2019 Pigeon Forge Events | January - June

JANUARY

29th Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest | November 6, 2018 – February 28, 2019

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 29th Annual Winterfest Kickoff will have you feeling the magic of the winter season!

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights | November 7, 2018 – February 28, 2019

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 5 million lights take the shape of the Liberty Bell, a riverboat, Humpty Dumpty, Mother Goose, and more!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas | November 10, 2018 – January 5, 2019

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! Kids can decorate Christmas cookies, and families can get a photo inside the giant snow globe! And don’t forget the Parade of Many Colors plus an all-new Christmas expansion — Glacier Ridge!

 

 

FEBRUARY

Titanic Sweetheart Month | February 1 – 28

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!

Heart of the Smokies Square Up | February 22 – 23

Held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, square dance the night away with family and friends! Callers, cuers, and even a line dance instructor will be your guides as you groove to the beat, shake your tail feathers, and create lasting memories in the Smokies.

 

 

MARCH

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!

Chuck Wagon Cook-off Competition | March 2

An outdoor cooking event like no other, the Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition invites you and yours to dine like cowboys. Simple ingredients turned gourmet dishes via kitchens on wheels is the name of the game, which offers cash prizes in multiple categories, including bread, beans, meat, potatoes, and dessert.

Winter Carnival of Magic | March 7 – 9

The 45th 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 friends and families!

Rocky Top Breakfast Wine Trail | dates TBA

Ahem, which vino would you like for breakfast? Paired perfectly with breakfast items, enjoy a glass of wine at 3 local wineries along the Rocky Top Breakfast Wine Trail. Visit all 3 locations — Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars — and take home a FREE wine glass as a special souvenir!

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations | dates TBA

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!

25th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest | March 19 – 23

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. There will even be quilt competitions in various categories, and most importantly, it’s FREE to enter!

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny | dates TBA

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 FREE family fun, including an Easter egg hunt and visits from the Easter Bunny!

Brunch with the Easter Bunny | dates TBA

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 865.453.6002 to get your tickets — they sell out quickly!

 

 

APRIL

Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run | April 11 – 13

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

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage | April 23 – 27

Dive a bit deeper into the great outdoors with classes, guided hikes, seminars, photography tours, and workshops during the 69th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage! This 5-day event features dozens of opportunities to learn more about the flowers, plants, flowering bushes, and trees found in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Spur Clean Up with Keep Sevier Beautiful | dates 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!

 

 

MAY

Music in the Mountains Spring Parade | dates TBA

Explore the musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains as you listen to soulful tunes throughout the parade. Cheer for your favorite floats as they pass by and watch as batons twirl all around, dancers perform with passion, choral groups sing their hearts out, and marching bands pump up the jam!

29th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week | May 7 – 11

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 29th 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.

Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show | May 8 – 11

Back by popular demand, the Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show will bring in 100s of tables of antique toys, pedal cars, vintage advertising gems, and memorabilia. Collectors, kids, and kids at heart will love checking out all the unique finds at this FREE event!

Sweets & Beats at The Island | dates TBA

Yum — this dessert and music festival held at The Island, an entertainment and shopping complex in Pigeon Forge, is a tasty and tuneful event for all ages. Listen to live music while enjoying local sweet treats with friends and family in support of The Doctor Robert F. Thomas Foundation, a non-profit charity aiding healthcare services in Sevier County.

Chevy Classic Roundup | dates TBA

A family-friendly event held at The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, the Smoky Mountain Classic Chevrolet Roundup features (you guessed it) American muscle cars of all shapes and sizes, from classic trucks to stylish corvettes. Starring 200+ hot rods from the years 1955 – 1957, Chevy enthusiasts of all ages are sure to have a blast!

Smoky Mountain Powersports Expo | dates TBA

Come one, come all to the Smoky Mountain Powersports Expo — featuring ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, Jeeps, watercrafts, and more! Whether you’re just looking to browse or interested in beefing up your personal collection, this annual powersports event held at the LeConte Event Center in Pigeon Forge won’t disappoint.

Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival | dates TBA

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. Basically, this is a great opportunity to dine on mouthwatering Southern cuisine, then burn it all off as you groove to the Smoky Mountain beat!

19th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge | dates TBA

Put the petal to the metal and hear the hot rods roar at the 19th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge car show and swap meet. Check out sweet GTOs, awesome Firebirds, and classic models from as early as 1900. Best of all, proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so you can enjoy the show, while giving back to the community.

 

 

JUNE

Picnic Wine Trail | dates TBA

Sip local wine with picnic treats, like Italian pasta salad and strawberry shortcake whoopie pies, along the Rocky Top Picnic Wine Trail. Participating locations include Sugarland Cellars, Hillside Winery, and the Mountain Valley Winery. After visiting all 3 stops, a FREE souvenir wine glass will be yours!

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration | dates TBA

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 Summer Celebration! Enjoy the rides, shows, and attractions you love throughout the year at Dollywood, along with extended hours and extra-special events!