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2015 Pigeon Forge Events Calendar

Find Pigeon Forge events including Winterfest, Springfest, the Dolly Parade and more - Entertainment at its finest! There's a lot to take in on your next visit. A great way to start planning your vacation is to check our calendar of events for things to do and when to see them.

Visitors love the Pigeon Forge car shows, concerts, festivals and parades.  You will be amazed at everything that is going on!

Never miss an event on your next visit to Pigeon Forge!


January 2015 Events

9 - 10
National Fishing Lure Collectors Club - Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Peruse over 200 tables of fishing-tackle collectibles, including lures, photos, advertisements, reels, rods, and more. Dubbed the "Mountain Reunion" among NFLCC members, this two-day event is a great way to meet other collectors and have a bit of family fun. For more information, call 1-888-482-7829

19 - Mar 13
Arrowmont's Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition - This exhibit is up now through March 13th. This biennial is a juried, mixed media art exhibition highlights the skills and talents of artists and craftspeople in Sevier County. 104 works of art were accepted and 13 awards were given. Arrowmont in Gatlinburg is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call for Holiday and Weekend hours. 865-436-5860

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Sips n Sharks - Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg at 6:30 pm. The name of the painting you will be creating is 'Winter Cherry Blossom.'  The cost is $49.99 + tab per person, which includes light hors d' oeuveres, two glasses of your favorite wine, and of course an amazing painting experience! Call 865-430-8808 for more information.

24 - 31
25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week™  - Based at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, this week-long event features a series of free, family-friendly activities designed to educate budding and experienced outdoorspeople and instill a love of nature in all those who attend.

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Arrowmont Children and Young Adult Classes - Children's Classes are held from 9:00am-Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Each class is designed for a specific grade level group which is indicated in the class description. All children's classes are $100 and will be held January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 2015. Call 865-436-5860 for more information.

25 - 26
Special Olympics Winter Games - The public is invited to Tennessee Special Olympics Winter Games at Ober Gatlinburg resort.

27 - 29
Appalachiafest is the musical segment of Pigeon Forge's Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge's annual tribute to the traditional music of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and mountain culture. Appalachian Music Concerts are held during Wilderness Wildlife Week.

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Talk is Cheap Tour - Storytelling by Bill Landry, Elizabeth Rose, Jim Claborn, and Sam Venable. This performance is part of Wilderness Wildlife Week. 7:30 pm at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, 2986 Teaster Lane.



February 2015 Events

2 - Mar 13
Arrowmont's Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition - This exhibit is up now through March 13th. This biennial is a juried, mixed media art exhibition highlights the skills and talents of artists and craftspeople in Sevier County. 104 works of art were accepted and 13 awards were given. Arrowmont in Gatlinburg is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call for Holiday and Weekend hours. 865-436-5860

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Arrowmont Children and Young Adult Classes - Children's Classes are held from 9:00am-Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Each class is designed for a specific grade level group which is indicated in the class description. All children's classes are $100 and will be held January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 2015. Call 865-436-5860 for more information.

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February Freeze 5K - Registration begins at 4:45 pm and race starts at 6:00 pm across from Patriot Park on Butler Street. This is a great course for everyone… from the first timer all the way to an experienced runner! Call 865-453-3882 or e-mail februaryfreeze5k@gmail.com

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Rocky Top Wine Trail Winemaker's Dinner is hosting a series of "Winemaker's Dinners" this year and the first one is perfect for a nice Valentine's treat.... our very own Winemaker will be there to discuss the food and wine pairings....Cheers!  For reginstration and information, call 1-866-453-6334.

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Arrowmont Children and Young Adult Classes - Children's Classes are held from 9:00am-Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Each class is designed for a specific grade level group which is indicated in the class description. All children's classes are $100 and will be held January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 2015. Call 865-436-5860 for more information.

18 - 22
15th Annual Saddle Up! - Cowboy enthusiasts from across the nation gather in Pigeon Forge each February for this fun Western-themed weekend.

