Ready, Set, Go Green in the Smokies This April!

When we think April, we think cool spring showers and fresh growing flowers, and the Smoky Mountains are full of both. In fact, the Smokies are home to more than 1,600 species of flowering plants, and each year, wildflower enthusiasts from all over the world flock to these mountains to enjoy the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Scheduled for April 11–15 in…


Spotlight On: Titanic Museum Attraction this Spring

Year-round, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge offers guests an opportunity to step back in time, experience history in an incredibly hands-on way, learn more about the people behind the stories of the RMS Titanic, and have some fun in Pigeon Forge. The larger-than-life attraction on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge is impossible to miss when driving by, and…


Wedding Bells are Ringing this Spring

If an opulent wedding with thousands of dollars’ worth of flowers, 300 of your “closest” friends, and a gold-gilded ballroom is your wedding style, a Smoky Mountain wedding is probably not the right pick for you. But imagine this: an intimate ceremony with your family and best friends; fresh flowers on a simple white cake; photos with the backdrop of…


3 Ways to Light Up the Night in Pigeon Forge

“When the sun goes down, we’ll be groovin’…” You don’t have to go to the Bahamas with Kenny Chesney this summer to sing those lyrics (although that would be fun!). Right here in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find plenty of nighttime fun in store all summer long. Join hundreds of others for a good cause in the 5K Glow Run this…


Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge

What sounds more fun to you: a day of shopping in downtown Pigeon Forge; a visit to Tennessee’s most popular theme park, Dollywood; or a hike through the a day in a Pigeon Forge park? If you chose the latter, then you should DEFINITELY make plans to attend this year’s 26th annual Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge! This event…


Marching through Pigeon Forge

2016 Spring Parades and Fun Probably one of the main reasons you’ve planned (or will soon be planning) a Pigeon Forge vacation is to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains. If you haven’t been here before, you’ve definitely heard of the snow-capped mountains, wide variety of trees and wildlife, and the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains National Park…


RetroWeekend in Pigeon Forge | April 29–30

Looking for a unique way to have some fun in Pigeon Forge this year? Why not dust off your old albums, get out your running shoes, and get ready for RetroWeekend at the end of April? RetroWeekend is a Pigeon Forge event that’s been 12 years in the making. The dream of RetroWeekend founder and executive director, Steven Hall, this…


Synchronous Fireflies Goes to Lottery System

EXTRA, EXTRA! There’s been a major change to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Firefly Event in 2016. For those who don’t know what we’re talking about, this is the rare 2-week period in late May to mid-June when the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont show off their light patterns in a dazzling mating display. These are 1 of only a…


Going Green at the Spur Clean Up in the Smokies

As part of the Earth Week Celebration in Gatlinburg (April 18–23, 2016), the Hilton Garden Inn is presenting the Spur Clean Up on Wednesday, April 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For this event, the City of Gatlinburg is teaming up with Keep Sevier Beautiful to pick up trash along the Spur, which is a section of the…


Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run | April 14-16

Get your engines revving for one of the biggest car shows not only in the Smokies but in the nation—the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run! Scheduled for April 14-16, 2016, the Spring Rod Run is one of those annual events that people look forward to all year long. And with rows of classic hot rods that go for miles, it’s…