Your Guide to the 2015 Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains

27 Feb

Stunning blue flower you will see at the 2015 Wildflower Pilgrimate in the Smoky MountainsSpring is just around the corner, and no one celebrates like the Smoky Mountains! To welcome everyone’s favorite season, the city of Gatlinburg will host the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Scheduled from Tuesday, April 21 to Saturday, April 25, this popular event offers a behind the scenes look at the area’s natural beauty. Get More on Vacation has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about the 2015 Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains.

What to Expect at the Wildflower Pilgrimage

The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, now in its 64th year, showcases the incredible variety of wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event features over 140 exhibits and events, including natural history walks, art classes, photography tours, and indoor seminars. There is something for everyone to enjoy, so bring along the entire family to participate in the fun!

Wildflower Pilgrimage LocationsA field of wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

The majority of the  Wildflower Pilgrimage programs take place outdoors along the hiking trails of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, several demonstrations and programs take place indoors at the Mills Conference Center, which is located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center at 234 Historic Nature Trail.

Wildflower Pilgrimage Admission Options

Admission to the 2015 Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains is dependent upon how many days of the event you will be attending. The single and multiple day tickets for adults are $50 and $75, respectively, while children ages 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a registered adult. In addition, tickets for high school or college students are just $15, whether attending for one day or multiple days. Guests may also purchase a ticket for a special luncheon on Wednesday, April 22, at the cost of $25 per person.

A waterfall is framed with rhododendron in bloom during the 2015 Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smoky MountainsHow to Register for the Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration for the event is now available on the festival’s official website at Online registration will close on Monday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m. On-site registration will be available starting on Tuesday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Mills Conference Center.

Where to Stay Near the Wildflower Pilgrimage

Visit our Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals page to find the very best lodging close to all of the 2015 Wildflower Pilgrimage events in the National Park and the Gatlinburg Convention Center!