Springtime Fun at Dollywood


A trip to Pigeon Forge is never complete without a visit to the world-famous, 150-acre theme park Dollywood! Since opening in 1986, Dollywood has become one of the top 50 most visited theme parks in the world. With award-winning shows and cutting-edge rides and attractions, Dollywood will soon become your family’s favorite Smoky Mountain destination!

This spring, the fun begins on Dollywood’s opening day, March 21, 2015. After a long winter of cold days and gray skies, you will be more than ready for the warm sunshine and outdoor adventures this premier theme park of the Smokies has to offer. For season pass holders, don’t miss out on your chance to get a sneak peak of the park on March 20 before it opens for the public. Season pass holders can also bring a friend for free any day between April 22 and May 22.

One spring event you won’t want to miss is Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, from March 21 – April 20. A perfect blend of education, culture, and entertainment, this event will be fun for your entire family! Presented by Humana, the Festival of Nations features music, dancing, live entertainment, and more from some of the best performers around the world. Here are just a few of those performers, whom you will have the chance to enjoy in 2015.

  • Rhythm of the Dance — Combining traditional Irish music and dance with modern lighting and stage technology, Rhythm of the Dance is sure to keep you on your toes! This show, which features a live band and 22 talented dancers, will be located at D.P.’s Celebrity Theater.
  • Los Pampas Gauchos — Experience the sights and sounds of an Argentine fiesta with Los Pampas Gauchos. This high-energy show, which features traditional folk dancing of Argentina, will take place in the Pines Theater.
  • Timber! — An acrobatic extravaganza inspired by the adventures of early North American loggers and farmers, Timber! will wow you with epic displays of strength and agility. Set to traditional folk music, this one-of-a-kind show, which will be located at the Showstreet Palace Theater, features unusual farm equipment alongside its impressive performers.

Other performers during the Festival of Nations include the Invaders Steel Orchestra (Trinidad), Alash Ensemble (Siberia), Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas (Mexico), Atahualpa (Ecuador), and Zebra Stelzentheater (Germany). Don’t miss your chance to experience the music, food, and show-stopping entertainment of these world-class performers this spring!

And don’t forget the Festival of Nations is seated right in the heart of one of the Smokies’ best-loved attractions! For one low price, you can experience not only the festival but also the world-class rides and down-home charm you will find only in Dollywood. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans today to visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge for some fun this spring!