3 Places to See Fireworks in the Smoky Mountains

Jul 03, 2015


The celebration of Independence Day is the original American tradition. There are a few different locations where you can witness the sparkling celebration in the Smoky Mountains. Featured spots with the best views in town are at Dollywood, Patriot Park, Downtown Gatlinburg and from the deck of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals! Come and honor the many military heroes and stay with us in a premier Gatlinburg cabin, and wish America Happy Birthday!


Dollywood knows how much we Americans appreciate a good boom and sparkle. The amusement park offers a fireworks show called Dolly's Nights of Many Colors. The fireworks display starts as early as June 13th and will run through August 2, 2015, at 9:30 P.M.. All guests will enjoy a synchronized fireworks show to Dolly's "Paint Your Dreams Across the Sky". Dolly wrote this song specifically for this event. There will be other musical selections to underscore the fireworks display. If you want to go all out for the red, white and blue, for an extra $15 you can enjoy exclusive seating and refreshments at the Skyzip in the theme park. Other prime viewing areas are near Timber Canyon/Wilderness Pass, Country Fair near Grandstand Cafe, Adventures In imagination between the Dreamsong Theater and Dolly's Closet, and The Front Gate just in front of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.

Patriot Park

Join in on the patriotic fun at Patriot Park! The American Patriot Festival and Fireworks event is held at the Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. This event is will begin in the afternoon and will continue into the evening hours. During the event, you will enjoy fabulous street food, live music, and children's activities. The music lineup for the festival includes Diamond Rio and a Journey tribute band as well as the local community chorus and musicians. Make sure to bring your favorite lawn chairs and blankets for an enjoyable afternoon. Once the sun goes down, there will be a grand finale of sparkling fireworks to send the celebration closing out with a bang.

Downtown Gatlinburg

At Midnight on the 3rd of July, get ready for a celebration to remember! Gatlinburg hosts the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation. As the clock strikes twelve, you will be one of the several thousands of people to gather along the streets on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. There will be cheerful marching bands and outstanding patriotic floats. On July 4th at 10 P.M., you can stand anywhere along the downtown Parkway in Gatlinburg to see the Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale! Rumor has it that the favorite viewing spot is located at the Plaza at the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies!

Come and celebrate the birth of our Nation with us! With multiple locations offering fireworks at different times, you will have several opportunities to see some sparkle! Stay with Heartland Cabin Rentals in one of our cabins in Gatlinburg and get the ultimate firework viewing vantage point.

Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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