Smoky Mountain 4th of July 2021 – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

As the title states, in this article, the cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg announce their plans for their respective Smoky Mountain 4th of July 2021 celebrations. These reposted articles come from www.mypigeonforge.com and www.gatlinburg.com.

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival
July 3rd

“Patriot Festival is back in 2021 headlined by country superstar Clint Black! This event is proudly presented by 107.7 WIVK and the City of Pigeon Forge.

Event Cost: FREE

4pm: Food Vendors Open

5:30pm – 8pm: Entertainment featuring Brad Hudson Band & Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band)

8pm: Clint Black

With a career spanning three decades and notching 22 No. 1 hits, Clint Black lays claim to one of the most storied careers in modern music. The singer/songwriter’s groundbreaking debut album, Killin’ Time, produced the hit singles “A Better Man,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Walkin’ Away” and the title track, cementing his status as one of country’s music’s most successful traditionalists. He recently released the self-produced album Out of Sane.
Fireworks Celebration

Pigeon Forge will mark Independence Day with the city’s annual fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. The 20-minute fireworks display will be simulcast by WIVK-FM 107.7 FM radio station in Knoxville.”

 

Gatlinburg First Independence Day Parade in the Nation
July 3rd

“The nation’s “first” celebration and Gatlinburg’s award-winning Fourth of July Midnight Parade, will step off at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, honoring First Responders, U.S. Veterans, military heroes, and frontline healthcare workers. Parade-goers can enjoy a celebration of red, white, and blue as patriotically decorated and lighted floats line downtown streets and the 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Kentucky commemorates the holiday with a musical performance.

American Idol contestant, EmiSunshine will lead the festivities as the official Grand Marshal of Gatlinburg’s annual parade. An East Tennessee native, EmiSunshine’s unique musical talent has been featured everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry, a GRAMMY award-winning film, to several appearances on national television shows including NBC’s “The Today Show”. While acclaimed on the national stage, the artist’s beginnings started in the heart of Gatlinburg as a regular cast member of Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales and as a crowd favorite singer and songwriter at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.”

 

Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale
July 4th

“Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute firework show starting at 10:00 p.m. from the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Spectators can view the fireworks from any vantage point in Gatlinburg. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society.”

 

See these original articles at:
https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/patriot-festival
https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/first-independence-day-parade-in-the-nation/35/
https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/gatlinburgs-fireworks-finale/20/

Dolly Parton’s Tribute to the State of Tennessee

As reported by WATE.com:

“As part of the 225th celebration of statehood, the county music icon lent her voice and her 1973 single “My Tennessee Mountain Home” to a video released Tuesday called “Home.”

“I am Tennessee proud,” Parton said. “I’m proud of our wonderful state, proud to be a born and raised Tennessee girl, and I’m proud to be a part of all that we represent.’

The video features all corners of the state from Mountain City to Memphis. Gov. Bill Lee is seen pulling a music record off a shelf as the video takes a tour of main streets, landmarks and natural scenery highlighting Tennessee’s culture and beauty.

“Dolly is a Tennessee treasure, and I’m thankful she’s joined us to commemorate 225 years of statehood,” Lee said. “I invite Tennesseans to celebrate at events throughout the year … to share the stories of the people, places and moments that have shaped Tennessee.”

View this article in full at https://www.wate.com/news/watch-dolly-parton-celebrates-225-years-of-statehood-with-my-tennessee-mountain-home-video/.

Flowers, Blooms, Tunes and More! Spring Events in Gatlinburg For 2021

Some awesome events are coming up as Spring begins to blend into Summer here in the Smokies. Spring Events in Gatlinburg for 2021 include the following:

* Blooms and Tunes *
Now to May 23rd

From Gatlinburg.com:
“Anakeesta is in full bloom during the “Blooms and Tunes” spring event. Beginning April 2, Anakeesta will feature grand and colorful nature-themed art installations throughout the park including a 20’ long-blooming daisy, live music Thursday through Sunday and a spring-themed food and beverage menu at their four dining venues. Twinkling light displays and firepits warm up the cool spring nights. The event runs through May 23.”

See more information at
https://www.gatlinburg.com/articles/post/blooms-and-tunes/.

* Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage *
Now to May 16th

From Gatlinburg.com:
“As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during the Great Smoky Mountain Association’s Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

From May 8-16, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.”

See more information at
http://www.wildflowerpilgrimage.org/.

* MayFest *
May 21st to May 31st

From Gatlinburg.com:
“Ober Gatlinburg will host our 3rd MayFest, beginning Friday, May 21 running through Sunday, May 31, 2021. MayFest is a traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring with displays of history, culture and the traditional Maypole dance.

Visitors to Ober Gatlinburg will enjoy the Biergarten and demonstrations by artists from the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. This year we are adding several competitions – stay tuned for more details coming soon.

For a challenge, participate in Ober’s grueling Uphill 5k on May 22, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.”

See this event at
https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/mayfest/127/.

* Dollywood’s Summer Celebration *
June 25th to July 31st

From mypigeonforge.com:
“Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime event gives families a unique chance to ride Dollywood’s world-class roller coasters, including Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle all day and well into the night!

Dollywood’s great shows, like Dreamland Drive-In and Live at the Back Porch, make dancing in the aisles acceptable and bring out the kid in everyone. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is a great reminder that some of the best family memories are made after the sun goes down.”

See this event at
https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/dollywood-summer.

Michael McConnell – Wears Valley Realtor

Michael McConnell has been a Wears Valley realtor agent for over 10 years. He enjoys his job and all that goes with it (challenges), as well as the benefits (friendships) he has made over the years. He is always looking for opportunities with new clients, as well as old ones in finding what they are looking for to fit their needs/wants, which engage new/old friendships. Walking in Gods love!

Michael is a team player in the office and his willingness to engage in helping his co-workers & clients when needed allows for smoother transactions. His take on that is “I am very blessed & thankful to the co- workers in his group which return the favors”. It sometimes ends up being a “Group” effort. “Team work makes the Dream work”

He is very hard working, energetic and has a touch of humor at times. He is someone who loves life and enjoys the qualities of others. He has exceeded in his business when finding the right fit for many clients over the years. Michael is ready to proceed in your favor, so give him a call. Michael McConnell is a Realtor is a licensed in the State of TN. At Mountain Realty Group in Sevierville TN 37862. 865-548-8882. Mountain Realty Group is an amazing place to work. We are not just co workers we are family. We want you to love where you live. I can assist you with homes for sale in Sevierville, TN , Gatlinburg TN, Pigeon Forge, TN, Townsend TN, Knoxville, TN. Mountain Realty Group is located 3240 Wears Valley Road in Sevierville, TN.

See Michael’s profile and his fellow members of Mountain Realty Group at https://mountainrealtygrouptn.com.

The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run For 2021

Beginning tomorrow and going on until April 17th (though our Rod Run weekends typically see eventgoers enjoy the event through Sunday as well) is the annual Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run for 2021. Cars of generations ago return to the modern era reborn with incredible new shapes, colors, sizes, accessories and more will be centered around the LeConte Conference Center, but be spread out all across the parkway downtown.

Mypigeonforge.com writes this:

Car Show • Swap Meet • Car Corral

The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is a spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! This annual car show features a $10,000 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. In addition to a huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.

So come on out to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and join the many automotive enthusiasts for the area’s largest automotive event.

The newly renovated location will allow for even more show cars, vendors and entertainment. Don’t miss this incredible event!

How do I register for the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run?

Visit the Rod Run website to download the registration form or contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-8303.”

See this event page at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/pigeon-forge-spring-rod-run.

Wedding Venue Spotlight: Honeysuckle Hills

Honeysuckle Hills is a premium, secluded and inclusive wedding venue located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN, with a number of gorgeous places onsite that all can make a gorgeous setting for a wedding or elopment reception. Honeysuckle Hills is a barn wedding venue in the TN Smoky Mountains with spacious outdoor gardens, horses, country-chic décor and a family staff dedicated to pleasing its couples. Owner and operator Regina makes your wedding experience more personal, planning with you from start to finish.

All-inclusive wedding packages are our specialty for both elopements and weddings with receptions.

See our wedding packages and more information on Honeysuckle Hills at https://honeysucklehills.com/.

