Great American Summer @ Dollywood
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 3:00 am

dollywood-great-american-summerDollywood’s first ever Great American Summer is set to kicked off June 22nd and is one of the most fun events that the Pigeon Forge theme park has ever hosted.

Dollywood is  extending their hours of operation- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday August 4th.

Patriotism is a big part of this summer celebration. This is certainly evident in the new “Salute to America”. As part of this new feature each day will start with a live rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and the raising of the American flag. The evenings will consist of Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, an extravagant fireworks display.

The new Summer Nights experience at the park is sure to be a fun experience for guests who want to fully experience the extended hours of operation. Taking flight on rides like the Wild Eagle at night time would be a thrill!

New shows are also part of the Great American Summer. The Little Engine Playhouse shows and Gazillion Bubbles show will be hits with kids. Also a new musical themed Great American Country show (May 10 through October 26) is taking place.

National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration
Oct 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Fall at Dollywood will lift off with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies—four weeks featuring FREE concerts!  (All concerts included with Dollywood admission.)

Perhaps no time in the Smokies is more beautiful than fall and Dollywood capitalizes on the splendor of the season during the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration, Oct. 2 through Nov. 2, 2013.

The sounds of gospel music fill the crisp autumn air as visitors enjoy free concerts during this festive event. As the leaves begin to change, and with Dollywood decked out in its finest autumn attire, each day is a picture-perfect opportunity to enjoy the traditional experiences of a Smoky Mountain harvest! Groups currently scheduled to appear include Karen Peck and New River, The Ball Brothers, Legacy Five, The Booth Brothers, The Perrys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Isaacs, and the Mark Trammel Quartet.

Don’t miss a beautiful display of handmade arts and crafts as visiting artisans from across the country share their talents throughout the park.

All concerts included with Dollywood admission. Additional information, including acts and show times, will be posted as it is available.Dollywood National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
Nov 9 2013 – Jan 5 2014 all-day

Don’t miss the five-time winner of America’s Best Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana! Walk amid a winter wonderland of four million lights as you enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions for the entire family. Settle in for one of the park’s holiday shows, including Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, Christmas in the Smokies and O’ Holy Night before gathering around the table for a delicious holiday meal served at one of the park’s many restaurants.

Visit Santa’s Workshop where Santa is awaiting to hear every child’s Christmas wishes. A Dollywood Christmas is the most holiday fun you’ll have in the Smokies.