March kicks off the start of spring and with it a whole host of annual events and festivals! The annual Quiltfest is an award-winning event featuring a quilt show, vendor mall and classes on quilt making!
March also kicks off Dolly’s Festival of Nations! You will not want to miss any of what is happening in March!

Annual Independent Film Festival

The 3rd Annual Gatlinburg Screenfest is an independent film festival held in Gatlinburg, TN. Gatlinburg Screenfest focuses on promoting artists and filmmakers as well as bringing their craft to an audience of local residents and tourists in East Tennessee. We take the top ten films of selected filmmakers and screen them at River Terrace Resort. Gatlinburg Screenfest is designed to be an excellent network of filmmakers, actors, and audience members from all over the country. Featuring seminars, guest speakers, director question and answer sessions, and new idea development assemblies, designed to bring parties and audiences of all ages together.
Gatlinburg, TN

Festival of Nations – Dollywood

March 26th – April 25th
Visit cultures around the world right here in the Smoky Mountains with the Festival of Nations. More than 200 performers will showcase their musical, dance and art. You’ll be able to enjoy everything from the world-famous Moscow Circus, the music of South America’s Atahualpa! Other special performances will include Noticky, a children’s folk music group from the Czech Republic, a band from Belgium and shows from around the world. This festival will also feature international music throughout the park, as well as arts, crafts, and food selections from countries around the world! Dollywood Information Here

Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Experience a wonderful display of crafts and uniquely Smoky Mountains art at the Easter Arts & Crafts Show in Gatlinburg, TN. Featuring booths of handmade crafts, kitchen gadgets, sculpture, quilts, decor and design. Local artisans show off their craft and demonstrate techniques as well as answering questions. For a fun shopping experience, visit the annual Easter Arts & Crafts Show