A Mountain Quiltfest
March 20-24, 2018
Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at 2018’s A Mountain Quiltfest. Quilters from all around will come together in Pigeon Forge for this five-day long ultimate quilting event, where they will have the opportunity to attend classes that based on their individual skill level & technique.
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
April 7-8, 2018
Play a part in the fun and excitement of Gatlinburg’s annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. This event is perfect for everyone, including adults, children and visitors of all ages. Over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of Smoky Mountain streams.
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
April 24-28, 2018
Gatlinburg’s annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an experience that offers something for all ages. As winter finally fades away and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, this five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites people to participate in fun outdoor events.
Rafting Season Begins
Whitewater rafting is an adventure for the whole family. The Pigeon River is dam-controlled with scheduled water releases from Memorial Day through Labor Day giving adventurers the perfect rapid conditions from a float to a more thrilling whitewater adventure.
Music In The Mountains Parade
May 4, 2018
Formerly referred to as the Dolly Parade or Dolly Parton’s Homecoming, Pigeon Forge’s annual springtime parade will have a new name this year. Cal Ripken Jr., member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and chairman and cofounder of Ripken Baseball, will be the grand marshal for the 2018 parade, showcasing the rich musical heritage of the area and the variety of entertainment provided by the many popular local theaters.
Wilderness Wildlife Week
May 8-12, 2018
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the world’s most beautiful places to take in everything the great outdoors has to offer. During the events at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, you’ll have a chance to learn about the fauna, flora and folks who call this rustic region home.