Young boy at a parade
April 25, 2017

One of Pigeon Forge’s highly anticipated events returns this May with Dolly Parton’s annual homecoming parade! If you have ever wanted to see Dolly Parton in person, this is your chance to catch a glimpse of our famous hometown girl! Here is everything that you need to know about the Dolly Parton homecoming parade:

Date, Time and Location

The 32nd annual Dolly Parton Homecoming Parade takes place on Friday, May 5, 2017 along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The parade kicks off at 6:00 PM and travels from traffic light #6 to traffic light #3. Since the event normally draws more than 50,000 spectators, be sure to arrive early to the Parkway to secure a good viewing spot!

What to Expect

Dolly’s Homecoming Parade features a variety of marching bands, colorful floats, military veterans and local entertainers in a wonderful free event for the entire family. The parade makes its way down the Pigeon Forge Parkway as it welcomes the grand marshal herself, Dolly Parton! Be sure to bring a camera to catch a photo of the famous entertainment icon as she waves to the crowd and smiles to her adoring fans!

About Dolly Parton

While most folks are familiar with the music of our beloved local superstar, some many not know Dolly Parton’s personal connection to Pigeon Forge and Tennessee. Dolly grew up in Locust Ridge, Tennessee and started performing professionally at age 10 on local radio and television shows in Knoxville. After reaching success as a songwriter for others, Dolly made her album debut in 1967 with her first release, Hello, I’m Dolly. The rest is history as Dolly Parton went on to achieve steady success throughout her career and become the most famous country performer of all time. She opened Dollywood in Pigeon Forge in 1986, which has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the south!

Where to Stay

If you are looking for the best place to stay near the Dolly Parton homecoming parade, look no further than Cherokee Lodge Condos! Our condo units are within easy walking distance of the parade route so that you can be one of the first to grab a great spot.

Simply walk down Old Mill Avenue towards the Parkway and you’ll be in the center of all the exciting parade action! Cherokee Lodge Condos features comfortable 2 and 3 bedroom condo units with everything necessary for a perfect getaway to Pigeon Forge.

Our units feature a full kitchen with all the dishware and utensils necessary for efficient meal preparation, as well as a personal laundry room for your convenience. Each condo also includes a gas fireplace, complimentary WiFi access and cable television. Another highlight of the units at Cherokee Lodge Condos are the private balconies where you can unwind with gorgeous views of the mountains.

Check out all of our 2 and 3 bedroom condos in Pigeon Forge to plan your trip to attend the Dolly Parton homecoming parade! We look forward to seeing you soon at Cherokee Lodge Condos!