2019 Pigeon Forge Events | May - December

JANUARY

30th Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest | November 22, 2019 – February 17, 2020
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 30th Annual Winterfest Kickoff will have you feeling the magic of the winter season!

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights | November 22, 2019 – February 17, 2020
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 9, 2019 – January 4, 2020
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

30th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week | February 2-4, 2021
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 30th 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.

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 28 – 29
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!

26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest | March 4 – 7
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!

Rocky Top Breakfast Wine Trail | March 14
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 (in nearby Gatlinburg) — and take home a FREE wine glass as a special souvenir!

Winter Carnival of Magic | March 12 – 14
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!

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations | March 14 – April 20
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!

Triple Car Show! | March 20 – 21
Feeling the car show itch? Hit up the Spring Corvette Expo this spring. Held at the LeConte Center, this annual Pigeon Forge event has hot rod enthusiasts swooning — with a sales corral, fierce competition, swap meet, and a Corvette cruise to the Tail of the Dragon! Horsepower & Hot Rods, a similar car show, plus the Chevelles in the Smokies Showdown will also be held during this time at the center, meaning more gearhead fun for YOU.

APRIL

Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition | CANCELLED
An outdoor cooking event like no other, the Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition invites you and yours to dine like cowboys at Clabough’s Campground. 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 to the best cookies (chuck wagon cooks)!

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny | CANCELLED
Don’t miss out on your favorite Easter traditions if you’re vacationing during the holiday. Stop by the Patriot Park for a day of FREE family fun, including an Easter egg hunt and visits from the Easter Bunny!

Brunch with the Easter Bunny | CANCELLED
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 865.428.0771 to get your tickets — they sell out quickly!

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage | CANCELLED
Dive a bit deeper into the great outdoors with classes, guided hikes, seminars, photography tours, and workshops during the 70th 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.

Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival | POSTPONED/DATE TBD
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!

Extreme Household Clean Up with Keep Sevier Beautiful | CANCELLED
If you're a resident, do your part to keep Pigeon Forge green and the Smokies beautiful during the Extreme Household Clean Up this spring. Keep Sevier Beautiful will be collecting hazardous waste from residents so it can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way! Stop by the Sevierville Municipal Parking Lot from 8 AM - 1 PM for dropoffs or volunteer to help from 7:30 - 11 AM or 11:30 - 1:30 - and get a FREE pizza lunch!  

 

MAY

Yellow Mustang Car Show | May 1 – 4
Held at the Christmas Place Inn in Pigeon Forge, get revved for the Yellow Mustang Car Show! Celebrating gorgeous (and yellow) cars, gearheads gather together at this Mustangs only party, where merchandise flows and other special events take place.

Dollywood Flower & Food Festival | POSTPONED/DATE TBD
NEW to Dollywood in honor of their 35th anniversary, the Flower and Food Festival is a 5-week event. Dive into exquisite Southern cuisine with beautiful spring flowers and various artistic displays dotting the park — it’s sure to be stunning!

Sweets & Beats at The Island | POSTPONED/DATE TBD
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 | May 15 – 16
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.

JUNE

20th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge | June 4 – 7
Put the petal to the metal and hear the hot rods roar at the 20th 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.

Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion | June 18 - 20 
Bring your Ford truck to the Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion, where F-100s line the streets from Pigeon Forge to nearby Gatlinburg. Find all the parts you need to pimp your truck with vendors and enter select giveaways for freebies!

Music in the Mountains Spring Parade | June 19  
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!

Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run | June 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 $10,000 cash giveaway, a swap meet, and awards for the most impressive cars.

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 | June 20 – August 2
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!

JULY

AUGUST


Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show | August 19 - 22 
Back by popular demand, the Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show brings 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!