Top 8 Reasons to Attend the Annual Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge

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Parents Giving Children Piggybacks In CountrysideBeginning May 2, 2014 around 6 p.m., over 50,000 visitors will line the Pigeon Forge Parkway to catch a glimpse of their Smoky Mountain idol, Dolly Parton. As the most popular parade in the area, the annual Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge is guaranteed to be a big hit once again this year!

Excitement is already building, here in Pigeon Forge, and many people are already making their plans to visit the area to see Dolly heading up the parade as the Grand Marshall.

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Celebrating the spring season in the Smoky Mountains, visitors travel from all over the world, year after year, to experience the Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge. Here’s what you can expect to see if you attend the parade:

  1. Of course, Dolly Parton herself
  2. Gorgeous parade floats
  3. Live musical entertainment along the Parkway
  4. Marching bands
  5. Local celebrities from theater shows
  6. Dancers
  7. Baton twirlers
  8. Horses

Directions to the Dolly Parade

The parade begins on River Road (near traffic light #7) and will end at traffic light #3 in Pigeon Forge. There is no cost to attend this event, and all activities and entertainment are completely free to every visitor.

Traffic Alert

If you’re traveling through the area during the early evening on May 2, expect to encounter a good amount of traffic. The northbound lanes of traffic are closed for the parade, and traffic is directed to the southbound lanes. The congestion should only last until around 8 p.m. on May 2.

While Dolly is in town, she will typically visit Dollywood a couple of days. While you’re in Pigeon Forge, make sure to take a trip to Dollywood to see her! You can also take advantage of our special deals for your stay, where you can purchase discounted attraction tickets for your Smoky Mountain vacation.

We want to see you at the Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge! Rooms fill up quickly, so you’ll want to go ahead and book your stay at The Inn on the River. Our hotel in Pigeon Forge sits right on the Parkway, so you won’t miss any of the excitement while you’re in town for the parade! Give us a call at (877) 986-4243 to start planning your trip; we would love to help you plan your vacation in the Smokies!

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