To honor those who served our country, Pigeon Forge will host “Celebrate Freedom,” a month-long event featuring discounts for servicepeople. During the month of August, the whole city contributes, offering discounts for shopping, attractions, lodging, and more. The only requirement for servicemen and women is proof of service. At Smoky Mountain Resorts, for instance, we offer offer a 25% discount at any of our Pigeon Forge hotels.
Celebrate Freedom month also consists of themed events and activities for veterans and servicepeople. Take a look at some of them below:
Welcome Home Vietnam Parade
The Welcome Home Vietnam Parade celebrates the service and sacrifice of our soldiers and servicemen during the Pigeon Forge Celebration of Freedom Event. The Parade begins at the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall at light #4 and ends at Ramada Inn at the end of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. March with bands, among military vehicles and with hundreds of participants.
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show
The Fourth Annual Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show is hosted at The Smoky Mountain Convention Center on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The event features indoor and outdoor displays, re-enactments, and more–a must-see for history buffs.
Cost of Freedom Wall
The Cost of Freedom Wall will be exhibited at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center for a limited time. It features the names of those who bravely surrendered their lives during the Vietnam War. Take part in this this traveling tribute which honors those fallen heroes–an interactive, patriotic experience that must be witnessed in person.
Nominate Your Veteran
Honor the service of a loved one. Nominate them, and share their story. Every entrant receives a special gift at the Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show, and one lucky veteran will receive a very special package. Nominate you veteran today.
Take a look at our tentative itinerary for a a breakdown of specific events and times: Click here to download the PDF.