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.



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