2013 Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events


23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week (Jan. 12 – 19) – An entire week of nature programming including hikes, seminars, and workshops. Music Road Hotel & Convention Center.

3rd Annual Professional Ice Carving Competition (Jan. 19) – Titanic Museum Attraction, 9 am – 3 pm. Watch the world’s most celebrated ice sculptors chisel 250-pound blocks of ice into fantastic designs. This free one-day family event takes place during Pigeon Forge Winterfest in Titanic’s outdoor entertainment center. Professionals and amateurs will compete for prize monies. For more information, call 800-381-7670.


Sweetheart Month at Titanic Pigeon Forge (Feb. 1 – 28) – Experience love the entire month of February as we tribute romance and lasting love of couples everywhere.

Saddle Up! (Feb. 21 – 24) – Participants enjoy cowboy entertainment and activities. The award-winning Stories & Strings program returns. Register to experience three other concerts, a chuck wagon cookoff, and The Cowboy Dance. Finish out the event with Cowboy Church on Sunday.


Smoky Mountain Springfest (March 12 – June 2) – Marks the beginning of springtime throughout the Smoky Mountains. Experience the brightest spring blooms and buds. Celebrate the melting of snow and the arrival of green grass and home-spun spring-themed events and activities. Smoky Mountain Springfest is March 12 – June 2, 2013.

A Mountain Quiltfest (March 12 – 16) – Each year Quiltfest welcomes over 20,000 visitors from around the country to the Pigeon Forge area. Quilting enthusiasts bring their work to Pigeon Forge and compete in a world-renown, multi-category quilt show.

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show (March 29 – 31) – 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.


The 6th Annual Mountain Man Memorial March (April 19 – 20) – One of the largest Gold Star Family recognition ceremonies in the southeast. The Mountain Man Memorial March begins on Friday, April 19th at 8:00 pm. in front of Ripley’s Aquarium where the Gold Star Family Ceremony will take place.

Spring Grand Rod Run (April 19 – 21) – TBA in Pigeon Forge, TN. 1-800-241-4444

63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage (April 23 – 27) – An annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars.

Princess Tea Party at Titanic Pigeon Forge (April 27) – Space is very limited, and reservations are required. Call 1-800-381-7670.


11th Anniversary Yellow Mustang Show (May 3 – 5) – at The Inn at Christmas Place.

Dolly Parade (May 3) – 6 pm on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN. Dolly has been holding her annual Dolly Parade here in Pigeon Forge. This event kicks off Springfest in the Smoky Mountains and usually draws about 50,000 Dolly lovers and spectators from all over the country. It’s fun, it’s free, and you get to see Dolly herself.

28th Annual Dolly Parade (May 10) – The one and only Dolly Parton rides atop a spectacular float as the Grand Marshal of her annual namesake parade. Join the merriment at 6:00 pm on the Parkway as festive floats, marching bands, and local celebrities pass by. Dolly Parade Photo Gallery

Shrine FunFest Parade (May 11) – 9 am on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN

Annual F-100 Supernationals & All Ford Show (May 16 – 18) – located at Grand Hotel & Convention Center. For more information, call (865) 465-9644 or visit www.f100supernationals.com.

Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass (May 17 – 18) – Enjoy great food and world-class bluegrass music in downtown Sevierville, TN.


Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge (June 7 – 9) – See some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs around. Be sure to attend the 13th Annual show June 7-9, 2013.

All Chevy Supernationals (June 14 – 15) – TBA For more information, call (423) 465-5855.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales (June 21 – August 10) – A special time in Gatlinburg, TN featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans performing throughout the streets.


Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales (July 1 – 31) – A special time in Gatlinburg, TN featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans performing throughout the streets.

4th of July Midnight Parade (July 3 – 4) – This is the 38th annual parade and billed as “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight the night of July 3rd in order to officially begin Independence Day on July 4th.

Patriot Festival (July 4) – at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair (July 19 – 28) – Come to Gatlinburg Convention Center and see over 150 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest arts and crafts. Artisans demonstrate their skills offer their original artworks for sale. Enjoy live country & bluegrass. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales (August 1 – 11) – A special time in Gatlinburg, TN featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans performing throughout the streets. Enjoy performers through August 11.

Kidabra (August 6 – 9) – The International Association of Family & Kidshow Performers Annual Convention – Registration required. Free Kids Show periodically during convention – call for schedule. Grand Finale Public Show is Friday August 9, 2013 – 8:00 pm admission. (336) 492-7870


Shades of the Past Rod Run (September 6 – 7) – For more information call Dan Draper at (865) 995-2009 or visit www.shadesofthepast.com

Grand Fall Rod Run (September 12 – 15) – Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. View the 2012 Fall Grand Rod Run Photo Gallery.


Circle Yer Wagens (October 5 – 6) – Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (865) 453-0770.

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