2024 Tennessee Events You Don't Want to Miss

Listed below are just some of the events and things to do while on vacation in Tennessee. Plan your stay around a big event or come in between at a less crowded time. You decide. Join us in Tennessee for some great mountain fun.

 

 

February 26: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Pancake Week
In honor of the humble pancake, Gatlinburg will celebrate the breakfast staple for a week beginning February 26. Gatlinburg’s history with the classic breakfast item is as rich as the mountainous stacks served.

March 10: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood Opening Day
Dollywood opens for the 2023 season on March 10 for passholders and March 11 to the general public. Discover what's new for 2023!

March 11-April 8: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood's I Will Always Love You Celebration
Join us at Dollywood as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Dolly’s biggest hits, I Will Always Love You.

March 12-18: Gatlinburg: St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Join us for an entire week of fun-filled, family-friendly festivities honoring the culture of the Irish as Gatlinburg kicks off its 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The town will be painted Shamrock green as Irish flags and decoration adorn the city.

March 12-18: Gatlinburg: Lights at Gatlinburg Space Needle
Dates: March 12, 2023 - March 18, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily

March 13-19: Pigeon Forge: North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI)
Fans of all ages that enjoy country, gospel and bluegrass won’t want to miss the North America Country Music Association's annual Country Music Week featuring the Hall of Fame Show

March 20-22: Gatlinburg: The SkyWalk at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Dates: March 20, 2023 - March 22, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

March 21-25: Sevierville: Ponies in the Smokies
Sevierville Convention Center.

March 24-25: Pigeon Forge: Corvette Expo Featuring Horsepower and Hotrods
Car Show • Swap Meet • Sales Corral The Corvette Expo takes place each Spring at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The expo features a Swap Meet, Park ‘n’ Show, Sales Corral and Diamond

March 25: Gatlinburg: Firefighter Fit for Duty 5 &10K
Time: Race Day Registration 7:30 am - 8:30 am; Race starts at 9 am Price: 5K $25 10k $35

March 26: Sevierville: Discs on the Diamond
Smokies Stadium

April 1: Sevierville: Easter Egg Hunt
Downtown Sevierville

April 1-2: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
Dates: April 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily Time: 1:00 PM to 12:59 PM

April 5-8: Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
Dates: April 5, 2023 - April 8, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

April 8: Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge Easter Egg Hunt
Pigeon Forge Parks & Recreation is hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wear Farm City Park on the Saturday before Easter. Come join us for inflatables, a free raffle

April 13-15: Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run
Car Show • Swap Meet • Car Corral The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is a spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! This annual car show features a $10,000 prize.

April 16: Sevierville: Lee Greenwood Farewell Tour
Sevierville Convention Center

April 20-22: Pigeon Forge: NQC Spring Break
Produced by the National Quartet Convention, NQC hopes to provide a taste of Gospel Music’s largest annual event.

April 21-June 11: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood Flower and Food Festival
Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival delights guests with hundreds of thousands of brilliant flowers making up numerous displays created by tremendously-talented horticulturists. This event is blooming with fun and discovery.

April 21-29: Pigeon Forge: Rotary Club Spring Craft Fair
Visitors to Pigeon Forge have the opportunity to see and purchase handmade items from some of the area’s most talented artists and crafters. Stop by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club.

April 22: Gatlinburg: Mountain Man Memorial March
Dates: April 22, 2023 Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

April 26-29: Gatlinburg: Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Dates: April 26, 2023 - April 29, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 AM

April 28: Pigeon Forge: Music in the Mountains Spring Parade
ABOUT THE PARADE Make plans to attend this celebration of the city’s rich musical heritage and look for surprise music performances around town.

April 28-29: Sevierville: Sevier County Spring Rodeo
Sevier County Fair Grounds

May 18-20: Pigeon Forge: Grand National F-100 Ford Show
The Grand National F-100 Show is the largest classic Ford pick-up truck event in the world. The event is open to classic Ford trucks, 1996 and older.

May 27-28: Sevierville: Slammedenuff Car Show
Sevierville Convention Center

June 2-4: Pigeon Forge: Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show
Come see some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs around at the annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge car show. The show features a Swap Meet and classic GTO’s, Firebirds, Fieros.

June 3-4: Sevierville: Smallmouth King Bass Fishing Tournament
Seviervile, TN

June 3-24: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Dates: 6/3/2023, 6/10/2023, 6/17/2023, 6/24/2023 Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

June 5-8: Pigeon Forge: A Mountain Quiltfest™
29TH ANNUAL A MOUNTAIN QUILTFEST™ Online Class Registration: Tuesday, March 7 @ 10AM EST Quilting Classes: June 5 - June 8 ONE REGISTRATION PER PERSON.

June 10-September 4: Gatlinburg: Summer in the Smokies
Dates: June 10, 2023 - September 4, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily

June 17-August 6: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys!

July 1-31: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
Dates: July 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

July 4: Pigeon Forge: Patriot Festival
Patriot Festival 2023 Patriot Festival returns once again in 2023. This event is proudly presented by the City of Pigeon Forge. Fireworks Celebration Pigeon Forge will mark Independence Day.

July 4: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg's River Raft Regatta
Dates: July 4, 2023 Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

August 1-31: Pigeon Forge: Celebrate Freedom
Celebrate Freedom is Pigeon Forge's way of saying thank you and to honor all the brave men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our freedom.

August 11-12: Pigeon Forge: The Smokey Mountain Fishing Expo
The Smokey Mountain Fishing Expo brings the latest news, updates, new equipment and more to our catfishing community.

August 18-19: Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountain Bronco Stampede
The Great Smoky Mountain Bronco Stampede, a vendor-based expo for Bronco and 4x4 enthusiasts, is coming to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

August 24-26: Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion
The 11th annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep® Club Invasion will be held on August 24th, 25th & 26th, 2023. The event will once again be held at the LeConte Center.

September 14-16: Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run
A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8,000 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars.

September 14-16: Sevierville: 23rd Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
DUMPLIN VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Kodak, TN.

September 15-16: Sevierville: Smoky Mountain Truck Fest
Sevierville Convention Center

September 21-23: Sevierville: Ford f150 Truck Nationals
Sevierville Convention Center

September 22-November 4: Pigeon Forge: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood
Dollywood glows with Great Pumpkin LumiNights, named the #1 Theme Park Halloween Event in 2019 by USA Today Great Pumpkin LumiNights, presented by Covenant Health.

September 22-23: Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge Bluegrass Festival
The Pigeon Forge Bluegrass Festival is a first-class production featuring an all-star lineup of some of the nation’s top Bluegrass talent! Make plans now to come out to the LeConte.

September 24-30: Pigeon Forge: National Quartet Convention
Gospel Music’s largest annual event drawing 40,000 people from over 40 states and a half dozen countries to a week-long Gospel Music festival, featuring the very best in the world.

September 24-November 12: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood's Harvest Festival presented by Humana
Dollywood's Harvest Festival features plenty of fall fun! Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana provides bushels of fun thanks to everyone’s favorite Smoky Mountain tradition, Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights.

September 29-October 28: Pigeon Forge: Rotary Club Fall Crafts Festival
Visitors to Pigeon Forge have the opportunity to see and purchase handmade items from some of the area’s most talented artists and crafters. Stop by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club.

September 30-October 1: Sevierville: Slammedenuff Car Show
Sevierville Convention Center

October 1-2: Pigeon Forge: Triumphant Anniversary Celebration
The Triumphant Anniversary Celebration Concerts & Bible Study includes 3 concerts and 1 Bible study for one price.

October 3: Sevierville: Farm to Fork on Court
Downtown Sevierville

October 5-22: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Dates: October 5, 2023 - October 22, 2023 Recurrence: Recurring daily Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Price: $10 Includes Free Multi-Day Pass Upgrade, With ID Free for Kids 17 and Under with Paid Adult

October 8: Pigeon Forge: Chalkfest at The Island
Professional and aspiring chalk artists will gather at The Island in Pigeon Forge to adorn its concrete with colorful masterpieces made entirely with chalk during the annual Chalkfest.

October 26: Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge Halloween Spooktacular & Safety Day Event
Looking for fun and safe ways to take the kids trick or treating this year? The annual Pigeon Forge Halloween Spooktacular & Safety Day Event is a must for all ages.

October 31: Pigeon Forge: Halloween Trick or Treat at The Island
Step right up! Step right up! Join The Island in Pigeon Forge for its annual Halloween Trick or Treat event. Enjoy free trick-or-treating Halloween night from 5-7 PM.

November 11-January 6: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
Enjoy an all-new Dollywood Christmas tradition It has earned one of the industry’s highest awards—the Golden Ticket—for twelve years.

November 12-16: Pigeon Forge: Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration
The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration is a wonderful mix of Christmas excitement, powerful Christmas Music along with the best in Southern Gospel Music, Christian Comedy, the true message of Christmas, excellent food, Christmas Theater.

November 18-19: Pigeon Forge: Hearts On Fire
Hearts on Fire will be held in Pigeon Forge at the beautiful LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge on November 18 and 19.

November 24-December 31: Sevierville: Shadrack’s Christmas Adventure
Soaky Mountain Waterpark