April brings spring flowers and blooming flora! And of course it’s time for the annual Spring Rod Run that fills the area with some of Detroit’s finest vintage custom hot rods!

14th Annual Smoky Mt Trout Tournament

April – Rocky Top Outfitter is once again having it’s annual trout tournament. Locals and Tourists have an equal chance at this 2 day event. There are a number of categories you can enter in this, the largest of the area’s fishing tournaments! Local and State regulations are observed.

5th Annual Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon

April – This event starts at the Community Center at 8:15 a.m., is open to anyone 15 years and older capable of swimming one-half mile, biking 20k, and running 5k consecutively. Awards will be given in multiple age categories (men’s and women’s division), plus a mixed team relay event. Pre-register is required. Call: 865-436-4990

Annual Grand Spring Rod Run

April – Hosted by the Grand Hotels Convention Center, this event take over the entire Smoky Mountains area! For car enthusiasts this is a must event! Hot Rods of every make and year take over the streets. For event info call: 1-800-251-4444

Mountain Man Memorial March

April – The 6th annual Mountain Man Memorial March will be held in Gatlinburg. The 26 mile march through the mountains is a non-profit event that is held to honor our men and women who serve in uniform. To make a donation or find out more information,

Or Call: 865-974-5371

Music of the Mountains

April – The Smoky Mountains National Park is having it’s annual concert event headlined by the “Jimbo Whaley and Friends Concert” at 7 p.m. at W.L. Mills Conference Center. This year’s one-day event begins at Sugarlands Visitor Center with free, limited-seating performances by a series of six prominent musical acts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11th Annual Ribfest & Wings Street Festival!

April – Gatlinburg turns into a street festival of Ribs, Wings, Entertainment and contests until the food runs out! There is one admission fee that is good until the food runs out! 5 – 8pm. Ribs are judged by a panel of judges and there is also a “people choice award”! If your in the area this day come and enjoy the best ribs, wings and entertainment available as Gatlinburg put’s it’s best foot forward! Call 865-436-4178 for more information.