February 2021: Upcoming events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville

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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little February round-up of upcoming local events throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! For a complete events calendar, check out our events calendar page. Want to add your event to the list – contact us here!

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TN Shine Grand Opening

TN Shine’s grand opening celebration of their new location includes a moonshine history tour, fully stocked shelves of TN Shine, wines and whiskey, free tastings and swag! Visit the website for information.

Litter on Roadway in the Smokies

Save Our Smokies Trash Pick-up Events

Join the Save Our Smokies trash pick-up events on February 27 in Bryson City, NC and on February 28 at the NC side of Highway 441. Group assignments and paperwork completion will be held in the parking area of the meet-up locations. Visit the Facebook page for more information, updates (weather can affect the scheduling) and a link to the online forms.

MagiQuest Exterior Building

MagiQuest Local Appreciation Days

A special discount will be offered during MagiQuest Local Appreciation Days for those who live in Sevier, Knox, Blount, Jefferson and Cocke counties in Tennessee. Bring an ID to prove residency. The discounted combo ticket includes 60 minutes of MagiQuest Game, Mirror Maze, and 18 holes of Pirate Golf. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

  • Where: MagiQuest Pigeon Forge
  • Address: 2491 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Date: Monday, February 22-Sunday, March 7, 2021
  • When: During regular operating hours,$10 plus tax, per person
Dolly Parton's Stampede Building Exterior

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Opens for the Season

Enjoy some friendly North and South competition pitting a team representing Yankees against a team representing Southerners in horse riding competitions and other events. The entertainment features some down home bluegrass and country music and comedy provided by Skeeter and Nugget in the vein of the television classic “Hee Haw” or Ernest T. Bass from the Andy Griffith Show. Visit the website for updates and for special deals.

  • Where: Dolly Parton’s Stampede
  • Address: 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Date: Begins Friday, Feb. 12, 2021
  • When: Daily, check the website for showtimes, tickets start at $59.99 adults, $29.99 ages 3-9

Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show Opens for the Season

Ahoy! Swab the decks and ready the pirate puns! Final preparations are underway at Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show for a third swashbuckling season, where the adventure and fun of the fearless crew of characters will set sail on Feb. 12. Pirates Voyage combines the adventure of sword fights, cannons and pirates scaling high above two full-sized pirate ships in a “fight” to win Davy Jones’s coveted sunken treasure.

Ole Red’s Valentine’s Day Special

Celebrate this special time of the year with Ole Red. Now until February 14, Ole Red will be serving a Valentine inspired cocktail called Nobody But You, named after Blake Shelton’s No. 1 duet of the same name with Gwen Stefani. The drink will be served in a signature take home Ole Red Mason jar. Live music is also offered most Friday and Saturdays. No reservation is required, however, seating is limited and masks are required when not seated at your table. Visit the website for updates and information.

Daddy Daughter Dance

The eighth annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be held this year at the Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center. Tickets will be limited and masks are required. Enjoy refreshments and treats and dance to the music with a live DJ! Proceeds will benefit Forever Parks Foundation. Visit the website for contact information.

Alcatraz East Local Appreciation Days

Celebrate local appreciation days at Alcatraz East! Residents who work or live in Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox or Sevier County can get $12 general admission tickets from Feb. 25 to March 7. This offer includes state welcome center employees. All adults must present a resident ID or current pay-stub. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Sweetheart Month at the Titanic

What better way to propose, renew vows or celebrate love than on the Titanic Grand Staircase! The Titanic’s month long celebration pays tribute to lovers everywhere, especially honoring the 12 honeymoon couples traveling on the Titanic, and young brides-to-be, who sailed Titanic’s historic maiden voyage. Visit the website for more information and to make reservations.

Junction 35 Spirits

Join Junction 35 Spirits for great food, drinks, and live music with Shaun Abbott, Elijah Wise, Ross Heatherly and others during the month of February! Visit the Facebook page for more information or schedule changes.

