By Robyn Collins
Year after year, tens of thousands of Dolly Parton fans make their way to Pigeon Forge, TN for the city’s annual salute to hometown superstar Dolly Parton for Dolly’s Homecoming Parade.
The viewing audience is expected to increase exponentially this year, with the addition of live-streaming on Facebook. The parade video footage will air from both Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show’s Facebook pages.
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The parade is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and will meander through three miles of the Parkway to the hearts of Pigeon Forge and Dolly fans everywhere. It will also include Dolly Parton’s brand new Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show as part of the streaming.
The parade will include 125 groups, including marching bands from Sevier County High School, Pigeon Forge High School, Fyffe High School from Fyffe, Alabama, and Cheatham County Central High School, as well as equestrian units, veterans’ groups, twirlers and antique tractors.