Festival of Nations
March 22 - April 21
Dollywood's Festival of Nations presents the most captivating entertainment from around the world
during this month-long celebration of music, dance, food and art.
During Dollywood’s Festival of Nations presented by Humana, guests can experience new and exciting cultures from around the globe, including China’s pageantry in Cirque Shanghai and the enchantment of India in Mystic India, right here in the Smokies.
More than 25 countries are represented through their respective heritages of music, dance, food and art in this internationally diverse festival. Authentic cuisine and ethnic activities provide a great insight of other cultures while reminding guests, “We all smile in the same language.”
China, India, France, Mexico, Poland, Ecuador, Germany and Scotland are among the countries represented at Festival of Nations.
Each day, Dollywood’s One World Celebration unites all Festival of Nations’ visiting performers in a unique musical and colorful bash throughout Showstreet. Dressed in their colorful native costumes, the international cast enthralls guests with this engaging street celebration that sets the stage for a festive jubilee.
A plethora of tasty and unique food options awaits guests thanks to the World Passport to Food, an expanded international menu. Guests can use the passport as a guide to various ethnic offerings throughout Dollywood. Traditional Mexican beef empanadas, chicken tamales and chorizo papas, as well as Brazilian beef ribs and fried pork chops are among the highlights of the expanded menu. Argentine ribeye steak and chimichurri sauce, fried rice and shredded chicken from the Philippines and Irish shepherd’s pie also are among the dishes available for purchase.