Dolly’s Homecoming Parade, Pigeon Forge’s annual salute to hometown superstar Dolly Parton, always has an interesting collection of participants, but parade organizers say this year’s list is one of the most unusual.
The thousands of spectators anticipated along the route can expect to see everything from a submarine to a NASCAR racecar to a float themed to Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” movie.
The 27th annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade will cover a three-mile route on the Parkway on May 11, starting at 6 p.m.
“Dolly, of course, is the biggest attraction, and the theme of her float always is a secret,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. “However, I’m not going to be surprised if this year’s float involves eagles, since Dolly just inaugurated Wild Eagle, a $20 million roller coaster, at Dollywood.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.