Annual Dolly Parade

The 2016 Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade kicks off Pigeon Forge Springfest with Sevier County’s favorite daughter, Dolly Parton, as its grand marshal leading the celebration of floats, bands and entertainers May 6, 2016 at 6:00 with over 50,000 watchers lining the streets.

Parade go-ers admire the colorful displays and local celebrities on the streets of Pigeon Forge. View scenes from the annual Dolly Homecoming Parade.

The Dolly Parade will begin on River Road near traffic light #6 and will travel north along the Parkway disbanding at Pigeon Forge Crossing, formerly Belz Factory Outlet World, at traffic light #3. The Dolly Parton Parade will get underway at 6:00 p.m. All visitors who come to the parade will get a real taste of the entertainment that can be found all year in Pigeon Forge.

Every year for the last 25 years Dolly Parton has been holding her annual Homecoming Parade in her beloved home town. This event puts Springfest into full swing. The parade usually draws Dolly lovers and spectators from all over the world. It is fun and it is free, and you get to see Dolly herself. It is exciting to see what parade float creation she will be riding on this year and what lovely outfit she may be sporting for the festivities.