2014 Pigeon Forge Events Calendar

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pigeon forge eventsEach year, Pigeon Forge, TN plays host to numerous events throughout the city. These Pigeon Forge events range from rod runs to concerts and draw people of all ages and interests. The combination of scenery, restaurants, attractions, lodging, etc make Pigeon Forge a prime location for events of all sizes.

When planning your visit to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee it is incredibly important to look over the Pigeon Forge events calendar to see if any major events are taking place that you would either love to attend, or love to avoid! Many visitors are surprised when they roll into town only to find bumper-to-bumper traffic due to a major car show. Some people love it and some people vow to never return…this list is meant to help you prepare your visit for the best possible weekend.

Throughout the list, you will find a “HEAVY TRAFFIC” label beside any event that brings large amounts of traffic each year. Please note, though, that if events or weekends do not have the “HEAVY TRAFFIC” label does not necessarily mean traffic will be light…the labels simply serve as definite warnings for those weekends.

2014 Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events

pigeon forge eventsEvents in Pigeon Forge are subject to change, so be sure to check with the official website, phone number, etc to confirm event details before making your plans. Also, events may be added or removed throughout the year so check back before visiting Pigeon Forge to see what will be happening during your stay.

Pigeon Forge Events in January 2014

Jan 25-Feb 1
Wilderness Wildlife Week
Location: LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge
Website: www.mypigeonforge.com

Pigeon Forge Events in February 2014

February 14-17
President’s Day Sidewalk Sale
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316
February 19-23
Saddle Up
Location: LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
Website: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/71876/142500/

Pigeon Forge Events in March 2014

March 1 – 31
Irish Month at Titanic
Location: Titanic Museum Attraction
Phone: 1-800-381-7670
Website: www.titanicpigeonforge.com
March 6-8
Winter Carnival of Magic
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: http://wintercarnivalofmagic.com/
March 10-16
North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI)
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: http://nacmai.wix.com/nacmai
March 19-22
20th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest
Location: LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge
Description: Over 60 quilting classes available to attend as well as vendors selling quilting items.
Website: http://www.mountainquiltfest.com/
March 22
Dollywood Opening Day
Description: Dollywood opens for the 2014 season! Click the link below for the 2014 schedule of open dates and hours.
More info: click here
March 22 – April 21
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com
April 10
Free Outdoor Movie
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
Description: The movie American Graffiti will be shown on an outdoor movie screen just before dusk. The Island will offer activities before the movie as well.

Pigeon Forge Events in April 2014

April 11-13

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Spring Grand Rod Run
Location: Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center
Phone: 865-687-3976
More info: Pigeon Forge Spring Grand Rod Run
April 17
Free Outdoor Movie
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
Description: The movie Hop will be shown on an outdoor movie screen just before dusk. The Island will offer activities before the movie as well.
April 24
Free Outdoor Movie
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
Description: The movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be shown on an outdoor movie screen just before dusk. The Island will offer activities before the movie as well.
April 26
Loretta Lynn in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Pigeon Forge Events in May 2014

May 1
Free Outdoor Movie
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
Description: The movie Happy Feet will be shown on an outdoor movie screen just before dusk. The Island will offer activities before the movie as well.
May 2

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade
Location: Parkway Pigeon Forge (starts at traffic light #6 and heads north to traffic light #3)
More info: 2014 Dolly Parade Pigeon Forge
May 8
Free Outdoor Movie
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
Description: The movie The Great Outdoors will be shown on an outdoor movie screen just before dusk. The Island will offer activities before the movie as well.
May 10
Shrine FunFest Parade
Location: Parkway Pigeon Forge at 9am
Phone: 1-800-223-6707
May 14-17
2014 Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show
Description: Indoor & out door show. 100+ dealers of antique toys, Pedal Cars, advising, & Petrolia.
FREE PARKING & FREE Admission.
Location: Country Cascades Hotel
Phone: 828-231-7442
Website: http://www.smokymountainpedalcarshow.com/
May 15-17

HEAVY TRAFFIC
2014 F-100 Supernationals Truck Show
Location: Pigeon Forge Municipal Parking Facility
Phone: 423-623-4644, 423-623-1871 or 423-465-5855
May 15
Free Outdoor Movie
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
Description: The movie Wild Wild West will be shown on an outdoor movie screen just before dusk. The Island will offer activities before the movie as well.
May 23
Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie & Sammy Kershaw in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
May 24 – June 8
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com
May 6
American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Location: Patriot Park 6:00PM
Website: www.relayforlife.org/seviertn

