As winter gives way to spring, Pigeon Forge comes alive with a variety of special events and celebrations. Whether you’ll be in town for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or just an ordinary day in March, your family will have an amazing time during their getaway in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge in March:
Some of the top magicians in the country will be in Pigeon Forge this March! The Winter Carnival of Magic is an annual convention for members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In addition to private lectures and meetings, the conference also features two spectacular magic shows that are open to the public.
Held at the beautiful Country Tonite Theatre, these shows offer a unique opportunity to see an unparalleled roster of magicians, all in one place. To purchase tickets, call the Country Tonite box office at 1-865-453-2003.
2. Country Music Week
In addition to the Winter Carnival of Magic, the Country Tonite Theatre will also host Country Music Week in Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by the North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI), this annual event consists of a series of workshops, competitions, and concerts. Featuring country, bluegrass, and gospel music, this festival is one of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge in March.
Stop by the Country Tonite Theatre during competition week to hear lots of great up-and-coming musicians give it all they’ve got. There will also be a special Hall of Fame Show featuring the very best performers and an Award Show where the winners will be revealed. The competition week performances are free to attend, but the Hall of Fame Show and the Award Show are ticketed events. To reserve your seat, call the Country Tonite box office at 1-865-453-2003.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Titanic Museum shines a spotlight on the ship’s Irish heritage during the entire month of March. Built in Belfast in Northern Ireland, the RMS Titanic had 159 Irish passengers and crew members, making the Irish the single largest group of people aboard the ship. When you visit the Titanic Museum this March, you’ll learn all about the ship’s connections to the Emerald Isle and Gaelic traditions. Don’t forget to wear something green!
Whether you can barely thread a needle or you’ve been making beautiful patchworks for years, Pigeon Forge’s Quiltfest is for you! Held at the LeConte Center, Quiltfest is a beloved annual event for anyone interested in quilting. Expert quilters will be offering classes for every ability and there will be a variety of beautiful quilts on display. If you’re ready to test your skills, consider entering a quilt into one of the festival’s competitions for a chance to win some excellent prizes. To sign up for a quilting class or to learn how to enter your quilt in a competition, visit the official Pigeon Forge Quiltfest website.
To keep up with all of the great things to do in Pigeon Forge in March and beyond, check out our Pigeon Forge Events Calendar!