Dollywood Grand Opening For 2021

Dollywood has sent out announcements and emails that it will be opening to their 2021 season on March 13th as well on information on their Spring season festival. Here is what they provide from their website and email:

“At Dollywood we celebrate the best of life as we light up the Smokies with rides, slides, music, food and laughter – day and night. We invite you to our Tennessee home where you can hold on tight to those you love most in the great outdoors in each beautiful season of the year. Start planning now!

Offering more than 40 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world! Dollywood opens tomorrow, March 12, for Season Passholders and to the public on Saturday, March 13.”

Spring Special Event: Flower & Food Festival
April 23rd – June 7th, 2021

“The Smokies are blooming like never before. Explore larger-than-life plant sculptures adorned in half-a-million colorful flower blooms, dance under a picturesque Umbrella Sky and indulge in garden-fresh flavors from Dollywood chefs. Sample a variety of culinary delights from Dollywood Chefs at locations across the park for one low price. See one-of-a-kind plant sculptures each carefully created and pruned by seasoned horticulture artisans. Grown for months and months they take shape into a stunning array of topiary-like displays.”

Visit www.dollywood.com today for more information on their 2021 grand opening and their upcoming Spring festival!

Honeysuckle Falls

Welcome to Honeysuckle Falls, the best kept secret of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our waterfall wedding venue is located at an old family home place on privately owned land, bordering the Smoky Mountain National Park.

Three unique wedding venue rental options are available, and I’m delighted to share my old home place with you. Pap’s old barn is at the end of a short path to the right of the waterfall. Both the barn and my Granny’s old house make great backgrounds for your photographs! (Due to their age and condition, guests cannot go inside or use the front porch.) Be sure to ask about a popular TV show that was filmed at these locations! Our waterfall is best for a romantic, outdoor couples only wedding. We have umbrellas for adventurous souls with “dance in the rain” hearts. We will welcome up to six people traveling in no more than two vehicles.

You are welcome to bring items such as sand ceremonies, guest books, signs, and other wedding décor that can be hand placed. Petals (real or artificial) must be picked up before you leave. Please leave our home just like you found it. Tours of our property are welcome by appointment only. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins, and recommend scheduling the tour at least a week prior to your visit.

See our homestead, waterfall and wedding packages here: www.honeysucklefalls.com

Honeysuckle Hills

Welcome to our barn wedding venue in the TN Smoky Mountains with spacious outdoor gardens, horses, country-chic décor and a family staff dedicated to pleasing its couples. Honeysuckle Inn is an all-inclusive wedding venue in Pigeon Forge, TN, nestled in the valleys of the Smoky Mountains. Our barn wedding venue in the TN Smoky Mountains provides spacious outdoor gardens, horses, country-chic décor and a family staff dedicated to pleasing its couples. Owners and operators Regina and Sierra make your wedding experience more personal, planning with you from start to finish.

Eloping? Planning a wedding with reception? Our packages take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy the most important thing… your love for each other. Elopement style weddings with thoughtful, creative photography is their specialty, but these girls can also treat you like gold with an all-inclusive wedding package with reception. Their southern hospitality is genuine as they take the role of hosts instead of photographers for larger events.

Heart-stopping photography is what we’re best known for since 2006, and our venue has more locations for beautiful images than any other. Lasting friendships are made here. Our family has a heart to serve, blessed to share the beauty of land that has been in our family for generations.

See our packages at www.honeysucklehills.com.

Shinerunners UTV Rentals | Smoky Mountain UTV Rentals

Rent a UTV and discover the Smokies in a brand new way! What could be more fun than exploring the beautiful East Tennessee region with one of our Smoky Mountain UTV Rentals? One of the biggest things on vacation is trying to get the most bang for your buck. Did you know that we beat ALL competition in the area in prices AND rental hours? This means less money spent and more time enjoying the open road and family. Get the most out of your money with one of our rentals.

We offer brand new UTV’s, competitive pricing, multiple rental plans and excellent customer service. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just looking to explore the gorgeous scenery that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer, we have a trail for you!

Shinerunner’s UTV Rentals located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN, and Serves the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Wears Valley and Douglas Lake communities of the region. Visit us at https://shinerunnersutvrentals.com/.