July 4th In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg | 2024 Events

July 4th in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is a day packed with fun activities the whole family will enjoy. It's a great time of year to plan your summer vacation. Don't miss these incredible events happening in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on July 4!

Gatlinburg July 4 Parade

Gatlinburg is known for having the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation. Come celebrate the annual parade in downtown Gatlinburg starting just a minute past midnight on Sunday, July 4th. There are nearly 80,000 people that come out watch year to see the show. For more than 40 years, the parade has honored our nation’s veterans & other U.S. military heroes with this classic, small town American parade.

July 4 Parade

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival

The annual Patriot Festival at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge is an experience you will want for the whole family! The event begins in the afternoon with a variety of food vendors to kick off the festivites festivities. Enjoy free live entertainment starting in the late afternoon. The festival is finished off with a grand fireworks show.

Patriot Festival

Gatlinburg 4th Of July Fireworks

Don't miss Gatlinburg's 4th of July Fireworks finale show at 11:00 PM in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg! This 20 minute fireworks show earns rave reviews and it’s a great way to finish a perfect 4th of July in the Smokies. Be sure to arrive early to find parking and get a great spot for viewing this popular nighttime celebration.

Gatlinburg Fireworks

Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta

The Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta race starts at 1:00 pm at the old Christ in the Smokies bridge and ends at Ripley's Aquarium. In addition to the two classic categories, Trash (not hand-made) and Treasure (hand-made), this year offers a new Duck category. You can bring your own rubber ducky or purchase one for $2 onsite. Awards will go to the top 3 in each category.

River Raft Regatta

Pigeon Forge will launch fireworks from Patriot Park on July 4th. The fireworks will be launched at 9:50 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes. Start planning to spend July 4th in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg today. Browse our selection of cabins and hotels to find the perfect place for your family's summer vacation.

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