KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Actors and actresses at Knoxville Children’s Theatre are putting on their tights for ‘The Ballad of Robin Hood.” The adventure play runs Aug. 16 through Sept. 1. Tickets start at $10.

It’s your last weekend to catch a home game at Smokies Stadium. The Tennessee Smokies baseball team is playing the Birmingham Barons Friday through Tuesday.

The Picky Chick Consignment Sale is open Thursday through Saturday at the Knoxville Expo Center.

The Blount County Public Library is hosting its annual Hot Summer Nights Concert Series in August. You can catch live music in the main gallery every Thursday night at 7 p.m. through Aug. 29.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Bubba Fest will be in town Friday through Sunday. Meet celebrities like Chuck Norris at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets range from $10 to $499.

The Tennessee Theatre is showing its last two summer movies of the season. On Friday at 8 at p.m., you can catch the Clinton Eastern film ‘Unforgiven.’ On Sunday afternoon, the ‘Iron Giant’ is playing at 3 p.m.

Ijams Nature Center will be the setting for an evening of live bluegrass music on Friday. Bluegrass at the Quarry begins at 5:30 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair, blanket, and $5 donation.

The arched doors at 11344 Sonja Drive will open to the public on Friday to give guests a glimpse inside the ornate multi-million dollar home on the hill in Farragut. On Friday, Aug. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can purchase a $25 ticket to 'Open Doors, Changes Lives,' an event benefiting the Street Hope and Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee.

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The Knoxville Tattoo Convention is Friday through Sunday at the Holiday Inn near Worlds Fair Park. Guests will have a chance to get a tattoo from some of the best artists in the industry. Admission is $20.

CreepyCon Halloween and Horror Convention is Friday through Sunday at the Jacob’s Building at Chilhowee Park. The convention includes creepy vendors, contests, special guests, workshops, and more.

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It’s the fourth Friday of August, so The Muse Knoxville is opening its doors for ‘Free Family Night’. The museum will stay open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and families will get to experience the exhibits and planetarium shows for free.

The seventh annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion is Friday and Saturday at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Tickets are $12 per person.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

'Carter's Community Cinema and 5K' raises money for 7-year-old Carter Acuff who is battling Leukemia. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville. The 5K begins at 6 p.m. After and during the race, there will be live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. It costs $30 to register to run. When the sun begins to set at 8 p.m., the movie 'Ghostbusters' will play on a large screen set up in the park. It's free to bring your families.

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The Knoxville Track Club is hosting a social run at Cades Cove on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Distance options include 3-, 8- or 11-mile routes. A potluck brunch at the amphitheater near the bicycle rental station will follow the run.

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at Barnes & Noble on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. There will be a character breakfast, storytime, and fun activities.

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is open for the season. Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Every Saturday, you can enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stardust Marina in Anderson County. The weekly music series is called Sundown Saturdays and lasts from May 25 to Sept. 7.

Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival
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Ijams Nature Center is hosting its ninth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Banding demonstrations are scheduled until 11:30 a.m. and are weather dependent.  Tickets range from $4 to $20.

Sunset on Central is a free family-friendly summer music festival on Central Street. Bands will begin playing at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Home and Garden Show returns to the Knoxville Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 18.

Blount County is hosting its first-ever Pride Fest on Saturday at The Bird & Book. There will be games, treats, shows, and activities like Drag Queen Storytime throughout the afternoon.

Knoxville Asian Fest 2016

Climb aboard big trucks, race cars, and emergency vehicles at Zoo Knoxville during the ‘Touch a Truck’ event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 500 children will receive a free construction hat, and the ‘touch a truck’ activities are included in general admission.

Friends of the Blount County Animal Center is hosting a puppy yoga class on Saturday at 10 a.m. Admission is $20 per person, and 100% of the proceeds go to animals in need.

German Fest celebrates German culture every year at First Lutheran Church on Broadway. Admission is $2, and there will be live music, German food, beer, a silent auction and plenty of kids activities.

The inaugural Tour De Bluhen bike ride is Saturday. Participants will begin at DreamBikes and ride to Hire-Wire Brewing, Island Home Park, Bluhen Botanicals and eventually arrive at Central Filling Station for Sunset on Central.

Family Fun Day is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Activities include artist demonstrations, gallery tours, face painting, and family art-making stations.

The state’s free hunting day is Saturday at the start of squirrel season. Hunters will be exempt from hunting licenses on Saturday, but hunter education requirements will not be waived for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1969.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Knox Asian Festival is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event includes cultural booths and food vendors that represent several Asian countries. There will be a kids area with bouncy castles and inflatables, as well as a film festival and business seminar.

Get up close and personal with hummingbirds at Seven Islands Birding Park in Kodak, Tennessee.  A local ranger will lead participants through a banding session. Admission costs $15 for adults. Children ages 16 and younger can attend for free.