Cabins USA Logo
Loading Page
(800) 583-6168
Cabins USA Availability Search Icon Availability Search Small Icon

Summer Events in the Smokies

Blog Home : Category Posts : Summer Events in Pigeon Forge

Summer Events in Pigeon Forge

 The weather is heating up, and it’s almost everyone’s favorite time of year – summer! Soon, crowds will be flocking to the Smokies for memorable mountain magic on vacation. While there’s plenty of events in Pigeon Forge, we’ve found some of the best summer events in Pigeon Forge taking place in 2019. 

From events that highlight the natural splendor of the mountains to fun-filled family events at Dollywood, there is something for everyone to enjoy on their vacation all throughout the summer in and around Pigeon Forge.

Wilderness Wildlife Week: May 7, 2019 to May 11, 2019 

This annual free event offers guests a late spring/early summer opportunity to explore the flora and fauna as well as the history and culture of the area. Hosted at the LeConte Center, there are public seminars held on a variety of topics at this event. Some interesting offers include:

  • Ballads of the Appalachians
  • Wildflowers of the Southern Highlands
  • Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring True Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
  • Waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Some Good Days, Some Bad: Section Hiking the 2,175 Miles of the Appalachian Trail
  • And many others

There will also be local craftsman selling their wares and offering hands-on demonstration as well as guided tours that leave from the LeConte Center that provide guests with first-hand knowledge of this exciting area. The event lasts from

Summer at Dollywood – All Summer

Dollywood is an epicenter of summertime fun in the Smokies and offers several special events, festivals, and shows during the summer. In addition to the new section of the park, Wildwood Grove, opening May 11th, Dollywood is one of the most fun places to go in the summer in the Smokies. 

During the summer, guests can enjoy 50 consecutive nights of fireworks from June 22 to August 4 as well as a special insider look at the thrilling rides during the Thrills of the Hills weekend (July 12-13).

The park also features fantastic live entertainment throughout the park in the summer as well as extended hours so you can enjoy even more summer fun in the Smokies. 

The Thrills of the Hills event offers behind the scenes access for roller coaster enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy exclusive ride times, experience great food, event swag, and more! 

Visitors can also experience a time of worship unlike any other during Dollywood’s annual Rock the Smokies. This Christian rock music festival features a number of the genre’s biggest acts and a powerful worship experience. In addition to a great worship concert, guests can enjoy access to the Dollywood with purchase of their Rock the Smokies ticket. 

Enjoy the National Park – All Summer

The lush, rolling green hills of the Smokies in the summer are truly a sight to behold. This is the time of year when the mountains come alive with plenty of plants and ample animals. While it might hot and humid in the summer. That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great ways to enjoy the natural splendor of the Smokies. 

There are many ways to enjoy scenic beauty in the park. Take a hike in one of the cooler, high elevation regions of the park on a trail like The Alum Cave Trail, The Chimney Tops Trail, Andrews Bald Trail, and Clingmans Dome Trail. 

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy cooling off in one of the Smokies swimming holes ( Visitors to the park can enjoy taking a cooling dip in The Sinks, The Wye, or the Midnight Hole.

Waterfalls also offer a chance to enjoy beautiful mountain scenery as well. Standing next to the cool mist of the waterfall on a warm summer day is an incomparable feeling. Some of the best waterfalls in the park are: 

  • Abrams Falls Trail
  • The Middle Prong Trail
  • Ramsey Cascades Trail
  • Spruce Flats Falls
  • Laurel Falls Trail

There are plenty of other ways to explore the park. Enjoy a drive through the Cades Cove Loop where you can see bears, cabins, and stunning views of the Smokies. The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty is to get out and explore the park and all it has to offer, and a cabin with a view is the perfect place to start. 

Independence Day Parade – July 4th

For 44 years now, nearby Gatlinburg has been kicking of 4th of July activities with the first parade in the Nation. Starting at 12:01 am. This parade stretches from the Baskin’s Creek Bypass to the Parkway. This fantastic parade has even gotten attention from the National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and won multiple awards. 

