Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival July 4, 2013
Pack up your family and join the fun July 4th in Pigeon Forge, TN at Patriot Park to celebrate America's birthday!
Your family will absolutely love to celebrate Independence Day in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at the 23rd Annual Patriot Festival. Festivities will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on July 4. The Patriot Festival is FREE and open to the public. The Patriot Festival spans and afternoon and evening of great food, games, entertainment and a firework finale! Patriot Park is located on Old Mill Street at traffic light number 7 behind the historic Old Mill. Take advantage of the city parking lot on Teaster Lane with a trolley shuttle going to Patriot Park. At 1:00 in the afternoon, the Kids Carnival begins. Kids will love the free Kids’ Karnival zone with inflatables and games.
Stand and participate in "Veterans Salute." Veterans appreciate the military salute at the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival. We can never thank them enough. The community of Pigeon Forge is always finding special ways to honor soldiers who served their time of military service. Businesses decorate with red, white and blue to celebrate America. The annual Patriot Festival is a great way to celebrate Independence Day and show appreciation for all men and women who serve.
Sample a rich variety of foods for sale by local organizations. From churches to scout troops, the city of Pigeon Forge has no shortage of great cooks who sell their local delicacies for the benefit of the local community. Whether you crave a corn dog or a cupcake, the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival is a great place to discover the flavors of the Smoky Mountains.
Fans who come to enjoy the music should bring a lawn chair (no umbrellas, please) and prepare to enjoy an outstanding lineup of live musical entertainment.
After an opening performance by the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, the band entitled "Hotel California" will serve as the opening act for Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.
Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element, music. There's no harmony quite as pure as family harmony. This is what makes Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers the perfect performers for the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival.
"Hotel California A Salute to the Eagles" is the name of this fantastic tribute band scheduled to perform at the 2013 Patriot Festival. The band, comprised of five respected, multi-talented top music industry professionals, presents a dynamic exciting show saluting the music of The Eagles, a supergroup whose music has proven to have a staying power that few bands lay claim to. Finally, audiences can once again experience the energy and magic of this timeless music.
Great harmonies have been enjoyed by audiences at festivals across North America and around the world. Hotel California is going to be a hit for this year's Patriot Festival.
At the conclusion of all musical performances, the Pigeon Forge night sky comes to life with a fantastic fireworks display. The fireworks usually start at 9:30 to 9:45 pm, so keep your eyes on the skies. You won't want to miss this display in Pigeon Forge July 4th while we celebrate our great nation.
Gatlinburg 4th of July Parade - famous for its unique midnight start time making it “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!”
Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival - a family friendly event with great entertainment, food, games and, of course, fireworks.
4th of July Whitewater Rafting Trip - a fun excursion through class III and IV rapids with lots of splashing and smiles all around.
Join us for a family fun 4th of July Celebration! Gatlinburg also plays host to the Gatlinburg Midnight Parade - the FIRST July 4th parade in the USA! IT starts at 12:01 a.m. on the parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.