Celebrating Independence Day in Pigeon Forge is a fun and exciting experience. If you’re lucky enough to be in town during the July 4th weekend, take the time to look into the wonderful events that the city is putting on. They are a great way to spend time with your family and with amazing fireworks displays, wonderful music and delicious food, your family will leave happy and ready to plan your next cabin vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Pigeon Forge’s 21st Annual Patriot Festival will be held on Monday, July 4th at Patriot Park. A free event, families are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to make themselves comfortable during the event. Beginning at 1:00PM, the event will have interactive activities for children. The children’s area has been named the “Kid’s Karnival” and offers children free games and lots of fun.
The musical guests are the stars of the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival! Enjoy a performance from the headlining band Restless Heart, who has provided us with country music hits such as “When She Cries” and “The Bluest Eyes in Texas.” The group will perform alongside other musical guests Randy Montana, who recently toured with Grammy winning artist Taylor Swift, The Return, a hit Beatle’s tribute band, and other musical artists.
Food vendors will be present at the event, serving a delicious array of your summer favorites. From hamburgers to corn dogs, you and your family can refuel in the evening to prepare for the fireworks show. Enjoy delicious funnel cakes and deep-fried Twinkies as you listen to some of the area’s best music.
The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival will wrap up around 9:30PM, just in time for nightfall and the fireworks display. Growing in size every year, the fireworks display is lengthy and breathtaking, a truly beautiful experience for you and your family to enjoy. The fireworks launch has been moved behind Pigeon Forge’s McDonald’s to give more visitors a great view of the display. Sit back, relax and get ready for a wonderful show
For the night-owl, consider joining thousands during Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade! The first Independence Day parade in the country, the event begins promptly at midnight and promises to be the biggest and best parade Gatlinburg has ever seen! The parade route runs through the street of downtown Gatlinburg but get a seat early – with 100,000 spectators it may get a little crowded!
The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival is located on Old Mill Street at traffic light #7. For ease of parking, consider walking or parking at the City Parking Lot on Teaster Lane, then ride the Pigeon Forge trolley to Patriot Park.