Dolly Parton leads her homecoming parade in Pigeon Forge

Dolly Parton rides on her RiverRush float in the homecoming parade. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Dolly Parton lead the way down the Pigeon Forge Parkway Friday night as thousands lined the streets to welcome her home.

Nearly 50,000 parade watchers were on the streets to admire the colorful floats, marching bands, entertainers and local celebrities on the streets of Pigeon Forge.

Every year for the last 25 years Dolly Parton has been holding her annual Homecoming Parade.

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