Before summer comes to a close, we give you this Pigeon Forge vacation guide with the best things to do in Pigeon Forge in August so you can make the most of your last summer hoorah!
This is a great time to be in town, whether you’re just traveling through or a local. From outdoor adventures to family-friendly attractions, there’s something for everyone in Pigeon Forge.
The last month of summer is upon us and that means there are only a few more weeks to enjoy all the fun activities that Pigeon Forge has to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge in August.
Is Pigeon Forge Crowded In August?
The answer to this question really depends on when in August you plan on visiting. The beginning of the month is usually pretty crowded as people are trying to get in a last-minute summer vacation before school starts back up again.
However, once school starts back up again, towards the end of the month, the crowds start to die down significantly.
So if you’re looking to avoid the crowds, late August is usually your best bet. However, even during the quieter times of year there will always be a decent amount of tourists in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as they are both popular tourist destinations.
Before you visit, you should check out our list of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge in August so you can plan your trip around some of the great events and attractions that will be happening then!
Festivals & Events In Pigeon Forge In August
August 1 – 31
Pigeon Forge will be celebrating Freedom the entire month of August with discounts for veterans, current military personnel, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians at many of our local businesses and attractions.
This is Pigeon Forge’s way of saying thank you and to honor all the brave men and women who have fought and are still fighting for freedom.
Veterans Homecoming Parade
Aug 6 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Pigeon Forge will be honoring U.S. military veterans with its annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. The parade will start at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church, and travel northbound on the Parkway to Traffic Light #5. Come out and show your support for America’s military veterans!
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion
Aug 25 – Aug 27
The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is an annual event held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This three-day event is a celebration of all things Jeep, and attracts Jeep enthusiasts from all over the country.
Leading vendors from all over will be in attendance, showcasing the latest and greatest in Jeep parts and accessories. In addition, there will be a show where several trophies are awarded for various classes.
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Recommended Pigeon Forge Resources
- Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide
- Gatlinburg Vacation Guide
- Pigeon Forge Discount Tickets
- Great Smoky Mountains Family Vacations Facebook Group
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Before you get out there are start your trip make sure to pack a reliable and compact travel camera to capture all those precious moments with the fam.