Pigeon Forge Events in June 2014

May 24 – June 8
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com
June 6-7
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show
Location: Music Road Convention Center
Phone: 800-429-7700
Website: http://www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com/
June 14
The Oak Ridge Boys
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
TBD

HEAVY TRAFFIC
All Chevy Supernationals
Location: Pigeon Forge Municipal Parking Facility
Phone: 423-623-4644, 423-623-1871 or 423-465-5855
June 14 – August 3
Great American Summer at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals.aspx

Pigeon Forge Events in July 2014

June 14 – August 3
Great American Summer at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals.aspx
July 4

HEAVY TRAFFIC
July 4
Mark Chesnutt in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
July 18-20
SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series
Location: Wear Farm City Park
Phone: 865-429-7373
Website: http://www.mypigeonforge.com
July 25
Steve Wariner in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Pigeon Forge Events in August 2014

August 1 – 31
Celebrate Freedom
Location: Numerous area businesses
August 1-3
2014 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
Location: Numerous area businesses
August 2
Stringtime in the Smokies presented by Old Mill Square
Location: Old Mill Square
Phone: 865-428-0771
Website: www.oldmillsquare.com
August 2
Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race
Phone: 865-607-8717
Website: www.ktc.org
August 11-15
KIDABRA! The Association of Family & Kidshow Performers
Location: Music Road Convention Center
Website: http://www.kidabra.org/
August 22
Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
August 23-24
Smoky Mountain Relic Show and Sale
Location: Smoky Mountain Convention Center
Phone: 1-800-223-6707
Website: www.smokymountaincivilwarshow.com

Pigeon Forge Events in September 2014

September 5-6

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show
Location: Dollywood’s Splash Country
More info
September 12-14

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Grand Fall Rod Run
Location: Pigeon Forge Convention Center Hotel (Formerly the Grand Hotel)
Phone: 1-800-251-4444
Sep 21-27
National Quartet Convention
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://natqc.com/schedule-and-seating/
September 19
Bobby Bare, John Anderson, and Darryl Worley in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
September 27
Old Mill Heritage Day
The Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at The Old Mill Square will be filled with music, food, games, demonstrations, crafts, storytelling and best of all – tradition. Throughout the day you will be able to see firsthand what a “day in the life” of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was like. Craftsmen will be on hand with demonstrations such as making lye soap, sorghum and apple butter along with cast iron cooking over open fires. Take a free guided tour of our 183 year old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used.
Location: Old Mill Square
Website: http://oldmillheritageday.com/

Pigeon Forge Events in October 2014

TBD
National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2014
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsman are located throughout the park creating unique, handmade goods. The sound of gospel and bluegrass fill the stages. The surrounding foliage turns to a beautiful display of red, yellow, and gold. It truly makes for a perfect place to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains!
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/National-Southern-Gospel-Harvest-Celebration.aspx
October 9 – 26
Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen’s Fair
The Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair features numerous artists, craftsmen, musicians, and more displaying their talent and offering products for purchase throughout most of October at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. If you love skillfully handmade products, then definitely check out the Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen’s Fair when you visit in October!
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Phone: 865-436-7479
More info
October 17 & 18
Don Williams in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
October
Fall Colors in the Smokies
The surrounding area of Pigeon Forge offers hundreds of square miles of incredible fall foliage that typically peaks in mid-to-late October. The beautiful reds, yellows, oranges, etc paint the mountains in a visual display of natural beauty that is one of the most amazing views found anywhere.
Location: Smoky Mountains
2014 Smoky Mountain Fall Colors Report and Forecast

Pigeon Forge Events in November 2014

TBD
Smoky Mountain Christmas
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/Smoky-Mountain-Christmas.aspx
November 7
Con Hunley and Jimmy Fortune in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
Nov 11 – Feb 27
Pigeon Forge Winterfest
Winterfest 2014 kicks off in Pigeon Forge on November 11 with festivities beginning at Patriot Park including a kids’ play area, food vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and musical entertainment. The traditional lighting of more than five million lights on the Winterfest displays, followed by fireworks, will top off the evening.
Location: Patriot Park
More info: click here
November 26-30

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Thanksgiving Weekend / Black Friday Shopping
Description: Thanksgiving weekend is typically a popular time for people to visit Pigeon Forge due to the extended weekend and Black Friday shopping.

