Fun Things to Do for Memorial Day Weekend in Pigeon Forge

Summer is right around the corner. Why not celebrate a little early with a Memorial Day Weekend getaway in the Smoky Mountains? As always, Pigeon Forge is gearing up to make this a summer to remember with plenty of fun times, good food and lasting memories. Don’t wait, start planning your Memorial Day Weekend in Pigeon Forge with these fun events and activities.

Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show Pigeon Forge TN
The new Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show opens in May.

Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show

The new Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show opens on May 24th. Be prepared for an adventure, matey!  Blackbeard, Calico Jack and the Crimson and Sapphire crews will take you on a voyage on their 3 ships inside the hideaway lagoon. You will be treated to a 4-course feast along with being amazed and entertained by mermaids, tropical birds, and maybe even some sword fighting. Go early and check out the fun in the Pirates Village where plenty of interactive fun awaits.


In addition to the opening of Dollywood’s newest expansion, Wildwood Grove, featuring more great rides and lots of fun kids’ activities, the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood starts on May 24th and runs through June 2nd. The festival is filled with free bluegrass concerts and some of the best barbecue around. There will be 3 different stages throughout the park filled with bluegrass sounds as well as talented artists roaming the park showcasing their talents. Your taste buds will be in barbeque heaven! Ribs by the slab, barbecue chicken, or maybe you prefer saucy pulled pork….whatever you desire, you won’t be disappointed.

Dollywood’s Splash Country
Gear up for summer fun at Dollywood’s Splash Country.

Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country is geared up for all of your summer water fun. Whether you want to float the lazy river, ride the waves in the wave pool, or spend the day on slides and raft rides, the whole family will find plenty of ways to stay cool and enjoy the Smoky Mountain sunshine. Reserve a waterside retreat and enjoy some downtime together when you are ready to relax and take a snack break.

The Island in Pigeon Forge
Sit back and relax in front of the fountains at The Island in Pigeon Forge. 

The Island in Pigeon Forge

Be sure to check out the stages at the Island for some live music or just hang out and let the family enjoy the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, the Island show fountains, or play in Arcade City. The Island is a one stop spot for eating, playing, and shopping. You won’t have to look far to find good times.

Patriot Park

Whatever your plans are for Memorial Day Weekend in Pigeon Forge, make a point to spend some time hanging out at Patriot Park. The park is dedicated to the veterans of Sevier County. As you walk the trail you will see flags from all 50 states and branches of the armed forces. Check out the Patriot Missile which was used during the first Gulf Ward and even a replica Liberty Bell. There is so much history and it is a great way to honor those that have fought for our country’s freedom.


Let’s get summer started in Pigeon Forge this Memorial Day Weekend!