Beautiful sign at the entrance to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Tn
February 18, 2020

One of the highlights of spring in the Smoky Mountains is when Dollywood opens their gates for another season of fun! The famous Tennessee theme park kicks off their season with the Festival of Nations, where you can enjoy captivating entertainment from around the world. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about attending the Festival of Nations at Dollywood:

1. What to Expect

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The Festival of Nations at Dollywood is an exciting celebration of music, dance, and art that features talented performers from around the globe! When you enter Dollywood, simply pick up a show schedule to see the times and locations of the performances throughout the park. One of the first-time performers this year is Namaste India, a theatrical show with more than 400 costumes that takes you on a tour through India with dance, music, and imagery. You will also find some of the most popular acts of past festivals, such as Drumstruck. This interactive drum-theatre experience brings the rhythms of West Africa to life and every audience gets a drum to participate! There are plenty of other incredible acts too, so you won’t want to miss this unique festival at Dollywood.

2. Passport to Food

Take your tastebuds on a trip around the globe with the return of the Passport to Food! While attending the Festival of Nations at Dollywood, pick up your passport at one of the festival dining booths and stroll through the park to enjoy some international food favorites. This delicious food pairs perfectly with the diverse entertainment so you can virtually take a trip around the world in the heart of the Smokies! Of course, you will also find all of your favorite Dollywood restaurants open for business as well.

3. Dates and Times

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The Festival of Nations at Dollywood kicks off March 14, which is also when the park opens for the season. The event runs until April 20 and takes place every day the park is open for business. Dollywood is not open every day during this period, so be sure to check the official Dollywood operating calendar when planning your trip. The park generally opens at 10 a.m. each day, so arrive early to see all of the performances!

4. Ticket Information

The awesome thing about the Festival of Nations is that it is included with your paid admission into Dollywood! The park offers a variety of admission plans, such as 1 day tickets, 2 day tickets, 3 day tickets, and season passes. Browse all of the Dollywood tickets and passes to see which one works the best for your vacation!

5. Where to Stay

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Make the most of your visit to Dollywood when you stay with us! Our affordable 2 and 3 bedroom condo units are just minutes away from Dollywood so you can quickly access the park! As an alternative to driving, you can walk just next door to the Pigeon Forge Trolley Station for cheap and convenient transportation to Dollywood! While staying with us, you can enjoy comfortable bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, balcony, free wireless internet, and much more,

Check out all of our condos in Pigeon Forge TN today to make your plans to stay near the Festival of Nations at Dollywood! We look forward to seeing you this spring at Cherokee Lodge Condos!