Gatlingburg Winter Fun And Music

Gatlinburg Winter Music Schedule

Just like the summer there is non stop entertainment including great concerts. Here is a schedule of upcoming musicians visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee. January and February offer great musical offerings all over the town. Here is a breakdown of who is coming with some hotel, food, attraction, and accommodation highlights to help you plan your visit to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg.

January 2017 Music

Sun Jan 01 2017 at 04:00 am
Mike Snodgrass
Venue: Smoky Mtn Brewery in Gatlinburg, TN

Other things to do at the Brewery

The Smoky Mountain Brewery is a cornucopia of great food including burgers, pizza, sandwiches,appetizers and of course craft beer…delectable craft beer.

Where can I stay nearby?

The Clarion Hotel and Suites sits nearby.

Highlights of this hotel

  • Stunning view of the Smoky Mountains
  • Walking distance to the space needle, Ober Gatlinburg, and more

Sun Jan 01 2017 at 04:00 am
Tenth Avenue North
Venue: Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN
Trip Advisor rating of 3.5

Sun Jan 01 2017 at 06:00 pm
January 2 2017
Moriah Peters
Venue: Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN

Mon Jan 02 2017 at 03:00 am
January 7 2017
Carrollton Band
Venue: Gatlinburg convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN

Here is an overall map with a number of nearby hotels


Sat Jan 07 2017 at 02:00 am
January 8 2017
Magnolia Justice
Venue: Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg, TN

Whats interesting at the distillery

The Sugarlands Distillery offers high quality LEGAL
Moonshine in a host of flavors like root beer, maple bacon
Peppermint and butter pecan.

Sun Jan 08 2017 at 02:00 am
Carrollton Band
Venue: Gatlinburg Convention Centre in Gatlinburg, TN

Sun Jan 08 2017 at 06:30 am
January 9 2017
Carrollton Band
Venue: Gatlinburg Convention Centre in Gatlinburg, TN

Mon Jan 09 2017 at 06:30 am
January 10 2017
Morgan Alexander
Venue: Crystelle Creek in Gatlinburg, TN

  • Great food and an active entertainment calendar are great complements to their oak grilled steaks and trout

Crystelle Creek Entertainment Schedule

Places To Stay near Crystelle Creek
The Stony Brook Cabins sit right across from this family restaurant near Dudley Creek on the East Parkway.

Tue Jan 10 2017 at 01:00 am
January 22 2017
Old Salt Union
Venue: Sugarlands Distilling in Gatlinburg, TN

Sun Jan 22 2017 at 01:00 am
January 29 2017
Carly Burruss
Venue: Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg, TN

Sun Jan 29 2017 at 02:00 am
February 17 2017
Noah Cleveland
Venue: Gatlinburg Retreat Center in Gatlinburg, TN

February 2017 Music

Fri Feb 17 2017 at 02:00 am
February 18 2017
Noah Cleveland
Venue: Gatlinburg Retreat Center in Gatlinburg, TN

Sat Feb 18 2017 at 02:00 am
February 19 2017
Noah Cleveland
Venue: Gatlinburg Retreat Center in Gatlinburg, TN

Sun Feb 19 2017 at 02:00 am
Jasin O’Neil Todd
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg, TN

Sun Feb 19 2017 at 04:00 am

Jasin O’Neil Todd
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg, TN

SNAPSHOT: Thunder Road Distillery


Come experience traditional moonshine at
Thunder Road Distillery


Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery


The wild spirit of the Tennessee Smokies is best explored in the moonshine tradition. Even after the Prohibition of alcohol ended in the mid-1930’s, most of Tennessee and many other states still had blue laws that made the sale of alcohol illegal.

Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

But there were families that lived in the Appalachia area of Tennessee who would not be constrained by these laws. Fiercely independent people who believed that it was their natural right to make a living as they saw fit. The production of moonshine became their family business.

Thus the moonshine tradition was born. During these years, moonshine was any liquor that was distilled illegally. But now moonshine is produced by distilleries who wish to pay homage to their rebel roots. One such establishment is the Thunder Road Distillery in Kodak, Tennessee.


