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Fun Events and Things to Do in April in Pigeon Forge

Spring has officially arrived in Pigeon Forge! The Smoky Mountains begin to fill with greenery and beautiful wildflowers, offering some of the most incredible views of  mountain scenery.  Whether you’re planning a family Spring Break vacation or simply looking to get away for the weekend, you’ll find something for everyone. Check out this exciting lineup of spring events and things to do during April in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.



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Find fun things to do with the kids during Spring Break

Explore the Smokies during Spring Break

If you haven’t made Spring Break plans yet, Pigeon Forge is the ideal place to spend quality time with the family and have tons of fun at the same time. Looking for ways to still have fun without breaking the piggy bank? Check out these free things to do during Spring Break with the kids in Pigeon Forge. See homemade fudge being made at Old Mill, feed the ducks at Patriot Park or sit back and relax in the rocking chairs and watch the fountain show at The Island. In Pigeon Forge, some of the best ways to make memories are the ones that don’t cost much at all!


Enjoy flowers, music, fun and new shows at Dollywood

Dollywood Opening Day 2024 Vlog

Through April 14, Dollywood’s “I Will Always Love You Music Festival” is filling the park with song and sunshine through larger-than-life performances, colorful and interactive installations, and more. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing along to Dolly’s biggest hits in an all-new sing-a-long. For more info on what’s new this year, check out our Dollywood vlog from opening day at the park!

Experience the beauty, colors and flavors of spring at Dollywood during the annual Flower & Food Festival, taking place April 19 to June 9. See hundreds of thousands of blooming flowers throughout the park. Gaze up at the larger-than-life blooming sculptures. Sample an array of tasty dishes being served up by Dollywood Chefs. Catch a live music performance with the spring concert series. Get your heart pounding with more than 50 world-class rides to choose from. There’s no end to the fun this spring at Dollywood!


Watch a parade down the Parkway

Music in the Mountains Spring Parade

Pigeon Forge hosts the annual Music in the Mountains Spring Parade on April 13. Watch as colorful floats, marching bands and entertainers from local shows parade down the Parkway. Make plans to attend this celebration of the city’s rich musical heritage today!


Try some of the best kid-friendly restaurants

Best kid-friendly restaurants in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is home to some of the best Southern cooking you’ll find anywhere. From full-service family style restaurants to grab-and-go eateries, Pigeon Forge is filled with plenty of great dining options. And there are a variety of great options for the kids too! Pigeon Forge is a popular destination for families, so you’ll find plenty of kid-friendly restaurants to enjoy during your vacation.


Plan a whitewater rafting trip

Plan a whitewater rafting trip

The Pigeon River, located just a short drive from Pigeon Forge, was recently named the #1 most rafted river in America! Get your spring vacation off to an extreme start with a thrilling run through class 3 and 4 whitewater rapids. For a more peaceful and relaxing afternoon with the family, enjoy a scenic floating trip. The whitewater rafting season opens in March and runs through mid-October.


Play a round or two of mini-golf

Mini golf in Pigeon Forge

Looking for ways to keep the little ones busy and entertained? Take the kids for an afternoon of mini golf in Pigeon Forge. Putt your way through a candy-coated wonderland or hit a hole-in-one to be serenaded by Blackbeard and his pirate friends. Several of the mini golf courses also offer other rides and games, so you’re sure to find something for everyone in the family!


Look for wildflowers on a spring hike

Look for wildflowers on a spring hike

The blooming of millions of vibrant and colorful wildflowers in Great Smoky Mountain National Park marks the beginning of the spring season in East Tennessee. Grab the family and all your gear and head out for a fun spring hike in the Smoky Mountains. From white trillium to crested dwarf iris to showy orchis and many more, the spectacular display of spring wildflowers blanketing the mountains is truly a sight to behold!


April is packed with exciting events and plenty of fun family things to do, so get yourself to Pigeon Forge!


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