Pigeon Forge Parades & Annual Celebrations

Every spring the annual Pigeon Forge parade, formerly the Dolly Parade, fills the parkway with marching bands, floats, baton twirlers and more to mark the beginning of the season. Other cities in the Smoky Mountain area also put on a variety of annual parades to celebrate everyone's favorite times of year.

Spring Pigeon Forge Parade

The Music In The Mountains Spring Parade, formerly the Dolly Parade, happens every May on the Pigeon Forge parkway and usually starts around 6 pm. We do suggest you plan to arrive early! Over 50,000 of your closest friends will be joining you along the parkway and you will want to make sure you have the best vantage point for those pictures!

Parade Info

Gatlinburg July 4 Parade

For decades the mountain town of Gatlinburg has been host to the First Independence Day Parade In The Nation kicking off right after midnight on the fourth of July. To get the best spot to watch the parade, be sure to arrive early on July 3 and get situated next to the parkway!

July 4 Parade

Welcome Home Veterans Parade

In August the city of Pigeon Forge kicks off a Saturday morning on the parkway with their Welcome Home Veterans Parade as part of Celebrate Freedom month. The route typically begins at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church and heads north on the parkway toward traffic light #5.

Veterans Parade
Pigeon Forge Parade

Christmas Parades

While there might not be a Pigeon Forge parade, each year you can spread holiday cheer at a Christmas parade in Sevierville, Townsend, and of course the famous one in Gatlinburg. These events are typically held near the beginning of December. Check our event calendar for upcoming dates.

Gatlinburg Sevierville Townsend

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