The Patriot Festival is Pigeon Forge’s traditional 4th of July celebration featuring a huge stage with performances from the afternoon on until late in the night when the fireworks explode overhead! Across the park, vendors are selling food and merchandise, activities like a water house, inflatable slides and bounce houses, lumberjack sports and more are set up, thousands come out to enjoy the games, entertainment and the surrounding Old Mill area and its many stores, and classic memories for the whole family are made by the close of the day. Pigeon Forge 4th of July is the most fun you can have in the Smokies on Independence Day!
Pigeon Forge is 20 minutes away from Wears Valley and we encourage those coming to Wears Valley during Independence Day to consider the Patriot Festival to celebrate the yearly milestone.
Here’s what Mypigeonforge.com has to say on it:
Patriot Festival returns once again in 2022. This year’s annual 4th of July celebration is headlined by country superstar Josh Turner! This event is proudly presented by 107.7 WIVK and the City of Pigeon Forge.
Josh Turner has received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations and has also joined the Grand Ole Opry. Country music legends such as Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin and Hank Williams have inspired his most recent album, Country State of Mind. The new album features dozens of songs, including songs from those five legends among others, span more than half a century of classic country music.
For nearly two decades, Turner has been one of country music’s most recognizable voices, and he has never kept his reverence for traditional country music a secret. Josh looks forward to performing some of his greatest hits in Pigeon Forge, celebrating America’s birthday in style.
Pigeon Forge will mark Independence Day with the city’s annual fireworks on Monday, July 4th, capping the holiday weekend. The spectacular fireworks display will be simulcast by WIVK-FM 107.7 FM radio station in Knoxville.
Patriot Festival guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas, tents, and coolers are not permitted. Food vendors will be available. Free parking is provided at the Teaster Lane Municipal parking lot, and a free shuttle operates every 20 minutes between the lot and festival site.
4:00pm: Welcome / Veterans Tribute
4:15pm: Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Patriotic Salute
5:20pm: Liquid Velvet
6:45pm: Swamp River Revival
8:30pm: Josh Turner
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