21
Townsend Artisan Guild Photography Workshop - Spend time translating the craft of "proper" focus and use of light to create photographic art.  The focus will be changing snapshots into great shots and capturing the color and details of the macro world around us.  Presentations will lay the groundwork and Guild photographers assist participants as they apply the principles and practice the techniques. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome.  Bring you camera and your manual.  The workshop will be held at the Smoky Mountain (Townsend) Visitor’s Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN.

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Painting with a Twist® - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Eagle Springs Winery in Kodak, TN. Enjoy wine and step-by-step painting instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. For more information, call 1-888-745-8119.

28
Rose Glen Literary Festival - Lectures and book signings from Sevier County authors and those who have written books about Sevier County. Sevierville Convention Center.

March 2015 Events

1 - 31
Irish Month at Titanic - Titanic Museum Attraction celebrates Ireland, the country that built the original Titanic ship. Titanic Museum Attraction hosts live Irish music, Irish step dancing, storytellers, and comics from Ireland. Enjoy Irish history and culture. Explore your Irish roots with genealogy experts. For more information, call 1-800-381-7670.

2 - 13
Arrowmont's Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition - This exhibit is up now through March 13th. This biennial is a juried, mixed media art exhibition highlights the skills and talents of artists and craftspeople in Sevier County. 104 works of art were accepted and 13 awards were given. Arrowmont in Gatlinburg is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call for Holiday and Weekend hours. 865-436-5860

5 - 7
Winter Carnival of Magic - The Winter Carnival of Magic is held early in March at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year the three day convention features several lectures, a dealer's room, a close up competition, a stage competition and two evening shows.

10 - 16
NACMAI Awards Ceremony - North American Country Music Associations, International hosts their annual gathering and awards ceremony at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. For more information, call 1-800-792-4308.

14
Eagle Springs Winery Release of Sunny Days Wine - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Robert A. Tino Gallery, 812 Old Douglas Dam Road in Sevierville, TN.

18 - 21
A Mountain Quiltfest - The annual convention entitled “A Mountain Quiltfest” preserves the timeless art of quilting. No matter what your quilt making level is, there is something for everyone with more than 60 quilting classes. There's a quilt show with a variety of quilts from all over the country will be on display for viewing.

18 - Jun 7
Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing!-- When the last bit of frost ends and the tiny buds begin to blossom with the mountains coming alive with greenery, you know spring is in the air and making an appearance in Gatlinburg. Come out and enjoy the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing, which has events for the whole family!

20 - 21
Spring Corvette Expo - Visitors flock to this expo at Sevierville Convention Center in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful East Tennessee. Call (865) 687-3976 for registration and information.

26 - 28
16th Annual Smoky Mountain Boogie - Annual dance party hosted by Smoky Mountain Shaggers at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. This is a benefit for St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital. Call 866-613-0404 or 865-250-7650 for registration and information.

29 - 31
Titanic Authors’ Week – A special week-long time when Titanic fans and followers have the opportunity to meet and interact with authors of many remarkable books about the Titanic. Tickets are not required for the book signing fair, but are needed for tours of the Titanic Museum Attraction. Call1-800-381-7670 for more information.

31 - Apr 4
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show - Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center March 31, 2015 - April 4, 2015.

April 2015 Events

19 - 25
Earth Week - The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates Earth Week! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! April 19-25, 2015.

21 - 25
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage - As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 65th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. April 21-25, 2015.

3 - Aug 8
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales - Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a spring and summer-long street performance event throughout the city of Gatlinburg featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

4 - 5
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament-- With multiple categories to compete in, the 16th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Locals and visitors alike will be challenged.  Bring your children and family and test your fishing skills!

5
Easter Sunrise at Ober - Soak up Easter Sunday sunrise from the top of Mt. Harrison at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort during this meaningful service sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association.