Litter on Roadway in the Smokies

Save Our Smokies Trash Pick-up Event

Join the Save Our Smokies trash pick-up event on Feb. 17. Group assignments and paperwork completion will be held in the parking area of the meet-up location. Supplies will be provided as the supply lasts. Please be aware of health protocols and socially distance during the outdoor work and wear masks during any carpools with anyone outside of your household. Visit the Facebook page for more information, updates and a link to the online forms.

Sips and Sharks

Do sharks sleep? Come find out for yourself as you enjoy an adult only version of our aquarium overnights! The night will include drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvers, a behind the scenes tour, a creature feature, continental style breakfast, and so much more. For more information or updates, visit the website.

WonderWorks Building Pigeon Forge

WonderWorks Sensory Days for Children and Adults with Special Needs

WonderWorks is hosting Sensory Days with exhibits that will be altered to provide limited stimulation for those with special needs. The music in the facility is lowered. Any loud exhibit is not operational and the inversion tunnel is halted, creating a safe environment to enjoy the facility without feeling overwhelmed. Parents, caretakers, family and children can come to WonderWorks for $10 per person during this event. For more information, visit the website.

Fish Swimming at Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium Homeschool Program

Ripley’s Aquarium offers special programs for all home schooled students.In addition to reservation prices, a walk up discount is available for $10.99 (plus tax) per person. This discount is available for teaching parents, homeschool children and immediate siblings in the same household (minors). Visit the website for details.

  • Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
  • When: 12:30-3:30 pm; K-8 costs $11, adults cost $7, ages 2-5 cost $5.99, ages 2 and under are free

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains, virtually. Some of the leading wildlife experts will lead informative discussions with outdoor enthusiasts. This is a great opportunity for students to learn and ask questions about nature. Get into the great outdoors from the comfort of your home, guided by area wilderness explorers.

Arrowmont Campus Sign
Photo curtesy of Arrowmont

Arrowmont Kids Camp Day

Register for some cool workshops this spring including Wild World, Hand Sewn Monsters, Bookbinding Camp, Cold Connections and Exploring Acrylic Paint. Each workshop is geared toward specific age groups. Bring your own lunch, but materials will be provided. Registration began in December by telephone. Visit the website for a detailed description for each course.

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Want to take better photos of your adventures? Join master landscape photographer Will Clay and close-up specialist Ken Thompson for this special weekend featuring the “creative uses of winter light.” The class will emphasize the use of winter light, sunrise and sunset, overcast and midday light to create master photographs in the Smokies. Visit the website to register online.

Fish Swimming at Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium Sensory Night

Ripley’s hosts several sensory-friendly events and nights throughout the year which offer lowered lighting and music throughout the facility. Quiet spaces are also offered for those who may need a break during their visit. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a Certified Autism Center. Visit the website for details.

  • Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
  • When: 5-9 pm, discount of $3 off per person for families, mention ‘Sensory Night’ at the window
Ober Gatlinburg Sign

Ladies Night at the Slopes

Ladies, bring 10 canned food items (or donate $10) and get a free night ski area ticket. Proceeds benefit the Sevier County Food Ministry. Visit the Ober Gatlinburg website for more information.

Love is in the Air at the Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Throughout the month of February, celebrate Valentine’s Day by visiting the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, which will be adorned with red and white twinkling lights along with floral garland wrapped around the “Tunnel of Love”. For more information, visit the website.

Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg

Country fans already know this place gets its name from superstar Blake Shelton’s breakout hit, “Ol’ Red”, and Blake knows a thing or two about spotting country’s next rising stars. Here, at the only live music spot in Gatlinburg with hand-picked talent from Nashville, you never know who will take the stage. Visit the website for updates.

Enjoying a Meal at Puckett's

Free Music at Puckett’s

Puckett’s is a restaurant and music venue that embodies true Tennessee culture through its signature comfort foods and featuring of talented area artists and musicians. Puckett’s Pigeon Forge features live music most Saturday nights starting at 7:30 pm. Slated for the remainder of February are: Troy Kemp, The Warman Trio, Shane Profitt, Jasper Hollow, Mackenzie Phipps and Shane Begley. Follow the website for updates.

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at info@thesmokies.com for questions or comments.


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1 thought on “February 2021: Upcoming events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville”

  1. Will be arriving February 17 for a week would like to know what my wife and me can do while we are there

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