28th Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade!

Dolly ParadeHere in Pigeon Forge we’re gearing up for one of the most fun events of the year: The 28th Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade!

This annual parade will be held Friday, May 10 at 6:00 P.M. Leading the parade will be the grand marshal herself Dolly Parton.

This year’s parade will consist of all sorts of beautifully decorated floats, marching bands, horses, a submarine, and lots of other fun things. Parton’s creative staff always keeps the theme of her float under wraps until parade day, but it often reflects something new at Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country or Dixie Stampede.

The parade route will start at traffic light #6 in Pigeon Forge and continue North on the Parkway all the way to traffic light #3.

Be sure to get there early to grab a good spot because over 50,000 visitors are expected to line the Parkway to watch the parade. We expect some warm spring weather and the Smoky Mountains will serve as a beautiful backdrop for the event.

The event will coincide with the season opening of Dollywood’s Splash Country on Saturday, May 11. If you get a chance go visit, and make sure to try out the new water coaster RiverRush!