Dolly Parton is Coming to Pigeon Forge and You Don’t Want to Miss It

Fall trees in the Great Smoky MountainsDo you love the Great Smoky Mountains? What about Dolly Parton? If you love them both, you’re in luck!

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Dolly Parton will be visiting the Great Smoky Mountains on May 2, 2014 to be the Grand Marshall in her annual parade! The Pigeon Forge Dolly Parade will begin around 6 p.m. at traffic light #7, and will continue through to traffic light #3, ending around 8 p.m.

The parade will feature a variety of handmade parade floats as well as energetic dancers, local celebrities, live horses, entertainers and of course, Dolly Parton.

Helpful Tips for Parade Attendees

  • Over 50,000 people attend the parade, so it’s best to claim your spot a little early. You can get something to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area, then walk over to the parade area, so you can guarantee an up-close look at Dolly.
  • We recommend staying at the River Edge Motor Lodge hotel in Gatlinburg, so you’ll only be a few minutes from all of the parade excitement. You’ll also be able to retreat back to the hotel without any traffic delays once it’s over.
  • While you’re in town, you may also spot Dolly at her well-known attraction, Dollywood. She tends to spend time at the theme park when she visits!

To book your stay at the River Edge Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg, take a look at our ‘Rooms’ page where you can find all of the best accommodations. Featuring private balconies and free wireless internet, our hotel in Gatlinburg will make a great getaway spot for anyone on vacation. Give us a call at (800) 544-2764 to start planning your visit to see the Pigeon Forge Dolly Parade!