Knoxville — The Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash 5K/10K race begins and ends at World’s Fair Park on Saturday morning. Runners will race by cheering patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital before returning to World’s Fair Park.
The Haw Ridge Trail Race takes runners along a six to seven-mile course through Haw Ridge Park in Anderson County on Saturday. The race starts at 5:30 p.m. with a kids’ run starting at 5 p.m.
Every month, Ijams Nature Center’s Taste of Nature event pairs cocktails with nature. This month’s event on Saturday at 6 p.m. pairs dragonflies with daiquiris. The fee for the event is $20.
The stars of Impractical Jokers are coming to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Saturday. The TruTV comedy follows four friends who coerce one other into doing public pranks or over-the-top dares. Their Knoxville show is Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Duck, dive, and dodge for a good cause at the annual United Way of Greater Knoxville Dodgeball tournament at Thompson Boling Arena on Saturday. Teams of six will compete for the top prize as well as best uniforms and team names. The event starts at 8 a.m.
If you're simply mad about art, the Mad Hatter's Arts Festival in Oak Ridge will take you down the rabbit hole to experience local art and musicians in a unique and whimsical fashion. The festival is August 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. You can design your own Mad Hatter's hat to wear around the square or slip on some virtual reality goggles and create your own art with Electronic Express.
Zoo Knoxville’s Feast with a Beast event is Saturday at 7 p.m. Adults age 21 and older can sip wine and beers from local wineries and breweries while tasting food from area restaurants. All proceeds benefit the zoo. Tickets are $99 the day of the event.
Experience a rarely seen performance of the Cherokee eagle dance at the Spirit of Nations Powwow on Saturday in Jefferson City. The festival includes art demonstrations, competitive powwow dancing, and more. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children. The powwow runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is performing at the Amphitheatre in World’s Fair Park on Saturday as part of Second Harvest Food Bank’s Music Feeds concert series. Food trucks and beverages will be set up in the park, so you can eat and drink before the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Take the family to Halls Branch Library on Saturday at 3 p.m. for family game time. The library will have a collection of games for you to browse.
Enjoy an afternoon of games while learning about the history of Legos at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens. Lego Adventure starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Saint Patrick’s Day is months away, but you can experience the luck of the Irish at Immaculate Conception’s Irish Fest on The Hill Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5, and there will be Irish food, beer, music, and dancing. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is located at 414 Vine Avenue in downtown Knoxville.
Knox County’s Second Saturday Concert series continues Saturday with Freequency taking the stage at The Cove and Wild Blue Yonder playing tunes at New Harvest Park. The free concerts begin at 6 pm.
Test your cornhole skills against 160 teams during the Dollywood Classic Tournament at Splash Country. The first round of competition begins Saturday at 11 a.m. with the championship round scheduled for 2 p.m. The winning team takes home $7500.
Browse through tables of local vendors at the 2nd Saturday Marketplace at Tea & Treasures in South Knoxville. The outdoor sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Cheer on your favorite weiner dogs at the East Tennessee Dachshund Races on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The full day of races benefits Tennessee Dachshund Rescue, a new Tennessee rescue that has already saved more than 80 dogs so far this year.