Things to Do in May in the Smokies

May is an exciting time of year in the Great Smoky Mountain area. Whether you head to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you will find an array of May attractions, activities, and more. From shows to cruises and everything in between, you can plan the perfect getaway. Browse the May schedule below to fill your itinerary with tons of fun. 

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Top Things To Do In Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Area in May
May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Wild Stallion Alpine Mountain Coaster Pigeon Forge Coaster
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May is ideal for visiting the Wild Stallion Alpine Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge. The pleasant spring weather allows for breathtaking, panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains as you hurtle down the tracks. Witness the rich display of wildflowers in full bloom, making the ride visually delightful. The off-peak crowds ensure shorter waiting times and a more personalized experience; perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. Come and enjoy this exhilarating ride amidst natural beauty!

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show
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May is the perfect time to experience Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show in Gatlinburg. The temperate weather enriches the outdoor spectacle of this rivalry competition. With breathtaking feats of strength, agility and extreme lumberjack skills showcased, each show is packed with adrenaline. Children can enjoy interactive exhibits at Lumberjack Adventure Park. Plus, the charming springtime foliage of the Great Smoky Mountains complements the woody theme, making the experience even more memorable.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Array Pigeon Forge Variety Show
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May is an exceptional time to visit the Pigeon Forge Variety Show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With the arrival of spring, you get to enjoy a comfortable climate, perfect for a night of exquisite entertainment. This high-energy musical show showcases diverse performances that merge comedy, drama and music, creating a dynamic celebration of Southern culture. May's longer daylight hours also provide the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains during the day.
May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Pigeon Forge Off Road ATV Tour
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May offers perfect conditions for the Pigeon Forge Off-Road ATV tour in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The typically temperate weather allows for lush, green, and vibrant trails in the Smoky Mountains for an exciting off-road adventure. With springtime wildlife active and thriving, ATV explorers can delight in a serene yet adrenaline-filled experience, surrounded by a beautiful, spring-loaded natural landscape. The tour's expert guides further enhance the journey, making May undeniably the best time to visit.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show Pigeon Forge, TN - Tickets, Menu, Schedule
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May is a great month to visit Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN! The weather is mild and pleasant, making it a perfect time to enjoy the outdoor horseback stunts and musical performances. As you indulge in a four-course meal, be entertained by the skilled riders, horses, and the latest production numbers. The show's interactive and fun atmosphere will leave you feeling like a true cowboy or cowgirl. Don't miss the chance to experience this world-renowned dinner show.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour Pigeon Forge
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Are you looking forward to exciting and memorable moments away from life’s dreary routine? Then, the May Redneck Comedy Bus Tour of the Smokies is a must-go for you. The tour has no age limits. Visitors of all ages will be whisked away for a thrilling and fun-filled excursion through the Great Smoky Mountains. The tour is meticulously planned to bring out the best of Smokies-rib-cracking comedy, fun, and hilarious sightseeing. It’s a lifetime experience. Aboard the climate-controlled bus, travelers will have the experience of their favorite countryside chauffeur. The drivers are funny: you will enjoy hilarious and informative jokes from the drivers throughout the trip. Along the Journey, travelers enjoy their favorite country music and witty, informative tips from the drivers. They also get a 15-minute stopover at Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, where they can sample and purchase some moonshine. The route is full of conspicuous landmarks. Travelers can have an unobstructed view of the Smoky Mountain area's breathtaking landmarks as they look out through the bus window. They also get a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Pigeon Forge.

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