Upcoming Events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

There's always something fun and exciting to see and do when you're visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Here's a complete list of upcoming events for you to enjoy!

GATLINBURG FIREWORKS FINALE


Location Downtown Gatlinburg Time Starts: 11PM
Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute firework show starting at 11:00 p.m. from the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Spectators can view the fireworks from any vantage point in Gatlinburg. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society....

FIRST INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE IN THE NATION


Location Downtown Gatlinburg Time Starts: 12:01AM
Gatlinburg’s award-winning Fourth of July Midnight Parade will step off at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 4. The parade steps off at the intersection of East Parkway and Baskins Creek Bypass turning south onto the Parkway at traffic light #3. The parade continues through town ending at Ski Mountain Road. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early on Sunday, July 3, to avoid traffic and secure a place to watch the Midnight Parade along the Parkway.  The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation has garnered national attention and award recognition for excellence in entertainment. The parade has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and recognized by Livability.com as one of the “Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Smaller Cities.” Additionally, the event has earned multiple Grand Pinnacle Awards by the International Festivals and Events Association....

PATRIOT FESTIVAL


Location Patriot Park Time Starts: 4PM ‐ Ends: 10PM
Patriot Festival returns once again in 2022. This year’s annual 4th of July celebration is headlined by country superstar Josh Turner! This event is proudly presented by 107.7 WIVK and the City of Pigeon Forge. Josh Turner has received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations and has also joined the Grand Ole Opry. Country music legends such as Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin, and Hank Williams have inspired his most recent album, Country State of Mind. The new album features dozens of songs, including songs from those five legends among others, spanning more than half a century of classic country music. For nearly two decades, Turner has been one of country music’s most recognizable voices, and he has never kept his reverence for traditional country music a secret. Josh looks forward to performing some of his greatest hits in Pigeon Forge, celebrating America’s birthday in style. OTHER MUSICAL GUESTS Liquid Velvet is a high-energy, 5 piece classic rock cover band that favors the progressive side. If you enjoy the music of Journey, Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Pink Floyd, Rush, Genesis, Yes, Dio, etc, you will love Liquid Velvet! Based out of Charlotte NC, Swamp River Revival treat the audience to an authentic John Fogerty/Creedence Clearwater Revival experience. Immediately you’ll recognize classic songs from radio, TV, and the big screen such as Fortunate Son, Born on the Bayou, Bad Moon Rising, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Suzie Q, and Centerfield, just to name a few. Swamp River Revival truly delivers the total John Fogerty/Creedence Clearwater Revival Experience with such attention to detail, that it will leave fans wondering if they just watched John Fogerty himself or a tribute band! Fireworks Celebration Pigeon Forge will mark Independence Day with the city’s annual fireworks on Monday, July 4th, capping the holiday weekend. The spectacular fireworks display will be simulcast by WIVK-FM 107.7 FM radio station in Knoxville. Patriot Festival guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas, tents, and coolers are not permitted. Food vendors will be available. Free parking is provided at the Teaster Lane Municipal parking lot, and a free shuttle operates every 20 minutes between the lot and the festival site. Event Schedule 4:00pm: Welcome / Veterans Tribute 4:15pm: Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Patriotic Salute 5:20pm: Liquid Velvet 6:45pm: Swamp River Revival 8:30pm: Josh Turner 9:50pm: Fireworks...

SHENANDOAH CONCERT


Location Country Tonite Theater
When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me,” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy-winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Shenandoah has recorded 10 studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The boys from Muscle Shoals have left a potent legacy at country radio with over a dozen #1 records. Concert tickets are on sale now! Call (865) 453-2003 or book online....

WELCOME HOME VETERANS PARADE


Location Pigeon Forge Parkway Time Starts: 9:00 AM ‐ Ends: 11:00 AM
Pigeon Forge will honor U.S. military veterans with its annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. Help us salute and pay tribute to America’s military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade, starting at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church and traveling northbound on the Parkway to Traffic Light #5....

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN JEEP INVASION


Location Leconte Center
August 25 - 27: The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is located at the LeConte Center in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN, and will be held August 25-27, 2022.  Daily admission bands can be purchases on site for $15 per adult per day, children 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free, no presales or online admission purchases available.  Our 2021 event drew in over 30,000+ attendees and over 15,000 Jeeps during the three-day event.  Vendors are the main focus of the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion. Attendees come to meet and purchase products from many of their favorite merchandisers for Jeeps of all varieties, including Wrangler, JT, JL, JK, TJ, and YJ, as well as XJs and WJs.  The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion also offers patrons the opportunity to participate in one of the largest Show and Shine Competition Jeep Shows around.t....

SHADES OF THE PAST CAR SHOW


Location Dollywood's Splash Country
September 10 - 11, 2021 Dollywood’s Splash Country is hosting the annual Shades of the Past Car Show. All ages will marvel at over 200 hot rods competing for the grand prizes.  Roundup admission is only $10 a day and children under 12 are free. Brows the show & find one of your own at the giant swap meet. Vendors will also be set up throughout the event....

