Dollywood’s Summer Celebration opens with an exclusive INTEL® drone light show on June 25th. Also, New shows, drone performances, and more highlight summer at Pigeon Forge park. This year looks to be another amazing Summer in the Smokies. We have all the details for you.
Summer in the Smokies is about to get a little bit sweeter and a little more special, thanks to Dollywood’s Summer Celebration which takes place June 25-July 31. Guests visiting during the event can experience the new Sweet Summer Nights as well as new show offerings from the park’s award-winning entertainment team.
Summer Celebration –
Dollywood’s Sweet Summer Nights is a multi-sensory drone light show that creates a symphony of light in the sky above the Pigeon Forge park. Intel Drone Light Shows plans to launch hundreds of drones each evening for a spectacular nighttime experience representing a true evolution in traditional theme park entertainment. The sensational show uses up to 400 drones to animate the spectacular Dollywood-exclusive story. The drone performance is integrated into a musically choreographed fireworks show, creating a visual and audial event of epic proportions.
As part of the Sweet Summer Nights experience, a DJ and energetic dancers bring fun to the streets of Wildwood Grove during two dance parties that ensure every member of the family is on their feet. As the party nears its finale, the celebration takes to the sky as the drone’s launch into the air for an unforgettable end to the evening.
New Shows –
Dollywood’s entertainment team already has debuted several new shows this season, and the trend continues with two new shows that guests are sure to enjoy. Good Vibes begins June 25 at the Back Porch Theater and treats guests to a musical journey through the rhythms of classic and contemporary tunes. It’s about celebrating positivity, counting blessings, and simply enjoying life and happiness.
The Valley Theater is now home to Forever Country. An energetic look at the changing landscape of country music in the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Guests can expect to hear popular hits from artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. As well as a nod to several popular dance songs, including Dolly’s “Romeo” and Brooks and Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”
For the Kids –
It’s storytime again as Imagination Playhouse showcases three favorite books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Including “Coat of Many Colors,” based on Parton’s song and children’s book of the same name. “Coat of Many Colors” and “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon” feature sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite, “The Little Engine That Could,” also comes to the stage. Along with a delightful reminder of what can happen with just a little bit of determination. Thanks to Penguin Books. Guests can enjoy several decorative and interactive photo opportunities for children and their families in the lobby of the theater prior to each show.
A group of special entertainment guests returns to Dollywood this summer. In addition, when the park hosts the Tennessee Air National Guard’s Band of the South (concert band), Blue Groove (jazz band), and Full Throttle (rock group) on Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4. The groups perform at DP’s Celebrity Theater and Show street Palace Theater. Inspire patriotism by fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force. One of the group’s missions is to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of airpower. The missions and programs of the Air Force and Air National Guard, and the bravery, sacrifice, and dedication of Airmen across the globe.
As the name implies, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is a celebration of family fun and laughter at a place everyone loves. For more information about Dollywood’s 2021 season, operating calendars, and more, please visit Dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app.
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