Smoky Mountain Springfest | Tennessee Vacation

Smoky Mountain Springfest

Smoky Mountain Springfest marks the beginning of springtime in the beautiful city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. It is a celebration packed full of nearly three months of home-spun fun and an abundance of ways to save. Some of the events included are: The Spring Grand Rod Run, the Dolly Parade, Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Bloomin' BBQ and Bluegrass and Synchronous Fireflies.

Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Springfest reunites classic cars from around the country for show and competition. The Spring Grand Rod Run kicks off the car show season with classic Fords, Chevy/GMCs and Gold Wings. These cars and trucks are exciting to see drive by but are even better to sit in or take a look under the hood, which is what some of the thousands of visitors do as they walk the Parkway.

Dolly Parade

Smoky Mountain Springfest is also host to the very popular Dolly Parade. The one and only Dolly Parton rides atop a spectacular float as the Grand Marshal of her annual namesake parade. Join the merriment on the Parkway as festive floats, marching bands, and local celebrities pass by. Colorful flowers along the Parkway add to the jubilant parade atmosphere.

Music of the Mountains

Music of the Mountains is a springtime weekend when music drifts through the mist of Great Smoky Mountains National Park at three locations:Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, TN, the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg, TN and the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Cosby, TN. Visitors are delighted by the sounds of everything from authentic instruments to modern bands on stage who celebrate the musical spirit of the mountains.

Other Springfest highlights include:

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Bloomin' BBQ and Bluegrass
Synchronous Fireflies

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