June 5, 2014

sparkler and usa flagThe Great Smoky Mountains are known for stunning mountain views, southern hospitality and patriotic spirit. Each year on Independence Day, Pigeon Forge and the Smokies come alive with celebrations that last the entire holiday week.

24th Annual Patriot Festival

The July 4th Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival is held every year for families at Patriot Park. This free event begins around noon and usually lasts until around 10:00pm.

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Games and activities for kids will be open during the early hours of the festival, followed by live musical entertainment in the afternoon. This year, award-winning country music group Lonestar will be headlining.

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They’re not the only performers included in this legendary lineup. The Tim Kellar Band, the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Jimmy Buffett tribute band Sons of Sailors and bluegrass group Adkins & Loudermilk will also perform.

There will also be food vendors with hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more. A portion of the vendor sales go to local area charities. After a day of family-fun and extraordinary musical talent, the celebration will top off with a fireworks display unlike anywhere else.

The address for the Patriot Festival is Old Mill Ave Pigeon Forge, TN.

Country Tonite Independence Day Performance

In honor of the holiday, top-selling country artist Mark Chesnutt will perform live at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge. Chesnutt has 14 number 1 hits with 23 top ten singles, not to mention four platinum albums.

Chesnutt’s show will start at 8:00pm, and tickets are $35.00 plus tax.

Purchase tickets to the Pigeon Forge Independence Day show.

Country Tonite is Located at 129 Showplace Blvd. Pigeon Forge, TN.

Independence Day Sidewalk Sale

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If you’d like to get a great deal on July 4th, just stop by the Pigeon River Crossings, only minutes from Cherokee Lodge and Patriot Park. There are more than 20 shops in the mall, so this is a sale you don’t want to miss.

The Pigeon River Crossings are located at 2655 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN.

Pigeon Forge Trolley

If you’re worried about getting around Pigeon Forge on July 4th, there’s no need. Families staying at Cherokee Lodge Condos are only a short walk to the trolley shuttle stop, where the trolley can pick you up and whisk the family off to their next event.

Pigeon Forge Trolley Routes: http://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/trolley.aspx

Pigeon Forge Condo Lodging

We welcome you and your family to stay in one of our Pigeon Forge condos, just a short walk to Patriot Park and the Parkway. Our spacious suites are perfect for extended family to settle in and spread out while visiting the Smokies!

Whether you plan to celebrate the 4th of July at one of these Pigeon Forge events or from the comfort of your own condo rental, Cherokee Lodge Condos welcomes you to celebrate and honor those who served and their families.