The 67th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage occurs April 11-15, 2017. This five-day event draws thousands of people from around the world to catch the short-lived appearance of millions of wildflowers bursting up through the forest floor of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Springtime in the Smoky Mountains means the hour of the wildflower has arrived in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To celebrate, thousands of people from all over the world have come to the area to join in the annual 5-day Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, for a glimpse of magic.
The pilgrimage is from April 19-23, and offers more than 150 different classes, talks, evening programs, guided trail hikes, walks and even motorcades to all the best places to see the most wildflowers. Most events are by registration, with a few presentations open to the general public.
It’s an earthy time of year in the Smoky Mountains right now. The springtime period after Easter marks the magical time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when millions of wildflowers bloom for a brief time, one step ahead of the trees blooming, which will cover the skies above with foliage and plunge the forest floor back into deep shade.
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
For a few weeks, 1,500 species of wildflower cover the ground everywhere, and April 21-25, 2015, marks the time of the 65th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. (more…)
It’s the 64th year of the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains. The wildflower bloom appears to be peaking with perfect timing for the thousands of wildflower devotees from all over the world who come to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area at this time of year. (more…)
Spring means flowers, and in the Smoky Mountains it means a festival of color and beauty as a fantastic carpet of wildflowers springs up all around us. The 63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is here! (more…)