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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

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Music in the Mountains 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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Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade

When: August 10

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

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Southeastern 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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First Independence Day Parade in the Nation

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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Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

When: December 6

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