Smoky Mountain News and Events

Celebrate with Pigeon Forge and the Smokies as we honor our Military Past and Present. Discounts are available year round and in the month of August throughout the city of Pigeon Forge and through out.

Best Ways to Experience Summer in the Smoky Mountains

From MyPigeonForge.com, we wanted to share their latest blog article as was posted on their site for prospective Summer vacation visitors to learn some of the best things they can do for Summer in the Smoky Mountains. “Best Ways to Experience Summer in the Smoky Mountains There’s nothing quite like summer in the Smoky Mountains. The weather is getting warmer, the trees and flowers are in full bloom, and best of all, school is out! In short, it’s the perfect…

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Smoky Mountain 4th of July 2021 – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

As the title states, in this article, the cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg announce their plans for their respective Smoky Mountain 4th of July 2021 celebrations. These reposted articles come from www.mypigeonforge.com and www.gatlinburg.com. Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival July 3rd “Patriot Festival is back in 2021 headlined by country superstar Clint Black! This event is proudly presented by 107.7 WIVK and the City of Pigeon Forge. Event Cost: FREE 4pm: Food Vendors Open 5:30pm – 8pm: Entertainment featuring Brad…

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Dolly Parton’s Tribute to the State of Tennessee

Sevier County’s favorite daughter, Miss Dolly Parton, posted a video as part of this incredible historic anniversary for the state of Tennessee! As reported by WATE.com: “As part of the 225th celebration of statehood, the county music icon lent her voice and her 1973 single “My Tennessee Mountain Home” to a video released Tuesday called “Home.” “I am Tennessee proud,” Parton said. “I’m proud of our wonderful state, proud to be a born and raised Tennessee girl, and I’m proud…

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Flowers, Blooms, Tunes and More! Spring Events in Gatlinburg For 2021

Some awesome events are coming up as Spring begins to blend into Summer here in the Smokies. Spring Events in Gatlinburg for 2021 include the following: * Blooms and Tunes * Now to May 23rd From Gatlinburg.com: “Anakeesta is in full bloom during the “Blooms and Tunes” spring event. Beginning April 2, Anakeesta will feature grand and colorful nature-themed art installations throughout the park including a 20’ long-blooming daisy, live music Thursday through Sunday and a spring-themed food and beverage…

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The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run For 2021

Beginning tomorrow and going on until April 17th (though our Rod Run weekends typically see eventgoers enjoy the event through Sunday as well) is the annual Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run for 2021. Cars of generations ago return to the modern era reborn with incredible new shapes, colors, sizes, accessories and more will be centered around the LeConte Conference Center, but be spread out all across the parkway downtown. Mypigeonforge.com writes this: “Car Show • Swap Meet • Car Corral…

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Dollywood Grand Opening For 2021

Dollywood has sent out announcements and emails that it will be opening to their Dollywood Grand Opening for the 2021 season on March 13th as well on information on their Spring season festival. Here is what they provide from their website and email: “At Dollywood we celebrate the best of life as we light up the Smokies with rides, slides, music, food and laughter – day and night. We invite you to our Tennessee home where you can hold on…

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Wilderness Wildlife Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week For 2021

Pigeon Forge is going virtual for Wilderness Wildlife Week this year. Here is what their official page has to say on it: “Celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Smokies with online speakers, panels and more fun online content. Join us Feb. 2-4 as we celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains—all online. We’ve invited some of the leading wildlife experts to lead informative discussions with you, our virtual outdoor enthusiasts. This is…

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Ripley’s Sips & Sharks

Here’s something new that would inspire some of the adults-who-are-kids-at-heart-but-like-something-harder-to-drink to get out of the house and come to the Aquarium: Ripley’s Sips & Sharks. From the main Ripley’s website: “Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies will be hosting Sips & Sharks events! Sips & Sharks is an adult (21+) sleepover that gives guests overnight access to the Aquarium. This experience includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a behind the scenes tour, movie, continental breakfast, and much more!” This event is scheduled for…

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New Bee Species Discovered In The National Park

As the title indicates, the Smokies are all “a’buzz” with a new bee species that has just been discovered in our park! From WBIR’s news segment on it: “It sure doesn’t have a catchy name, but the Epeolus inornatus is a big catch for Dr. Will Kuhn; the Director of Science and Research at Discover Life in America. “It’s always really fun to find a new record and to take up our numbers of new records and new species for…

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