The Thunder Road Tradition

The name, Thunder Road, is tied to the moonshine tradition. The moonshiners who lived in the Appalachian Mountains tended to have strong family ties and loyalty to other people living in their community. They delivered their product directly to their customers, but they had to be fast enough to outrun law enforcement. The moonshiners modified their cars so they could make quick getaways and not get caught while hauling their illegal spirits.

One legend from this era says that a favorite route of the moonshine runners was called Thunder Road because of the roar of the engines in the runners’ cars. A story persists of an infamous moonshine runner who evaded a law enforcement road block, but died when he crashed into an electrical sub-station. This legend was the basis for the 1958 movie, Thunder Road.


The Tradition Continues at Thunder Road Distillery
Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

The rebel spirit lives on at Thunder Road Distillery. That same fierce independence can be sensed as soon as you walk through the door. They refuse to be like every other Appalachian distillery. Instead of rustic, mountain décor you’ll find at other places, they want customers to experience the fast living excitement of the whiskey runners. Instead of bluegrass, you’ll hear rock music. Instead of barn wood, their store uses a lot of black metal, copper and cast iron.

They don’t just invite customers to shop and sample. A visit to Thunder Road means it’s party time! Sample their wide array of amazing products. There’s no stuffy, highfalutin attitudes here. Jokes and fun pour out as easily as the spirits.


The Spirits Abound

Most local distilleries carry only moonshine or flavored whisky. But at Thunder Road you’ll find tons of other spirits to partake of.


Watermelon Falls Moonshine Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Watermelon Falls Moonshine
Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Here are some of the most popular products:

•Corn Whiskey
•Rum and Coconut Rum
•100 Proof Moonshine
•Flavored Moonshine (Blackberry Bramble, Bananashine, Watermelon Falls, etc.)
•8-year-old Tennessee Bourbon


Be sure to make the Tennessee Smokies’ tradition of moonshine apart of your vacation to this area. What better way to connect to the wild spirit of independence that still lives in the community than with a visit to Thunder Road Distillery.


Contact Information:


Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Photo Credit: Thunder Road Distillery

Thunder Road Distillery

3605 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN





Gatlinburg Summer Events 2016


Farmers Markets, July 4 and more events happening in Gatlinburg this summer. Photo Credit.

Farmers Markets, July 4 and more events happening in Gatlinburg this summer. Photo Credit.


Gatlinburg is a premier destination for those looking for the perfect mountain getaway. The music of the mountains resounds throughout this community. Become a part of this small town’s heritage of patriotism, mountain craftsmanship and hospitality. Immerse yourself in a southern town with heart. Slow down your fast-paced life, and let a leisurely vacation strip all your worries away. And do as the locals do, check out these great events happening throughout the summer.


Events: Summer 2016


Every Saturday, Now–October 8
Gatlinburg Farmers Market

The Covered Bridge • 849 Glades Road, Gatlinburg, TN • 800-381-7670 • Website

This market pops up every summer to bring residents and guests amazing produce, Smoky Mountain arts and crafts and fun activities. All this, with the sound of Bluegrass lilting through the air.


June 17–August 14
Free Parkway Trolley

The Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN • 1-800-568-4748 • Website

Explore the Parkway which runs through the heart of Gatlinburg onboard the open-air trolley. A fun way to see the best that Gatlinburg has to offer.


July 3–4
First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!

Downtown Gatlinburg • Gatlinburg, TN • 1-800-568-4748 • Website

At the stroke of midnight, Gatlinburg will celebrate our country’s independence with the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” This celebrated event pulls out all the stops—marching bands, floats, balloons and more!


July 4
River Raft Regatta

Starts at Christ in the Smokies Bridge, River Road, Gatlinburg, TN • 1-800-588-1817 • Website

Dropping stuff in the river has never been more fun! Unmanned river rafts (hand-made designs or anything that floats) will be dropped into the Little Pigeon River and raced to the finish line. Awards will be given for each category. This fun-filled event is free!


