One of the most popular events in Pigeon Forge each year is
Wilderness Wildlife Week™. This weeklong event has been happening in our city
for over two decades. It’s open to the public and completely free!
Wilderness Wildlife Week™ is made up of exhibits,
performances, workshops, classes, walks and talks that are both informative and
entertaining. These programs celebrate the features, creatures and cultures of Great
Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding region. Wilderness
Wildlife Week™ offers activities for all ages and brings thousands of nature
lovers to Pigeon Forge each year. The International Festivals & Events
Association has recognized the event for its environmental and educational
For music lovers there are different musical presentations
each day which will highlight the Appalachian region. Attendees can listen to
old-time mountain ballads, hymns, bluegrass, and traditional mountain
Children will also be able to enjoy Wilderness Wildlife
Week™ through the KIDS’ TRACK! program which consists of a series of
informative and activity-filled workshops where they will have the opportunity
to learn more about nature in unique and fun ways. Hikers will find their
comfort zone during the week too, as multiple hiking presentations are given.
Programs typically start each day at 8:00 AM and run until
around 7:30 PM when the day’s keynote program starts. Participants are
encouraged to come and go as they please between the exhibits and programs. One
could argue the only bad part of Wilderness Wildlife Week™ is that it’s
impossible to see every program because there are so many wonderful selections
to choose from!
Check out the 2015 schedule of events and seminars here for a full recap of this January's event.