10 Events Happening in August in Pigeon Forge

Old MillDuring the entire month of August, Pigeon Forge has plenty of events to keep visitors entertained. The end of summer is a great time to come to this area and you and your family will be able to find plenty to do before school starts again. Below you will find a list of 10 events happening in August in Pigeon Forge.

August 1-3

1. Dollywood’s Great American Summer

Catch the last days of Dollywood’s Great American Summer! Park hours are extended; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There is also a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m. each night that is synchronized to music, which includes a song written by Parton specifically for the occasion.

August 2

2. Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race

The Pigeon Forge 8K Midnight 8K Road Race is a fast and flat course, which makes it easy and fun for all runners. Participants line up at 11:50 pm on August 2nd in The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center parking lot in Pigeon Forge and the race starts at midnight. The awards ceremony is held afterwards in the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention.

August 2

3. Stringtime in The Smokies by Old Mill Square and 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament

Enjoy free bluegrass music in Old Mill Square during Stringtime in the Smokies; featuring Grassroots Gringos, Richard Bennett and Wyatt Rice and Robinella. You can also register to compete in the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Memory of Sergeant Brett Benton. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with evening performances beginning at 7:00 p.m.

August 11-15

4. KIDABRA! The International Association of Family and Kid Show Performers Annual Convention

KIDABRA! Conference is the must attend destination worldwide for KIDshow and family performers. Participants will focus on the study of performance and show business; including working on routines, character, show construction, stage craft, creativity, showmanship and direction. It is held at the Music Road Convention Center and registration is required.

August 21-24

5. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Celebration

The dates of August 21-24 are dedicated to honoring Vietnam Veterans in the city of Pigeon Forge. The entire city will be full of free and ticked events that give special recognition to these brave soldiers and the events are fun for the whole family.

August 22

6. Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal in Concert

Two country legends take the stage at Country Tonite Theatre when Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal perform their greatest hits. Ronnie McDowell is known for songs such as, “Down in the Boondocks” and “I’ll Pin a Note on Your Pillow”. While Billy Joe Royal’s fan base will recognize “The King is Gone” and “Watching Girls Go By”. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available for $35 plus tax.

August 23

7. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade

Honoring Vietnam Veterans continues with the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The parade is filled with military vehicles, marching soldiers, motorcycle groups, bands, colorful floats, vintage cars and local celebrities.

August 23-24

8. Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show

The Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show is held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and features Authentic Civil War era muskets, rifles, pistols, photographs, uniforms, and other artifacts, relics and collectibles. The show hours are Saturday 9am – 5 pm and Sunday 9am – 3pm, admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for kids under 2.

August 28-31

9. Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

Shop ‘til you drop at Pigeon River Crossing Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. You can find savings from Nike, Coleman, Burkes Outlet and Old Time Pottery throughout Labor Day Weekend. Pigeon River Crossing is conveniently located just off the parkway at Stoplights #2 or #3 on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge.

August 10-28

10. Aunt Bug’s Cabin Specials

Throughout the whole month of August (with the exclusion of Labor Day Weekend) you can take advantage of Aunt Bug’s reduced August rates and specials.

  • Check-in on SUNDAY or MONDAY and get 4th Night FREE!


  • 5% OFF 3 Night Stays
  • 15% OFF 4 Night Stays or longer OR 6th Night FREE

See the SPECIALS section of our website for details.

We’ll see you in August!