Fun Activities and Entertainment. Spectacular Firework Displays. Majestic Mountain Views.

Summer is in full swing so make your plans now to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day this 4th of July in Pigeon Forge! You’ll find plenty of amazing July 4th events and things to do in Pigeon Forge and around the Smoky Mountains throughout the weekend.

Joe Nichols headlines at the 2024 Patriot Festival

See country superstar Joe Nichols perform

The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival takes place on Thursday, July 4th, and is headlined by three-time Grammy-nominated country music star, Joe Nichols! Other musical guests include Whiskey Icarus and Runaway June. The celebration concludes with the city’s annual fireworks display. Festival goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food vendors will be available.

See Firework Displays - Things to Do for 4th of July in Pigeon Forge

See spectacular firework displays

In addition to the firework displays that take place at the annual Patriot Festival, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is lighting up the night from June 15 to August 11. This summertime event gives families a unique chance to ride Dollywood’s world-class roller coasters into the night. And you won’t want to miss the Sweet Summer Nights show featuring drones that light up the sky and conclude with an amazing fireworks show.

Pirate's Voyage Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN

Enjoy family-friendly music, food and fun

Pigeon Forge dinner shows are a great way to spend summer evenings with the family. Enjoy hearty home-style meals, family-friendly comedy, thrilling stunts and live music performances at Hatfield & McCoy’sDolly Parton’s StampedePirates Voyage Dinner & Show and much more!

Thrilling Coaster Rides - Things to Do for 4th of July

Try an extreme adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a variety of extreme adventures to choose from in Pigeon Forge. Hit the rapids on a whitewater rafting adventure down the Big Pigeon River. Or get your adrenaline pumping on one of these thrilling roller coasters. From zipline roller coasters to alpine coasters and array of thrilling roller coaster rides at Dollywood, there’s something for everyone in Pigeon Forge!

Family Exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Explore the Smokies

Summer is one of the best times of the year to explore the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. The weather is ideal for hiking, fishing and many other outdoor activities throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Check out our list of some of the best things to do during summer in the Smoky Mountains.

Host a family BBQ over Memorial Day Weekend

Have a summer backyard barbecue.

A Fourth of July celebration just wouldn’t be the same without a backyard cookout. Cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge offer amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains so you can relax at the end of a long day. And many come equipped with outdoor grills and most everything you need to complete your summer backyard barbecue.

Explore even more fun things to do this summer in Pigeon Forge!

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