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Festival of Nations

Dollywood's Festival of Nations displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during celebration of music, dance, food and art.

March 16 - April 14

Throughout the Park

Barbeque & Bluegrass

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Dollywood’s popular Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival adds an extra week in 2018 and includes performances by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, and many more.

May 24 - June 02

Throughout the Park

Summer Celebration

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime event features extended park hours, exciting summer entertainment and nightly fireworks.

June 22 - August 04

Throughout the Park

Rock the Smokies

Experience a time of worship unlike any other during Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies featuring a number of the genre’s biggest acts, including For King & Country and Zach Williams.

August 24

Throughout the Park

Harvest Festival

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Watch the leaves change in the Great Smoky Mountains while surrounded by the uplifting sounds of Southern Gospel. Stick around when the sun goes down for an even larger Great Pumpkin LumiNights experience during this season's Harvest Festival Presented by Humana.

September 27 - November 02

Throughout the Park

Smoky Mountain Christmas

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See the Smokies’ most spectacular light display and a lineup of live Christmas shows that celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, all at Dollywood.

November 09 - January 04

Throughout the Park

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4 Must-See Experiences in Glacier Ridge

"Glacier Ridge is Dollywood’s largest Christmas expansion since the festival began in 1990! The area stretches from Timber Canyon..."

By PJ Narramore - Dollywood Insider

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Top Things to Do with Kids During Smoky Mountain Christmas

"Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas featuring Glacier Ridge is the most beautiful holiday addition yet! There’s no better way..."

By Autumn Longmire - Dollywood Insider

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From 12,000 Pumpkins to 5 Million Holiday Lights

"As much as I’d like for you to believe that we pack up and go home after Dollywood’s Harvest Festival ends, and then (like magic) we..."

By Amber Davis - Dollywood Blogger

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