Pigeon Forge Events

pigeon forge events
Each 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.

2019 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 2019

January 25-27
Resurrection Youth Conference
Description: Resurrection is an awesome annual event of worship and spiritual growth for youth and youth mentors. Each year over 12,000 come together in Pigeon Forge, TN, to celebrate the God of The Resurrection. Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways.
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://resurrectionyouth.com/

January 25-27
Smoky Mountain Square Dance
Location: Music Road Hotel and Convention Center

Pigeon Forge Events in March 2019

March 7-9
Winter Carnival of Magic
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: http://wintercarnivalofmagic.com/

March 11-17
North American Country Music Associations International Annual Country Music Week
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: http://www.nacmai.net/

March 15-16
Corvette Expo
Location: LeConte Center
http://www.corvetteexpo.com/

March 16
Dollywood Opening Day
Description: Dollywood opens for the 2019 season! Click the link below for the 2019 schedule of open dates and hours.
More info: click here

Mar 16- Apr 14
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations
Location: Dollywood
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Festival-of-Nations

March 19-23
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: Click here

Pigeon Forge Events in April 2019

April 6-7
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
https://www.rockytopoutfitter.com/cv

April 11-13

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Spring Grand Rod Run
Location: LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
Phone: 865-687-3976
More info: Pigeon Forge Spring Grand Rod Run

April 20
Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
Description: The Easter Egg Hunt is held at Patriot Park the Saturday before Easter. This is a Free Event for children ages 0 – 12!
Location: Patriot Park

April 26-28
Women of Joy
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://womenofjoy.org/

Pigeon Forge Events in May 2019

May 3

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade
Location: Parkway Pigeon Forge (starts at traffic light #6 and heads north to traffic light #3)
More info: 2019 Pigeon Forge Parade

May 7-11
Wilderness Wildlife Week
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/wilderness-wildlife-week

May 8-11
2019 Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show
Description: Indoor & outdoor show. 100+ dealers of antique toys, Pedal Cars, advising, & Petrolia.
FREE PARKING & FREE Admission.
Location: Country Cascades Hotel
Phone: 828-231-7442
Website: https://www.smokymountainpedalcarshow.com/

May 10
Shenandoah and Exile in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/celebrity-shows/

May 16-18
Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://www.gnf100reunion.com/

May 24 – June 2
Dollywood’s BBQ & Bluegrass
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More Info: Dollywood’s BBQ & Bluegrass 2019

Pigeon Forge Events in June 2019

May 24 – June 2
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More Info: Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass 2019

May 31 – June 2
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show
Location: MainStay Suites Conference Center
Website: http://www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com/

June 14
Neal McCoy in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/celebrity-shows/

June 22 – August 4
“Summer Celebration” Festival at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer

Pigeon Forge Events in July 2019

June 22 – August 4
“Summer Celebration” Festival at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer

July 4

HEAVY TRAFFIC

July 6-12
SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch Super Series
Location: Wear Farm City Park
Website: http://fastpitchsuperseries.com/2019-world-series/

July 26-28
2019 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
Location: Numerous area businesses

Pigeon Forge Events in August 2019

June 22 – August 4
“Summer Celebration” Festival at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer

August 1 – 31
Celebrate Freedom
Location: Numerous area businesses

August 10
Veterans Homecoming Parade
Location: Parkway Pigeon Forge (The parade will start at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church, and will travel northbound on the Parkway to Traffic Light #5.)
More info: https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/veterans-homecoming-parade

August 23-24
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion
Location: LeConte Center
Click for more info

August 24
Rock the Smokies at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.rockthesmokies.com/

August 30
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/celebrity-shows/

Pigeon Forge Events in September 2019

September 6-7

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

September 12-14

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run
Location: LeConte Center Pigeon Forge
Phone: 865-687-3976

Sep 22-28
National Quartet Convention
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://www.natqc.com/

Sep 27 – Nov 2
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
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: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

Pigeon Forge Events in October 2019

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
2019 Smoky Mountain Fall Colors Report and Forecast
Sep 27 – Nov 2
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
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: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

October 6-7
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
https://www.rockytopoutfitter.com/cv

October 10
Bowzer Rock & Roll Show
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/celebrity-shows/

Pigeon Forge Events in November 2019

Sep 27 – Nov 2
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
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: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

November 1
Tracy Lawrence
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/celebrity-shows/

Nov 9 – Jan 4
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More info: click here

Nov 22
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff
Winterfest 2019 kicks off in Pigeon Forge on November 22 with the lighting of more than five million lights throughout town.
Location: All Throughout Pigeon Forge

Nov 28
Titanic Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration
Location: Titanic Museum
More info: http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/titanic-pigeon-forge-events

Nov 28 – Dec 1

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.
Nov 30- Dec 2
Yama-Con
Description: Yama-Con is an annual three-day anime convention with multigenre elements held during December at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://www.yamacon.org/

Pigeon Forge Events in December 2019

Nov 9 – Jan 4
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More info: click here

Dec 25-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 2019 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.

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