One of the most beloved Dollywood festivals is fast approaching! This June, Great American Summer returns to the South’s favorite theme park. Featuring extended hours, exciting new shows, and nightly firework displays, this Smoky Mountain tradition is the perfect addition to any vacation in East Tennessee. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this incredible Pigeon Forge event.
Where and When
Dollywood’s Great American Summer will run from June 14 – August 3, 2014. During the festival, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We’re sure you’ll make the most of these longer hours, because there is so much to do!
All of the fun will take place at the Dollywood theme park located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. in Pigeon Forge TN 37863.
What to Expect
One of the highlights of Great American Summer is the park’s “Nights of Many Colors”. Every evening, guests will enjoy an amazing fireworks display set to original music composed by Dolly Parton specifically for this event. There is nothing like watching a fireworks display as you zoom through the air on the Wild Eagle roller coaster!
Another very popular part of this Pigeon Forge event is the Gazillion Bubbles Show. This one of a kind performance features lasers, special effects, and of course, gazillions of bubbles!
It wouldn’t be summer in the Smokies without country music! This year’s festival will feature musical performances from Dolly’s family members, the Kingdom Heirs southern gospel quartet, the Smoky Mountain String Band, and many other talented artists. To see a list of all the great shows coming to the theme park, check out the official Dollywood website.
Looking for even more things to do in Pigeon Forge this summer? Visit our What to Do page for information about the area’s best entertainment, attractions, shopping and more!