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 2022 Music in the Mountains Spring Parade is scheduled to take place on April 29, 2022. The parade typically begins at 6 p.m. 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.
The 2022 Pigeon Forge Parade will feature Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. along with marching bands, character balloons, entertainment from local attractions & theaters, and more.