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Your Guide to Dollywood Festivals in 2019

Festivals are a highlight of any Dollywood vacation. No matter what time of year you visit, the Pigeon Forge theme park has special shows, activities and entertainment planned to make your day at the park even more exciting. The featured Dollywood festivals, along with the more than 40 rides and attractions, are part of the award-winning theme park located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

Dollywood festivals
Celebrate throughout the year with several exciting Dollywood festivals!

Dollywood Festivals in 2019

Dollywood is known for year-round entertainment, festivals, and show-stopping performances. And, 2019 is no exception! Each season brings something new to the park, from international cuisine to glowing pumpkins and holiday festivities.

Of course, when you visit any of the Dollywood festivals, you’re also in for a day of thrills on major rides like Wild Eagle and Mystery mine!

Get ready for a season filled with epic Dollywood festivals, entertainment, over-the-top fun, and all your favorite rides.

The Festival of Nations at Dollywood features international food and funFestival of Nations

March 16 – April 14, 2019
Celebrate music, dance, food and art from around the world during this captivating festival. New shows scheduled for this year include Cuba Vibra and Drumstruck. Headlining performances for the Festival of Nations include Invaders Steel Orchestra, Atahualpa, De Temps Antan (March 16 – 25, 2019), and Les Grands Hurleurs (March 27 – April 14, 2019). Plus, 2019 brings an all new addition to the Festival of Nations with international chef demonstrations and kitchens. Grab your Passport to Food and excite your taste buds with global cuisines.

BBQ & Bluegrass

May 24 – June 02, 2019
This free concert series has some of the biggest names in bluegrass music and some of the best BBQ in the country. Enjoy two of the best southern traditions at this Dollywood festival. This iconic event includes a variety of renowned bluegrass artists for the 2019. Artists include from Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, and other top names in bluegrass. For 2019, Dolly also adding roving artists to the line-up! Keep an eye out for these talented musicians throughout the park.

Kids play at DollywoodSummer Celebration

June 22 – August 4, 2019
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is the highlight of the summer season, featuring a nightly fireworks show and top-notch performances. With a focus on unparalleled entertainment, Dollywood is bringing some of the world’s biggest acts to the Pigeon Forge theme park for the summer. While the 2019 summer show schedule has yet to be announced, you can bet Dolly is bringing the best of the best to the Smokies!

Rock the Smokies

August 24, 2019
Dollywood’s massive Christian rock and music festival continues in 2019 with headliners For King & Country and Zach Williams. Head to the park for a full day of music, worship, and most of all, fun!

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

September 27 – November 32, 2019
During the fall season, Dollywood features everything from the largest Southern gospel festival to thousands of glowing pumpkins! The Harvest Festival presented by Humana features 500+ ofperformances by the biggest names in gospel music in the daytime. At night, the park transforms into the new fan-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights festival featuring thousands of glowing jack-o-lanterns. Plus, the Harvest Festival places an additional emphasis on the skill and talent of master craftsmen throughout the park. Visit the crafters, try the specialty harvest-themed food, and experience autumn at one of the top Dollywood festivals.

Smoky Mountain Christmas

Smoky Mountain Christmas is one of the top Dollywood Festivals each year

November 9, 2019 – January 4, 2020
This spectacular event features dazzling light displays, exciting live Christmas shows, Santa’s Workshop, the Polar Express Experience and more. Don’t miss the award-winning Parade of Many Colors and the brand-new Glacier Ridge! The whole family will enjoy a Christmas at Dollywood.

Experience the Top Dollywood Festivals in 2019

Which of the Dollywood festivals are you looking forward to the most?

Reserve a Dollywood vacation package today to experience all the 150-acre theme park has to offer. You can easily combine your day at the park with Splash Country, Dolly Parton’s waterpark located next door for extra savings.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Pigeon Forge to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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