SHADES OF THE PAST CAR SHOW


Location Dollywood's Splash Country
September 10 - 11, 2021 Dollywood’s Splash Country is hosting the annual Shades of the Past Car Show. All ages will marvel at over 200 hot rods competing for the grand prizes.  Roundup admission is only $10 a day and children under 12 are free. Brows the show & find one of your own at the giant swap meet. Vendors will also be set up throughout the event....

PIGEON FORGE FALL ROD RUN


Location Leconte Center
September 15 - 17: A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral. Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show! ...

PIGEON FORGE FALL ROD RUN


Location Leconte Center
September 15 - 17: A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral. Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show! ...

PIGEON FORGE FALL ROD RUN


Location Leconte Center
September 15 - 17: A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral. Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show! ...

OBER’S OKTOBERFEST


Location Ober Gatlinburg
September 23 - October 30, 2022  Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating autumn with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-Style food, drink and music. Our 12th Annual OktOBERfest will be held from September 23-October 30. The Smoky Mountain Oompah Band, in authentic costume, will perform traditional folk dances with free shows daily. Guests can enjoy live entertainment & a Bier Garten featuring specialty Oktoberfest bier and foods. When you have had your fill of yodeling, schnitzel & Bavarian beer, you can enjoy everything else that Ober Gatlinburg has to offer. Some of the activities include our new Rock Wall, The Ski Mountain Coaster, Indoor Ice Skating, the Alpine Slide, the Chair Swing, the Scenic Chairlift, Kiddie Rides, the Wildlife Encounter & more. Remember to bring your camera along to capture the memories....

GREAT PUMPKIN LUMINIGHTS AT DOLLYWOOD


Location Dollywood
September 23 - October 29, 2022 Great Pumpkin LumiNights, presented by Covenant Health, is just one of the fun things to see and do at the annual Dollywood Harvest Festival. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights features spectacular lighted pumpkin displays throughout the Dollywood park, which glow with the fire of fall. And this season’s event promises to be even more spectacular with a large crop of beautiful sunflowers that have sprouted in Wildwood Grove, a massive glowing 40-foot tall pumpkin tree and the larger than life Ambercup pumpkin figure that shines bright. There’s loads of fun for families to experience all throughout Dollywood this fall!...

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

CHALKFEST AT THE ISLAND


Location The Island Pigeon Forge
Professional and aspiring chalk artists will gather at The Island in Pigeon Forge to adorn its concrete with colorful masterpieces made entirely with chalk during the annual Chalkfest. All artists, professional and aspiring, are invited to create a masterpiece. Registration is free and chalk and concrete are provided. If you prefer to just watch, come check out four featured artists and be sure to vote for your favorite community piece!...

HALLOWEEN TRICK OF TREAT AT THE ISLAND


Location The Island Pigeon Forge Time Starts: 5PM ‐ Ends: 7PM
Step right up! Step right up! Join The Island in Pigeon Forge for its annual Halloween Trick of Treat event. Enjoy free trick-or-treating Halloween night from 5-7 PM. The best part? Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating at The Island from 5pm – 7pm, and throughout the night enjoy spooky fountain shows and music! This family-friendly event is a fun, safe way to spend Halloween!...

DOLLYWOOD’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS


Location Dollywood
November 5 - January 1, 2023 Christmas is a magical time at Dollywood. Enjoy Smoky Mountain Christmas, an award-winning festival known for being the best across America. This year, there will be more lights & shows, a themed area and all of the classics that you know and love. Enjoy Glacier Ridge, showcasing a 50 foot video motion Christmas tree that was added in 2019. In addition, classic shows and productions such as It’s a Wonderful Life, the Parade of Many Colors and more will return....

GATLINBURG CHILI COOKOFF


Location Downtown Gatlinburg Time Starts: 5:00 PM ‐ Ends: 8:00 PM
For more than 30 years, the city of Gatlinburg has celebrated the beginning of Winterfest with its annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Beans. The tradition continues with live entertainment and mouth watering chili sampling, with mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous. City leaders will participate in an official lighting ceremony for Smoky Mountain Winterfest that features millions of twinkling lights adorning Gatlinburg Winter Magic light displays throughout the city....

PIGEON FORGE WINTERFEST


Location Pigeon Forge Parkway
November 13 - February 19, 2023 Draped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November until February....

FANTASY OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE


Location Downtown Gatlinburg Time Starts: 7:00 PM ‐ Ends: 9:00 PM
Gatlinburg’s Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade will roll through Downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the arrival of the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus. The excitement begins at 7:30 p.m. where the parade will step-off from Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, before spanning through Gatlinburg and ending at traffic light #10....

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE ISLAND


Location The Island Pigeon Forge Time Starts: 10:00 AM ‐ Ends: 12:01 AM
Join us at The Island in Pigeon Forge as we countdown to 2023 with a dazzling midnight fireworks production on December 31! The Island in Pigeon Forge will be open on Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to midnight, and we look forward to celebrating with you as we ring in the New Year! Our rides, retail and dining establishments will operate as scheduled, including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel – so we invite you to bring your family and enjoy spending quality time together at The Island before the fireworks go off at midnight! The Island in Pigeon Forge is excited to offer families the opportunity to celebrate and make cherished memories together while ringing in the New Year in spectacular fashion! Join us on New Year’s Eve for a day of family fun and incredible fireworks, and let’s kick off 2023 with a bang!...