July 4
Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale

Downtown Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, TN • Website

The best place to be at 10 p.m. on July 4 is Downtown Gatlinburg. You will love their amazing, 20-minute fireworks show! Camp out at traffic lights #3 and #5 for the best view.


July 14–17
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg Convention Center • 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg TN • 865-436-7479 • Website

Gatlinburg will host people from all over the country to display the best example of artistry! See skilled craftspeople put their talents on display in over 200 booths. There will also be free live music concerts throughout the event.


Get a true taste of Smoky Mountain music at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.

Get a true taste of Smoky Mountain music at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.

August 24–28
5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Venues throughout Downtown Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg TN • 865-604-9066 • Website

Throughout Gatlinburg, the sounds of amazing music will fill the air. This celebration of songwriters and songwriting honors the mountain music of Tennessee. Throughout Downtown Gatlinburg, there will be 120 shows to choose from, as well as three ticketed concerts. This is a great time to visit the Tennessee Smokies.



Pigeon Forge Summer Events 2016


Honor our nation's heroes this summer in Pigeon Forge.

Honor our nation’s heroes this summer in Pigeon Forge.


With the Smoky Mountains as its backdrop, Pigeon Forge makes the perfect vacation destination. Exciting outdoor activities, a variety of shopping experiences and tons of fun attractions and events. If you are planning a trip to Pigeon Forge in the Tennessee Smokies, be sure to check out these exciting events happening summer 2016.


Events: Summer 2016

June 7–30
Exhibit: Titanic Wallace Hartley Violin

Titanic Museum Attraction • 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN • 800-381-7670 • Website

The most prized artifact every recovered after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 was Bandmaster Wallace Hartley’s violin. Come view this piece of history, on display for a limited time.


July 4
26th Annual Patriot Festival

Patriot Park • 186 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN • 800-251-9100 • Website

A 4th of July celebration featuring top-name performers, yummy food and fun the whole family will love. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. The day ends with a fantastic fireworks display. Free and open to the public.


August 1–31
Celebrate Freedom

Participating Businesses • Pigeon Forge, TN • Website

Businesses throughout Pigeon Forge are joining forces to honor America’s heroes throughout the month of August. They will be offering discounts to all active and veteran military, police, firefighters and other emergency responders all month long. Be sure to join Pigeon Forge in honoring these men and women who sacrifice so much.


August 5–7
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Retail Stores throughout Pigeon Forge, TN • Website

Take advantage of tax-free shopping all weekend long! The perfect time to shop till you drop. CLICK HERE to see which purchases qualify for this exemption.


Pigeon Forge doesn't want to forget those who've sacrificed for our country.

Pigeon Forge doesn’t want to forget those who’ve sacrificed for our country.

August 15–18
HEROS Tribute to Veterans and First Responders

Smoky Mountain Convention Center • 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN • 1-877-686-6338 • Website

A tribute to those men and women who sacrifice so much for our nation’s security. This special event is dedicated to all veterans and first responders.


August 29
Welcome Home Veterans Parade

Begins at Traffic Light #8 on the Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN • 800-251-9100 • Website

Beginning at 9 a.m. on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, the city wishes to honor the nations’ many brave veterans. Join them as they salute America’s heroes.



Sevierville Summer Events 2016



Here in Dolly Parton’s hometown there is always something happening! Great music, conventions, fairs—events that locals and visitors alike are sure to love. So if you’re in Sevierville this summer and wondering if there are any cool events, read on! Hopefully one of these coincide with your travel plans.


Events: Summer 2016

June 25
June Jam Cruise In

The Diner • 550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN • (865) 908-1904 • Website

This Cool Car Cruise In will have great music as well as the great eats you know you’ll find at The Diner. Hang out all evening and enjoy the festivities like drawings and prizes. Proceeds will benefit Prostate Cancer research.


