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Summer News & Events

June 5-Aug. 14 First Public Display of Bandmaster Wallace Hartley’s RMS Titanic Violin Titanic Museum Attraction June 11-Aug. 7 Dollywood’s Extended Hours and Nightly Fireworks July 4 26th Annual Patriot Festival Patriot Park Mypigeonforge.com/patriot July 4 Visit with Uncle Sam Christmas Place July 15 Neal McCoy in Concert Country Tonite Theatre July 17 SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series Opening Ceremony LeConte Center July 18-24 SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series Wear Farm City Park July 29-31 TN Sales Tax Holiday

 

Wallace Hartley Titanic Violin on Display at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge

Titanic Museum Attraction is now displaying the Wallace Hartley violin and will continue through August 14. The violin sold for the highest price ever paid for an RMS Titanic artifact at 1.7 million dollars at auction in October 2013. The violin was found strapped to bandleader Wallace Hartley’s body after the sinking of the ship. It was returned to his wife-to-be, and did not resurface again until almost a century later. Hartley played the instrument up until the ship’s final moments.

In addition, Titanic Museum Attraction will also feature special, daily, early morning viewing of the violin for a limited number of VIP guests.

 

Patriot Festival

Monday, July 4th

This is the 26th year that Pigeon Forge has celebrated America’s birthday with the Patriot Festival at Patriot Park. Food vending and Kids Karnival opens at noon, and stage entertainment will begin at 1:30 p.m.

This year’s entertainment includes: Cruisin’ Memories, Just Bcuz Music, a special Veterans Tribute, the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, 2015 “The Voice” finalist and Knoxville’s own Emily Ann Roberts, and headlining the event is country legend Joe Diffie.

The night will end with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Free parking and event shuttle will be offered at the Pigeon Forge Municipal Parking Lot located next to the LeConte Center and will run continuously every 15-20 minutes from noon until the end of the festival. There will be no parking at Patriot Park.

 

Tickets for Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple concert at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge go on sale June 15 to Dollywood season pass holders, and July 1 to the general public at dollyparton.com.

 

Cades Cove Loop is closed Wednesdays and Saturdays until 10 a.m. from May 11- Sept. 21 to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the cove.

 

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