The Ultimate Guide to Memorial Day in Pigeon Forge

Ultimate guide to Memorial Day weekend in Pigeon Forge

This Memorial Day our nation will take a moment to remember the men and women who died while serving the U.S. military. Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen heroes, as well as the unofficial mark of the beginning of summer. We know many of you will be celebrating the holiday with a trip to Pigeon Forge, so we thought we’d make a list of all the best sales and events happening in town over the Memorial Day weekend. Please enjoy, and have a safe holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Tanger Outlets

Tanger Memorial Day weekend sales

Several Tanger Outlet stores will be holding Memorial Day sales from 5/27 – 5/30. Photo from Tanger Outlets’ website.


You can catch some awesome savings from the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27th to May 30th, if you download the Tanger Mobile App on your smart phone or tablet you can receive a special offer good for a free $10 gift card.*

Also don’t forget all the Memorial Day Sales that will be going on at the many shops located in the outlet. You can get a look at all of the sales here.

*Limit one per person, Tanger and store employees are not eligible. Offer is non transferrable and it must be in the Tanger Messages section in the Tanger Mobile App to qualify.

Vitamin World

Convenient Nutrition when and where you want it, Vitamin World is your one-stop shop for vitamins and minerals, herbs, supplements, protein and fitness products, health and beauty products, and more. The associates here are passionate about helping you improve your life, and have the knowledge to back that passion up.

This Memorial Day weekend, Vitamin World is offering buy 1 get 1 free on all Vitamin World Precision Engineered Products. In addition, they are offering their customers buy 1 get 1 50% off on all of their organic products.

Lenox Outlet

Found at the Tanger Outlets, the Lenox Outlet is the perfect spot to find the best china, crystal, flatware, and gifts at savings up to 70% and more off the suggested retail price! One of the coolest things about this shop is that you can purchase items as open stock rather than in a traditional place setting – so if you just want a teacup and not a saucer-teacup combo, you can do that!

From May 27th until May 30th Lenox will have “Spin the Wheel” for its customers to earn even more savings! The additional discounts are 15%, 20%, or 25%, and these discounts can be applied to all the sale and clearance merchandise in store (yay!).**

** Cannot be combined with other coupons.


Tervis is a third-generation, family-owned business that has been making insulated drinkware in America since 1946. Those decades of experience have produced a superior product that keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. With tons of designs, including license agreements with some of the world’s most beloved brands, you’re sure to find your next favorite cup at Tervis.

Tervis is celebrating Memorial Day with a special offer for its customers. From May 27th until May 30th,  you can get a 16 oz. ‘Born and Raised in the USA’ Tumbler for only $5.00 when you spend $50.00 or more.

Lodge Factory Store

With two locations in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, the Lodge Factory Store is your connection to the best cast iron cookware in the world, straight from Lodge’s Tennessee foundry. The store carries a little bit of everything, from indoor and outdoor cookware to camping accessories and factory seconds at amazing deals.

Those amazing deals are only getting better this Memorial Day weekend, as Lodge Factory Store is offering plenty of opportunities to save. The discounts they’re running this weekend include:

  • Food Items – Buy 3, get 1 free
  • Any Red Item, 15% off
  • Anything Outdoor, 15% off
  • Salt Plate Set on Sale – $52 – includes a free recipe book, holder, and scrub brush
  • Fajita set on sale – $19.95
  • Waffle Iron Sale – $49.95
  • Reversible grill (large) $44.95
  • Grill pan and Panini press $44.95
  • 2 qt. dutch oven, $19.95 – 7 qt. dutch oven, $54.95 – 9 qt. dutch oven, $65.95 – 10 in. outdoor dutch oven, $39.95

Boot Factory Outlet

With over 20,000 pairs of boots in stock, you’re sure to stay interested if you go by this shop. They carry national brands like Rocky, Justin, Lucchese, Ariat, Wolverine, J.B. Dillon, Materson, Santa Fe, Sterling River, and more. This Memorial Day weekend, the Boot Factory Outlet is continuing to run its signature deal: But 1 pair, get 2 pair free!

Honeysuckle Rose Boutique

This unique boutique in Wears Valley, TN offers an eclectic shopping experience for anyone visiting the Smokies. With one-of-a-kind products from local and national artisans, you’ll be impressed by the selection this little shop offers.

This Memorial Day weekend, you can save 20% on all clothing and purses in the store. Definitely a great deal!

KDC Country Village

Memorial Day weekend sale

Gingersnap jewelry will be on sale during Memorial Day weekend


Located in the Shops of Pigeon Forge, this elegant store offers a huge selection of country home accents, bath décor, window treatments, quilted bedding, berry wreaths, braided rugs, kitchen décor, and so much more.

This Memorial Day weekend, you can grab some signature Gingersnap Jewelry or candles on sale. Additionally, all the quilts in store are 20% off!


