Hey Dolly fans, get ready because next weekend marks the glorious return of the Smoky Mountain Sweetheart! Saturday, May 5th is the 32nd Annual Dolly Parton Homecoming Parade, and this year promises to be the best one yet! Take part in the spectacle as tens of thousands gather along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge to welcome home the iconic country singer with dazzling costumes, colorful floats, baton twirlers, horses, live entertainment, and so much more.
The parade is also a traditional staple in welcoming back Spring to the Great Smoky Mountains, and the unofficial kick off for Springfest! That means there's a lot more fun in store for you here in Pigeon Forge. Expect a lot of great live music and entertainment, and of course, a ton of barbecue to go with it!
This free event is fun for the whole family, so take the kids out to welcome the Grand Marshall home! The parade starts around 6:00 p.m., but the sides fill up quick so be sure to get there early to snag a good spot. It runs from traffic light #6 to #3. Afterwards, come on back to the Ramada and keep the celebration going, or wind down in your cozy room!