Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Pigeon Forge, TN in May 2019

Looking for a good reason to take a trip to Pigeon Forge in May? There are plenty of them! We currently have lots of availability on the May calendar at our Heavenly View Cabin, and there are lots of fun activities to keep you busy while you enjoy the Spring weather in the Smokies! See our list of the Top 5 Reasons why YOU should take a trip to the mountains in May below:

With Cal Ripken, Jr. leading the way, Pigeon Forge’s new Music in the Mountains spring parade is set for May 3 at 6 p.m. (Eastern) on the city’s Parkway. Plus, there are several new elements that extend the fun and celebration into the weekend.

The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade in Pigeon Forge will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains while spotlighting the variety of entertainment provided by the many theaters located in the popular vacation destination alongside high school marching bands, dance groups, choral groups, and baton twirlers from Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia and more! Theaters located throughout the city also will have the opportunity to give parade attendees a glimpse of their respective shows. Also new for 2019 are four larger-than-life-sized cold-air balloons. 3 of them depict popular children’s characters—the Pajaminals, Daniel the Tiger and Yogi Bear. A 4th is a baseball measuring 10-feet in diameter, recognizing the Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge.

Spring Parade Schedule: In keeping with the Music in the Mountains parade theme, free bluegrass entertainment will be featured throughout the city on Friday and Saturday—with a few memory-making surprise performances that are sure to draw a crowd.

May 4th from 5 to 11 pm: Dank Strangers will perform on Friday (May 4) from the Ole Smoky Moonshine stage at The Island.

May 5th from 6 to 8 pm: Local favorite Jim Smith takes the stage at the Gazebo at the Old Mill.

Admission: Admission to the parade and both concerts is free.

?????CONCERT ALERT!? ????- Later in the month (May 10th), there will be 2 concert shows by Shenendoah & Exile at Country Tonite Theatre.

Concert Times:
**Two Shows**  3 pm and 8 pm

Get Tickets:
Call (865) 453-2003 or book online at

….There is ONE MORE big event that involves music in Pigeon Forge this May, but you’ll hear more about that when you get to Reason #3 ?? below ?.

(Music in the Mountains Spring Parade info & Concert Info provided by

Wilderness Wildlife Week (May 7 – 11) has received international recognition for its educational programming, children’s activities, community outreach, environmental & green initiatives and attendee services including being named by the International Festivals & Events Association as: Gold Grand Pinnacle Recipient (2016 & 2017) & Bronze Grand Pinnacle Recipient (2018).

Nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week™ in Pigeon Forge! From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. What better place to celebrate the features, creatures, and cultures of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than in the Center of Fun in The Smokies?

This spring celebration of the great outdoors is free and open to the public Seminars and workshops are offered daily at the LeConte Center.

Just a few of the MANY activities that Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge brings include:

FREE Kids’ Trout Fishing Tournament • Young Experts Program for children ages 12 and under • Bird Walks • Guided Hikes & Tours (Easy, Moderate & Strenuous Levels to pick from) • Workshops & Classes • Highly Respected Headlining Speakers & Presenters • Harmonica Jam • & SO MUCH MORE!

View & download the 2019 Wilderness Wildlife Week Program Guide

(Wilderness Wildlife Week info provided by

While the mountain town is never lacking in its supply fudge, taffy & other sweet treats, there is a SPECIAL EVENT just for this fun feature in May this year!D

??SWEETS & BEATS??: The Robert F. Thomas Foundation, in conjunction with The Island in Pigeon Forge, presents “Sweets and Beats,” a dessert and music festival, on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. This festival invites local restaurateurs to bring their best desserts to see how their treats stack up to the competition, all to the tune of the sweet sounds of local music. Foodies will gather at The Island in Pigeon Forge from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, to sample, dance, and raise money and awareness for a great cause. Come join us for the ultimate cheat day!

Dessert Vendors Include:

  • The Local Goat
  • Timberwood Grill
  • The Melting Pot
  • Alvin’s Kitchen
  • Blue Moose
  • Buddy’s BBQ
  • Cinnabon
  • Corky’s
  • Courthouse Donuts
  • Flap Jacks Pancake House
  • Blue Bell
  • TGIFriday’s
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Margaritaville
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Nino’s Italian Eatery
  • Paula Deen’s
  • Cookie Dough Monster
  • Kountry Creamery
  • Sevierville Convention Center
  • Camp Riverslanding

Instructions for the Event

  • After purchasing an online ticket , you will receive an email confirmation.  Please print it and bring the confirmation to the event.
  • Bring the receipt the registration table.  There you will be given a to go box and a ticket good for samples at each booth!
  • We will supply the to go box, but you are welcome to bring your own if you’d like.
  • Kids 12 and under are free.
  • Beverages will be available for purchase.
  • Incredibly cool t-shirts will be available.
  • Parking is located in the lots specified for The Island – there will not be parking in the lot beside Paula Deen’s.
  • The event will be located in the parking area beside Paula Deen’s

Get Tickets:

(Sweets & Beats event info provided by &

You know all those cute little shops the ladies love to spend hours in while they’re in town? And the gigantic Outlet Mall?… Guess what fellas?! Bring your woman to Pigeon Forge this May, drop her (& your wallet) off at the shopping venue of her choice & then tell your buddies to meet you at the Car Show! “What kind of car show?”, you ask… Here’s a list of your options in May 2019:

  • Yellow Mustang Show – May 2 thru May 5
  • Chevy Classic Round-Up – May 16 thru May 19
  • Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion – May 16 thru May 18
  • Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge – May 30 thru June 2

We all know that no matter what activities you decide to partake in while you’re in the mountains, it’s not really about what you do, the most important factor in enjoying your vacation is who your with. And at our Heavenly View Cabin, there is plenty of room for you to be with lots of people that you love! Cabin features include:

  • 3 Bedrooms (2 King, 1 Queen)
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Kitchen
  • Large Living Area
  • Pool Table
  • Hot Tub
  • Large Wraparound Porch
  • Beautiful Mountain Views

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