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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

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

Photo credit: Dollywood

When: Apr 21- Jun 11, 2023
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

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

Have a splashing good time at Dollywood’s Splash Country! The waterpark opens for the season on May 13th. 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.


See the finest classic Ford trucks at the Grand National F-100

See the finest classic Ford trucks at the Grand National F-100 during May in Pigeon Forge

When: May 18-20, 2023
Where: LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

The Grand National F-100 Show is the world’s largest classic Ford truck show. Shop the greatest selection of new and original F-100 parts ever! Vendors from all over the USA will be at the LeConte Center with those coveted, hard-to-find parts for your truck. Take the ultimate Parkway cruise through the Smokies from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg during the Grand National F-100. The cruise starts at 4 pm on Friday. The Awards Ceremony to recognize the finest classic Ford trucks will take place at 5 pm on Saturday.


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

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

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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