Everything You Need to Know About the Dollywood Summer Festival

No summer vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN is complete without a trip to Dollywood! From June 17 – August 6, the theme park hosts its Summer Lives Here festival. During this annual celebration, Dollywood is jam packed with extra fun and special shows.When you stay at All Season Suites, you will be just 5 minutes away from Dollywood! To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Dollywood summer festival.

Extended Hours

As part of the Summer Lives Here festival, Dollywood features extended hours. Throughout the celebration, the theme park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. With longer hours, guests can make the most of their admission by staying late into the night.

Nightly Fireworks DisplaysIncredible fireworks in the sky.

Each evening during the Dollywood summer festival, the theme park hosts incredible fireworks displays. Known as “Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors”, these gorgeous fireworks are synchronized with an original song called “Paint Your Dreams Across the Sky”, which was written by Ms. Parton herself. Popular places to view the fireworks include Timber Canyon/Wilderness Pass, Adventures in Imagination between Dolly’s Closet and the Dreamsong Theater, Country Fair in front of Grandstand Cafe, and the Front Gate in front of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.

Awesome Summer Shows

The Summer Lives Here festival is famous for its awesome entertainment! Here are some of the great shows you can see at the theme park this summer:

Gazillion Bubbles: This one-of-a-kind show features talented bubble artists who will astound you with their magical bubble creations. Featuring laser lights and special effects, the Gazillion Bubbles show will delight guests of all ages.

Dreamland Drive-In: If you’re looking for a blast from the past, you’ll love Dreamland Drive-In! This wonderful musical revue show includes outstanding renditions of some of the biggest hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s from an ensemble cast of 12 performers and four live musicians.

Gem Tones: Much like Dreamland Drive-In, the Gem Tones perform classic songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s. However, the Gem Tones consist of just five cast members and all of their performances are a capella. The Gem Tones perform at Red’s Drive-In and they have been known to spontaneously pop up around the park, so you never know where you’ll see them next!

My People!: This unique show stars Dolly Parton’s brother Randy, her sister Cassie, and other members of the Parton family. Audiences will enjoy music and stories from the people closest to Dolly.

The gristmill at Dollywood.Getting to Dollywood

Getting to the Dollywood summer festival is a breeze when you stay at All Season Suites! Our hotel is located right on Dollywood Lane, just minutes away from the theme park. We are also less than a block from a Pigeon Forge Trolley stop. When you take the trolley to the theme park, you can save money by avoiding Dollywood’s $12 parking fee.

Offering a spectacular location, complimentary breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, a fun arcade/game room, free wireless internet, and even more great amenities, All Season Suites has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!