Things to Do Over Memorial Day Weekend

Ober Gatlinburg

This mountaintop of fun is perfect for any family looking for something to do on during Memorial Day weekend. From the Ski Mountain Coaster and the scenic ski lift to intricate maze and Freestyle Terrain Park, there’s so much to do at Ober Gatlinburg. To help you get to do everything, Ober Gatlinburg is offering extended hours this Memorial Day weekend:

Friday: Open until 9:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Open until 9:00 pm

Monday: Open until 8:00 pm


Ripley’s Aquarium

Pearl Harbor Exhibit Ripleys Aquarium

The new Pearl Harbor exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium provides an in-depth look into the Pearl Harbor attack.


The aquarium is always an awesome family destination, but two things make it perfect for Memorial Day weekend. First, Memorial Day weekend marks the return of the seasonal mermaid show! You’ll be enthralled by the underwater performance of the Ripley’s Aquarium mermaids, and the show only runs from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend.

Here’s a video of the show from last year:

Ripley’s Aquarium is also the perfect place to visit this Memorial Day weekend because of its brand new Pearl Harbor Exhibit. This exhibit explores the attack on Pearl Harbor and its ramifications for the United States. Kids can learn history in the interactive gallery and exhibits – the whole family will feel transported back in time! You can take your picture with FDR, see what it was like in the depths of a ship, or peek through a submarine periscope.



Lodge Factory Store In-Store Demo

Aside from all the amazing deals offered at the store, as mentioned earlier in the article, the Lodge Factory Store does a little something special on the weekends for its customers. This Memorial Day weekend, the staff at the Sevierville Lodge Factory Store will be demoing its amazing cookware by cooking up delicious meals for its customers. This Saturday you can see the staff cook up Farmer’s Dinner, a delicious one-pot meal.  Sunday, customers can check out the staff using Lodge cookware to whip up a mouth-watering pecan pie!


Country Tonite Presents Oak Ridge Boys

This Saturday many visitors will be coming in to Pigeon Forge to see The Oak Ridge Boys in concert at Country Tonite Theater. This is the latest in Country Tonite’s awesome Celebrity Concert Series, which includes T.G. Sheppard & T. Graham Brown (June 25th), Neal McCoy (July 15th), and Loretta Lynn (December 9th and 10th), to name a few.


The Island

The Island is a must-see stop for your Pigeon Forge vacation

The Island is the perfect place for shopaholics.


Like usual, The Island is a center of family fun this Memorial Day weekend. There are plenty of free events happening all weekend. Here’s the breakdown by day:




Living Statue Performance

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Randy King wows guests with a performance unlike any other. Randy’s character poses for hours and delivers surprises to unsuspecting guests.


Free music: Midnight Run

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ole Smoky Moonshine stage


Live Music at Margaritaville

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Exterior Deck at Margaritaville Restaurant

Music featuring Josh Helms, Dugger Band, Sunburned Willy, Mike Snodgrass, Chad McWilliams, Barefoot Reggie, The Sunburners, Stephen Goff, Matthew Hickey, Brandon Maddox, and more.




Free Magic Class at Doc’s Magic Shop

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Market Street, The Island


Free Music: Monroeville

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ole Smoky Moonshine stage


Living Statue Performance

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Randy King wows guests with a performance unlike any other. Randy’s character poses for hours and delivers surprises to unsuspecting guests.


Free Music: Firewater Junction

5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Ole Smoky Moonshine stage




Free Music: Midnight Run

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ole Smoky Moonshine stage


Living Statue Performance

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Randy King wows guests with a performance unlike any other. Randy’s character poses for hours and delivers surprises to unsuspecting guests.




Free Music: Firewater Junction

6:00 am – 11:00 pm

Ole Smoky Moonshine stage


Living Statue Performance

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Randy King wows guests with a performance unlike any other. Randy’s character poses for hours and delivers surprises to unsuspecting guests.


Doc’s Magic Shop at The Island – Doc Waddell’s Milk Cow Magic Show

The famous Doc Waddell from Doc’s Magic Shop will be leading a free magic class on Market Street at The Island that will also act as a fundraiser for his nonprofit organization, Emerald City Ministries. Island visitors can enjoy the popular ‘Doc Waddell’s Milk Cow Magic Show’, where Doc will regale the crowd with his amazing magic. All the proceeds from donations will go to directly to Emerald City Ministries, which provides a desperately needed service to the local community by providing diapers and hygiene products to needy families in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevier County.


Memorial Day Weekend Whitewater Rafting

Memorial Day marks the wholehearted start of white water rafting season! If you’ve never gone white water rafting, now’s the time! There’s a reason the Pigeon River was ranked as the #3 destination in the United States by the American Outdoor Association (AOA) – with an lower trip perfect for families and children and the thrilling Class IV excitement of the upper trip, the Pigeon River appeals to anyone looking for an outdoor adventure.

As a dam-controlled river, the Pigeon River has guaranteed water flow with Class III and IV water flows released on a schedule every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Now’s the time to start planning your whitewater rafting trip with one of the many awesome companies located in Hartford, TN.


And that is our ultimate guide to an awesome Memorial Day Weekend in Pigeon Forge. Thanks so much for reading! Have comments? Please leave them on our Facebook page, we love hearing what visitors have to say!

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