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2014 - 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!

December Events

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Titanic Edwardian Christmas Celebration - Step back in time and see how the Titanic Grand Staircase and ship would have been decorated in the 1912 Edwardian period. The entire ship will be lit up for Christmas with lights and Christmas trees galore. For more information, call 1-800-381-7670.

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Winter Magic Tunes & Tales - Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg Friday and Saturday evenings.  Enjoy Winter Magic Tunes & Tales throughout Gatlinburg November 28 - December 20, 2014.

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Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg at traffic light #8. December 1 -  7, 2014.

Dec 1 - Jan 31
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Located at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN. Shadrack's Watersports and RV presents their award winning largest drive-through synchronized lights and music display. Enjoy this display from the warmth and comfort of your own car. In addition, enjoy Santa's Village, which includes a petting zoo with pony and camel rides, photos with Santas and lots of goodies to eat. The fun continues with Santa's train, an inflatable slide, a trampoline bungee jump and a ferris wheel. For information, including pricing, call (423) 652-0120.

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THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride - begins at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC on November 7th and operates through December 29th. All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season! Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

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Dr. James Merritt’s Mountain Top Conference - Held at Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 865-908-3015.  Join James and Teresa Merritt in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee for a very special Touching Lives event.  Our 5th Annual Mountain Top Conference getaway will feature The Story: From Genesis To Revelation, in depth teaching sessions by James Merritt, as he helps you fully understand the complete story of the Bible in four easy lessons. 

5 - 7
Yama-Con - This convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but also features other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more.  Registration fees range from $25-$75 and can be completed online at  Celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, call (865)908-3015

Ronnie Milsap - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. 40 Number 1 hits, seven Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards. Together, they underscore Milsap’s position as one of the best-loved and most enduring artists in country music history. Some of Ronnie’s classics include “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World”, “It Was Almost Like A Song”, “Lost In The Fifties Tonight”, and “Smoky Mountain Rain”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade - The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 38th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 pm.

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Titanic Pigeon Forge Honors Christmas -Visit us on Thanksgiving evening and watch it snow off of the bow of the ship. It's a night for your entire family to remember. Dedicated to the lives of the 2,208 passengers and crew of the Titanic, there will be snow. Starting on Thanksgiving evening and every Saturday in December, you'll be able to experience falling snow from right off the bow of the ship. Plus the interior of the ship will be lit with Christmas lights and decorations.

52nd Annual City of Sevierville Christmas Parade - Bring your lawn chairs and come early to downtown Sevierville, TN for the best possible parade views. This traditional parade has everything from festive floats and marching bands to unique vehicles and Santa Claus.

Breakfast or Brunch with Santa - Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family by enjoying a delicious brunch with Santa Claus himself at the Old Mill Square.

10 - 13
Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival – Jordan Entertainment presents the annual bluegrass festival at the Ramada Inn and Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. For more information, call (865) 453-1823.

Sugarfest 2014 - This event celebrates everything sweet at the Sevierville Convention Center.  Tickets= $10.00 and proceeds benefit local students.

11 - 13
Parker's Greatest Knife Show - Enjoy this entertaining knife show for the whold family at Sevierville Events Center. Thursday 12:00 NOON - 6:00 pm on Thursday,  9:00 am-5:00 pm on Friday, and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Arrowmont Holiday Festival and Sale - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Arrowmont Art Supply Store in Gatlinburg. Have some last minute shopping you need to do? We've added an art and craft sale to compliment the family holiday workshop schedule. Savor a warm cup of wassail as you peruse the large selection of handmade objects that have been generously donated by Arrowmont instructors and supporters. This is the gift that keeps on giving—the proceeds support the Arrowmont annual fund.

Arrowmont Holiday Workshops Day - Enjoy creative time with family and friends making beautiful and useful art for yourself or as holiday gifts. Each holiday-themed workshop focuses on a specific medium and will result in finished artwork. These workshops are intended for adults and children working independently or together — no experience necessary! There is a $35 class fee per person (includes all materials and lunch).

Festival of Christmas Past - Join us to celebrate Christmas in the mountains with old-time music, harp singing, storytelling and reminiscing, craft demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, quilting, basket making, historic toys and games, and children's activities.

Holiday Concert with Bill Mize and Ed Gerhard - Join us at Arrowmont located at 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg at 8:00 pm for this exquisite evening of guitar music. Ed & Bill perform stirring renditions of holiday classics and concert favorites as well. Tickets are $22.00 and available at the door. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information.

Santa Hustle - Join us and many of your Santa friends at the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k and Half Marathon, 7:30 am at Wilderness at the Smokies in PigeonForge.  Call 865-868-2170 for more information.

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.

Holiday Homecoming - Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the Smokies with traditional music at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge - There are many things to see, do and experience throughout Pigeon Forge, TN. Music theaters are open with amazing shows + you are sure to see fireworks throughout the town along with a millions or twinkling lights. Attractions are open, Winterfest is taking place, and memories will be made in Pigeon Forge this New Year’s Eve.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show - Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31.

January 2015 Events

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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

Arrowmont/SmartBank Reception and Auction - at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg. Located at 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Call (865) 436-5860 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.

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

February 2015 Events

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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 - open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. This is the 16th year for the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, and it takes place April 4 - April 5, 2015.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

5th Annual Shine, Wine & Dine Dinner and Auction - Arrowmont, 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information.

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

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

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

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.

14 - 16
F-100 Supernationals - Join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Teaster Lane in the City Municipal Parking Lot and in the LeConte Convention Center.

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

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.

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.


September Events

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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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Our stay was just what we needed. As always Pigeon Forge was perfect, with all the outdoor activities like hiking and biking to spending our nights watching the great shows! We always feel like it's home away from home. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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