July 30
Hot Nights, Cool Car Cruise In

The Diner • 550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN • (865) 908-1904 • Website

Groove to the sounds of Gary’s Sound Machine and receive a free beverage with your meal. There will also be great discounts on merchandise. Then watch to see who will be awarded Beth of Show and other great prizes.


August 26–28
Parker’s Greatest Knife Show

The Sevierville Convention Center • 202 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville, TN • Website

Knives of all shapes and sizes will be on display and for sale. See amazing knives that will make a perfect addition to your collection.


August 27
Back to School Cruise In

The Diner • 550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN • (865) 908-1904 • Website

Finish up the summer with another showing of the best cars around! Great music, great eats and an amazing evening out!


September 5–10
Sevier County Fair

The Sevier County Fairgrounds • 754 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN • 865-453-0770 • Website

This week long celebration brings you the fun, festivities and joy that a rural county fair brings. Farming, cooking and crafts exhibitions. There’s also tons of great activities the whole family will enjoy.





Sweets of the South: Pigeon Forge Sweet Shops


Brittle, fudge, candied apples and more are found in Pigeon Forge!

Brittle, fudge, candied apples and more are found in Pigeon Forge!


Who knows when our sweet tooth develops. It could be on our first birthday, when our parents let us gorge ourselves on cake. Or maybe it’s the first time we watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. As soon as we see that chocolate waterfall, something clicks in us, and we are never the same. Sweets equal indulgence, the perfect cap to the perfect meal, comfort. And what better time to indulge your sweet tooth than on vacation.

If you’re planning your Tennessee vacation in the Pigeon Forge area, your sweet tooth is in luck! There are tons of indulgent options from chocolate to flavored nuts to old-fashioned candy. Each shop has a different specialty, so you may have to visit them all! You can buy these sweet treats as a gift, but let’s be honest, they probably won’t make it back home.


Pigeon Forge Sweet Shops:


Chocolate Monkey
Get ready to try some of the best fudge you've ever had in Pigeon Forge! Homemade from scratch.

Get ready to try some of the best fudge you’ve ever had in Pigeon Forge! Homemade from scratch.

3152 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN • 865-453-0099 • Website

•Old Fashioned Fudge
•Candied Apples
•Ice Cream
•Glazed nuts

Fudge Shoppe of the Smokies

716 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN & 812 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN • 800-719-7958 • Website

•Made from scratch fudge
•Over 10 different fudge flavors

Incredible Christmas Place

2470 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN • 865-453-0415 • Website

•Visit Mrs. Claus’ Candy Kitchen
•Holiday themed candy and sweets

The Island
Get old-fashioned candy.

Get old-fashioned candy.

131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN • 865-286-0119 • Website

•This entertainment complex has tons of shops & restaurants, and many sweet shops!
•Big Rock Candy Kitchen
•The Fudgery
•The Island Creamery
•Island Yogurt

Old Mill Candy Kitchen

175 Old Mill Avenue, Traffic Light # 7, Pigeon Forge, TN • 865-453-7516 • Website 

•Traditional cooking methods
•Chocolates & Caramel
•Homemade fudge
•Chocolate covered cherries

Smoky Mountain Popcorn
Your family will love sweet flavored popcorn, nuts and more!

Your family will love sweet flavored popcorn, nuts and more!

2530 Parkway, Suite 25, Pigeon Forge, TN • 877-519-3767 • Website

•151 gourmet flavors
•Candied & Soda flavored popcorn
•Creative flavors like: Cherry, Blueberry Cheesecake, Cinnamon Toast, Gingerbread, etc.

The Sweet Shop of the South

131 The Island Drive, Suite 9109, Pigeon Forge, TN • 865-366-1276 • Website

•Gourmet cupcakes
•Caramel pretzels
•Caramel apples

Try My Nuts

109 B Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN • 865-366-1NUT(688) • Website

•Gourmet nuts



Want a sneak peek at the shopping scene in the Tennessee Smokies? CLICK HERE to read more.



TN Smokies appThe Tennessee Smokies Visitors Go Guide app is the best way to connect to the best shopping, restaurants and activities while on vacation in Pigeon Forge and beyond!

