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5 Fun Things to Do in June in Pigeon Forge

June brings the official start of summer fun to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! As a year-round family vacation destination, Pigeon Forge is filled with lots of great activities, but somehow the summer months seem even more special. The weather is glorious, the luscious green foliage of the Smoky Mountains can be seen for miles and the town is hopping with summer vacationers eager to pack in as much fun as possible during their stay.

Summer is in full swing with lots of fun things to do in June in Pigeon Forge. From reliving some of your favorite memories to making many more new memories, Pigeon Forge is the place to be for action-packed family fun all summer long!


1. So many ways to celebrate summer at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country

Enjoy water slides and rides this June at Dollywood's Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country, listed as one of America’s best water parks by The Travel Channel, offers the perfect way to beat the Tennessee summer heat. Zip through RiverRush®, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster. Ride a wave in the massive wave pool. Take the plunge down Firetower Falls. Or go for a leisurely float down the lazy river. Whether you prefer to spend the day relaxing and soaking up the sun or splashing, sliding and plunging on as many water rides as possible, there’s something for everyone at Dollywood’s Splash Country!

From thrilling rides to great food to plenty of shows and entertainment, Dollywood has you covered for family fun all summer long! The Dollywood Flower and Food Festival runs through June 4th so make plans to visit the park before it ends. The fun continues later in the month when Dollywood’s Summer Celebration kicks off on June 17th with an aerial summer show, accented by a musically-choreographed fireworks show. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss!


2. A Mountain Quiltfest showcases the artistry of quilters around the country

A Mountain Quiltfest takes place June 6-8 in Pigeon Forge to celebrate quilting and showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of quilters from around the country. Quilts will be on display that feature intricate designs, patterns and stitching. There will also be workshops and classes conducted by experienced quilters and a variety of other activities and events related to quilting. Make sure to check the official schedule for times and registration information.


3.  Explore nature on kid-friendly hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park


One of the most popular things to do in June in Pigeon Forge, and any month of the year for that matter, is visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is home to miles of hiking trails, several of which lead to beautiful waterfalls, such as Laurel Falls, which is also one of our most popular kid-friendly hiking trails.

Waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains are a great way for the family to get outdoors and explore nature together. And the waterfalls offer the perfect backdrop for capturing some amazing family photos.

You’ll also find plenty of great photo spots throughout Pigeon Forge for capturing those special moments during your vacation. Here are some of the best family photo spots to check out the next time you’re in town!


4.  Celebrate Father’s Day with a trip to Pigeon Forge

Show your love and appreciation for dad this Father’s Day with a trip to Pigeon Forge. From themed mini-golf courses to scenic mountain adventures to exciting axe throwing competitions and more, the fun never stops in Pigeon Forge! Then, relax at the end of the day with a stop at one of the local craft breweries in Pigeon Forge.

Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day is on June 10th, so plan your trip early and spend some time fishing for bass and trout with dad in the Smoky Mountains.


5.  Grab a seat at one of our kid-friendly shows or dinner shows

In Pigeon Forge, even dinner time is a fun time! Spend a fun night out with the family at one of our kid-friendly dinner shows, where a heapin’ helpin’ of entertainment is served alongside a hearty feast!

Watch as riders and the 32 magnificent horses thrill you with daring stunts and trick riding at Dolly’s Parton’s Stampede. Enjoy a night filled with riotous laughter, singing and dancing and jaw-dropping stunts as the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style at Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud.

If you are looking for a show without a meal, be sure to check out the amazing singers and dancers at Country Tonite Theatre or the fun times over at the Comedy Barn Theater. Grab a seat in the climate-controlled grandstands at Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park and prepare to be amazed! Watch as world-class lumberjacks compete at axe throwing, speed climbing, log rolling and more.


Use this list of fun things to do in June in Pigeon Forge to fill your summer vacation days with action-packed family fun and adventure!


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Enjoy water slides and rides this June at Dollywood's Splash Country

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