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Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival: What You Need to Know

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February 14, 2024

Dollywood’s 2024 season officially kicks off on March 9 with the new I Will Always Love You Music Festival! This festival will be filled with colorful sights and lively performances that celebrate Dolly Parton’s biggest hits and the art of songwriting. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about visiting Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival this year.

When to Visit Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival

You can visit Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival starting the day the 2024 season officially begins on March 9. This festival will run through April 14, giving you more than a month to soak it all in. During the festival, Dollywood will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. most days so you can spend the entire day watching shows, enjoying rides, and eating festival-themed foods! Make sure you check the official Dollywood operating calendar when deciding which days to visit.

New Dolly Parton-Inspired Shows

Celebrity Theater at Dollywood

You won’t want to miss the all-new Dolly Parton-inspired shows that will debut during Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival! Both new and familiar music will fill the air as live musicians perform on stages throughout the theme park. One can’t-miss new show will be a sing-a-long that features Dolly’s biggest hits. You won’t be able to resist singing and clapping along to your favorite songs by the country music legend! Additionally, there will be a reimagining of the much-loved Paradise Road with exciting updated performances. This show first debuted in 1998 and will be able to be enjoyed in an all-new way during this festival. Make sure you also catch the tribute to “Trio,” the collaborative album by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. The performance will feature a medley of favorite melodies from the album.

Sparkling Photo Opportunities

You’re sure to be dazzled by the sparkling new art installations that you can find throughout the theme park at Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival! You will be welcomed by Celebration Sky, a vibrant display of pink sequins overhead. Make sure you stop to catch a photo with the larger-than-life I Will Always Love You sign, too! There will be plenty of other colorful and sparkly themed displays that make the perfect photo ops to capture memories of your fun day at this beloved theme park.

I Will Always Love You Music Festival Tasting Pass

Sweet Shoppe at Dollywood

One thing you can always count on during a visit to Dollywood is tasty food! During the new I Will Always Love You Music Festival, you will have the chance to enjoy plenty of savory and sweet dishes. Because you’ll likely want to try a little bit of everything, you may want to purchase the festival Tasting Pass. This pass will let you sample a variety of festival foods from different dining locations, all for one discounted price. If you love trying new things, this is a great way to let your taste buds in on the fun during your day at Dollywood!

How to Prepare for Your Day at Dollywood

Guests of all ages will find something to enjoy at Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival, making this a great activity for the whole family during your Smoky Mountain vacation! As you start planning your visit, make sure you check out our tips on how to prepare for a fun-filled day at Dollywood so you can make the most of your trip!

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