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Dolly Day: How Tennessee Celebrates the Queen of Country

In the heart of Tennessee, the air is filled with the sweet melodies of celebration as fans and admirers come together to honor the legendary Dolly Parton on her birthday - Friday, January 19th.

The Queen of Country is known for her timeless talent and infectious spirit.

From lively concerts echoing through the hills to heartfelt tributes capturing the essence of her remarkable career, it's a testament to Dolly's enduring impact on music and culture.

Here are a few of the events taking place all over Tennessee in celebration of Dolly's 78th Birthday!

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

10 AM - 1 PM

Graduate Nashville

101 20th Avenue N

Nashville, TN 37203

Celebrate The Queen of Country’s 78th birthday at Graduate Nashville. 

Swing by on Saturday, January 20th to enjoy:

A live reading of Things Lady Likes by author Donna Drehmann, Themed crafts, pop-up shops and giveaways, Special birthday treats from Sugar Drop, And more!

Tickets aren’t required to attend, but an optional $12 donation will go back to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and cover the cost of one year's worth of books for a child through the book gifting program.

Your ticket also serves as an entry into our Dolly-inspired giveaway.

One lucky winner will take home a prize pack of Dolly goodies plus a one-night stay at Graduate Nashville.

Cookie and Paint Class

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

The Basement Marketplace

14625 Lebanon Rd, Suite F

Old Hickory, TN 37138

Along with enjoying pink lemonade and cupcakes you will be decorating cookies and painting a fun block sign to commemorate the day!

Ages 5-8 must be accompanied by an adult, 9 and up are welcomed without.

Seating is limited and you must preregister - the cost is only $40 and includes your food, drinks, and supplies.

To register call the store 615-754-9500 or sign up through our square link

Friday, January 19th, 2024

Stir Crockett

33 East Main

Alamo, TN 38001

Join us on Dolly’s birthday to help us raise awareness and money for Crockett County Imagination Library in her honor.

Preschool Story time at 10am. Afterschool story time at 2:15 and 3:30.

Drink and food specials too!

Friday, January 19, 2024

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Kitchen at Grace Meadows Farm

170 John France Rd

Jonesborough, TN 37659

We will be celebrating Dolly’s 78th birthday in true Dolly style!

Grab your girls, maybe a few & head on over to celebrate with us!

🦋Guests 5+ are invited

🦋Buffett style meal

🦋 Must purchase tickets before event

Friday, January 19th, 2024

Ryman Auditorium

116 Rep. John Lewis Way North

Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Opry Goes Dolly will celebrate Opry member Dolly Parton, country music’s greatest global ambassador and an artist who takes the Opry with her wherever she goes.

While Parton will not appear in-person, this special Friday night show, in celebration of the icons birthday, will feature guest artists performing their favorite Dolly hits, Dolly-themed events, photo-ops on the Plaza and more.

Friday, January 19th, 2024

6 PM - 8 PM

Art at the Square

200 Paul Huff Pkwy NW - 612

Cleveland, TN 37312

Friday, January 19 is Dolly Parton's birthday!

So of course this event had to be an All about Dolly theme!

We will have a guided Dolly painted and your choice of mini ceramic boots or earrings.

Price is $40 which includes all supplies and light refreshments.

Friday, January 19, 2024

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chattanooga Public Library

1001 Broad St.

Chattanooga, TN 37402-2620

The Chattanooga Public Library and Signal Centers are thrilled to announce a special Imagination Library event called Reading 9 to 5: A Dolly Parton Celebration.

Reading 9 to 5 is be a Dolly Parton-themed takeover from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19, 2024, in honor of Dolly Parton’s birthday, the magic of reading and all the great work Dolly Parton has done through the Imagination Library.

The Library will be hosting a variety of events to get everyone involved.

Activities include: The Reading 9 to 5 Contest

Anyone, of any age, can participate in this contest!

Stop by any Library location to pick up a special Reading 9 to 5 bookmark on January 19.

Then, use the bookmark to track your reading throughout the day.

Return your completed bookmark to any Library location to be entered to win a prize.

Everyone who reads over 1 hour will be entered in a prize drawing to win books, toys or library swag!

Friday, January 19th, 2024, 4 PM

601 Lamar Street

Knoxville, TN 37917

It's Dolly's birthday! Join us in dog park for a night filled will drinks, zooms, and of course Dolly Parton classics!

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