Pigeon Forge Events in December 2014

Dec 20-Jan 1

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Christmas Break
Description: The week around Christmas and New Year’s is a popular time for people to visit Pigeon Forge due to schools having winter breaks, Winter Extreme taking place in Gatlinburg, year-end shopping deals, etc.
Dec 31

HEAVY TRAFFIC
New Year’s Eve
Description: There are numerous New Year’s Eve events, parties, and celebrations throughout Pigeon Forge. Get details on all of the places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge by clicking here.

Final Thoughts

This 2014 Pigeon Forge calendar of events will be modified throughout the year if events are added, cancelled, changed, etc. If you know of a popular event in Pigeon Forge that should be added to the list, please let us know using the comment form below!

Remember, just because a date doesn’t have “Heavy Traffic” labeled beside it doesn’t mean the traffic won’t be heavy…we simply marked which events draw a large amount of traffic each year so that you can plan accordingly.

If this Pigeon Forge events calendar has been useful for you, please let us know that as well using the Like, Tweet, Pin, and +1 buttons below and to the left!

Comments

  1. Craig says

    Been going to this show for years. Love the cars and listening to them. Nice to sit along the strip and watch. Its a shame that a lot more cars dont go cruising. Im sure some get hot in the traffic or just dont want to sit and wait. I always wonder how many are afraid to go out for fear of Pigeon Forges finest. Ive seen people get pulled over for reving there motors, blowing smoke out of there diesal trucks.or maybe chirping the tires a little. A lot of the people sitting along the strip are there for a reason. If they were drag racing or doing 20 yard burnouts, I could see the danger. With all the cars on the strip, theres no room for that. Not too often you can look up or down the strip and NOT see any blue lights. I know of a few clubs and quite a few people that go but just dont take their cars, or dont go at all. Do they want to do away with the cruising or just need the money that bad? We keep hoping it gets better,but?

    • Prudence says

      Been down there one time for a show. Think it was in 1992 with a 69 Chevy C-10. Show was in Pigeion Forge across from the hotel we were staying. We entered the truck, just for fun. We ended up in a picture taken from the show, overhead, view. Made my terminally ill husband very happy to see. Died in Dec. of that year.

    • pat and fred maples says

      So glad you enjoy the car shows we business people would have a hard time without you folks. I just want you to know us local people love to have you stay with us. We do require a 3 night during the car shows so you faithfuls can have the whole weekend to enjoy. Drop by and see us here at the Rivergate Mountain Lodge over the river near the old mill..

  2. kay Key says

    I am tired of too many car shows. It would be much better if the cars were at a park or somewhere out of the parking lots. We like to shop and most of the time we can’t even get a place to park. This is bound to hurt some of these shops business.

    • donna kenchel says

      they need to be away from the main part or town you can not even navigate through town for all the traffic

  3. nhp says

    love the calendar events as it keeps me up to date on everthing. we try to make the mountains at least 3 times per year.

  4. Delle says

    Regarding the Ray Stevens concert you have listed on your calender of events for the 22nd of Oct 2012…it is wrong and messed me up on my plans. As I was trying to make Reservations I found out it was the 26th of Oct. which was 4 days after we leave.

    • Pigeon Forge TN Guide says

      Thanks for letting us know, Delle. This is now updated on the calendar. We try to keep all event info updated, but we don’t always get notified of changes which is why we always post the disclaimer of:

      “Events in Pigeon Forge are subject to change, so be sure to check with the official website, phone number, etc to confirm event details before making your plans. “

  5. Sharon Hansford says

    Up until 2010, my husband & I attended the Fall Rod Run nearly every year for the past 5 0r 6 yrs., but it seems the last couple times we attended, we had problems getting reservations. Jan or Feb of each year, I called to reserve our weekend in Sept & many places would not reserve only 2 nights, we would be told that we had to reserve 3 or 4 nights. Well, we live in Kentucky & we always drove down for the car show on Friday morning & head back home Sunday morning(2 nights) as we cannot take a full week off work just for a car show. It is really frustrating not to be able to find someplace to stay for 2 nights, therefore we no longer attend the car show. Not to mention the HUGE rate increase on the hotels/motels, the last time I got reservations was an Econolodge at $170.00 a night, that’s ridiculous!! We go to Myrtle Beach for 6 nights, oceanfront 2 bedroom condo at only &125.00 a night during peak season & in Sept we can get oceanfront accommodations for $59.00 a night. The car shows at Pigeon Forge have gotten too expensive.

