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There’s just something special about going to a parade, especially here in the Smoky Mountains. With floats, balloons, bands and entries by local attractions, the parades in the Smoky Mountains are an unforgettable experience. 

Pigeon Forge Parades

Music in the Mountains Spring Parade.jpgMusic in the Mountains Spring Parade

When: May 3

The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade showcases the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains. 

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When: August 10

Pigeon Forge salutes and honors America’s military veterans each year with the annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. 

Shrine Parade Pigeon Forge.jpgSoutheastern Shrine Association Shrine Parade

When: August 17

The Shrine Parade is a fun event for the entire family. Watch as the Shriners drive their tiny cars, motorcycles and go-carts down the Parkway. 

Gatlinburg Parades

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When: July 3 - 4

Recognized by National Geographic as one of the “Top 10 Parades in the Nation,” the Gatlinburg 4thof July Midnight Parade is truly a spectacular event that you don’t want to miss. 

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When: December 6

The annual Gatlinburg Christmas Parade kicks of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.