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LOCAL EVENTS

 

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

11/1/2015  Tennova wants to help community learn and enroll for insurance (see schedule or call for an appointment)

11/6/2015  Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity

11/6/2015  PUMPKIN ROLLS for sale to benefit Relay for Life

11/13/2015  Dandridge Memorial Library presents EMAIL & WEB CLASSES

11/13/2015  Legacy Theatre presents "Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!"

11/13/2015  CHAMBER 34th Annual Banquet ** SAVE-THE-DATE Friday, February 5, 2016 ** ~ Sponsorships Available ~

11/17/2015  Tennova Lunch-and-Learn on Beating Cancer (RSVP by Nov. 14)

11/18/2015  Doughnuts & Devices hosted by Dandridge Memorial Library

11/19/2015  Knitting with "The Yarns" hosted by the DML

11/19/2015   Homemade for the Holidays hosted by DML

11/19/2015  Neighborhood Center (DCEA) Food Commodities Distribution

11/20/2015  Neighborhood Center (DCEA) Commodities Distribution

11/20/2015  GO LOCAL & SPEND $20 on the 20th. "PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS!"

11/21/2015 CHRISTMAS in Historic Dandridge (starts November 21, 2015)

11/21/2015  Merriment on Main Street *Dandridge Christmas Kickoff

11/23/2015CHRISTMAS: 2015 Empty Stocking Fund (November 23-25, Nov. 30, Dec. 4 & Dec. 5)

11/24/2015  DML presents 'Clever Creations' (last Tuesday of every month)

11/25/2015  CHRISTMAS: ETCH annual Fantasy of Trees Chamber Coffee (RSVP deadline Nov. 20)

11/26/2015   Tennessee Riverboat Thanksgiving Cruise (this day Only)

11/26/2015  THANKSGIVING DINNER hosted by Churches in Dandridge

11/28/2015  COMMUNITY: 2015 Small Business Saturday Nov. 28 ~*~*~ "Show Your Love For Small Business"

11/28/2015 2015 Smoky Mtn. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Sign-Ups (for surrounding counties near Pigeon Forge)

12/1/2015 Tennessee Riverboat Company Christmas Cruises & pictures with Santa

12/3/2015 Dandridge Tree Lighting and Evening with Santa & Mrs. Clause (tree lighting at 6 pm)

12/4/2015  2nd Annual Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concert

12/5/2015  2015 White Pine Christmas Parade

12/5/2015 Glenmore Christmas Tours (Dec. 5 & 6 and Dec. 12 & 13)

12/6/2015  Hopewell Presbyterian Church 230th year Anniversary Celebration

12/9/2015  CHAMBER 2015 CHRISTMAS CHEER

12/10/2015  RIBBON CUTTING & CELEBRATION: Lovin's Wholesale Furniture

12/10/2015 34th Annual Jefferson County Chamber Banquet **SAVE-the-DATE Friday, February 5, 2016 ** ~Sponsorships Available~

12/12/2015 4th Annual Jefferson City's Hometown Christmas

12/12/2015  Jefferson City Christmas Parade (annually 2nd Saturday in December!)

12/17/2015   Bush's Visitor Center Christmas open house at A.J. & Sallie Bush Homeplace

12/19/2015 Dandridge Christmas Parade sponsored by DVFD

12/20/2015  New Market Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

12/20/2015  GO LOCAL & SPEND $20 on the 20th and "PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS!"

5/7/2016   Glenmore Mansion Open for Tours May to October 2015

5/7/2016  Glenmore Mansion's Annual Garden Market may 7, 2016


Alive After Five

39 weeks per year

Music series to help Knoxvillians "come alive after five" in the Friday evenings.

At Knoxville Museum of Art


Auto Show 

April

See the best that Knoxville and local car dealers have to offer. Produced by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

At Knoxville Convention Center 


Bark in the Park 

June

Fund-raiser for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, featuring thousands of dogs and their two-legged companions. 

