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If you are planning a vacation around July 4th to the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no better place to celebrate Independence Day than at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge! This family-friendly event features wonderful live music, delicious food and fun games to honor our great nation’s birthday! Here is everything you need to know about attending the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival:
1. What to Expect
The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival is a free event open to the public to celebrate Independence Day with music, food, games and more! This popular annual event features something for everyone in the family to enjoy, including a free Kid’s Karnival and live entertainment. You are welcome to bring your blankets and lawn chairs to spend the day listening to live music from performers such as the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Electric Avenue and event headliner Craig Morgan. Although umbrellas and coolers are not permitted, there will be plenty of food and beverages available at the event with vendors open throughout the afternoon. In the evening, the sky comes alive with a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display that has to be seen to be believed!
2. Event Location
The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival takes place in the heart of Pigeon Forge at Patriot Park, which is located at 186 Old Mill Avenue. There is plenty of free parking available Patriot Park, or you can ride the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley to the park from various locations throughout town. In addition to the food vendors, Patriot Park is adjacent to The Old Mill complex, where you can enjoy dining at The Old Mill Restaurant or the Pottery House Cafe and Grill.
3. Schedule of Activities
The Patriot Festival kicks off at noon with the free Kid’s Karnival and food vendors, while the free entertainment starts at 1:30 p.m. and runs throughout the afternoon. Craig Morgan takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. and will be performing all of his country music hits for your enjoyment. The evening comes to an explosive finale at 9:45 p.m. with the fireworks spectacular!
Where to Stay
Stay close to the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival with a vacation at The Inn on the River! Our hotel sits right alongside the Little Pigeon River where you can enjoy beautiful views of both the river and the Great Smoky Mountains! We offer a variety of comfortable room types for your stay, including our lovely standard rooms, deluxe rooms and handicap-friendly rooms. Some of our rooms even feature a private Jacuzzi tub for those looking for a little something extra! While staying with us, you can take advantage of all types of fantastic hotel amenities such as an outdoor pool on the river, an indoor heated pool with hot tub, free wireless internet access and a delicious complimentary breakfast served each morning!
Check out all of our hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your visit to the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival! We look forward to seeing you soon at The Inn on the River!