2016 Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge TN
The 2016 Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge, TN is formally known as the Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade where Dolly Parton serves as the grand marshal. The Dolly parade 2016 will take place on May 6 and begin around 6pm on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The Dollywood parade traditionally features numerous floats, marching bands, entertainers from area shows, baton twirlers, horses, etc. The annual Dolly parade is arguably the largest parade in the region as it draws more that 50,000 visitors lining the parkway of Pigeon Forge, TN.
The Dolly parade route takes place at 6pm (eastern time) on the main parkway in Pigeon Forge beginning 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. The 2016 Dollywood parade begins around 6pm so please keep this in mind if you are planning to arrive in Pigeon Forge anywhere between 5pm and 8pm as traffic will be abnormally congested during that time.
Watch the Dolly Parade Online!
The popular Lumberjack Theater was purchased by the Dollywood Company last year and they have been hard at work revitalizing the theater into a brand new show for 2016 called Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure! To promote the new show, Dolly Parton will ride through the parade in a special Lumberjack Adventure float. Also, they are doing something brand new this year…broadcasting live video from the parade! They have been promoting this on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lumberjackadventure/ where you can see it starting at 6pm on Friday night.
See Dolly at Dollywood!
Dolly Parton typically makes an appearance at Dollywood on Friday at 4pm and can be seen touring through the park from Heartsong Theater (near the train depot) to Showstreet Theater (near the entrance) and then again on Saturday at 4pm going from Showstreet to Heartsong. Typically, her park tour consists of a horse drawn carriage ride through the park. Park officials begin roping off the path about 20 minutes prior to her tour, so when you see the ropes make sure to grab a good spot for pictures!
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