August 2017 Things to Do throughout Sevier County TN

If you’re like most families, you’ve probably had a busy summer filled with good-weather chores, sports, slumber parties and days on the lake. If that’s the case (or even not!) you’re invited to head to the mountains for a little down time that’s a bit laid back and slower paced for some much deserved R&R. If your speed is to keep busy, you can do that too during this month’s fun local events.

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1-6: Dollywood’s “Summer Live Here” Great American Summer Celebration – Celebrate your all-American love of family, food and fun at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Park is open longer – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. – for a full 12 hours of thrill rides, special live entertainment, and great summer cooking at onsite restaurants from. Be sure to stick around for Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors fireworks show every night at 9:30 p.m.

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Kid’s Night Out in Pigeon Forge & Sevierville

1-12: Free Parkway Trolley – Less than two weeks of free trolley rides remain! If you love to walk, shop and dine in downtown Gatlinburg, take advantage of free trolley service that allows you to get on and off as often as you’d like between traffic lights #1 and #10. Trolley runs from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. every day.

1-31: Celebrate Freedom – Businesses throughout the city of Pigeon Forge dedicate the month of August to uniformed men and women with special discounts and extra savings. Discounts available for all military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and other emergency responders. Present proof of service identification at participating businesses.

1-September 4: Titanic Movie Costumes Display – View costumes featured in James Cameron’s “Titanic Movie” in honor of the movie’s 20th Anniversary. See all Titanic events.

3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Kid’s Night at Texas Roadhouse Pigeon Forge – Every Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. now through December 27, your kids can join in a legendary roundup of fun including face painting, arts & crafts, a balloon artist, and eating contest. To top of the fun is $.99 Ranger meals and an ice cream sundae bar!

4-5: 2017 Free Concert Series – Visit the Sugarlands Shine Stage for two nights of free music from 7-10 p.m. Friday night is William Wild and Saturday night brings Cory Branan. For future entertainment, see the Sugarlands Distillery events calendar.

4-8: Tennessee Smokies Baseball – TN Smokies vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Smokies Stadium in Kodak TN. See the full 2017 season schedule at

5-6: 6th Annual The Dragon’s Tail Cruise-InEast Coast Sand Rails gather rail buggies in Pigeon Forge for Dragon’s Tail cruises and cruise in at The Diner. See event details on Facebook.

Hard Rock Cafe Live Entertainment

Live Music Nights

5: 8th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament & Stringtime in the Smokies – Beginning at 11 a.m., gather at Old Mill Square for fun, games and prizes. Registration is required for Competitive & Amateur Divisions Cornhole Tournaments, and registration opens in June. At 7 p.m., the music starts and you are welcome and encouraged to bring a lawn chair and relax with some great entertainment. Visit for registration information.

5, 12, 19, 26: 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 8. Visit online at for vendor and product information.

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6, 13, 20, 27: Kid’s Day at Quaker Steak – Every Sunday through January 14, 2018 is Kid’s Day at Quaker Steak & Lube in Sevierville. Ages 10 & under get a Kid’s Lube Cruiser meal for $1.99 when accompanied by an adult diner from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

7, 14, 21, 28: Kid’s Night at Texas Roadhouse Sevierville – Every Monday from 5-8 p.m. now through December 18, your kids can join in a legendary roundup of fun including Andy Armadillo, face painting and coloring during a variety of theme nights. To top of the fun is an ice cream sundae bar!

Total Eclipse Viewing in TN

Clingman’s Dome, Cades Cove, Oconaluftee

12, 26: Free Music Nights at Hard Rock Cafe – Head to the Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge for free concerts from 10 p.m.-12 a.m.

16-20: Tennessee Smokies Baseball – TN Smokies vs Chattanooga Lookouts at Smokies Stadium in Kodak TN. See the full 2016 season schedule at

16-20: Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival – Free to the public celebration of singers and songwriters performing their original songs at various venues throughout Gatlinburg for a full 4 days. For complete event details, visit online at

19: Veterans Homecoming Parade – Gather along the Pigeon Forge Parkway for this 9 a.m. parade created to salute American veterans. Parade begins at Dollywood Lane at light #8 and travels through Jake Thomas Road at light #5.

21: Great American Total Eclipse – View the first total eclipse to take place since 1979 during a planned ticketed event from the top of the Smokies at Clingsman’s Dome featuring speakers and storytellers. Informal viewing areas include Oconaluftee and Cades Cove; these areas will be closed when parking is full or roads become congested. For more details, visit the National Park Service and for cancelled ticket availability.

25: Tracy Lawrence in Concert – Celebrity Concert Series presented by First Class Concerts at Country Tonite Theatre brings multi-platinum CMA and ACM award winner Tracy Lawrence to Pigeon Forge. Purchase your tickets online for the 8 p.m. show at

25-26: Project Appleseed – Revolutionary War Veterans Association is a nonpartisan group committed to upholding the values and principles of America’s founding fathers.  Project Appleseed events are designed to ensure that future generations of Americans will learn and benefit from the lessons of our colonial past with rifle marksmanship and early American heritage teachings. Event held at Wear’s Valley Ranch beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 25.

Jeep Invasion Island and LeConte Center Pigeon Forge

August 25 & 26

25-26: Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion – Meet up with ‘Jeepers’ from all over the country at LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge for this annual event hosted by the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club. Jeep owners and enthusiasts welcome! Visit for updates and event details.

26: Live Music at Ole Smoky Moonshine – Visit Moonshine Holler in downtown Gatlinburg for live entertainment featuring The Wayfarers playing their own version of American Roots. Concert begins at 8 p.m. For future entertainment, see the Ole Smoky Mooonshine events calendar.

26: Back to School Cruise In – Visit The Diner in Sevierville for a fun event with a focus on cool cars! Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. $10 puts you in drawings for $25 (2) & $50 (2), free beverage with meal purchase, merchandise discounts, Trophies for Best of Show, The Diner Pick, The Diner Rats Big Cheese, The Hottest Car and The Coolest Car. Event takes place 4-9 p.m. The Diner is a locally owned, one of a kind American diner located on Winnfield Dunn Parkway nears Lowe’s Home Improvement.

31-September 4: Tennessee Smokies Baseball – TN Smokies vs Jackson Generals at Smokies Stadium in Kodak TN. See the full 2016 season schedule at

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