2015 Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge TN

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dolly parade pigeon forge tnThe 2015 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 2015 will take place on May 1 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 2015 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.

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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  1. Frances Roya says

    we are getting to piegeon forge on the 3rd till the 9th. Do you know if Dolly Pardon will be in Dollywood any time that week. Thankyou

    • David says

      Yes, she will be at the park ( Dollywood ) on Saturday
      not for sure about Sunday but Saturday for sure Parade at 3pm

    • Pigeon Forge TN Guide says

      Not that we’re aware of. Typically, the only “publicized” day that she arrived each year is the day after the Dolly Parade. If she makes any other visits, it’s usually a surprise.

  2. malinda says

    Who do you contact to be able to participate in this parade? I have a baton twirling group/dance team from out of state that would like to participate in 2016.

  3. Cheryl says

    My sister and I are going to Dollywood on 9 May, 2015 we are from Australia, can you tell me if Ms Parton will be at Dollywood?

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