  6. TS says

    We were told that the Grand Rod Run will be Sept. 12 – 16 and your calendar says it begins on the 15th. Please post which date is correct! Thank you!

  7. Lottie Mowen says

    don’t know if you can help or not but when are they gonna get the web-cams up in pigeon forge areas and gatlinburg, they’ve been saying there’re working on them for over a year now, or more, I sure miss seeing it on here. Just love your area, have been coming down there every year since 1966. please respond

  8. Norma Baumgarner says

    We were in Pigeon Forge this past weekend for truck show and heard Pigeon Forge is going to do away with Car shows being held there ….is this a rumor or is it truth …I sure would hate for this to happen as I love to shop while hubby is at car show… we love Pigeon Forge…If it comes to this guess we will not be coming back to Pigeon Forge.:(

    • Pigeon Forge TN Guide says

      This is a rumor that gets circulated every year. While there are always discussions among city officials on how to best alleviate traffic congestion, reduce violations, etc there is very little chance of car shows not being allowed in Pigeon Forge especially considering how much revenue they bring into the city.

      If this ever does happen, we will definitely be posting about it!

  9. June Howerton says

    My husband and I have attend these events for a couple years now. We just don’t know why they can’t do the same as they did for Dolly”s Parade. Close one side of the strip and let the classics cars cruise it. Set a time from like 6 til 9 and let the people see them. We had our cars there at light 8 and watched the few cars cruising. Then when we left it took us an hour and half to get out, we live in Sevierville. There has to be an easy way to do this. We seen several police just sitting or standing by or in their cars in the middle of the strip just watching and waiting for what? Watcher sitting on the side wanted me to make my tires make noise but no room and I didn’t need the ticket, so I just shook my head no. I think this could be done with caution but still be okay. No long burn outs but just little ones to make the crowd happy.

  10. Bob Mitchell says

    I agree with Shannon Hansford.. I have/had been attenting the ”SHADES OF THE PAST” car shows since back in the 80′sm BUT the prices of the motels has gotten out of hand.. I can see maybe doubleing the rates for the special shows, BUT, NOW They are charging 3 to 4 times the regurlar rate. This is just to much of a ripe off for the people that come to the shows. NOT ALL OF ARE RICH just because we have an old car, AND a lot of are now older and retired and on a fixed income. The ”CHAMBER OF COMMERICE”” , THE BBB, should have a talk with the owners of the motels.. NOT only do we just come to the car shows, but we spend a lot of money at the restrants, outlet malls, and on other intertainment while there. IN OTHER WORDS, WE HELP SUPPORT YOUR WHOLE TOWN, SO WHY CAN’T YOU GET THE MOTELS TO CUT THEIR PRICES, THEN WE WILL HAVE MORE MONEY TO SPEND AT YOUR LOCAL BUSSINESS AND HELP EVERYONE IN YOUR TOWN, NOT JUST THE MOTEL OWNERS, BECAUSE IN REALITY.. WE JUST SLEEP THERE AT NIGHT, THE REST OF THE TIME WE ARE SPENDING MONEY IN YOUR TOWN..

  11. Carlene Mullins says

    The calendar of events shows when the car shows will be held. If you don’t like the traffic, just visit another time. As for the high prices of hotel rooms, I agree that we are being taken advantage of. I get the same room every year, and it runs $130 per night. I get this room the week before Christmas for $28.99.

  12. Melvin Albright says

    I do not see one of the greatest events that will be happening in Pigeon Forge listed in the calendar. This is the first year for the National Quartet Convention to be held in Pigeon Forge and will be at the LeConte Center from Sept. 21 through the 27th. Here is their website link: http://natqc.com/schedule-and-seating/

    Appreciate the calender. We visit your city a couple times each year. Try to always get to Dollywood for the fall harvest and gospel music festival and again at Christmas. Will probably have to work in the NQC now that it has left Louisville, Ky.

  13. Craig says

    Has anybody heard of a bikefest at the end of april ? I seen it in a magazine but have seen nothing on the events sights. Anybody have any info ?

  14. Ed says

    For those of you wanting to go — Mark Chesnutt IS NOT performing on July 5th as this site states. I’ve checked and he’s actually performing on July 4th and ONLY July 4th. A message sent to the administrators of this sight to alert them to the mis-print went no where so I thought I’d alert everyone myself.

    • Pigeon Forge TN Guide says

      Hey Ed, thanks for the heads-up and leaving a comment. This is now corrected on the calendar.

      Appreciated!

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