Things To Do: Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events

PIGEON FORGE THINGS TO DO

Looking for things to do in Pigeon Forge? During your visit you’ll learn quickly there’s an abundance of Pigeon Forge activities to keep everyone entertained!There are interactively fun and educational attractions such as the Titanic Museum Attraction and Wonderworks. The city is even home to one of the best attractions in the South, DollyWood.

Leaf peeping, wildlife-watching and horseback riding are just some of the great outdoor Pigeon Forge activiities available. For some Smoky Mountain adventures try out whitewater rafting, rock climbing, or maybe mountain biking!

The list of things to do in Pigeon Forge, TN would never be complete without the theaters and shows. You can enjoy a dinner theater, comedy show, magic show and live music!Other popular Pigeon Forge activities include miniature golf, bowling, go-karts, laser tag, arcade games, thrill rides and indoor skydiving, and that is not to mention all of the outlet shopping venues. 
 
 
 
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale
From: May. 24, 2013 To: Dec. 27, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316
 
 
Great American Summer
From: Jun. 22, 2013 To: Aug. 4, 2013
Location: Dollywood
Description: Enjoy the summertime even more! During Dollywood's extended park hours you can see shows, a nightly fireworks display, Great American Country Show and Gazillion Bubbles Show. Plus, you can experience riding your favorite rides in the dark! 
Phone: 865-428-9488; 1-800-365-5996
 
 
Christmas In July
From: Jul. 1, 2013 To: Jul. 31, 2013
Location: Inn at Christmas Place
Description:

Come out and experience Christmas in July at the Incredible Christmas Place where there will be activities available for all guests.

Phone: 865-868-0525;
 
Back to School Tax Free Weekend Sidewalk Sale
From: Aug. 2, 2013 To: Aug. 4, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax-Free Sales Weekend
From: Aug. 2, 2013 To: Aug. 4, 2013
Description:

Throughout the state of Tennessee you can purchase certain back to school items tax-free!

 
 
4th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament
From: Aug. 3, 2013 To: Aug. 3, 2013
Location: Old Mill Square
Phone: 1-888-453-6455;
 
 
Stringtime in the Smokies
From: Aug. 3, 2013 To: Aug. 3, 2013
Location: Old Mill Square
Description:

Come out to Old Mill Square for free music during Stringtime in the Smokies! This year's event features Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Will Tate and Six Mile Express. Register to compete or sit back and watch the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Memory of Sergeant Brett Benton that begins at 11:00 a.m. The evening bluegrass performances will start at 7:00 p.m. Bring along your own lawn chair and enjoy the Stringtime in the Smokies.

Phone: 1-888-453-6455;
 
 
Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race
From: Aug. 3, 2013 To: Aug. 3, 2013
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center
Phone: 865-428-2700; 1-800-782-3119
 
 
KIDABRA! The International Association of Family & Kid show Performers Annual Convention
From: Aug. 6, 2013 To: Aug. 9, 2013
Location: Music Road Hotel
Description:

To attend KIDABRA! registration is required. There will be a free kids show periodically throughout the convention. The Grand Finale Public Show will be on Friday August 9, 2013 at 8 pm with an admission charge.

Phone: 865 429-7700; 800 429-7700
 
 
Late Summer Truckload & Tent Sale
From: Aug. 8, 2013 To: Aug. 12, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
Asleep at the Wheel and Mandy Barnett in Concert
From: Aug. 23, 2013 To: Aug. 23, 2013
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 865-453-2003; 800-792-4308
 
 
Smoky Mountain Relic Show
From: Aug. 24, 2013 To: Aug. 25, 2013
Location: Smoky Mountain Convention Center
Phone: 865-908-3015; 877-687-7622
 
 
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
From: Aug. 30, 2013 To: Sep. 2, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Austin Peay Governors at Knoxville, TN
From: Aug. 31, 2013 To: Aug. 31, 2013
 
 
Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXI
From: Sep. 6, 2013 To: Sep. 7, 2013
Location: Dollywood's Splash Country
Phone: 865-428-9488; 1-800-365-5996
 
 
Fall Truckload & Tent Sale
From: Sep. 12, 2013 To: Sep. 16, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
Grand Fall Rod Run
From: Sep. 12, 2013 To: Sep. 16, 2013
Phone: 1-800-251-4444
 
 
 
Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Lynn Anderson in Concert
From: Sep. 20, 2013 To: Sep. 20, 2013
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 865-453-2003; 800-792-4308
 
 
 
Titanic Museum Sleepover
From: Sep. 21, 2013 To: Sep. 21, 2013
Location: Titanic Museum Attraction
Phone: 865-868-1197; 800-381-7670
 
 
Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Alabama Jaguars at Knoxville, TN
From: Sep. 28, 2013 To: Sep. 28, 2013
 
 
28th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
From: Sep. 28, 2013 To: Oct. 26, 2013
Location: Patriot Park
Phone: (865)-429-7373;
 
 
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
From: Sep. 28, 2013 To: Sep. 29, 2013
Description:

Play a part in the fun and excitement of the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams! Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer!

