3 Ways to Light Up the Night in Pigeon Forge

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…


Bioluminescent Beauties

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Synchronous Fireflies in the Smokies One of the most popular events in the Great Smoky Mountains each year is also one of the most unique. In fact, the phenomenon is so unique, you can only experience it in a few places in the world. Until recently, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was thought to be the only place in…


Upcoming Events on the Rocky Top Wine Trail

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Pigeon Forge isn’t just a great destination for summer vacations and fall retreats. Plenty of events and adventures are in store all year long, including 4 upcoming events this March on the Rocky Top Wine Trail. You can vote for your favorite Muscadine wine, buy a limited edition bottle of wine with Robert Tino artwork, join a group of friends…


Pigeon Forge Car Shows in 2016

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When you think Pigeon Forge, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? A favorite roller coaster at Dollywood? A day of shopping along the Parkway? A bowl of corn chowder at The Old Mill? Well, if you’re like me, you didn’t realize that when many people think of Pigeon Forge, their first thought is CARS, CARS, CARS! Did…