Market Square


Biscuit Festival

May

The International Biscuit Festival celebrates the amazing biscuit and consists of biscuit-related activities, special foods, entertainment, artwork and more.

Downtown Knoxville 


Boomsday 

September

Food, beverages, entertainment and one of the largest fireworks show in the Southeastern United States. 

At Volunteer Landing 


Brewer's Jam

October

Annual regional Craft Beer & Music Festival. Unlimited craft beer samples from regional brewers. Great entertainment and fantastic local food.

At World's Fair Park Performance Lawn 


Cherokee Heritage Festival

June

The Cherokee demonstrate tomahawk throwing, blow gun weaponry and the chores associated with everyday life. Experience friendship dancing, storytelling, crafts, face painting and open hearth cooking. 

At James White Fort


Christmas in the City 

November through December 

Two-month celebration featuring the annual Riverlights Festival's Boat Parade, Fantasy of Trees, performance of The Nutcracker by the Appalachian Ballet and the Santa Claus Parade 

Throughout Knoxville 

865-215-4248 


Country Market Days

September 

Kick off fall at Ramsey House Plantation as you explore over 50 craft dealers, view historic craft demonstrations, and listen to local music - a full weekend of crafts, food, music, and fun!

At Ramsey House Plantation


Davy Crockett's Birthday Party

August 

Each year on the second Saturday of August, the East Tennessee Historical Society hosts a birthday party fit for a "King of the Wild Frontier"-- and your family is invited! The party promises something for family members of all ages with hands-on crafts and games, storytelling, and, of course, birthday cake. 

At East Tennessee Historical Society 


Dogwood Arts Celebration

April

Since 1961, Dogwood Arts has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee by producing and featuring blooming gardens and trails, visual arts, music, crafts, theatre, culinary arts, dance, film, and literary arts.

Throughout Knoxville


Dragon Boat Festival

June

Event features the adrenaline-pumping action of dragon boat racing. Enjoy the fun and community spirit as you cheer on teams that consist of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steerer all in a 46-foot long dragon boat.

At Cove at Concord Park


Earthfest 

April

Sponsored by the city of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office, event features live entertainment, arts and crafts, environmental exhibits and food 

At World's Fair Park 


East Tennessee History Fair

August

Celebrate history in downtown Knoxville with live music, children's activities, craft demonstrations, living history timeline, trolley tours, free admission to historic sites and much, much more. 

At East TN History Center and Downtown Knoxville 


Fantasy of Trees

November

A wonderland of holiday decorations and lights along with event-long entertainment, children's activities and shops.

At Knoxville Convention Center


Feast with the Beasts 

August

Enjoy the tastiest offerings from area restaurants while in the company of exotic animals. 

At Knoxville Zoo 


Festival on the Fourth 

July 4 

An American celebration, complete with food, refreshments, a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, games and, of course, fireworks. 

At World's Fair Park 

865-215-4248 


Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show

November

See over 135 booths of traditional & contemporary crafts by Tennessee's finest artisans at the Foothills Craft Guild Annual Fall Show.

At Chilhowee Park


Foothills Fall Festival

October

The #1 family event in East Tennessee. Enjoy music from local and famous entertainers, works from over 75 artists and crafters and the kids can explore Children's Adventure Land.

At Maryville, Tennessee


Greek Fest

September

Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, live Greek music and folk dancing and shop for imported Greek items.

At St. George Greek Orthodox Church


Halloween

October

Knoxville has several spooky events in October. Boo! at the Zoo with the Knoxville Zoo, Ghosts & Ghouls Walking Tours with Blount Mansion, and Hearth Scares Walking Tours with James White Fort, provide alternatives for Halloween fun.


Hola Festival

September 

The Hola Festival, organized by Hola Hora Latina, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by dedicating a full day to showcasing Hispanic culture, traditions and heritage while providing a hands-on educational experience.

