Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers many great events that correspond to your visit to the Smoky Mountains.


Join us for our award-winning Winterfest celebration, a four-month-long winter festival in Pigeon Forge featuring four million holiday lights, Christmas shows, trolley tours, outlet sales and more.

Annual Dolly Parade

The Annual Dolly Parade marks the traditional beginning of the city’s spring entertainment season. Floats, marching bands, and local celebrities join Miss Dolly as she greets thousands of visitors who come to Pigeon Forge.

Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights

Enjoy the Winterfest lights and leave the driving to someone else. Trolley Station @ Patriot Park, (Mon.& Fri.), 6:30 p.m., (Groups by reservation), (865)453-6444.

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Entertainers from around the globe to entertain visitors during the Festival of Nations. More than 400 performers bring a touch of their homelands to Dollywood through music, food, and culture.

Annual Saddle Up! Celebration

A celebration of Western music, poetry and culture as we turn back the hands of time to be entertained by “cowboy poets” who bring the American West to life in story and song.

Grand Spring Rod Run

Grand Resort Hotel & CC – 1-800-251-4444 (Individual), (865)687-3976 (Car Registration)

Annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival™

This annual favorite brings together some of the region’s best tale-spinners and story-weavers. Visitors will especially delight in hearing the homespun humor. Appalachian tales and even some spine-tingling tales of suspense. Visitors may also attend storytelling concerts and workshops with some of the nation’s best-loved performers.

Greatest Knife Show on Earth

Grand Resort Hotel & CC 1-800-251-4444.

Ford F100 Super Nationals

Grand Resort Hotel & CC 1-800-251-4444 (Individual) (704)872-7327 (Car Registration)

Annual “A Mountain Quiltfest” ™

A Mountain Quiltfest attracts quilters and crafters from across the nation. This five-day event features an outstanding quilt show, vendors, and classroom instruction. Classes are taught by some of the nation’s top quilting experts, and whether you’re a long-time quilter or just a beginner, there’s a class for you. An expanded vendor area offers the latest in quilting supplies, materials, and techniques.

Chevy Classics

Headquarter Hotel: Music Road Hotel & Convention Center 865-429-7700

Annual Patriot Festival

Patriot Park, (865)429-7350