Dolly’s Parade Is Coming To Town

Mar 21, 2012

There’s only one thing that local Sevier Countians look forward to more than the opening of Dollywood every year and that’s the return of Dolly Parton herself to her hometown in the Smokies. The event is marked by a special Parade through Pigeon Forge, and this year, the 27th Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade will take place on May 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. to help the city kick off its Springfest celebration.

If you’re going to be in town, be prepared for a crowd. That’s because more than 50,000 parade goers traditionally line the Parkway to get a glimpse not just of Dolly but of a long procession of colorful floats, marching bands, and local entertainers and celebrities.

That also means that you shouldn’t plan on trying to get anywhere along the Parkway that late afternoon or early evening. The parade starts at traffic light #7 and will travel north along the Parkway and disband at Belz Factory Outlet Word at traffic light #3.

It’s an event worth coming to town for, and when you do, we can put you close to the action with one of our cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN. Check out our selection to find a property that’s a convenient distance from the heart of town and the parade route.

Category: Pigeon Forge

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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