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Your Guide to Dollywood Festivals in 2020

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.

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Dollywood Festivals in 2020

Dollywood is known for year-round entertainment, festivals, and show-stopping performances. And, 2020 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.

Festival of Nations

March 14 – April 20, 2020
Celebrate music, dance, food and art from around the world during this captivating festival. Shows scheduled for this year include Drumstruck and all-new Namaste India. Plus, 2020 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.

Brand-New Entertainment: Namaste India

Performing for the time at Dollywood, Namaste India will take guests on a tour of India through music, dance, and gorgeous visual imagery. In this theatrical musical performance, guests will see more than 400 costumes while experiencing one woman’s quest to fulfill her mother’s wishes by leaving her home and traveling to India.

BBQ & Bluegrass

April 24 – May 3, 2020
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 one of the top Dollywood festivals. This iconic event includes a variety of renowned bluegrass artists. Artists include from Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, and other top names in the genre.

Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors lights up the sky over the park.

Summer Celebration

June 20 – August 2, 2020
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 2020 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 22, 2020
Dollywood’s massive Christian rock and music festival continues in 2020 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 25 – October 31, 2020
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+ of performances 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.

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Smoky Mountain Christmas

November 7, 2020 – January 2, 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 Christmas at one of the best Dollywood festivals.

Experience the Top Dollywood Festivals in 2020

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 Tripster’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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