Be sure to arrive early to this great way to celebrate America in the Smokies. 

Car Shows – All Summer

Pigeon Forge is known across the country as the place to go for car shows. With such variety, it’s no surprise that there is a car show for everyone to enjoy during a Smokies summer. 

Grand National F-100 – May 16-17

The ultimate parkway cruise through the Smokies from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg! Visitors will be able to shop the greatest selection of new and original F-100 parts with vendors from all over the US. The even showcases older trucks from 1979 and older. 

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge – May 30- June 2, 2019

A feature of the Pigeon Forge car show for almost two decades, this car show features some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs on the planet.  An event the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Jeep Invasion – Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24

Jeep enthusiasts will flock to the LeConte Center for the Annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in Pigeon Forge! Here, you’ll find dozens of vendors for all your Jeep needs and a car show in the parking lot. 

Shades of the Past—Fri, Sep 6- Sun, Sep. 8

In its 37th year, Shade of the Past Hot Rod Roundup will be held at Dollywood’s Splash Country With hundreds of hot rods expected to compete and a grand prize of $10,000 and a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster, this fun-family event is sure to have something for everyone with nice cars, venders, and more. Admission is only $10 a day with free admittance for kids under 12. 

Cabins with Pools 

Another fun way to enjoy the summer in the Smokies is to enjoy lounging by the resort pool enjoying cool summer breezes and a glass of sweet tea. We have many cabins with resort pool access as well as several with indoor pools. Book online and enjoy a 15% discount on your nightly rate and enjoy a summer vacation in our Pigeon Forge cabins to remember!

Written by

Recent Articles

Pigeon Forge Vacation Tips: Top Five Bbq Restaurants

Top Five BBQ Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

Vacations in Pigeon Forge should be enjoyable and satisfying, especially when food is involved. Nothing puts a stamp on an excellent getaway more than enjoying the best BBQ restaurants in Pigeon Forge.
Pigeon Forge Dining: Top 5 Italian Restaurants

Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Pigeon Forge, TN

Add more flavor and zest to your next Pigeon Forge vacation by checking out our picks for the top 5 Italian restaurants in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Vacation Tips: Best Places To Get Drinks In Pigeon Forge

Top 9 Places to Get Drinks in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

Up your Pigeon Forge vacation experience with your favorite people by checking out our picks for the top 9 places to get drinks in Pigeon Forge.


Fall In The Great Smoky Mountains | Pigeon Forge | Gatlinburg - Blog Post

Fall Activities

Check out the many activities to do in the fall in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Wears Valley, and Sevierville.
Pigeon Forge Happening Now - Blog Post

Pigeon Forge Happening Now

We've got news, events, and tips to make your vacation in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains better than ever! Check
Smoky Mountain Vacation Tips - Blog Post

Smoky Mountain Vacation Tips

Tennessee Smoky Mountain vacation tips great for planning your family vacation, honeymoon or group getaway in the Smok
Smoky Mountains Blog | Whats Happening Now - Blog Post

Smoky Mountains - Happening Now

Smoky Mountains blog posts covering events before and as they happen throughout the Tennessee Smoky Mountains area. S

Please Note: Cabins USA LLC's, hereinafter referred to as Cabins USA, area information, area events, and blog pages are provided as a public service. Cabins USA does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or businesses referenced in these web pages. Any mention of vendors, products, businesses, or services on the Cabins USA web site is for informational purposes only. Users of this web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information. The inclusion of this information does not imply endorsement by Cabins USA. Furthermore, specific questions regarding any content should be directed to the appropriate organization and not necessarily to Cabins USA.

Cabins USA Official Logo
star star star star star
2140 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
(865) 429-4121

VLS #157
Pigeon Forge Cabins
Guest Reservations
(800) 583-6168
2 Night Minimum

Cabins USA Help Icon
Copyright 2013-2024, Cabins USA LLC, Pigeon Forge, TN

Welcome to Cabins USA! We hope you enjoy your stay with us and look forward to helping you make incredible vacation memories. To help you navigate your Guest User account, we've provided a helpful guide to walk you through the process.

