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Proudly presented by the City of Pigeon Forge, Patriot Festival returns once again in 2024.

This year’s Patriot Festival will be headlined by Joe Nichols, three-time Grammy-nominated country music star.

As one of country music’s most praised traditional artists, Nichols was the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist award, the CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year award, as well as the prestigious Horizon Award from the Country Music Association. Nichols’ hit musical catalogue includes two multi-week No. 1 singles, the RIAA Gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75,” both from his critically acclaimed album Crickets.

Fireworks Celebration

Pigeon Forge will mark Independence Day with the city’s annual fireworks on Thursday, July 4th, capping the holiday weekend.

Patriot Festival guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas, tents, and coolers are NOT permitted. Hot dogs, tacos, pizza, funnel cakes, lemonade and so much more will be available from vendors for purchase.

Limited parking will be available at Patriot Park. Free parking is provided at the Teaster Lane Municipal parking lot, and a free shuttle operates every 20 minutes between the lot and festival site.

Event Schedule

2:00 PM – Food Vendors Open

3:00 PM – Kids’ Activities Open

4:00 PM – Veterans Tribute & Pigeon Forge Community Chorus

5:30 PM – Whiskey Icarus

7:00 PM – Runaway June

8:30 PM – Joe Nichols

9:45 PM – Fireworks after Joe Nichols’ performance ends

The night will conclude with the annual 4th of July fireworks show at the end Nichols’ concert!

*Schedule subject to change. No outside coolers, tents or umbrellas are allowed at Patriot Park

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