9 - 12
Legacy Weekend at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts - 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information.

10
Wine, Dine and Art Crawl - Explore the historic Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community on a private tour of participating galleries, restaurants and wineries. 5:00 to 9:00 pm enjoy private, guided tours of participating galleries. Meet the artists while sampling local wines and enjoying hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants.  Finish the evening with a sit down dinner at one of Gatlinburg’s unique eating establishments, all for one low price! Seating is limited and reservations are required. This event is for those 21 years of age and older. This is an event of Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, and tickets will be available for purchase in early 2015.

10 - 11
Mountain Man Memorial March - This is the Eighth Annual Mountain Man Memorial March, which is a 26.2-mile march in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The march takes place on Saturday, April 11 in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform. April 10 - 11, 2015.

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Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts on Saturday April 11th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Wineries for the event will be coming from all over Tennessee! Visitors age 21 and older will purchase a ticket to the festival for $20 and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass.  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association Scholarship Fund and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.

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Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest - Held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small plate foods from Gatlinburg restaurants. Admission $20.  For more information, call (865) 436-5860.

16 - 19
Southeast Fiber Forum - If fiber arts are your thing, the Southest Fiber Forum is the place to be April 16 - April 19. Choose from thirteen weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting, design, surface design, and e-textile workshops taught by renowned instructors. Then spend 2-1/2 days studying your chosen topic, enjoying the beautiful facilities at Arrowmont, and visiting with fiber friends old and new. Call 865-436-5860 for more info.

16
Art & Wine Crawl through the Glades - Sample wines of Eagle Springs Winery throughout the day at various businesses in the 8-mile loop known as "The Glades."  The Glades, near Gatlinburg tucked into the Great Smoky Mountains, has long been known as the home of the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, located in a quiet historic setting just 3 miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg, TN. Call 1-888-745-8119 for more information.

17 - 19
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival - The Townsend Artisan Guild presents the 6th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival to be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, TN 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission is free, though classes and some family activities require a fee. For more information, visit www.smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org.

17 - 18
Pigeon Forge Rod Run - in Pigeon Forge, TN at Pigeon Forge Events Center on Teaster Lane.  Call MCS Promotions (865) 687-3976 for more information.

23
Earth Day Festival-- From 3:00- 7:00 pm, Mynatt Park is celebrating Earth Day through a festival jam packed with music, face painting, free crafts, demonstrations, and more.  Come out and show your green spirit!

24
Earth Day 5K - Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in downtown Gatlinburg. Funds raised benefit the Chamber Foundation's initiatives in education and green programs. This is a night race scheduled for 10:00 pm. USA Track and Field sanctioned event. Early registration is encouraged. Registration of race night takes place 8:00pm at Nantahala Outdoor Center.

May Events

1
5th Annual Shine, Wine & Dine Dinner and Auction - Arrowmont, 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information. Join us for a jubilant celebration of fun, fine art, great wines and unique event packages during this live and silent auction on our historical campus in the heart of Gatlinburg. Bid on fine works of arts by local and national artists - all proceed go toward operating expenses and scholarship funds at Arrowmont.

1 - Aug 8
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales - Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a spring and summer-long street performance event throughout the city of Gatlinburg featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

1 - 3
Yellow Mustang Car Show - This is a celebration of Ford’s “Pony” car and is located at Christmas Place Inn on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN. You can register your yellow Mustang, get merchandise, find out about events and get more information at www.yellowmustangregistry.com

1 - 3
Circle Yer Wagens – a Volkswagen exclusive event that meets at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. Here you can buy, trade or just admire all types of Volkswagens including the iconic “Beetle”. There is an Air & Water Cooled Top 75 Show & Huge SwapMeet and Riverside camping. Circle Yer Wagens takes place the first weekend in May and October. For more information visit www.avwa.com/cyw40.html


