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10 About Town: April 18 - 21, 2019

Egg Hunts, Earth Fest, and sunrise services


Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Dogwood Trails are open, and you can stroll or drive through 80 miles of residential neighborhoods with beautiful blooming flowers and dogwood trees. Farragut is the 2019 featured trail.

"One Slight Hitch" is playing at Theatre Knoxville Downtown April 5 through 21. The play is about a bride-to-be whose uninvited ex-lover shows up on her wedding day and chaos erupts.

Art and music go hand-in-hand, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is stepping off their traditional stage and performing among the pieces on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art on Thursday. The event is for the 21+ crowd because it includes a signature wine.

Kelsea Ballerini is bringing her ‘Miss Me More’ tour to Knoxville. She’s performing at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum on Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $37.

The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show is going on all week-long at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Shop for unique handcrafted gifts and baskets just in time for Easter. Admission is free.

The Tennessee Smokies have home games Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Smoky Stadium. The first 500 kids at Saturday’s game will receive a free Easter basket.

New Harvest Farmers Market officially opens its 2019 at 3 p.m. on Thursday. New Harvest Park is located at 4775 New Harvest Park Lane.

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five series continues Friday night at 6 p.m. Uptown Stomp will be performing. Tickets are $15.

Bring the family to Narramore Farms in Kingston on Friday and Saturday for ‘Easter Egg Hunt on the Farm.’  The event features non-stop egg hunts, face painting, games, photo opportunities, and more. The farm will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

It’s the first Full Moon Paddle of the season.  Head over to Billy Lush Boards & Brews at 8 p.m. to grab a board and set out on the Tennessee River. Tickets start at $28.

RiverView Family Farm in Knoxville is hosting its annual Spring Easter Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your Easter basket and enjoy a day on the farm. Tickets are $10.

It’s a Knoxville Easter tradition. The ‘Stations of the Cross’ service will be held on Market Square Friday at 5:30 p.m. Worshipers from area churches will walk the journey of Jesus’ trek to his crucifixion, a spiritual traditional that’s been around for years.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bring the family to the Museum of Appalachia for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday with real dyed eggs. You can listen to traditional music, tour the pioneer village and grab a bite at the museum café. Tickets are $5.

The Uptown North Easter Celebration is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Belle Morris Elementary School. There will be egg hunts, sack races, games, free hot dogs, and more.

Cool Beans’ Annual Crawfish Boil is Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include all-you-can-eat crawfish.

Ijams Nature Center hosts its weekly Creature Feature on Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s always a surprise to see what animal ambassador shows up.

You’re never too old for an Easter egg hunt.  On Saturday, the New2Knox group is hosting an adult egg hunt at Mabry-Hazen house from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The eggs will be filled with fun 21+ prizes and experiences to local Knoxville adventures. Tickets are $10.

EarthFest is the annual Earth Day celebration at Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum. This year’s theme is ‘20/20 Vision,’ and visitors are encouraged to bring an old pair of glasses to recycle.

Celebrate Easter at Marble Springs State Historic Site on Saturday for the 2nd annual Easter Egg Roll. Along with the roll, there’ll be an egg hunt, egg dying, live music, and vendors. Admission is free, but a $3 donation is encouraged. The fun lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The eighth annual Resurrection Run 5K is Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Sandy Springs Park in Maryville. The race benefits Family Promise of Blount County.

The Forget Me Not 5K for Alzheimer’s is Saturday at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek. Registration prices range from $25 to $35 and benefit The Pat Summit Foundation.

Ijams Nature Center takes its program on the road to Farragut on Saturday. They’re putting a fun twist on the typical Easter egg hunt. The Ijams Egg Hunt program lasts from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Longstreet Pavilion at Founder’s Park. Registration is $5 for individuals or $10 for families.

The Knoxville Ice Bears are competing for the SPHL President’s Cup on Saturday against the Huntsville Havoc. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10.

Lenoir City is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. The event is free and egg hunts will be divided into age categories. Activities start at 1 p.m. The hunt begins at 2 p.m.

Zoo Knoxville’s Big Egg Hunt is Saturday at 8:20 a.m. Eggs will be hidden throughout the park, including a few golden eggs with special prizes.  Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

Show off your cooking skills at a Jambalaya Cook-off at Crafty Bastard Brewery on Saturday to benefit Beardsley Community Farm.  It’s $5 to eat and $10 to cook. The fun lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Karns Community Eggapalooza is back for another year.  There will be carnival games, pony rides, an egg hunt, and free lunch for the first 1,000 participants.  The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Karns High School.

Frozen Head State Park is hosting a native plant sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park Visitor Center.

The Maryville Farmers’ Market opens for the season on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Founders Park.

Watch 15,000 Easter Eggs drop from a helicopter on Saturday at William Blount High School in Maryville. The Foothills Church Helicopter Egg Drop is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The New Market Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Easter parade and egg hunt on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.  The parade will travel along Old A.J. Highway. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade.

Robertsville Baptist Church is hosting an Easter Egg Helicopter Drop on Saturday at 11 a.m. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, only the first 1,000 children will be able to participate.

The playground at World’s Fair Park is celebrating a birthday. ‘Fort Kid’ was designed by local children in 1991. There will be a 28th birthday celebration with cake and ice cream on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sit back and listen to live bluegrass music at the Lenoir Museum at Norris Dam State Park every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Bluegrass Jam runs April 7 through October 27.

Ober Gatlinburg is hosting an Easter Sunrise service on the slopes. The event begins at 6:30 a.m. Admission is free.