welcomes the world during Festival of Nations, a fascinating multi-cultural
celebration! Featuring traditional music, dance, food and art of nations from
around the globe, Festival of Nations reminds guests of shared similarities
while embracing unique, time-honored traditions. The headline show for 2017, Mother
Africa, returns with a captivating look at the colorful cultures found
throughout the continent. This season, Slask Song and Dance Ensemble, one of
the most prominent Polish folk ensembles in the world, visits Dollywood for the
first time. Major touring stage shows, internationally-known performance
groups, various roaming musicians and more make Festival of Nations a fun,
educational and exciting experience for your family. Authentic international cuisine and the daily
celebrations by visiting nations throughout the park provide guests with an escape
around the world without leaving the heart of the Smokies.
Dollywood’s 2017 Festival of Nations lineup includes the following new shows and acts:
Mother Africa - This renowned show combines skillful acrobatics, live music and traditional dance to delight audiences through a world-class demonstration celebrating Africa’s diverse traditions.
Slask - Slask is an ensemble of over 120 choir singers, ballet dancers and musicians who enchant audiences in 1500 vibrant, richly embroidered, handmade costumes which represent different regions of Poland.
Atahualpa - With a rhythmic blend representing different areas of the Andes, Atahualpa bridges the gap between Dollywood and Ecuador.
The Flying Buttresses - An enchanting interactive puppetry walkabout. Hodman and Sally have lived happily by themselves for hundreds of years, blissfully unaware of the changing world around them.
Dearbhail and Robin - Dearbhail and Robin are a wonderful husband and wife duo that weave together humour and music to bring you an unforgettable experience.
Keep checking back for even more great acts performing during this year's Festival of Nations.