2019 Pigeon Forge Events | May - December

MAY

Music in the Mountains Spring Parade | May 3 
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 | May 11 
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 16 - 19 
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 | March 15 - 16 
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 | May 24 - June 2 
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 | May 31 - June 2 
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 | July 13 
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 22 - August 4
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

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival
July 4
Each year, Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival brings in top acts for a fun 4th of July celebration. Salute our nation’s heroes this Independence Day with a fireworks display, kid-friendly games and activities, patriotic music, food, and more! The 29th annual event in 2019 will be no exception, with headlining acts, music throughout the day, and an exciting end to the night.

Titanic Color Run
July 20
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a family-friendly color run this summer! Supporting the East TN Autism Society, the run is equal parts supporting your community, burning some calories, and having tons of fun!

SEAA Girls’ Fast Pitch World Series
July 15 – 21
Hosted at Wear Farm City Park on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge, the 2019 SEAA Girls’ Fast Pitch World Series tournament will once again bring the top teams across the country for a week of competition. Teams should register early, as spots fill up quickly. Visitors can come and cheer on their favorite teams or just check out the incredible talent!

 

AUGUST

Celebrate Freedom
August
A tribute to those who have given so much for our country, the month of August in Pigeon Forge features discounts at area businesses for active and veteran military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and other emergency responders.

9th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament
August 4
Part of Stringtime in the Smokies – a bluegrass music festival with food, games, and music – the Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament honors the legacy of Sgt. Brett Benton. Sign up for competitive or amateur divisions (register online ahead of time) or come to watch some friendly competition with family and friends at The Old Mill Square.

 

SEPTEMBER

Shades of the Past Rod Run #37
September 6 – 7   
A top event for the Smokies area, the Shades of the Past Rod Run brings in hundreds of beautifully restored and maintained hot rods vying for a $10,000 cash prize and a 1932 Hi-Boy Roadster. Others can just check out the 200+ classic cars, including the winner of the new Triple Crown of Hot Rodding!

Dollywood Harvest Festival
September 27 – November 2  
A perfect blend of Smoky Mountain charm and fall fun, Dollywood’s Harvest Celebration boasts free concerts throughout the park (just buy park admission), talented artisans from across the country, the Southern Gospel Jubilee – America’s largest Southern gospel event – Southern food favorites, and the NEW Great Pumpkin Luminights.

 

OCTOBER

2019 Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
October 5 – 6  
The largest of its kind in the area, the Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament (with a tournament in spring as well) features 10,000+ trout stocked in more than 20 miles of streams within the Great Smoky Mountains. Kids, adults, locals, and visitors can vie for $10,000+ in cash and prizes and enjoy 2 days in the scenic Smokies.

Pigeon Forge Community Spooktacular Event 
October 24
Looking for a safe and family-friendly trick-or-treating experience in the Smoky Mountains? Stop by area vendors and shops in Pigeon Forge, where kids can get candy and check out the interactive Halloween displays and costumes!

7th Annual Halloween at The Island
October 31
Spend Halloween at The Island for a day of family fun:  a costume parade and costume contest, and candy maps to lead kids to their favorite treats around The Island.

 

NOVEMBER

Pigeon Forge Winterfest
November 22, 2019  – February 17, 2020  
Check out the holiday lights aboard the Trolley Tour of Lights, peek in at shop windows adorned with holly, lights, and snowmen, enjoy seasonal foods at holiday festivals, and pick up handmade gifts at Christmas arts and crafts shows in the area during Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest!

Titanic Christmas and Winter Celebration
December 1 – 31
Trimmed in the season’s best, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge celebrates Christmas and a magical winter each November and December. The Grand Staircase will be wrapped in glittering lights, garland, and beautiful bows, and the gift shop will be filled with holiday gifts and collectibles for the season.

Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede
October 30 – December 31
Year-round, Dolly Parton’s Stampede puts on an awesome show, with talented riders, beautiful horses, and more. But at Christmas, Dolly Parton’s Stampede amps it up, with gorgeous holiday costumes, a live nativity, angels and camels, dueling North Pole and South Pole elves, and a hearty holiday feast!

Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights<
November 22, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Skip the traffic and soak in the festive holiday lights aboard the Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights this holiday season! The heated trolleys will keep you warm and comfortable while you ride along the Parkway and try to spot Santa Claus and his reindeer, fountains, patriotic displays, and more!

Fireworks at the Titanic
November 28
Watch the skies above the Titanic Museum Attraction light up with a fantastic fireworks display this Thanksgiving at 7 p.m. The fireworks show is a fun event for Pigeon Forge visitors, but it’s also a chance to honor the passengers, crew members, and rescuers of the RMS Titanic.

 

DECEMBER

Yama-Con
December 6 – 8  
An event for all things gaming, comics, anime, and Japanese cultured themed, Yama-Con at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge brings in thousands for guest speakers, video game tournaments, Iron Cosplay, an AMV contest, and more.

Breakfast with Santa
December 7  
Each morning, breakfast at The Old Mill means stacks of fluffy pancakes, sizzling sausage and bacon, orange juice, and tasty biscuits and gravy. During Breakfast with Santa, kids can meet the jolly man himself while enjoying that country breakfast guests love.

New Year's Eve
December 31
Pigeon Forge knows how to kick off the New Year! From celebrations at downtown bars to awesome fireworks shows that light up the sky, there are plenty of things to do for couples, groups, and families with kids. Start off 2020 – and end 2019 – on a high note in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains!