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Smoky Mountain 4th of July Events Schedule

Every year on July 4th the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg celebrate Independence Day in a big way. 2014 will be no exception; here is the current list of scheduled events:

  • July 3 Fireworks Display at Smokies Stadium in Sevierville following the TN. Smokies/Montgomery baseball game.
  • July 3rd/4th The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation– At the stroke of midnight the 39th annual Gatlinburg July 4th Midnight Parade will march down the parkway. This year’s parade will honor Women Veterans and other U.S. HeroesView last years Midnight Parade
  • July 4th Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta– The annual unmanned River Raft Regatta will be held at 12 noon, registration begins at 10 a.m.
  • July 4th Patriot FestivalPigeon Forge’s Patriot Park will again be home to this annual festival starting at 12 noon with fun and activities for kids. Onstage entertainment will begin at 1:30 p.m. with concerts featuring the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, the Tim Kellar Band, bluegrass group Adkins & Loudermilk, the Jimmy Buffet tribute band Sons of Sailors and the event headliners Lonestar.
  • July 4th Mark Chesnutt– 8 p.m. at Country Tonite Theatre
  • July 4th Fireworks- Pigeon Forge’s fireworks display will be at Patriot Park starting somewhere between 9:30 till 10 p.m. depending on the conclusion of onstage entertainment. Gatlinburg’s fireworks will be centered downtown (recommended viewing around traffic light #3) to begin about 10 p.m. All fireworks subject to weather conditions.

4th of July 2012 Celebrations in the Smokies

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge start celebrating July 4th early and go late into the night with fun and excitement for the whole family. The two cities bring back the charm of years gone by with many small town traditions plus some modern day entertainment.

July 4 Schedule of Events:

All Pigeon Forge events held at Patriot Park

Harvest Festival Time in the Smokies

October is one of the most colorful times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains with all the areas harvest festivals and of course the changing colors of the leaves. Many local businesses have decorated their properties in traditional fall colors so we thought we would include a couple photos.
The leaves show very little color change at this time, but the cooler temperatures should speed the change along. I went up to the Carlos Campbell Overlook which is about a mile south of the Sugarland’s Visitor Center yesterday and the color change was about nil. This is about 12 miles from Newfound Gap and the higher elevations, which should be about 5 or 6 days ahead as far as color change.
We will begin next week posting a weekly photo from near the Campbell Overlook so everyone can gauge the color of the fall foliage. The photo will be taken from the same location each week.

Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest

Colorful fall display by Dollywood

Colorful fall display by Dollywood