May Events in the Smoky Mountains

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May Events in the Smoky Mountains

With its breathtaking scenery and plethora of activities, the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee make for an ideal destination to explore in May. To assist with your planning, we have compiled a list of upcoming local events in the area. May in the Smokies signifies the beginning of summer with increasingly sunny weather. It also provides a more relaxing pace aside from the heavy crowds typically seen June through August.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Great Smoky Mountains with a touch of authenticity through savoring traditional Mexican cuisine and beer. Don't forget to take home souvenir tees as you immerse yourself in exciting downtown entertainment. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are excellent destinations for this festive occasion, featuring numerous top-rated Mexican restaurants and engaging activities suitable for all ages.

Moms deserve a restful vacation on Mother's Day, and what better occasion to surprise her with a cabin retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains? This time-honored holiday is dedicated to celebrating the most significant women in our lives for all their hard work and dedication in not just nurturing but also guiding their children through life's journey. Make this Mother's Day unforgettable by indulging in enjoyable activities, exquisite dining, endless shopping, serene spa evenings and breathtaking mountain views.

The Grand National F-100 Show is the world's largest classic Ford pick-up truck event, exclusively welcoming classic Ford trucks manufactured in 1996 or earlier. The event will feature truck exhibits both indoors and outdoors at the magnificent LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Attendees can explore and purchase the latest and greatest parts from the most popular vendors specializing in classic Ford Trucks. For those seeking specific truck components, the Ford Truck Swap Meet will be held outside the convention center, with a variety of cabs, doors, grills and much more.

Pigeon Forge offers a plethora of exciting events and activities during Memorial Day Weekend. Whether you prefer pirate-themed dinner shows, water rides and slides, live music, or mesmerizing show fountains, there is no better way to kick off the summer season than by visiting Pigeon Forge.

May 5 – Cinco De Mayo
May 14 – Mother's Day
May 18-20 Grand National F-100 Show
May 29 – Memorial Day

May is the perfect time to plan a spring/summer vacation, with ideal weather conditions and minimal pre-season crowds. Whether you're seeking a brief getaway in a cozy condo or a pre-summer vacation in a secluded cabin nestled within the mountains, Jackson Mountain Rentals has something to suit your needs.