Seasonal Festivals

Cheers to the Season

We’ve almost always got something festive going on—45 whole weeks of the year, in fact. From celebrating spring’s beauty to kicking things up a few notches for the holidays, we love to celebrate with seasonal festivals hosted throughout the year and extra special opportunities for fun scattered around the resort. We have a feeling you’ll enjoy celebrating, too.  

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Butterfly Experience

May 25 - September 10 

Featuring more than 1,000 “Painted Ladies” fluttering around our all-new butterfly aviary, the Butterfly Experience rings in spring in style! Learn about the wonderful winged creatures, chat with education specialists who have the answers to all your questions, experience the incredible transformation process at the metamorphosis station, and color your favorite plants and butterflies at the Butterfly Experience!

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Harvest Festival

September 23 - October 29 

During the fall, Firefly Cove transforms into a fall festival complete with a pumpkin patch, festival games, glow-in-the-dark carved pumpkins, and a one-night-only special trick-or-treat trail during Halloween week! Join in on all the harvest fun with crafts, s’mores, candy, and more.

Trick or Treat Trail

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Christmas in the Cove

November 4 - January 15 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! What better way to spend it than in a Smoky Mountain winter wonderland, complete with over 100,000 festive lights, fully decked-out Christmas trees, and a 17,000 sq. ft. ice skating rink? Enjoy Christmas crafts, warm up with s’mores by the fire, and enjoy the festivity of the season. Plus, our holly jolly Christmas condos add an extra layer of Santa-approved festivity to the season.

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Art in the Cove

March 9 - May 12

Get ready for an unforgettable Spring at The Resorts Art in the Cove Festival! From March until May, Firefly Cove will be transformed into a vibrant celebration of creativity and Appalachian heritage complete with intricate quilts and larger-than-life mosaic bears. Spin art and tie-dye activities bring out the inner artist in all of our Camp Firefly campers, while our scavenger hunt for hidden treasure invites you to embrace your adventurous side. 

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