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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!