Everything You Need to Know about the Dollywood Festival of Nations

March 16, 2017
flags flying from countries around the world

The spring season brings plenty of anticipation to the Smoky Mountains as warmer weather starts to fill the air and beautiful wildflowers begin to bloom. However, the start of spring also means that Dollywood is opening their gates for another season of fun! The park features many popular festivals throughout their operating year, and the spring season kicks off with the Festival of Nations. Here is everything you need to know about the Dollywood Festival of Nations:

Location of the Event

The Festival of Nations takes place entirely within Dollywood theme park, just minutes from the Valley Forge Inn! The entrance to Dollywood is located on McCarter Hollow Road in Pigeon Forge, and the official park address is 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Festival Dates and Admission Information

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations takes place from March 18 to April 19 on all park operating days. Note that the park is not open daily until the summer season, so be sure to check out Dollywood’s operating calendar before scheduling your visit! One admission fee to Dollywood covers the Festival of Nations, as well as access to all of the park’s other shows, rides and attractions.

Performers Appearing at the Festival of Nations

bagpipesGuests attending the Dollywood Festival of Nations can expect to see a wonderful selection of entertainment from around the globe in the form of music and dance! Here are just some of the performers that will be appearing this year:

Mother Africa
This amazing show combines modern and traditional dance, acrobatics, comedy and colorful costumes set to the music of a renowned live band.

Kelly Shipe
The streets are filled with the beautiful and haunting sounds of the highland bagpipes as Kelly Shipe shares her extensive list of tunes and award winning skills.

Streichmusik Alder
Experience the tradition and music of the Swiss Alps with this talented group of performers who present the unique sounds of the alphorn and other folk instruments. Polish dancers in colorful traditional costumesThe musicians also present yodeling and tales of the Swiss mountain culture.

Witness traditional music, fun and dance as these talented musicians share the culture and history of the Andes Mountains.

Clap along to a folk dance and music ensemble of more than 30 dancers in hundreds of handmade, embroidered costumes that represent the various regions of Poland.

Stay at Our Hotel Near Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

eggs bacon and toastIf you are looking for the best place to stay near the Dollywood Festival of Nations, look no further than the Valley Forge Inn! Our hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge include convenient amenities for a perfect vacation, including a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in every room. Start your day with our traditional continental breakfast that is sure to provide plenty of energy for a day at Dollywood! We also have an indoor pool with a hot tub and an outdoor pool with a kiddie pool where you can relax after a full day in the park.

Check out our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms to start planning your trip to the Dollywood Festival of Nations! We look forward to seeing you this spring at the Valley Forge Inn!