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2018 Pigeon Forge Events | January - June


Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas | November 4, 2017 – January 3, 2018

Dollywood brings in the holidays in style, with seasonal foods, annual Christmas shows, 4 million Christmas lights, and visits from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Clarice, Bumble, and the Abominable Snow Monster at Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Junction! Kids can decorate Christmas cookies, and families can get a photo inside the giant snow globe! And don’t forget Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors!

28th Annual Winterfest Kickoff | Nov 7, 2017 – February 28, 2018

Millions of sparkling lights, rides aboard the Pigeon Forge trolleys, snow-capped mountains in the distance…finish out the holidays and start the year off right with a celebration of winter in the Smokies. The 28th Annual Winterfest Kickoff will have you feeling the magic of the season!

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights | November 7, 2017 – February 28, 2018

The best way to see the incredible lights displays in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is by a driving tour. Take the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights (on your own or by trolley) to see more than 4 million lights take the shape of the Liberty Bell, a riverboat, Humpty Dumpty, Mother Goose, and more!


Titanic Sweetheart Month | February 1 – 29

It’s all things love this February at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge! A nod to the 14 honeymooning couples aboard the RMS Titanic, Sweetheart Month will give couples the opportunity to use the Grand Staircase for proposals, wedding ceremonies, and vow renewals officiated by Captain Smith!


Irish Month at the Titanic Museum Attraction | March 1 – 31

A tribute to the Irish history and passengers of the RMS Titanic, the entire month of March is Irish Month at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. Come for a history lesson in the ship’s Irish roots, Gaelic folklore, dancing, music, and more.

Winter Carnival of Magic | March 8 – 10

The 44th Winter Carnival of Magic at the Country Tonite Theatre will once again bring 3 days of magic – and shows open to the public – to Pigeon Forge. The convention is meant to bring magicians together and offer some fun entertainment for families!

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations | March 17 – April 9

Take a trip around the world during Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, with food, singing and dancing, art, music, and cultural activities from Ecuador, Mexico, Africa, Ireland, Germany, Trinidad, and beyond!

24th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest | March 20 – 24

Improve your quilting skills through classes and workshops, show of your own work, or just browse the aisles of beautiful handmade quilts at this annual favorite at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show | March 29 – 31

Another opportunity to watch talented local artisans at work and pick up some great gifts and pieces for your home, the Easter show held by the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community (at the Gatlinburg Convention Center) will offer Easter-themed handmade goods, pottery, baskets, jewelry, leather goods, art, and so much more.

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny | March 31

Don’t miss out on your favorite Easter traditions if you’re vacationing during the holiday. Stop by the Pigeon Forge Community Center for a day of family fun, including an Easter egg hunt and visits from the Easter Bunny!

Brunch with the Easter Bunny | March 31

For an extra-special Easter meal, sit down at The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille for brunch with the Easter Bunny, door prizes, and fun activities for the kids! Call 865.429.3463 to get your tickets – they sell out quickly!


Smoky Mountain Winefest | April 14

Held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Smoky Mountain Winefest is a great opportunity to nosh on bites from local restaurants and sip on samples of the area’s best wine. Try glasses from Mountain Valley Winery, The Winery at Old Mill, Sugarland Cellars, and more – and then take a bottle back to enjoy at the cabin.

Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run | April 19 – 22

Thousands of car enthusiasts descend upon Pigeon Forge for this always-anticipated car show in the Smokies, the annual Spring Rod Run. The 3-day event features an $8,000 cash giveaway, a swap meet, and awards for the most impressive cars.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage | April 24 – 28

Dive a bit deeper into the great outdoors with classes, guided hikes, seminars, photography tours, and workshops during the 68th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage! The 5-day event features dozens of opportunities to learn more about the flowers, plans, flowering bushes, and trees found in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Spur Clean Up With Keep Sevier Beautiful | date TBA

Do you part to keep Pigeon Forge green and the Smokies beautiful during the Spur Clean Up this spring. Team up with friends and family to see who can pick up the most litter along the Spur – between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge – and know that you’re giving back to a good cause!

TITANIAC gathering at Titanic Pigeon Forge | dates TBA

A weekend for Titanic enthusiasts, the Titaniac Gathering will feature a cocktail reception on Friday and some onece-in-a-lifetime experiences Saturday. Meet the great granddaughter of Margaret “Molly” Brown and Captain Lowell Lytle, get a photo on the Grand Staircase and a memory book, and enjoy a First-Class dinner in the “secret” dining room! Call 800.381.7670 to save your spot (reservations required)!



Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show | May 9 – 12

Back by popular demand, the Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show will bring in hundreds of tables of antique toys, pedal cars, vintage advertising gems, and memorabilia. Collectors, kids, and kids at heart will love it!

Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival | May 25 - June 10 

The streets of Dollywood come alive with the soulful sounds of bluegrass during Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival each year. Park admission gets you in for free concerts, and you’ll have your pick of great barbeque options throughout the park.

27th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week | May 8 - 12 

Whether you’re a nature nut, an outdoor enthusiast, or just someone who wants to learn more about the flora and fauna of the Smokies, make plans to be at the 27th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week. Classes, workshops, seminars, guided hikes, nature walks, and activities for kids will delve deeper into the animals and plants living in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Dollywood’s Great American Summer | June 16 - Aug 5

Hot dogs, cotton candy, roller coasters, ice-cold sodas, patriotic fireworks displays, the Star Spangled Banner, hot summer days, cool summer nights…Dollywood is an all-American dream each year during their Great American Summer! Enjoy the rides, shows, and attractions you love throughout the year at Dollywood, along with extended hours and extra-special events!