East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains are home to an incredible array of memorable sights and activities—and of course one very memorable and enigmatic Southern lady—Dolly Parton! This iconic Tennessean will serve as the Grand Marshall for the 28th Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade on Friday, May 10 starting at 6 p.m.
The Pigeon Forge Parkway will be transformed with the magical sight of floats, marching bands, area entertainers, baton twirlers, horses and much, much more! As one of the region’s largest parades, Dolly’s Homecoming Parade draws more than 50,000 visits from across the United States!
Spring is an exciting time in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Not only does nature shout the arrival of this season in a chorus and beauty and awe, but the area communities kick off the tourist season with a wide variety of Spring festivals and activities. In fact, Dolly’s Homecoming Parade is the exciting kickoff of Pigeon Forge’s Springfest!