Sun-Kissed Memories Await

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

Presented By Food City

Now - Aug. 11, 2024

Turn sun-kissed days into starry nights at Dollywood Parks and Resorts, your home for summer memories. At the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration presented by Food City, days stretch longer, with refreshing adventures around every corner. Discover Summer's vibrant hues throughout the park, stretching high as the Kite Sky and wrapping through the trees. Splash and play with sprinklers, interactive fountains, foam and more. Float over to the fan-favorite Gazillion Bubble Show, where family fun pops. Let your adrenaline reach new heights on the award-winning Big Bear Mountain, or dance and groove through Wildwood Grove at a special nighttime dance party. Each night is sealed with a dazzling fireworks and drone show, sparkling against a backdrop of Smoky Mountain stars.

Visit for 2 days, less than $60+tax per day.

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Daytime Entertainment

Gazllions of Bubbles and Musical Memories


Back by popular demand, the Gazillion Bubble Show returns to Dollywood this summer! Watch as millions, billions, gazillions of bubbles envelop the entire theater in a one-of-a-kind show that kids (and parents) of all ages will love. All Summer long, vibrant live music and energetic performances will delight and enchant. Splash over to catch Hydro Jive Junction, a lively singing troupe that transforms a spontaneous fire hydrant deluge into fun-filled performances. Look out for Liquid Beats, a group of musical landscapers who turn ordinary trashcans into musical moments.

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Nighttime Entertainment

Dazzling Drone and Fireworks Show, Plus Dance Party


Awe, amazement and Summer wow's await in Wildwood Grove during the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration. As the sun sets, the enchanting area of the park comes to life with a lively dance party, stretching the magic of a Summer day even longer. As the stars begin twinkling, Dollywood's family favorite drone and fireworks show will dance across the night sky, ending the night with breathtaking wonder.

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Can't-Miss Colorful Moments


Summer days are brighter at Dollywood, where an explosion of brilliant color has spread across the park! Count the colors of the rainbow on technicolor trees. Look up to see a seemingly endless blanket of radiant kites gently blowing in the wind, providing the perfect amount of shade on a Smoky Mountain Summer day. Snap a selfie with a larger than life picnic basket. Colorful, vibrant memories are just a Summer day away!


Mouthwatering Summer Flavors



Official Mayo of Dollywood


This year, taste new plates with summer flair like the Apple Cider BBQ Pork Sandwich and Southern-inspired favorites including the Summer Vegetable & Okra Skillet. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Fruit Crunch Funnel Cake and Cherry Lime Cupcake, plus enjoy delicious, refreshing sips like the Passion Fruit Punch. Taste your way around the exclusive mouthwatering flavors of Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration with a Tasting Pass! Try up to five festival foods for one low price.

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Rides & Attractions

Summer Just Got Even Better

Discover Dolly's Story Like Never Before

The Dolly Parton Experience

In this all-new themed-area, discover a number of interactive elements to make you feel as if you were alongside Dolly as she journeyed from Locust Ridge to stages around the world.

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Big Bear Mountain

Join Ned Oakley, Wildwood Grove’s resident wilderness explorer, in his specially-outfitted, four-wheel drive SUVs for the ride of your life in search of the Grove’s most storied and elusive inhabitant, Big Bear.

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Plan Your Summer Visit

Day Tickets

Day Tickets

Visit for one, two or three days with a day ticket.

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Season Passes

Season Passes

Experience the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration, plus every festival this year with a 2024 Season Pass.

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Resort Packages

Resort Packages

Stay and play! Add park tickets to a stay at a Dollywood Resort for the ultimate Smoky Mountain vacation.

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Take A Sweet Summer Nights Tour

Receive reserved viewing of our drone and fireworks show, dance party, and more! Plus, enjoy special experiences and keep-sakes to make your visit unforgettable.

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