Tanger Outlets in Pigeon Forge are growing! They have added two new stores and have another opening in April this year. They have added a Michael Kors, Juicy Couture and LOFT is coming soon! These are all great stores and will be a great addition the shopping selection in Tanger!
As part of Titanic’s February Sweetheart Month tribute, February 11-14, 2011 from 9am-4pm, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge invites YOU to come and meet Titanic’s very own “Rose” dressed in costumes drawn from original designs created for James Cameron’s epic, Titanic. She will be onboard to help us honor the 14 honeymoon couples that sailed on Titanic’s April 14, 1912 voyage. These young brides were sailing to America to start new lives here.
Celebrate your own love story with your Valentine on the Grand Staircase as you relive Rose’s on-screen Titanic romance. Did you know that you can get married or renew your wedding vows at the Titanic Museum Attraction? Visit the Titanic’s website to pick the perfect wedding or vow renewal package!
A Knoxville developer has high hopes to bring back the Belle Island Village project. They also have plans for construction of a new $44.9 million events center for the city of Pigeon Forge.
Pigeon River Land Partners LLC were given preliminary approval to develop a special events center adjacent to a 35-acre parking facility owned by the city. The city would then use the facility under a 27-year lease. Meanwhile, Pigeon River Land Partners have entered negotiations to acquire Belle Island Village. Belle Island at one time was to include a museum for the Hollywood memorabilia collection of actress Debbie Reynolds, a NASCAR-themed attraction called the Darrell Waltrip Racing Experience, a hotel and retail stores.
A lot of the construction for Belle Island was completed, but a firm behind the project filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and Belle Island was taken over by lenders at foreclosure auctions. The family of Debbie Reynolds previously has said the memorabilia collection would be sold at auction, so it’s not likely the museum will be included in the new attraction. There is currently a 138-room hotel that was partially constructed as part of Belle Island and the developers will be purchasing 12 more acres to build a 200-room hotel. The group hopes to restart construction this summer, with the hotel and some restaurants open by the spring 2012. The project will be renamed Riverwalk Village at LeConte Center.
The 232,599-square-foot events center named, LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, will include a 100,500-square-foot exhibit hall and a 12,000-square-foot multipurpose hall. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion in early 2013. The city has also proposed to build a bridge from the parking facility to Riverwalk Village. Read full Story from Knox News.
The entertainment lineup for the 2011Saddle Up! Will consist of some of the top performers in western music and cowboy poetry. The entertainers include, Wylie & the Wild West, the Quebe Sisters Band, Brenn Hill, Chris Isaacs, Jean & Gary Prescott, Yvonne Hollenbeck and Ray Doyle. Concerts will be held at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 25, and 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 26. Cost is $15.
New this year, the Inn at Christmas Place will host a dinner concert at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 24 called, “An Intimate Evening with Wylie & the Wild West.” The dinner will take place at the Partridge & Pear restaurant and will begin socially where ticket holders will spend time with the award-winning cowboy band. A four-course meal is followed by a concert. Tickets are $50 each and fewer than 40 will be sold to keep the evening “intimate.” (SOLD OUT)
One of the most popular components of Saddle Up! is a competitive chuckwagon cook-off, on Saturday, Feb. 26. Chuckwagon cooks prepare lunch for guests and evaluation by a panel of judges. Tickets are $10. Belz Outlets will host two activities, the new Western Marketplace, presented by Stages West, and the Western Swing Dance. Sunday morning’s Cowboy Church, a non-denominational service preceded by a chuckwagon breakfast (tickets are $5), concludes the event.