Festivals, Fireworks and Family Fun
The month of July brings a record number of families to the Smoky Mountains in celebration of summer. With that in mind, all of this month’s special events encourage you to get outdoors and enjoy mountains of family fun. We hope you have a fantastic vacation in Pigeon Forge and make new memories that you’ll want to recreate year after year!
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Dollywood’s Great American Summer Celebration: All month long, celebrate your family, American music and summer fun at Dollywood theme park. Open every day from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., plan to arrive early and stay late for more rides, more smiles and more memories. Reserve your Pigeon Forge cabin with Heartland Rentals and you can purchase discounted Dollywood tickets at check in.
Free Parkway Trolley: You can ride specially marked trolleys throughout downtown Gatlinburg for a free through mid-August. Get on and off as often as you want!
Tennessee Smokies Baseball: It’s TN Smokies vs. Montgomery Biscuits. Enjoy Friday Night Fireworks and visit SmokiesBaseball.com for other game time special events.
4th of July Midnight Parade: Take a lawn chair to downtown Gatlinburg and claim your spot for the 40th Annual “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day paying tribute to our country.
Shenandoah with Marty Raybon Concert: Call Country Tonite Theatre at (865) 453-2003 to purchase tickets and get seating information. 8 p.m. show presented by First Class Concerts. firstclassconcerts.com.
Tanger Outlets 4th of July Weekend Sale: Shop at Tanger Mall in Sevierville for extra savings during the Independence Day 4-day sale. Discounts and sale information at www.tangeroutlet.com/coupons.
River Raft Regatta: Enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Free registration begins at 10 a.m. at bridge beneath chair lift on River Road. Race begins at noon at Christ of the Smokies bridge and ends at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies bridge where prizes will be awarded in several different categories. (800) 568-4748
25th Annual Patriot Festival: This all day celebration begins around noon at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge and celebrates America’s birthday. Enjoy kids activities, food trucks and live entertainment with Headliner Diamond Rio. Fireworks begin at dark. MyPigeonForge.com/patriot.
4th of July Fireworks Show: Downtown Gatlinburg’s night sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks show beginning at 10 p.m.
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Gatlinburg Farmers Market: Shop our local farmer’s market for locally grown fruit and veggies, and locally made good stuff in the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road. Open every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Noon now through October 17. Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.
Tennessee Smokies Baseball: It’s TN Smokies vs. Biloxi Shuckers. Enjoy Friday Night Fireworks and visit SmokiesBaseball.com for other game time special events.
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair: The Gatlinburg Convention Center welcomes artisans and craftsmen from across the country to demonstrate their skills and sell their custom made creations at the annual Summer Craft Fair. Shop to your heart’s content and enjoy live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tennessee Smokies Baseball: It’s TN Smokies vs. Birmingham Barons. Visit SmokiesBaseball.com for game time special events.
Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan “The Grits & Glamour Tour”: Call Country Tonite Theatre at (865) 453-2003 to purchase tickets and get seating information. 8 p.m. show presented by First Class Concerts. firstclassconcerts.com.
Tennessee Smokies Baseball: It’s TN Smokies vs. Chattanooga Lookouts. Enjoy Friday Night Fireworks and visit SmokiesBaseball.com for other game time special events.