Pigeon Forge is a fantastic place to visit during summer as there are numerous special events throughout town for people of all ages to enjoy. There are concerts, fireworks, car shows, shopping events, etc and we highlight four of the most popular events below!
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration
Dollywood’s summer celebration takes place June 22 – August 4 offering extended park hours that end with Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, which is a festive colorful nightly fireworks show synchronized to music each evening! This special fireworks show features Paint Your Dreams across the Sky, an inspiring musical crescendo written specifically for the occasion by Dolly, along with other songs that underscore this colorful summertime celebration!
Guests can enjoy the best viewing areas near:
– Timber Canyon/Wilderness Pass
– Country Fair in front of Grandstand Cafe
– Adventures In Imagination between Dolly’s Closet and Dreamsong Theater
– The Front Gate in front of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame
For more info, visit https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer
July 4th Patriot Festival
Pigeon Forge offers one of the largest and most exciting 4th of July celebrations in the Smokies with the annual Patriot Festival at Patriot Park. This special event is free to attend and is located within walking distance to The Ramsey Hotel! Each year, the Patriot Festival features a concert by a popular artist and this year’s entertainment is Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives! Below is the schedule of events for the day:
Patriot Festival Event Schedule*
2:00 pm – Free Kid’s Karnival and food vendors open
4:00 pm – Free entertainment from the stage, featuring:
- Whiskey Icarus
- Pigeon Forge Community Chorus
- Brad Hudson Band
- Free Falling (a Tom Petty Tribute Band)
8:30 pm – Event headliner: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
9:45 pm – Fireworks Spectacular!
*Artists’ schedule subject to change.
Updated details available at: https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/patriot-festival
Tax Free Weekend
Pigeon Forge is an excellent place to do back-to-school shopping as Tennessee’s Tax Free Weekend takes place July 26-28. With so many stores and outlets available throughout town, there are plenty of opportunities to save money on retail items. making this weekend one of the area’s most popular shopping times of the year!
For details on Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday, including what items are allowed, visit https://www.tn.gov/revenue/taxes/sales-and-use-tax/sales-tax-holiday.html
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion
The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion has grown into one of the largest car shows in Pigeon Forge as it has grown to attract over 8,000 Jeeps and 16,000 spectators! This massive event takes place at the nearby LeConte Convention Center with over 100 vendors offering merchandise and souvenirs. If you love Jeeps or large auto shows, then plan your visit during The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion, which takes place August 23-24, 2019!
For details on the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion, visit https://www.greatsmokymountainjeepinvasion.com/
Stay in the Heart of it All
The Ramsey Hotel is located on the Parkway in the middle of Pigeon Forge, making us perfectly located to attend any of these fantastic events this summer! Reservations fill up for special events, so be sure to choose a room as soon as possible to lock in your room and rates! If you need assistance planning and booking the perfect room, give us a call at (865) 428-2700 and we will be glad to help!