Things to Do This Summer in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge — The Perfect Cure for your Summertime Vacation

Make plans to visit Pigeon Forge this summer for your family vacation or weekend getaway. With so many fun-filled activities, events and things to do in Pigeon Forge, you may be wondering where to start. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do this summer in Pigeon Forge to get you started.

Ride Go Karts in Pigeon Forge TN

Putt, Ride and Play Along the Parkway.

Test your putting skills and your motor skills at any one of the many Pigeon Forge go-kart tracks and mini-golf courses that line the parkway. Each of these fun-filled attractions features a variety of ways to entertain including arcades, thrill rides and more. No matter what kind of experience you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Pigeon Forge!


Explore the Great Outdoors.

When it comes to summer activities, Pigeon Forge has plenty to offer visitors of all ages. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is perfect for a day of hiking, horseback riding or just taking in the fresh mountain air and beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains. Have a picnic lunch at Cade’s Cove or spend a leisurely afternoon at one of the city’s parks. Explore more of our fun-filled Pigeon Forge outdoor activities.


Fireworks Display at Dollywood's Summer Celebration

Celebrate with Thrilling Rides and Nightly Fireworks.

Considered one of the world’s premier theme parks, Dollywood features rip-roaring rides, delectable fare, and stellar entertainment — all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. And with more than 40 rides and attractions and family fun events such as Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass and Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, you’ll find something to keep every member of the family entertained this summer.


Find Plenty of Ways to Cool Off.

Nothing beats the Tennessee summer heat quite like splashing around at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Relax in a poolside retreat or zip through Tennessee’s first and only water coaster. With giant water slides, family rides and splash pools for smaller children, there’s no better place to cool off this summer!


Celebrity Concert Series at Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge

Listen to the Legends of Country Music.

Country Tonite Theatre brings the best in country music to the stage all summer long. The Celebrity Concert Series features legendary performances by Tanya Tucker, Sawyer Brown, Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown, Neal McCoy and The Oak Ridge Boys. Click here for Celebrity Concert Series dates, showtimes and tickets.

Zorb at Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge TN

Take Your Adventures to the Extreme.

Pigeon Forge is loaded with extreme adventures, ranging from thrill rides at Dollywood to whitewater rafting for all skill levels. Zorb down a 1,000-foot hill at the Outdoor Gravity Park. Try free falling at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving or speed down the longest downhill track in the U.S. on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. If your looking for an adrenaline rush this summer, Pigeon Forge has you covered.

Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN

Discover Music and Entertainment for Everyone.

Nothing tops the entertainment that can only be found at one of Pigeon Forge’s award-winning theatre shows. From country music performances at Country Tonite to classic and comedy dinner shows at Dolly’s Stampede and Hatfield & McCoy’s.

Pigeon Forge by Season

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