Each year, Pigeon Forge plays host to numerous events that attract thousands of visitors on any given weekend. Below, we highlight four of the biggest events happening in Pigeon Forge in 2019 that appeal to people of all ages. Whether you are interested in attending any of these events, or simply want to be aware of the dates to better plan a vacation around busier weekends, this list will help you decide the best time to plan your visit to Pigeon Forge in 2019!
By far, the most attended events in Pigeon Forge each year are the variety of car shows that roll into town between March and September. These car shows are among the biggest in the country and bring large crowds to town. If you plan to attend any of these car shows in 2019 it is highly advised to book your lodging as soon as possible to get the best rate and to be guaranteed a room.
Spring Rod Run April 11-13
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion August 23-24
Shades of the Past September 6-7
Fall Rod Run September 12-14
Click here to view a full list of Pigeon forge car shows along with details for each.
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade
The annual Pigeon Forge parade is known as the Music in the Mountains Spring Parade and takes place on May 3, 2019. This popular parade attracts tens of thousands of spectators as one entire side of the Pigeon Forge Parkway is shut down and dedicated to the parade. Many theaters, attractions, and Smoky Mountain businesses participate in the parade with extravagant floats and talented performers. This is a fun, family-friendly, and free event to enjoy for people of all ages.
July 4th Patriot Festival & Fireworks
On July 4th, Pigeon Forge hosts the annual Patriot Festival, which features live entertainment along with a featured performer at Patriot Park beside The Old Mlll restaurant. While the concerts are free to enjoy, there are a variety of vendors available offering food, drinks, and activities. This is a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy as there is something for everyone of every age. The Ramsey Hotel is located less that 1 mile from the Patriot Festival.
Dollywood Opening Day
On March 16th Dollywood will open for the 2019 season, which will feature its largest capital investment to the popular theme park in its 32 year history. The new addition, Wildwood Grove, includes 11 new themed experiences that include new rides, play areas, places to eat, and more. It is the most anticipated addition to Dollywood in recent years as it will provide numerous new experiences for families to enjoy. To learn more about Wildwood Grove, visit Dollywood.com for full details.
Book Your Visit
With so many great events taking place this year in Pigeon Forge, now is a great time to book a room for your next visit. Check out our available hotel rooms to choose the perfect room and amenities for your trip!