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What to do in Pigeon Forge for the remainder of 2013 includes the following events for those who may want to plan a vacation to the area to attend or for those who live nearby and look for special things to do:
Through April 22 – Dollywood’s Festival of Nations: Included with park admission, this festival features art, music and dance from over 25 countries. A daily One World Celebration has performers from all the countries in a street celebration. The Passport to Food presents a variety of ethnic selections.
April 27 – Titanic Pigeon Forge Princess Tea Party: Held at the Titanic Museum and including a tour afterwards, this Tea Party teaches young ladies proper table settings, etiquette and manners while they enjoy cookies and finger sandwiches.
May 10 around 6:00 p.m. – Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade: With Dolly Parton as Grand Marshal, this draws over 50,000 viewers and has marching bands, floats, entertainers and more.
May 18 and 19 – Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass: In Sevierville, this family event includes a state-official Barbeque Cook-Off in the midst of bluegrass music.
June 7 and 8 – Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show: Held at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center, you can drool over gorgeous Pontiacs.
June 22 to August 4 – Dollywood extends its park hours for a fireworks display nightly, a Gazillion Bubbles Show, and a Great American Country Show.
July 1 to July 31 – Christmas in July: Activities are available for all ages at the Incredible Christmas Place.
August 2 to August 4 – Annual Sales Tax-Free Sales Weekend allows purchase of specific back-to-school items free of tax.
August 3 – Annual Springtime in the Smokies: Free evening bluegrass music and a Cornhole Tournament.
Sept. 28 and 29 – Mountain Trout Tournament: Fish for more than 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams. $10,000 cash and other prizes.
Sept. 28 to Oct. 26 – Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair: With free parking or taking a trolley to Patriot Park, admission is by donation, many charities benefit, and you can admire numerous handcrafts.
Oct. 1 – Senior Extra Day Show and Health Fair at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Oct. 18 and 19 – Don Williams in Concert at the Country Tonite Theatre.
Nov. 19 – Annual Taste of the Holidays: Showcases the great restaurants and chefs and a Dignitary Auction, with proceeds benefiting county charities.
Nov. 8 through Feb. 28, 2014 – Smoky Mountain Winterfest: Millions of lights shift into snowflakes. Get 3D glasses at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Highway 66.
Nov. through Jan.: Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights: In the evenings see approximately five million lights. The enclosed and heated trolley leaving from Patriot Park has a tour guide who shares display and history stories. Tickets for only $5.00 can be purchased on the day of the chosen tour.
Dec. 6 – Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade: Beginning at 7:30 p.m., a free downtown parade with giant helium balloons, marching bands, and more.