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Fun Things to Do in May in Pigeon Forge

Sunshine, spring flowers and the Smoky Mountains…what are you waiting for? From music to food to outdoor fun, and so much more, discover fun events and things to do in May in Pigeon Forge. The Smoky Mountains are in full bloom and ready to make your spring vacation one that will be remembered for years to come!


Celebrate Mother’s Day with a getaway to Pigeon Forge

Family photo in front of The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day in Pigeon Forge. From a weekend of pampering to fun things to do with the kids, Pigeon Forge is the perfect place for a Mother’s Day weekend to remember. Find the best brunch spots to start your day, then take mom shopping and end the day with dinner and a show!

See spring in full bloom at the Dollywood Flower & Food Festival

When: Apr 19- Jun 9, 2024
Where: Dollywood

Join in the celebration of flowers, food and fun at the annual Flower & Food Festival taking place at Dollywood! Enjoy the beauty, color and flavors of spring with more than a half million blooming flowers, larger-than-life sculptures and tasty dishes being served up by Dollywood chefs. Make sure to purchase a Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass to enjoy this year’s festival fare for one low price!


Enjoy the spectacular spring weather on a fun family picnic

Family picnic in Cades Cove

A family picnic is a great way to spend quality time with the family while enjoying the spectacular scenery and beauty of the great outdoors. From well-loved areas in our local parks to finding your own favorite spot in the majestic Smoky Mountains, you’ll find plenty of great family picnic spots in Pigeon Forge to choose from on your next visit.


Make waves at Dollywood’s Splash Country

Make waves at Dollywood’s Splash Country

When: season opens on May 14th
Where: Dollywood’s Splash Country

Have a splashing good time at Dollywood’s Splash Country! The waterpark opens for the season on May 14th. Relax as you float around the lazy river, splash around in Bear Mountain Fire Tower, race down thrilling slides like the Fire Tower Falls or catch a wave at the Mountain Waves wave pool. Then take it easy in the shade or soak up the sun at the park’s riverside and waterside retreats featuring canopies, seating and more.


Dance to your favorite hits from the 80s

80’s Throwback Party at The Island in Pigeon Forge

When: May 18th at 6pm
Where: The Island in Pigeon Forge

Head to The Island in Pigeon Forge for a kick off to summer with the 80’s Throwback Party on May 18th at 6pm on the Ole Smoky Stage! From bubblegum pop to hair metal, glam rock and more, Club Rewind will be playing the decade’s greatest hits. 80s dress is strongly encouraged. And all shops, rides, restaurants and attractions will be open at The Island, so you’ll find plenty of things to do for the whole family!


Take in the stunning wildflowers on a spring hike in the Smokies

Spring Wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains
Photo credit: thelocaltraveler_tennessee Instagram

The Great Smoky Mountains are known for their stunning display of wildflowers in the springtime. From trilliums in varying shades to crested dwarf iris to Dutchman’s breeches and more, you don’t have to go far in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to enjoy an amazing wildflower experience. Take in the stunning sights on a spring hike with the family. With over 800 miles of trails, you’re sure to find a hiking adventure to suit everyone.

Plan the best Memorial Day Weekend in Pigeon Forge

Picnic at Smoky Mountain cabin

Kick off your summer this Memorial Day Weekend in Pigeon Forge! The weather is perfect to enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities including waterfall hikes and kid-friendly hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Pay your respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Patriot Park. From family barbecues to live music and shows to endless attractions, you’ll find plenty of things to do with the family this Memorial Day in Pigeon Forge!


Don’t miss out on all these fun things to do in May in Pigeon Forge! Plan your trip today!


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