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Summer Events at Dollywood 2023

Spend Your Summer at Dollywood

Updated by Chris Murphy. Images from Dollywood Parks & Resorts.

There’s never a bad time of year to visit Dollywood. The award-winning theme part is brimming with thrilling rides, amazing attractions and world-class entertainment. The whole family is sure to enjoy a trip to Dollywood. During summertime, Dollywood offers plenty to do, day or night.

Summer 2023 Events at Dollywood

Here are the seasonal events you can experience at Dollywood this summer.

Summer Celebration

From June 17-Aug 6, 2023, celebrate summer at Dollywood. This is the perfect opportunity to make memories with family and friends at the park. Enjoy summertime events, extended park hours, summer entertainment and evening fireworks.

Sweet Summer Nights Drone & Fireworks Show

This amazing show is made even sweeter this year with larger drones and new illuminated scenes. Experience summer’s best moments as hundreds of drones dance across the night sky to tell a unique Dollywood story through 3D animations and a symphony of light! 

Click here to read more about the Sweet Summer Nights Drone & Fireworks Show.

Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora

Back by popular demand, Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora returns to the stages of Dollywood for the first time since 2017! Watch as millions, billions, gazillions of bubbles envelop the entire theater in a one-of-a-kind show that kids (and parents) of all ages will love. New this year, Gazillion Bubble Show: Aurora features a never-before-seen fantasy segment paying homage to Dolly and her Great Smoky Mountains.

Click here to read more about the Gazillion Bubble Show Aurora.

Summer Tasting Pass

Who doesn’t love festival food? With Dollywood’s new Summer Tasting Pass, you can try up to five festival foods for one low price. Get your Summer Tasting Pass today to start savoring the flavors of a Smoky Mountain summer!

Click here to read more about the Summer Tasting Pass.

Your Summer Soundtrack

Live performers take to the streets and stages of Dollywood to celebrate a season of fun. Look out for musical gardeners who turn ordinary trashcans into musical moments and a Singing in the Rain troupe who transform spontaneous rain showers into fun-filled performances. Grab a seat inside for returning favorites like Dreamland Drive-In or stop by our outdoor stages to hear the perfect soundtrack for summer.

Click here to read more about the Summer Entertainment at Dollywood.

Visit Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood Splash Country

Opening May 13, 2023, if you’re looking to beat the heat, visit Dollywood’s Splash Country. Cool down at this mountain water park with exciting water rides, slides and attractions. Splash Country has something for all ages, including a water play area for toddlers and loungers for parents.

Click here to read more about Dollywood’s Splash Country.