The University of Tennessee Men's Basketball Team kicks off their season on Thursday. The Vols will take on Slippery Rock at Thompson-Boling Arena. That game starts at 7 p.m.

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center's "Fall Mountain Home Tour" is on Friday. Tours begin at 9 a.m., and the last bus leaves at 2 p.m. Tickets are $75.

Friday is UT's annual Homecoming Parade. The parade will start at Fiji Island beside Fraternity Park. It will showcase decorated floats, vehicles and more. It starts at 4 p.m. The game against Tennessee Technology University is set for Saturday. It's also at 4 p.m.

It's First Friday. Head downtown for featured art, shops and restaurants. It all starts after 5 p.m.

Head to the Civic Coliseum on Friday to see Emily Ann Roberts and Zach Seabaugh in concert. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range in price.

The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club Dog Show is Friday through Sunday. Specialty shows include Collies, Bulldogs, Terriers and more. You can find more information here.

The "Veterans Heritage Ridge Run" is on Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the new Veterans Park at Sharps Ridge. The race will start at the Lincoln Park Technology Trade School at 10 a.m. Registration is $30.

There will be a Veterans Parade through downtown Lafollette on Saturday. That starts at 2 p.m.

Head to Townsend for the Grains and Grits Festival on Saturday. There will be craft spirits, gourmet food and more. It lasts from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets range in price.

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas kicks off on Saturday. This year they'll have a Parade of Many Colors, two new shows, 4 million lights and more. You can find dates, times and more information here.

The 11th annual East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off is on Sunday. There will be chili, games, a Kids Fun Zone and more. The event is at World's Fair Park. It lasts from noon to 6 p.m.

Young-Williams Animal Center will host their Furry Fall Festival on Sunday. There will be games for children, and rabies vaccines and microchips for just $10. It starts at noon at the Division Street Location.

You can enjoy Disney On Ice all weekend long at the Civic Coliseum. Catch Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, Cinderella and more. Tickets range in price.