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Music In The Mountains Spring Parade

May 3 - 5 • 6:00 pm

Head to Pigeon Forge for the Music in the Mountains Spring Parade on May 3, 2019. This year, both Cal Ripken and Paula Deen will be grand marshals of the parade.

The parade route starts near traffic light #6 and heads northbound (toward Sevierville) to traffic light #3 (at The Track). The parade takes up the entire northbound lanes, so all regular traffic is bottlenecked into the southbound lane.

New for 2019! There will be 4 giant cold air balloons depicting popular children’s characters and a 10 foot baseball in honor of Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge. The event will also last throughout the weekend with a couple of free concerts to keep you in the spirit of springtime and bluegrass.

May 4 from 5:00 – 11:00 pm: Dank Strangers performance at the Ole Smoky Moonshine stage at the Island

May 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Jim Smith (a local favorite) at the Gazebo at the Old Mill

This parade will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains while spotlighting the variety of entertainment provided by the many theaters located in the popular vacation destination. Theaters located throughout the city also will have the opportunity to give parade attendees a glimpse of their respective shows. Other familiar favorites will be featured as well. The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade will provide an annual occasion for bands of all sizes from across the country to compete.

Formerly referred to as the Dolly Parade or Dolly Parton’s Homecoming, Pigeon Forge’s annual springtime parade was renamed to “Music in the Mountains” last year.


Pigeon Forge Parkway


May 3 - 5 • 6:00 pm