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Annual Dolly Parade - The Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 2015 kicks off Pigeon Forge Springfest with Sevier County's favorite daughter, Dolly Parton as its grand marshal leading the celebration May 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

8 - 10
Blount British Car Club - This year's Gathering, our 28th, will be held in Townsend, Tennessee, on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn. Blount British Cars, Ltd. hosts a British Car Gathering each spring. Partnering again with the Knoxville English Auto Society and will open the show to all makes of European classic cars as well as the traditional British cars we've featured before Proceeds from the Gatherings are donated to various deserving local charities, selected by a special committee. For more information, e-mail blountbritishcars@comcast.net

13 - 16
Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show - Join us at Country Cascades motel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the 2015 Antique Toy and Pedal Car Show! (865) 428-1194.

14 - 15
Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Blast - Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast presented by Bush Brothers & Company. This an exciting event which takes place during Springfest.

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Painting with a Twist® - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Eagle Springs Winery in Kodak, TN. Enjoy wine and step-by-step painting instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. For more information, call 1-888-745-8119.

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Wine on the Lawn - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Hilllside Winery in Sevierville, TN. Call toll free 1-877-908-9460 for more information.

June Events

1 - Aug 8
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales - Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a spring and summer-long street performance event throughout the city of Gatlinburg featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

5 - 7
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show – The 14th annual Pontiac in Pigeon Forge features a swap meet and classic GTOs, Firebirds, Fieros, Best in Show, Best in Stock and the Saturday Night Cruise. Music Road Hotel is the host for the Pontiacs. Register and get more information at www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com

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Wine on the Lawn - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Hilllside Winery in Sevierville, TN. Call toll free 1-877-908-9460 for more information.

July Events

1 - Aug 8
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales - Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a spring and summer-long street performance event throughout the city of Gatlinburg featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

3 - 4
First Independence Day Parade in the Nation-- The 40th anniversary of the first Independence Day Parade in the Nation will be honoring military veterans and other American military heroes.  Beginning at the stroke of midnight, start your Independence Day by saluting our nations troops in Gatlinburg!

4
25th Annual Patriot Festival – Held every year for the past 25 years on Independence Day and located at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, this event is puts you into the  patriotic spirit and concludes with a great display of fireworks.

4
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta-- Beginning at noon, the River Raft Regatta well set sail down the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg.

4
Gatlinburg's Fireworks Finale-- End the 4th with a bang and be dazzled by the fireworks show visible anywhere in downtown Gatlinburg!

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Wine on the Lawn - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Hilllside Winery in Sevierville, TN. Call toll free 1-877-908-9460 for more information.

17 - 26
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair-- Featuring 150-plus booths, some of the nation's finest art, crafts, and music can be found at the Craftsmen's Fair.

 

August Events

7 - 9
State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax-Free Weekend-- Since Pigeon Forge has endless shops of all types, you need to make plans NOW to travel to the Smokies to get the great deals and save tax dollars on all things school related!

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Painting with a Twist® - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Eagle Springs Winery in Kodak, TN. Enjoy wine and step-by-step painting instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. For more information, call 1-888-745-8119.

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Welcome Home Veterans Parade-- Veterans groups alongside marching bands, floats, and local dignitaries will make their way down the Parkway to pay tribute to the men and women who have valiantly served in America's Armed Forces.

September Events

11 - 12
Shades of the Past Rod Run - Dollywood's Splash Country. Rods, Customs and Classics through 1972. Prizes and Awards to be given. Vendors and show will be at Dollywood's Splash Country parking lot. (865) 995-2009
 

17 - 19
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run - LeConte Center of Pigeon Forge.This Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run is one of the most popular car shows in Pigeon Forge simply because of the cooler weather, lack of summertime visitors, and the slight chance of seeing some fall colors start to show! This Pigeon Forge rod run features thousands of hot rods and muscle cars of a years, makes, models, colors, and sizes. It’s eye-candy for car lovers! 865-687-3976

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