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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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