Creating an Account

Creating a guest account is as simple as submitting your email and creating a password. Keep in mind the email used to create your guest account must match the email provided on your reservation.

If a different email is on your reservation, you'll need to create a guest account with that email to manage the reservation.

When finished, an email will be sent to confirm your email address. Follow the steps in the email to complete the creation of your account.

Note: If you need to change the email address on your reservation, please contact the reservations office for further assistance.

Managing Your Account

Once your account is created, you can start managing your reservations. Your guest reservations will show as follows:

Click on the view button to get more details about each reservation. Within the reservation, you'll be able to do three things, which are:

Submit a Trouble Ticket

Click the report issue button for maintenance needs or other concerns during your stay. Briefly describe your issue, provide contact information, and submit up to 3 photos detailing your situation if applicable.

Submit Cancellation Request

This must be done before check-in and per our policies. Within the request, provide a reason for cancellation and click submit. After submitting your request, one of our reservationists must complete the cancellation process before your reservation is canceled.

Make a Payment

For future stays with a balance open, you can make credit card payments from $50 up to the total cost of the reservation.

Additional Information

If you have a future reservation and haven't completed the Express Check-In, please send your confirmation number and email used for the reservation to to request an invitation to complete the process.

After you've signed all reservation documents and paid the balance in full, you'll receive an email with your active stay information 8 hours prior to arrival, which includes the following:

Note: If the reservation documents have not been signed electronically and/or the balance has not been paid three days prior to arrival via the credit card on file, you must check in at our 2140 Parkway office. Our office hours are currently 8:00am - 10:00pm, Monday thru Sunday.

Contact Us

Didn't find the information you needed? Contact Us for further assistance with your reservation or guest account.

Thank you for choosing us for your Smoky Mountain vacation! We look forward to helping you make your dream vacation a reality!

Warm regards,

Cabins USA

Interested in receiving our newsletter? Simply provide your full name and email address in these fields to begin receiving information. By doing so, you can learn about special promotions and events in the Smoky Mountains!

We respect our customer's privacy and feel it is disrespectful to bombard anyone with emails. We treat all information that customers share with us as private and confidential. Cabins USA never shares this information with third party sites.

Arrival Date: Mandatory, select or enter date you will arrive (MM/DD/YYYY)

Nights: Mandatory, select or enter the number of Nights you will be staying with us

Promotional Code: Must enter a valid code

Optional Search Items: (Amenties, Cities, etc)
Below are several boxes in which you can either select from a drop down list or click on a check box to the left of an item to select.

Changing the contents of any drop down list or selecting/deselecting a check box will broaden or narrow the number of properties displayed by your search. You don't have to wait until the search completes to select/deselect items for your perfect search.

You must hit the SEARCH button to start your first search. It is unnecessary to hit the SEARCH button after doing your first search, unless you changed to another web page, changed the Arrival Date or number of Nights.

Add to Favorites: As you visit individual property pages or pages with listings of several properties on them, you have the option to click on the "+ Favorites" for each particular property, which automatically adds the property to your list of Favorites for consideration. The number next to the Favorites tab, left sidebar, will increase up to 99 possible Favorites. When ready, click on the Favorites tab to view a list of your selected Favorites.

Remove from Favorites: You may de-select (remove) properties from your Favorites you no longer wish to consider by either clicking on the minus icon to the right or by clicking on the "- Favorites" displayed on property list pages and each property details page for properties listed in your Favorites.

Compare Favorites: Click in the check boxes to the left of the property name, in your Favorites, you wish to compare. No more than 3 boxes may be selected at one time. When ready, hit the Compare button for a comparison of the 3 selected properties.

Follow the above "Remove from Favorites" instructions to remove a property from the comparison and your Favorites.

To add another property from your Favorites list for comparison, click the check box to the left of the property name in your Favorites and hit the Compare button.

Repeat the above steps to find your ultimate vacation accommodations. Need assistance or have questions, please give us a call so we may better serve you!

View List: Displays a full list of all your Favorites with some details.

Remove All: Clears all properties from your Favorites so you may start over.