Around the world in a day at Dollywood
One of the joys of traveling is getting a taste of other cultures so it’s great when you can do that without having to travel very far. Each year when Dollywood opens for a new season, the world comes to the theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Festival of Nations offers park guests a taste of music, entertainment, and food from around the world without leaving the park.
At the front gates of the park, flags from a variety of nations remind you of the international delight that awaits. And if you get there at the right time, you might even get a taste of “Drumstruck” as the cast has been known to hang out in front of the Showstreet Palace to try and drum up a little support.
Just a short distance away, sounds of the pan flute and other instruments from Ecuador emanate from under a small gazebo along Showstreet while the Invaders Steel Orchestra from Trinidad & Tobago are back for another run at the Valley Stage in Craftsmen’s Valley.
Dozens of dancers, musicians and singers bring you a taste of Havana in Cuba Vivra! On the stage of the Celebrity Theater. Traditional sounds of Quebec and a Gaucho Duo have also been a part of the fun at the Festival of Nations.
From now through April 14th you can catch this international event. For park hours and ticket information visit www.dollywood.com .