CLICK HERE to download app.



Preparing to Camp in the Tennessee Smokies


You will never forget camping in the Tennessee Smokies.

You will never forget camping in the Tennessee Smokies.


Camping is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Whether you’re roughing it in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, or taking a safer route with lots of amenities. How can you plan ahead for an enjoyable stay in the great outdoors? What do you need to make sure to pack? What kind of weather can you expect?


Planning Ahead for Your Trip


The first step in your camping plans is to select a campground.

This can take some research. There are about 100 different sites where you can camp in the Smokies. For some, the surroundings will be the most important part of the trip. You may want to camp in the mountains, by a river, or near hiking trails.

 For others, camping needs to still have some modern conveniences. You will want to check the amenities and be sure the campsite has bathrooms, showers, or other features that you prefer to have.

If you don’t want to spend all of your time at the campsite, you may also want to select a location that is closer to one of the main cities like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, so you have a place to travel to for meals.

Just as a side note, if you plan on going off the beaten path to do some deep woods camping in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you will need a permit and advance reservations.


What Should You Bring on Your Camping Trip?


There are tons of beautiful camping locations in the Tennessee Smokies.

There are tons of beautiful camping locations in the Tennessee Smokies.

To some degree, this will depend on the location you select. If you are going to be way out in the mountains, you will need more than just a tent and sleeping bag. You will also need food and a way to cook it. Portable grills are a good option if you don’t trust yourself cooking over a campfire. Some campsites may already have grills.

A good knife, or other tool, is also a must-have for all sorts of eventualities. Check out Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville for the perfect knife or tool to take on your camping trip. Backpackers will want to check the National Park guidelines for waste disposal methods and bear safety.


Camping Weather

The Smokies have comfortable daytime temps of 60 and above from March through November, but nighttime temperatures can be below freezing from November through March. Precipitation ranges from 3-6 inches per month with the wettest months being during the summer. The fall is the driest season.


Extreme Sports in the Tennessee Smokies


Thrill Seekers Love the Tennessee Smokies


Photo Credit: Adventure Park Ziplines

Photo Credit: Adventure Park Ziplines


There are some great activities to try while in the Tennessee Smokies. Lots of shows in Pigeon Forge, as well as Dollywood. Scenic day trips or shopping in Sevierville and Gatlinburg. But be sure to add some thrills to your Tennessee Smokies vacation. Here are some exciting activities for extreme sports lovers who come to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee


Which sports are considered “extreme?”

Extreme sports are activities that include a great deal of adventure and action. Sometimes there is even an element of danger involved. But that just adds to the allure. Extreme sports usually require a level of physical fitness or specialized ability. Technical gear that is related to the sport may be purchased by enthusiasts or rented by the occasional thrill-seeker.


Which Extreme Sports Are Available in the Tennessee Smokies?

 White Water Rafting

The Big Pigeon River has a dozen Class III and IV rapids for experienced white water rafters. There are numerous companies that offer rafting tours in the area.

CLICK HERE to read more about opportunities for this in the Tennessee Smokies.




Ziplining in the Tennessee Smokies is a great way to get an adrenaline rush and take in the amazing sights at the same time. Ziplines abound throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so you never have to go too far to enjoy the experience.


Indoor Skydiving

Photo Credit: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Photo Credit: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

If you haven’t tried it yet, indoor skydiving gives you the opportunity to experience the thrill of jumping out of an airplane at 30,000 feet without having to get on a plane. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience freefall while being only 6-12 feet off the ground. Packages include training, gear rental and time in the wind tunnel with your instructor. Professional skydivers use facilities like this to train. The primary requirements are that you are in good health and between 40 and 230 pounds.


Don’t Forget Safety!

The good news is that these extreme sports offer all of the excitement while taking visitor safety into consideration. However, you should always check with the facility you are going to being joining up with to ensure it has a good safety rating and plenty of precautions in place such as life jackets, harnesses, and helmets, depending on your sport.


