yellow cars at rod run
November 29, 2018

There’s no such thing as a little celebration when it comes to the events in Pigeon Forge throughout the year. As the seasons change, the festivities become more fantastic, but in different ways. Visitors don’t just flock to the Smoky Mountains for the beauty; they also love the events. Here are 4 of the most popular events in Pigeon Forge:

1. New Year’s Celebration at The Island

While Gatlinburg also has a big celebration to ring in the new year, a more convenient location for you will be the New Year’s celebration at The Island. All of the events in Pigeon Forge are in prime locations, and The Island in Pigeon Forge is where the party’s at for this occasion. Sample the moonshine at ​Ole Smoky Moonshine​ here, or reserve a table at the iconic ​Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville​ for an amazing atmosphere and meal. These will just warm you up for all the live music and fireworks that will follow. The event and the parking are free so there’s no excuse not to live it up!

2. The Rod Run Car Shows

rod run pigeon forge

If you’re a car enthusiast or just love to see all the coolest hot rods on display, then you won’t want to miss the several opportunities you have to see the ​Rod Run car shows​ in Pigeon Forge. From classic Chevys and Fords to Jeeps and Pontiacs, there will be no shortage of shiny machines in the center of town. Events are located mainly in the LeConte Event Center. There are vendors, giveaways, and entertainment in store for guests wanting to get a well-rounded experience! Learn more about the fall Rod Run here!

3. The Fourth of July at Patriot Park

One of the busiest events in Pigeon Forge during the hot summer is the Patriot Festival celebrating the country’s independence at Patriot Park next to The Old Mill. What makes this extra special is that it’s totally free to the viewing public! The festivities begin early in the afternoon with the food and continue with live music and games throughout the day. Prepare for a fabulous light show by packing a lawn chair and blanket for the fireworks that never disappoint the large crowd!

4. The Fall Color Changing Season

Bright fall colors throughout the Smoky Mountains

The busiest and likely the most popular time of the year is an event that occurs naturally every year. Of course we’re talking about the fall colors that transform the Smoky Mountains into a colorful spectacle. If you’ve never visited this time of year, then you’re really in for quite a treat! Peak viewing is normally in early November, but crowds flock to this beautiful display starting in early October. Visitors are many, but this is the ultimate time to slow down, pause, and really enjoy the surrounding beauty!

If you love big crowds and and want to be in the middle of these fantastic events in Pigeon Forge, then you’ll want to be in a location that’s best suited for our condos. Take a look and ​book your own condo​ to be center stage for a magnificent stay during the biggest events of the year!