Experience Summer's Best Moments

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

Presented by Bush's® Beans

Now - Aug. 7

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 returning family-favorite shows like Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora. Stay after sundown to watch hundreds of drones dance across the night sky during the bigger, brighter and more beautiful Sweet Summer Nights drone & fireworks show.

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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 Returns


Back by popular demand, Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora returns to the stages of Dollywood for the first time since 2017! 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. New this year, Gazillion Bubble Show: Aurora features a never-before-seen 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. 

Your Summer Soundtrack

Live performers take to the streets and stages of Dollywood to celebrate a season of fun. Look out for musical gardeners who turn ordinary trashcans into musical moments and a Singing in the Rain troupe who transform spontaneous rain showers into fun-filled performances. Grab a seat inside for returning favorites like Dreamland Drive-In or stop by our outdoor stages to hear the perfect soundtrack for summer.

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Summer Tasting Pass Summer Tasting Pass

Summer Tasting Pass

Try up to five festival foods for one low price like the BBQ Burger and Mountain Berry Lemonade.

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Ways To Play This Summer

Play For A Day

Play For A Day

Experience Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration for one, two or three days.

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Play All Year

Play All Year

Experience Dollywood's all-new Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration plus the entire 2022 season with a Gold Season Pass! Purchase by June 26 for three payments less than $53 per month. 

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Stay & Play

Stay & Play

Combine park tickets to see Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration with a stay at our onsite resort, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa. Discover the summertime fun happening at the resort here.

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