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Family Fun at the 2020 Festival of Nations at Dollywood

By: Ramada Pigeon Forge / 26 Feb 2020

2020 Festival of Nations at Dollywood Theme Park

Every spring, Pigeon Forge comes alive with eclectic sounds from all over the globe. Do you want to join in the biggest international celebration of the year? Mark your calendar for the 2020 Festival of Nations at Dollywood when it takes place from March 14 to April 20. Every day you can head to this popular theme park for unforgettable music, cuisine from all over the world, and dance performances that will leave you speechless.
In between the fun musical acts, you can enjoy thrill park rides at one of the top attractions in Tennessee. And the best part? Festival of Nations is included in your tickets price to Dollywood making this easy on your family budget.

New Bands and Audience Favorites for the 2020 Festival of Nations


Whether you want to hear traditional Irish music or the powerful sounds of a steel drum orchestra, Dollywood always puts together an incredible lineup for the Festival of Nations. Many fan favorites have returned for 2020 along with a handful of new acts that will take your breath away with their unique international sounds.


Here are a few highlights of the 2020 lineup:


Namaste India

The sounds and beauty of India come to life on stage at DP's Celebrity Theater. Seeing Namaste India live is like experiencing a Bollywood Film right before your eyes. Get ready to see this talented troupe hold your attention with more than 400 costumes!



Laugh the night away with the "Gypsy Kings of Comedy" when they take the stage at Pines Theater. You will be blown away by the guitar tricks and powerful music that this trio can belt out at any moment.


Invaders Steel Orchestra

Back again by popular demand, this steel drum orchestra will fill the Valley Theater with the sounds of the Caribbean. Dance your way to a fun time with family and friends.


Four Leaf Peat

Irish music with a dash of Tennessee twang makes this soulful group a big attraction wherever they go. Keep an eye out for them at the Back Porch Theater during the Festival of Nations.


This audience favorite from the Andes Mountains is back for more at the 2020 Festival of Nations. Get ready to dance in the aisles to native Incan music, because you never know when they might invite you up on stage!


This high-energy group is all about African drumming and interactive music. Catch this amazing act at the Showstreet Palace Theater from March 14 to April 20.


Hear what happens when you combine traditional Irish music with the sounds of bluegrass. JigJam will capture your hearts as they strum their unique soundtrack at the Back Porch Theater.

International Food from around the Globe at Dollywood Restaurants

Grab your passport and enjoy a taste of the world at the Festival of Nations. Dollywood finds the best food to pair with their live entertainment that spans the globe, so you and your family have an unforgettable experience. From Mexican cuisine to Indian fare, your taste buds will be in heaven at the Festival of Nations. Still hungry after your fun day at Dollywood? Check out our favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge.

Getting tickets to Dollywood and the Festival of Nations

Whether you want to come for a quick overnight trip with the kids or plan a week-long getaway over Spring Break, Dollywood has the right ticket option for you. Choose from 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day passes with prices starting at $79 for adults (10-61). Click to see the latest prices and buy Dollywood tickets.Remember, admission to the festival is included in your Dollywood admission, so you can save money for other fun activities in Pigeon Forge.

Stay in Pigeon Forge for the Festival of Nations

Are you ready to experience Dollywood's fun events for yourself? Pull out your calendar and start finding the right dates. Festival of Nations only runs for a few weeks from March 14 to April 20, so make sure to lock down your reservations especially if you are coming on a weekend. Along with an unbeatable location just around the corner from Dollywood, Ramada Pigeon Forge is an affordable hotel for family vacations. With free breakfast every morning and large rooms with extra space for you and the kids, our Tennessee hotel makes the ideal home base for a visit to Smoky Mountains. Start planning your visit to the Festival of Nations now and reserve your Pigeon Forge accommodations near Dollywood.

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