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 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.

Here’s a quick guide to Dollywood Festivals in 2015:

DOLLYWOOD_(011)Festival of Nations

March 21 – April 20
Celebrate music, dance, food and art from around the world during this captivating festival. New shows scheduled for this year include Rhythm of the Dance and Alash Ensemble.

BBQ & Bluegrass

May 23 – June 7
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.

dollywood11Great American Summer

June 13 – August 2
Nightly fireworks show and the Great American Country Show will celebrate summer during The Great American Summer Festival.

National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration

October 2 – October 31
Southern gospel music takes center stage while master craftsmen demonstrate their skills at the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration.

Dollywood_(025)Smoky Mountain Christmas

November 7 – January 2
This spectacular event features dazzling light displays, exciting live Christmas shows, Santa’s Workshop, the Polar Express Experience and more.

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.  Both are two of the best ways to have family fun in the Smokies.

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.