Now that the holidays are over and school is back in full swing, you’re probably already dreaming of sunny summer days. Not to worry – Pigeon Forge has plenty for you to do. Summer is packed with events for everyone, from couples to families to large groups. Start planning your summer getaway today – and you can even plan around a specific event below that sounds fun! Oh, and be sure to keep scrolling to see what amenities we have for your perfect summer vacation in the Smokies.
2020 Upcoming Summer Events in Pigeon Forge
Picnic Wine Trail | Early June
Hit the Rocky Top Wine Trail for tours and tastings at 5 local wineries, and nosh on picnic treats along the way during the Picnic Wine Trail this summer!
20th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge | June 4 – 7
Pontiacs of all styles roll into Pigeon Forge for the Annual Pontiacs car show and swap meet – with all proceeds going towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales | June 19 – August 2
The streets of Gatlinburg come alive with the sounds of the Smokies during summertime’s Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales! Costumed storytellers and musicians line the streets and offer stories and songs for passersby.
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration | June 20 – August 2
Watch the night sky light up with fireworks, enjoy The Gazillion Bubble Show and special entertainment, fill up on tasty Southern treats, and stay a little later with extended park hours during Dollywood’s Summer Celebration!
Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade & Fireworks | July 3 – 4
Kicking off at midnight, Gatlinburg’s 4th of July parade is known as the first in the nation for its early start time. Enjoy tons of music, fireworks that light up the sky, and family fun!
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta | July 4
A fun way to get hands on for July 4, the Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta allows competitors to create their own small rafts and float them down the river for prizes!
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair | July 10 – 19
Browse the aisles of beautiful handmade items – baskets, leather goods, jewelry, quilts, etc. – during this annual craft fair that showcases the work of more than 100 talented artisans!
Arise Youth Conference | July 20 – 23
Looking for a youth weekend for your church group? The Arise Youth Conference this summer will feature fellowship, worship services, and group sessions for youth groups.
Veterans Homecoming Parade | August 8
Welcome veterans home during this annual summer parade that pays tribute to military veterans who have given so much for our freedom!
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion | August 20 – 22
Another favorite car show, the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion brings 1,000s of Jeep fans to Pigeon Forge this summer! In past years, it’s featured 10,000 Jeeps and more than 100 vendors and competitions.
Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies | August 22
A family-friendly event featuring Christian rock performances and all your favorite Dollywood fun, Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies will be a full day of fun!
- Private indoor pools
- Theater rooms for movie nights
- Full kitchens for making picnic lunches, cool drinks, and more
- Game rooms for in-cabin entertainment on hot days
- Outdoor hot tubs for soaking on cool summer evenings
- Spacious decks with shaded areas
- Access to community pools
- Book libraries in the cabin
- Comfortable, cool bedrooms
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