Celebrate Summer's Best Moments

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

June 17 - Aug. 6, 2023

Summer's best moments come alive in the Smokies. Here, days are brighter and nights sparkle during Dollywood's all-new Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration. Surprises await around every sun-kissed corner, including refreshing new ways to play, inspiring bursts of summer color and family-favorite shows.

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Bigger, Brighter, Sweeter Summer Nights


Family-favorite Sweet Summer Nights drone & fireworks show is back - bigger, brighter and more beautiful than ever! This shimmering spectacular is made even sweeter this year with larger drones and new illuminated scenes. Experience summer's best moments as hundreds of drones dance across the night sky to tell a unique Dollywood story through 3D animations and a symphony of light. End your summer day with a spectacular night! 

Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora


Back by popular demand, Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora returns to the stages of 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. Gazillion Bubble Show: Aurora features a new fantasy segment paying homage to Dolly and her Great Smoky Mountains.

Can't-Miss Colorful Moments


Summer days are brighter at Dollywood, where an explosion of brilliant color has spread across the park! Listen to the rhythm in the air as a troupe of landscaping specialists arrives to maintain the beauty of Market Square and cool off in the garden hose fountain. Look up to see rainbow-hued pool noodles suspended above your head and a seemingly endless blanket of radiant kites gently blowing in the wind, providing the perfect amount of shade on a Smoky Mountain summer day. 

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