March 2017 Special Events

Get your spring on in the Smokies! When you live in one the most beautiful places in the USA, it’s exciting to welcome the spring season and watch the Great Smoky Mountains blossom. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg look forward to welcoming you to the area in March 2017 with some very special seasonal events that will have you enjoying the outdoors, free concerts and cultural celebrations.

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Irish Month at Titanic
Titanic Museum celebrates Gaelic culture with folklore, music and dancing in honor of Ireland where the Titanic was built. Discover the Titanic this month and learn about its Irish roots.

Gatlinburg Improv Fest
Improvisation groups and instructors bring their skills to Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg to participate in educational workshops and perform shows for spectators. Performances are family friendly! Find Gatlinburg Improv Fest on Facebook.

Boy Scout Day 2017 Dixie Stampede

March 11, 2017

Chuck Wagon Cookoff & Cowboy Church
As an alternative to the former Saddle Up festival helds for years in Pigeon Forge, Clabough’s Campground invites you to The Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff. Cooks travel with their chuck wagons from near and far with their cast iron skillets and dutch ovens to cook for you just like they did in the 1800’s.  At noon, taste and judge cowboy cuisine — as well as the authenticity of chuck wagons — at a noon lunch from-scratch dishes. Tickets are $12.50 each. Free family activities take place from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and include a Western Buckaroo Roundup for kids, roving cowboy lookalikes, free tours of Cowgirl Caravan of vintage trailers, and Western poetry and music.  Andy & the Riders of the Silver Screen Band welcome you on Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a Chuck Wagon Breakfast and Cowboy Church at Stages West on the Pigeon Forge Parkway for $5. (800) 251-9100.

West King String Band
Head to the Sugarlands Spirit Stage for a free concert with the unique homegrown sound called ‘blues-grass’ from 7-10 p.m.

4, 11, 18, 25
Free Magic Class
The Pigeon Forge Island invites you to participate in a free magic class at Doc’s Magic Shop on Market Street every Saturday from Noon-1 p.m.

Winter Carnival of Magic
A convention of the IBM Ring of Knoxville that offers lectures, a dealer’s room, a close up competition and a stage competition for magicians, and two evening shows for the public. Shows held at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

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Dollywood 2017

March 18-April 9, 2017

Boy Scout Day at Dixie Stampede
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction invites Boy Scouts, leaders and parents to celebrate individual and community accomplishments with an inspirational speaker, great meal and performance beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Free Music Night at Hard Rock Cafe
Kincaid Band playing Rock and Classic Rock from 9-11 p.m.

15-June 2
Smoky Mountain Springfest
Sevier County celebrates the blossoming of the Smokies with a seasonal celebration of outdoor activities, special events and craft shows that highlight the natural beauty and culture of the Smoky Mountains. Activities vary in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

St. Patricks Day
Check out the listing of pubs and restaurants to find St. Patty’s Day celebrations.

5th Annual Shamrock Crusin for Food
Help stock the pantries of Sevier County food ministries by enjoying a traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage, Carrots, New Red Potatoes, Choice of Side and Irish Soda Bread at The Diner. Noon-5 p.m.

18-April 9
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations
See, hear and taste global cultures as performers and vendors from across the world come to Pigeon Forge. Some of 2017 acts include performers from Switzerland, Trinidad, Poland, Africa and The Andes.

Mountain Quiltfest 2017

March 21-25, 2017

A Mountain Quiltfest
Fantastic annual event held at the LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Quilting classes, vendors and quilt showcases. Come see the vendors marketplace and puruse fabulous creations entered into the quilt competition.

Free Music Night at Hard Rock Cafe
Brothers Rain playing Country music from 9-11 p.m.

29-April 1
Ponies in the Smokies
Unique Car Show featuring 54 years of Mustangs! Headquartered at the Sevierville Convention Center and featuring a Hard Rock Cafe kickoff party, “Shine Run,” Shine Run Party and car show. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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