 
 
10th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day
From: Sep. 28, 2013 To: Sep. 28, 2013
Location: Old Mill Square
Phone: 1-888-453-6455;
 
 
Children's Annual Whoadeo
From: Sep. 28, 2013 To: Sep. 28, 2013
Location: Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
Phone: 865.453.9473; 800.356.1676
 
 
MountainFest - Celebration of Autumn in the Smokies
From: Oct. 1, 2013 To: Oct. 7, 2013
Location: Inn at Christmas Place
Phone: 865-868-0525;
 
 
Senior Extra Day Show & Health Fair with Tennova(1)
From: Oct. 1, 2013 To: Oct. 1, 2013
Location: Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
Phone: 865.453.9473; 800.356.1676
 
 
 
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs at Knoxville, TN
From: Oct. 5, 2013 To: Oct. 5, 2013
 
 
Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale
From: Oct. 11, 2013 To: Oct. 14, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
Fall Truckload & Tent Sale(1)
From: Oct. 17, 2013 To: Oct. 21, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
Don Williams in Concert
From: Oct. 18, 2013 To: Oct. 19, 2013
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 865-453-2003; 800-792-4308
 
 
Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Knoxville, TN
From: Oct. 19, 2013 To: Oct. 19, 2013
 
 
 
MLC Ladies Conference & Retreat
From: Nov. 1, 2013 To: Nov. 2, 2013
Location: Music Road Hotel
Description:

Advance registration is required to attend the MLC Ladies Conference & Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Phone: 865 429-7700; 800 429-7700
 
 
Veterans Day Sidewalk Sale & Truckload & Tent Sale
From: Nov. 7, 2013 To: Nov. 11, 2013
Location: Pigeon River Crossings
Phone: 865-453-7316;
 
 
Chosen Ladies Retreat
From: Nov. 7, 2013 To: Nov. 9, 2013
Location: Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center
Phone: 865-453-1000; 800-251-4444
 
 
Gene Watson and Jeannie Seely in Concert
From: Nov. 8, 2013 To: Nov. 8, 2013
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 865-453-2003; 800-792-4308
 
 
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Auburn Tigers at Knoxville, TN
From: Nov. 9, 2013 To: Nov. 9, 2013
 
 
Old Mill Square Holiday Open House
From: Nov. 9, 2013 To: Nov. 9, 2013
Location: Old Mill Square
Phone: 1-888-453-6455;
 
 
2nd Annual Taste of the Holidays
From: Nov. 19, 2013 To: Nov. 19, 2013
Description:

Showcasing the Great Chefs & Restaurants of Pigeon Forge. Proceeds of this event will benefit Sevier County charities with annual Dignitary Auction to follow.

 
 
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores at Knoxville, TN
From: Nov. 23, 2013 To: Nov. 23, 2013
 
 
Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Winterfest Concert
From: Nov. 24, 2013 To: Nov. 24, 2013
Phone: 1-800-251-9100
 
 
Brunch with Santa
From: Dec. 7, 2013 To: Dec. 7, 2013
Location: Old Mill Square
Phone: 1-888-453-6455;
 
 
35th Annual F-100 Supernationals & All Ford Show
From: Dec. 16, 2013 To: Dec. 18, 2013
Phone: 423-623-4644, 423-623-1871, 423-465-5855;

 

 
 
 
 

 

GATLINBURG ATTRACTIONS FEATURE FAMILY FUN, OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Visitors can find Gatlinburg attractions around nearly every turn, from fun family attractions to enjoying the outdoor beauty and adventure of the city's natural settings.

Enjoy downhill snow skiing, whitewater rafting, golf, 600 miles of hiking trails, fishing in hundreds of miles of streams and the entertainment of the Great Smoky Mountains,  which is both exhilarating and close by.

Explore other great Gatlinburg attractions at one of its unique museums, craftsmen fair, miniature golf courses, motion simulators and Go-Karts or bumper cars.

The award for most tourist attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee goes to Ripley's. Ripley's features an aquarium, mini golf, haunted adventures, mirror maze, a moving theater, a fun zone and, of course, the famous Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum.

We’ve got museums and mazes for everybody! Get your picture taken with your favorite star car, marvel at the most bizarre oddities, or navigate your way out of a tight squeeze.

There is no limit to the outdoor fun available in Gatlinburg, from miniature golf to ziplines, hiking to biking, rafting to snowboarding, or even horseback riding.

