June 17 - Aug. 6, 2023
Summer's best moments come alive in the Smokies. Here, days are brighter and nights sparkle during Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration. Surprises await around every sun-kissed corner, including refreshing ways to play, inspiring bursts of summer color and returning family-favorite shows like Gazillion Bubble Show: Aurora. As the sun starts to set, ride into the night on NEW Big Bear Mountain, join a high-energy dance party beneath the Wildwood Grove tree and watch hundreds of drones dance across the night sky during the dazzling Sweet Summer Nights drone & fireworks show.
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Family-favorite Sweet Summer Nights drone & fireworks show is back to dazzle dreamers of all ages! Experience summer's best moments as hundreds of drones dance across the night sky, telling a unique Dollywood story through 3D animations and a symphony of light. End your summer day with a spectacular night!
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. See this enchanting family favorite before it floats away.
Summer days are brighter at Dollywood, where an explosion of brilliant color has spread across the park! Sit back and relax on a row of sunshine-yellow rocking chairs surrounded by technicolor trees. 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.
Dollywood’s largest-ever park expansion, Wildwood Grove, is now even bigger! Now open for rides, Big Bear Mountain is the longest coaster at Dollywood, taking guests of all ages on an unforgettable family-friendly expedition in search of the Big Bear.Explore The Ride