At Several Locations in Knoxville



Jazz on the Square

May-August 

Enjoy amazing jazz outdoors at Market Square in this free concert series. 

At Market Square 


John Sevier Days

September

This living history weekend will feature demonstrations of late 18th and early 19th-century life. 

At Marble Springs 


Kuumba Festival

June

Names for the Swahili word that means "creativity," event showcases visual arts, folk arts, dance, theater, music, storytelling, games and food. 

At Chilhowee Park 


Mardi Growl Dog Parade

March

Annual parade that's for the dogs! Parade prizes and all kinds of pet product vendors afterwards at Market Square.

At Gay Street and Market Square


Market Square Concert Series

May-June 

Enjoy free concerts on Market Square from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays during the Market Square Concert Series. 

At Market Square


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 

Celebration includes a parade and many events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Throughout Knoxville


Meadow Lark Music Festival

June

A day of incredible Americana music at beautiful Ijams Nature Center, just minutes from the heart of downtown Knoxville.

At Ijams Nature Center 


Nativity Pageant of Knoxville

December

A professionally directed pantomime drama, combines a cast of over 90, moving narration, realistic sets, authentic costumes, and live animals to create a beautiful and powerful presentation of the Christmas story.

At Knoxville Civic Coliseum 


OutDoor KnoxFest

August

A three-day urban adventure packed with events and activities for the avid adventurer, weekend warrior, the novice outdoor enthusiast, and everyone who loves to Get Out and Play! The event benefits Legacy Parks Foundation, a Knoxville-based non-profit working to expand and promote outdoor recreational venues and opportunities throughout East Tennessee.

At Downtown Knoxville 


PrideFest

June

The Knoxville PrideFest is an open celebration of music, entertainment and speakers focused on promoting Equality and Inclusion of ALL people. 

At Gay Street and Market Square 

Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair 

May

Annual event draws thousands to celebrate the color, fun and excitement of Italian opera; featuring food, beverages, artisans, activities, amusements and multicultural entertainment on three outdoor stages. 

At Gay Street 


Shakespeare on the Square 

July-August

Shakespeare play festival presented annually by the Tennessee Stage Compnay. 

At Market Square 


Tennessee Fall Homecoming 

October

The most extensive and authentic gathering of old-time musicians and pioneer-type craftspeople in the country. It features hundreds of people engaged in frontier, mountain, and rural activities, along with over 300 traditional, folk, early country and bluegrass musicians.

At Museum of Appalachia


Tennessee Statehood Day 

May

Celebration of Tennessee's birthday, featuring period crafts and skills demonstrations and tours. 

At Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White's Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs and Ramsey House Plantation


Tennessee Valley Fair 

September

Exhibits, tractor pulls, livestock contests, music, food, rides and more! 

At Chilhowee Park 


Tulip Time at Crescent Bend Festival

March-April

More than 20,000 tulips will be in bloom during this fifth annual springtime event 

At Crescent Bend


U.S. Constitution Week

September

Blount Mansion, a National Historical Landmark and home of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, hosts a series of special events in honor of U.S. Constituion Week.

At Blount Mansion


Vestival

May

Vestival is the festival that honors and celebrates the heritage of the South Knoxville community of Vestal. The festival includes music, numerous arts, crafts and food vendors, children's activities, and history info about Vestal and South Knoxville.

At Candoro Marble 


WinterFest

November-February

Winterfest annual winter celebration is a four-month festival filled with special events, light displays and Southern hospitality to keep the whole family happy during the holidays

At Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg


Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Induction 

June

Silent/live auction, dinner, autograph session culminate with inductions ceremony at Bijou Theater. 

At Women's Basketball Hall of Fame


Women Today Expo

March

The Women Today Expo, produced by Knoxville News Sentinel, brings the largest gathering of products and services for women in East Tennessee to Knoxville. 

At Knoxville Convention Center