Whether you want to be amazed, impressed, challenged, thrilled, shaken or even scared, there’s an attraction waiting for you in Gatlinburg

Other attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee include the Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Aerial Tramway. Everywhere you turn, you'll find plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg!

 

Winter Gatlinburg Tennessee Attractions

Looking for Gatlinburg Tennessee attractions? The Gatlinburg winter calendar of events is jam-packed with seasonal special events, such as Winterfest in Gatlinburg TN.

 

Some of the most popular attractions are:

(1) Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 

The number one thing to do in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge is to visit the National Park.  An International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site are located at this popular National Park that has 500,000 acres covering parts of Tennessee and North Carolina and features over 4,000 species of plants and over 800 miles of hiking trails. Activities available including hiking, bicycling, picnicking, scenic drives, swimming, and fishing. There are also many camping sites available in various areas in the park.

 

(2) Gatlinburg Sky Lift - For over 40 years families have been riding this double chairlift to the top of Crockett Mountain for unforgettable views of the Smokies. Open year round, this lift glides over the Little Pigeon River then climbs to an elevation of 1,800 feet.

 

(3)  Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen - Watch taffy, candy apples, hand dipped chocolates, and other candies made fresh daily at this gourmet store that also offers an array of holiday gifts.

 

(4)  Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre & Music Hall - The number one theatrical attraction in Gatlinburg, this theatre opened in 1977 and is an established National Historical Treasure of Gatlinburg. A variety of live professional, outrageous, and original musical comedies are performed at this innovative theatre with shows beginning at 8:00 p.m.

 

(5)  Ripley's Haunted Adventure - Take a tour of the abandoned Grimsby and Streaper Casket Company and enjoy a very intense, terrifying experience that includes live actors, special effects, and plenty of fright.

 

(6)  Smoky Mountain Winery -- The oldest producer of premium wines in east Tennessee, this award-winning winery has received hundreds of regional, national, and international awards for their delicious wines. Enjoy a free tour of the winery and learn all aspects of wine making, then taste over 20 wines in the tasting room.

 

(7)  Fannie Farkle's  --A wide variety of your old favorite arcade games such as PAC-MAN and Centipede are at this family arcade, as well as the latest video games and redemption machines with many prizes available. You can also enjoy delicious corn dogs and sausages while playing here, as well as check your email.

 

(8) Wild Plum Tea Room -- Open from March to mid-December for lunch only, this lovely tea room has items on its menu that include house salads, specialty sandwiches, wild plum muffins, wild plum tea, and delectable desserts that include Hummingbird Cake, Brownie Delight, Sour Cream Lime Pie, and Coconut Cheese Cake. A charming gift shop is also on site that overlooks the dining area. Reservations are recommended.

 

(9)  Ober Gatlinburg -- Ober Gatlinburg has eight ski trails serviced by two quads, one double, and one surface lift. Snowmaking blankets 100 percent of the slopes. Snowboarding lessons and rentals are available.Winter RecreationNight skiing on seven trails, indoor ice skating rink.

 

Some of the favorite restaurants in Gatlinburg are:

 

Greenbrier Restaurant -- A Gatlinburg tradition, this casual and relaxed restaurant is located in a historic lob cabin that was built in 1939 and features floor-to-ceiling windows with extraordinary woodland views. A variety of regional cuisine is served nightly including tantalizing appetizers, succulent prime rib, house specialties, and mountain trout. An upstairs private dining area is available for special occasions.

 

Pancake Pantry -- After 30 years of serving pancakes, this Village tradition is more popular then ever. The secret to the "Pantry's" success is simpledelicious pancakes served the way you want them. Whether it's the standard buttermilk variety or one of the many specialty designs, you will be delighted with the light, fluffy hotcakes and the delicious syrups and toppings. Raspberry pancakes with whipped cream is the most popular item on the menu, but you'll be hard pressed to find a selection you don't love at first bite. This restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. onwards

 

Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon -- Serving appetizers, soups, sandwiches, prime Black Angus steaks, chicken, chops, seafood and more with a special Children's Menu all in The Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, TN. The Alamo Steakhouse Restaurant in the Smokies is the perfect dinner setting, for anything from an intimate dinner for two to a big family dinner, including private seating to accommodate reunions, wedding parties, anniversary celebrations and more. Our restaurant booths are tucked away to assure privacy, and our dining areas provide ample room for all to enjoy. The atmosphere is perfect for all ages and our large dining room is suitable for groups up to 50. 

 

Calhoun's Restaurant -- An array of exciting specialty shops that offer beautiful arts and crafts, pottery, unique gifts, and delightful treasures are available at this shopping area that also includes Calhoun's Restaurant, the Cherokee Grill, and the Smoky Mountain Brewery.