Here are some great businesses that are ready to give you the thrill of adventure:


White Water Rafting:


Big Creek Expeditions
3541 Hartford Road, Hartford TN • 877-642-7238 • Website

Outdoor Adventure Rafting
3635 Trail Hollow Road, Hartford TN • 866-333-7238 • Website

USA Raft
3630 Hartford Road, Hartford TN • 423-487-4303 • Website




Adventure Park Ziplines at Five Oaks
1628 Parkway Sevierville, TN • 877-539-8552 • Website

155 Branam Hollow Road, Gatlinburg, TN • 865-325-8116 • Website

Tree Tops Ropes Course
1620 Parkway, Sevierville, TN • 877-351-4278 • Website


Other Adventures


Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
3106 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN • 877-293-0639 • Website

Ober Gatlinburg
1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg TN • 865-436-5423 • Website



Planning Your Trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge



A visit to Pigeon Forge won’t be complete with a visit to Dollywood!


Dollywood is a Pigeon Forge theme park owned by Dolly Parton, the famous entertainer. What is the history of this park and what can you look forward to on your trip?


Dolly Parton’s Life in Sevierville

While the amusement park itself has been open in this location since 1961, it didn’t become Dollywood until 1986. Dolly Parton grew up in the Tennessee Smokies, in Sevier County. She bought an interest in the existing park to fulfill her dream of coming back home to share some of her good fortune with her hometown. Her goal was to create jobs for the area, and that she did. In fact, by 2010 the park had grown to double the size it had been when she first invested in it. It is currently the largest generator of jobs in the region!


Dollywood Attractions

As the park has grown, the number of attractions have increased dramatically. Much like Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Dollywood is divided into sections. It is organized into 10 different areas, each with its own theme ranging from Showstreet (where the focus is the theaters and live entertainment) to Wilderness Pass (which has a water ride, a zipline, a roller coaster, and more).

There are plenty of kid-friendly rides too, especially in the Country Fair section. Craftsman’s Valley features an indoor roller coaster. Plus, besides the water rides, there is also a separate water park which opens on May 14, 2016.


Dollywood 2

The rides and roller coasters at Dollywood are the best in Tennessee!

Dollywood Events

There are always special events listed on the Dollywood website. Upcoming events include:

•Barbeque & Bluegrass – A food and music festival going on from May 13-22, 2016.

•National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration – Gospel music accompanies the autumn colors all October long.

•Smoky Mountain Christmas – At Dollywood, it’s Christmas all throughout November and December, featuring shows such as It’s a Wonderful Life and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.


Contact Information

Come check out Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Come check out Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.


2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 428-9488




Want to see Dolly Parton herself? Come to the Dolly Parade on May 6, 2016. For more info, CLICK HERE.




CLICK HERE for more ideas of what to do with your kids in Pigeon Forge. 


Highlight: Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge 2016


Event Details:

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2016 Dolly Parade

When: May 6 @ 6 p.m.

Where: Main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN





The Dolly Parade

Dolly is coming back home! Every year, Dolly Parton serves as grand marshal at the largest parade in the Tennessee Smokies. The parade features amazing floats, marching bands, area entertainers, baton twirlers, horses and so much more! A fan favorite is the Dixie Stampede float, which features performers from this popular dinner show. If you want to get a good seat, be sure to come early as this parade generally draws more than 50,000 visitors!


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Dolly Parton’s Hometown

Dolly Parton never forgot her roots. Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, she always promised that if she made it big, she would come back to her hometown and do something that would bring lots of jobs. And with 3,000 people on payroll, Dollywood employs the most people in the Tennessee Smokies. Dollywood is a Pigeon Forge theme park, and is the largest ticketed attraction in the state of Tennessee.


Dollywood Appearances

May 6 and 7, Dolly typically makes appearances at Dollywood. You can see her in a horse drawn carriage. Be sure to come early so that you can get a good spot and snap some pictures.




Want to learn more about Dollywood? CLICK HERE.