!
Events and Festivals
In East Tennessee, it seems like there is always an amazing festival just around the corner. Of course, spring and summer are the most action packed times. Many of the events are free to the public so there’s no reason to miss out on the fun!
Crafts and Learning Activities
Keep the kids entertained and engaged all season long with a variety of fun art projects, learning activities, and more!
Enjoy a variety of yummy recipes for your warm weather entertaining and play dates!