Festive Dolly Parade Welcomes Pigeon Forge Visitors

The popular Dolly Parade in May — a.k.a Dolly Parton’s Homecoming Parade — on kicks off Springfest activities in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Perched atop a spectacular float, country star Dolly Parton leads a festive parade of brightly colored floats and high-stepping marching bands through the streets of Pigeon Forge. Dolly Parton’s Homecoming Parade draws over 50,000 visitors to town where they celebrate mountain culture.

Fun Activities to Try After the Dolly Parade

Pigeon Forge offers plenty of exciting family-friendly activities, restaurants, theaters and entertainment. Due to its location near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge also offers outdoor activities, including hiking trails, horseback riding, nature walks, biking, ziplines, whitewater rafting and tubing in the summer.

Can’t get enough of Dolly Parton? Find family fun in Pigeon Forge from Dollywood’s exciting rides to foot-stompin’ country shows, such as the popular Dixie Stampede, Country Tonite, and Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show. Other family favorites include: Terry Evanswood The Wonders of Magic, Comedy Barn, Titanic Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium where visitors walk through an underwater tunnel. Kids will also love the upside-down silliness of WonderWorks, a wonderland of interactive games and hands-on exhibits housed in a building that sits firmly on its roof!

Mix fun with home cooking when you visit Pigeon Forge’s Old Mill Restaurant where flour has been milled since 1830. If you’re feeding hungry teens, Mama’s Farmhouse serves all-you-can-eat Southern cooking. For barbecue, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is the place to go, and no trip to Pigeon Forge would be complete without breakfast at the Log Cabin Pancake House.

Need more ideas? Check out our picks for the best Pigeon Forge family restaurants.