Everything You Need to Know About the Dollywood Festival of Nations

After its winter hiatus, Dollywood is preparing to open its doors once again for another season of family fun this spring! In mid-March, the theme park will kick off the year with its annual Festival of Nations. This month-long celebration turns Dollywood into an international hub, with music, dancing, art, and food from all around the world.

When you stay at All Season Suites, you will be just 5 minutes away from all of the special events at the theme park! To help you make the most of your vacation, we have put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Dollywood Festival of Nations.

Amazing Entertainment

The highlight of the Festival of Nations is seeing all of the incredible entertainment from across the globe. Performers from various countries in South America, Africa, and Europe take up residency at Dollywood for a month of unparalleled shows.

The headliner for this year will be Mother Africa, a troupe of entertainers from many nations across the African continent. The New York Times hasMusicians with African drums. described the Mother Africa show as a “circus, dance performance, and world music concert all in one”. This high-energy show includes thrilling acrobatics, hilarious comedy, beautiful costumes, jaw-dropping dance routines, and irresistible music from a live band. Mother Africa has performed at Dollywood in past years, and the troupe has repeatedly been a crowd favorite.

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In addition to Mother Africa, guests at the Festival of Nations can also expect to enjoy:

  • Traditional music from the Andes Mountains
  • Polish folk dancing
  • A steel pan orchestra from the Caribbean
  • An Irish harp and flute duo
  • Yodeling and folk music from Switzerland
  • Even more acts from around the world!

For a complete guide to all of the entertainment, visit the official website for the Dollywood Festival of Nations.

International Cuisine

As part of the Festival of Nations, Dollywood serves up some tasty international dishes. In years past, the theme park has prepared beef lo mein from China, teriyaki chicken and vegetables from Japan, Colombian-style pork tacos, and flatbreads from Italy and Greece. We can’t wait to sample all of the delicious food this year!

The old fashioned grist mill at Dollywood.Getting to Dollywood

Getting to the Dollywood Festival of Nations is a breeze for guests at All Season Suites. Our hotel is located right on Dollywood Lane and is just a 5 minute drive from the theme park. If you would like to avoid paying Dollywood’s $12 parking fee, you can leave your car behind at our hotel and take the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley right to the park. All Season Suites is less than a block from a trolley stop, and rides on the trolley are just 50 cents.

With our superb location and incredible amenities, All Season Suites is the perfect place to stay for your next vacation. Guests at our hotel can take advantage of our delicious complimentary breakfast, seasonal outdoor pool, fun arcade room, free WiFi, and so much more. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!