Pigeon Forge 4th of July Fireworks and Patriot Festival

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The annual Pigeon Forge 4th of July Fireworks and Patriot Festival returns as one of the biggest events of the year offering fun festivities and a free concert! This event is proudly presented the City of Pigeon Forge. The festival is traditionally held at Patriot Park located behind the Old Mill in the middle of Pigeon Forge. Below, we share as many details as we have about the 2023 Patriot Festival.

2023 4th of July in Pigeon Forge TN

Sara Evans Pigeon Forge 4th of July headliner

The 2023 4th of July Festival in Pigeon Forge will be headlined by country superstar, Sara Evans! With five No. 1 singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Sara is the fifth most-played female artist on country radio in nearly the last two decades.

Traditionally, the headliner takes the stage around 8:30pm leading up to the fireworks display that normally happens around 9:50pm, but there will be more music and fun available earlier as well!

Taking the stage before Sara Evans will be On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute, who performs every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to classics such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight”. It’s going to be a great night!

4th of July Event Schedule

  • 4:00 PM – Welcome/ Veterans Tribute
  • 4:15 PM – Pigeon Forge Community Chorus
  • 5:20 PM – US Navy Country Current
  • 6:45 PM – On the Border
  • 8:30 PM – Sara Evans
  • 9:50 PM – Fireworks

*Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed at the July 4th Festival. However, umbrellas, tents, and coolers are not permitted. Food vendors will be available. Free parking is provided at the Teaster Lane Municipal parking, and a free shuttle operates every 20 minutes beginning at noon between the lot and festival site.

Final Thoughts

Wherever you decide to celebrate the 4th of July, we join you in honoring our nation and those who fight for it. If you or your family have served in our nation’s military or are currently serving, we give you our most sincere gratitude. Thank you!