Dollywood Opens for 2015 with the Festival of Nations in Pigeon Forge

09 Mar

Flags from around the world at the Dollywood festival in Pigeon ForgeDollywood’s 2015 season begins this March with the Festival of Nations! Featuring dance, music, food, and art from all around the world, this amazing celebration is one of the most popular events in the Smokies. Get More on Vacation has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about this exciting Dollywood festival in Pigeon Forge.

Dates and Times for Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

The Festival of Nations kicks off on Dollywood’s 2015 opening day, Saturday, March 21st, and runs until Monday, April 20th. Note that the park is closed on Tuesdays through March and April. Otherwise, Dollywood’s operating hours vary, so be sure to check their official schedule prior to your visit at http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/calendar.aspx. The Festival of Nations performances will take place at various locations throughout the park, and a full schedule of the day’s show times will be available for guests.

Admission to the Festival of NationsTraditional drum playing at the Dollywood festival in Pigeon Forge

Admission to the 2015 Festival of Nations is included with your Dollywood tickets! Guests can enjoy all of the wonderful shows from the festival as well as Dollywood’s incredible line-up of thrill rides and attractions. Tickets for Dollywood are $59 for ages 12-59, $47 for ages 4-11, and $54 for seniors 60 and over.

Festival of Nations Entertainment

During the 2015 Festival of Nations, Dollywood guests will enjoy a variety of wonderful entertainment from around the world. The park is delighted to welcome three new performances to the festival this year: Rhythm of the Dance, Timber!, and Alash Ensemble.

Rhythm of the Dance is an Irish dance and music extravaganza that tells the journey of Irish Celts throughout history. Timber! is a high energy Canadian show with amazing feats of strength set to a traditional folk soundtrack. Finally, Alash Ensemble is an impressive group from Tuva who are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable method of singing several pitches at the same time.

Peruvian musicians at the Dollywood festival in Pigeon ForgePopular acts returning to perform this year include Argentina’s Los Pampas Gauchos, Trinidad’s Invaders Steel Orchestra, Mexico’s Mariachi Divas, Ecuador’s Atahualpa, and Germany’s Zebra Stelzentheater.

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