Music in the Mountains Spring Parade

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In 1987, the city of Pigeon Forge began what was called the Annual Dolly Parton’s Homecoming Parade each spring which was associated with the opening of Dollywood and the beginning of the “tourism” season for Pigeon Forge. With the growth of Pigeon Forge, the parade has taken on a new name and is now called the “Music in the Mountains Spring Parade.” We have full details below about the new version of the annual Pigeon Forge parade.

When is the Pigeon Forge Parade

The 2021 Music in the Mountains Spring Parade has been officially canceled by the city “due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus”. The parade route typically starts 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 Pigeon Forge parade attracts thousands of spectators as it features numerous floats showcasing talent from all over the Smoky Mountains.

Posted below is the official statement from the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism

Pigeon Forge’s 2021 Music in the Mountains Spring Parade, scheduled for April 30, has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Posted by City of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

If the parade is rescheduled, we will keep you updated. Otherwise, we’re hopeful that this Pigeon Forge classic returns in 2022!