The 4th of July holiday is always a special time of year in the town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Vacationers and locals all look forward to the warm summer air, delicious food, great music, and of course, the fireworks! With Independence Day falling on a Friday this year, everyone is eagerly awaiting a weekend of fun, relaxation, and celebration!
Independence Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, marks a day to spend with your family and friends. A summer evening in the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by the sights and sounds of downtown Pigeon Forge, is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Many vacationers come from all around the country this time of year to take part in the festivities and to spend a weekend in our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals.
There are numerous celebrations going on during the 4th of July, but this year is expected to be better and bigger than ever before! The town always boasts a patriotic spirit, but you will come to find that no expense is spared to celebrate the occasion during this holiday weekend. Gather your family and head to the Great Smoky Mountains to take part in some Independence Day fun!
The 24th Annual Patriot Festival will be hosted at Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park, located behind The Old Mill Square alongside Little Pigeon River. The celebration will kick off at noon, with fireworks beginning around 9:45 p.m. Hosted by the City of Pigeon Forge, you can expect to have a great, family-friendly time at this festival!
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is the ultimate family-friendly destination, so of course, there will be something for the little ones at this event. The Patriot Festival will host a free Kid’s Karnival, complete with games and prizes for children of all ages. The Karnival opens at noon, with food vendors also firing up their grills and fryers for the festivities.
The free entertainment begins at 1:30 p.m. and will continue well into the evening. Here you can catch some of your favorite Pigeon Forge shows and names such as the Biblical Times Theater, the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, the Tim Kellar Band, and more. The evening’s headlining event will be one of the biggest names in country music – Lonestar! Known for their hits “Amazed,” “I’m Already There,” “Mr. Mom,” and “What About Now,” you and your family can dance, sing along, and tap your toes to some great country tunes as darkness falls. Lonestar will begin their performance at 8:30 p.m., so come early to settle down and get a good seat.
The Patriot Festival welcomes you to bring your own blankets and chairs but does ask that you leave umbrellas at home. Thousands will gather for this event, so parking is available at Teaster Lane Municipal Lot – a FREE Pigeon Forge trolley shuttle will be available to take you, your family, you’re your belongings to and from the event.
One thing is for sure, once darkness falls, everyone will be eagerly awaiting the fantastic fireworks display. Watch as bright colors and lights fill the sky above Patriot Park, with the show starting around 9:45 p.m. Watch as your children’s faces light up as the fireworks explode in the sky – everyone will be delighted by the impressive display that the City of Pigeon Forge offers!
Come hungry and prepare for a delicious bite to eat at the Patriot Festival! Food vendors will be on hand throughout the day, preparing a variety of Independence Day staples, including shaved ice, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. A portion of all food proceeds will go to benefit local charities.
Schedules are subject to change, so visit: http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/patriot-festival/ to keep up-to-date on the latest information. After the show, retire to your Pigeon Forge cabin rental for a soak in the hot tub and a great night’s sleep. Everyone is sure to enjoy 4th of July in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!