Are you looking the ultimate family event in Pigeon Forge? Don't miss the 2019 Festival of Nations at Dollywood for a fun lineup of music, dance, and food from every corner of the world. Every spring, Dollywood invites popular artists from far flung destinations from Cuba to Quebec to perform for the guests at this Tennessee theme park. In between concerts, you can hop on more than 40 world-class rides from roller coasters to carousels. You can even explore the newest attraction at the park, Wildwood Grove that captures the spirit of Great Smoky National Park. This year, the festival kicks off on March 16 and offers live music and fun right through April 14.
Festival of Nations is also an affordable family treat. You don't need to buy an extra ticket for the event. Admission to all performances is included with your ticket to Dollywood! The only think you need to do is reserve your hotel room in Pigeon Forge. Check out our family rooms near Dollywood with plenty of space for the little ones and free breakfast every morning.
Lineup Highlights for the 2019 Festival of Nations
Each year, Dollywood searches the globe to bring fresh news faces and perennial favorites back to Pigeon Forge for their biggest music event of the year. Festival of Nations is known for its eclectic mix of culture that emphasizes the music and dance from all over the world.
The 2019 lineup features a number of top-rated entertainers including:
Invaders Steel Orchestra
Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean in the heart of Tennessee with this renowned group from Trinidad and Tobago. There's nothing like the upbeat sounds of a steel drum orchestra! They are back for another year and will be playing on the Valley Stage form March 16 to April 14.
Les Grandes Hurleurs
This French-Canadian trio plays a mix of folk, classical, and electronic music that will have you on your feet. Catch them from March 27 to April 14.
The classic sounds of the Andes comes to life in Pigeon Forge whenever this Ecuadorian group starts playing their notes. One of the most popular acts at the Festival of Nations, Atahualpa capture the beautiful sounds of pan flute and guitars. See them perform live from March 16 to April 14.
Get ready to move to the sounds of this interactive performance group. With traditional African beats leading the way, Drumstruck is known for crowd-pleasing concerts that you won't soon forget. See them in the Showstreet Palace Theater from March 16 to April 14.
Des Temps Antan
Stomp your feet to the lively songs of this trio who capture the historic songs and stories of French Canada. They are scheduled to perform from March 16 to 25.
It's all about dance when this enticing troupe hits the stage! Featuring nearly 20 performers in perfect choreography, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba presents dances from the 1950s up to the present day. Take a trip to Cuba right here in Pigeon Forge when you catch this amazing act from March 16 to April 14 in DP's Celebrity Theater.
Ticket Information for Dollywood's Festival of Nations
So how can you get passes to this fun Pigeon Forge event? It's easy because there is no separate charge for the Festival of Nations. You can get a one-day pass to the theme park that includes admission to all of the music shows. Prices start at $69.95 to enjoy a full day of fun at Dollywood. However, one day might not be enough to hear all of the music and experience all of the rides and other thrills from Dollywood. A two-day pass provides you with a little more time to see all of the bands on your list.
Do you want to get the most for your money? A three-day pass will give you access to Dollywood and the chance to see all of the acts in the Festival of Nations. This deal is $99.95 per person and you can use them over a five-day period for maximum flexibility. Discover all of your Dollywood ticket options.
Nearby Accommodations in Pigeon Forge for the Festival of Nations
Now that you know what to expect at the Festival of Nations, it's time to start planning your trip to Tennessee. Whether you are coming for a long weekend with the kids or a quick getaway with your friends, our Pigeon Forge hotel is ready to make your trip a vacation to remember. Before you head out to Dollywood, you can swing by the complimentary breakfast buffet or get in an early morning dip at our indoor pool. Our friendly concierge is open 24 hours a day, so you can rest easy knowing someone is there to answer all of your Pigeon Forge and Dollywood questions at any time of day or night.
For a comfortable yet very affordable hotel near the Festival of Nations, Ramada Pigeon Forge has rooms starting at only $79. All rooms come well-equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, plush beds, flat-screen TVs, and massage showers. Staying at our hotel in the Smoky Mountains is like finding your very own home just minutes from Dollywood. Reserve your room now to get the best hotel deal in Pigeon Forge.