KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The Wings of Wonder butterfly exhibit is open now at the University of Tennessee Gardens. 25 local professional and amateur artists spent the past month putting their creative spin on large wooden butterfly silhouettes that are on display around the garden.
Take a tour inside professionally designed condos at the new Regas Square Condominiums during the 2019 Knoxville Symphony League ShowHouse season. The 2019 ShowHouse season runs June 12 through June 30, and guests can tour the space Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Day passes are $20. You can purchase a season pass for $30.
Knoxville's free Concerts on the Square live music series on Market Square runs through the end of August with Jazz performances on Tuesdays and variety shows on Thursdays.
The Hal Canfield Memorial Milefest is Thursday at 7 p.m. Runners will compete in one-mile races along the South Knoxville waterfront.
Doctors and lawyers will face off in an epic trivia showdown on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for Interfaith Health Clinic. The event is at the Press Room on Broadway.
The Tennessee Smokies embark on a five-game streak against the Montgomery Biscuits on Thursday. There are fireworks after Friday’s game and Sunday is Family Funday.
Listen to live music in Edgewood Park as part of the Third Thursday concert series. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. The music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 21, 2019
The Concert on the Commons outdoor music series will fill your Friday Night with live music at the Norris Commons. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The music begins at 7 p.m. The weekly series runs through July 26.
Spend your Friday evening browsing stores and vendors in Historic Downtown Clinton during Market Night. Market Street will turn into an outdoor street fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. once a month through September.
Summer on Broadway combines barbecue, beer, classic cars, and music for a packed weekend in downtown Maryville. The annual festival opens Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday evening. The Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival is part of the fun, and you can buy tickets to taste all the brews for $65 the day of the event. There’s also the Big BBQ Bash, a cook-off competition that raises money for the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is hosting its Summer Concert Series. It costs $10 to enjoy music by Jesse and Nick Keen on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is hosting a Summer Solstice Dinner on Friday at 7 p.m. Enjoy local food, brews, and music while raising money for the garden.
John Cusack is in town on Friday for a screening of the 1989 comedy ‘Say Anything’ at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Following the movie, Cusack will host a live conversation about his career and the making of the movie. Tickets start at $39.75.
Watch ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ outside at Lenoir City Park on Friday when the sunsets. The Movies in the Park series is held once a month and is free for families to enjoy.
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales returns to Gatlinburg to entertain visitors all summer long. Musical performers, storytellers, and dancers will perform along the sidewalks in town from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day through Aug. 3.
Unleash your adventurous spirit on Saturday for the UnleaSHEd Women’s Adventure Festival benefiting Girls Inc. The three-day festival begins Friday and includes women clinics, meet-ups, speakers, and outdoor fun.
The Tennessee Theatre is showing classic movies all summer long. On Friday at 8 p.m., you can watch 'The Breakfast Club.' Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for kids.
The Alive After Five music series continues on Friday at the Knoxville Museum of Art. This week, Nattie Love Joys are playing at 6 p.m. General Admission tickets are $10.
Carpetbag Theatre is hosting its 30th annual YOUTH Theatre Festival on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fulton High School.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Knox PrideFest is Saturday in downtown Knoxville. The free festival begins with a parade at 10:30 a.m. and events and speakers throughout the day outside the Knoxville Coliseum.
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.
Ijams Nature Center’s kayak program lets you explore nature from a new perspective. On Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. guests will paddle down the Tennessee River at dusk to see what creatures are out and about. Tickets start at $30.
Step back in time and tour one of the oldest homes and businesses in Anderson County this weekend. The David Hall Cabin is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be demonstrations of Blacksmithing, rifles, butter churning and more. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
The Knoxville Brewfest is Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the base of the Sunsphere in World’s Fair Park. Tickets are $50 and include admission, tasting cup, and unlimited sampling. The gates open at 4 p.m.
Celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chilhowee Park. The event features international food, dancing, and activities. Admission is $5.
Ijams Nature Center is bringing its nature program to Farragut. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., you can learn about what lives below the surface of the water at Burnside Pavilion at Founder’s Park. Tickets are $5 for individuals and $10 for families.
The Cedar Bluff Branch Library is hosting a used book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Great Tellico History Day is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charles Hall Museum. There will be historical displays, Cherokee music, and vendors.
Make a trip to Narramore Farms in Kingston for the Sweet Corn Festival. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, you can purchase sweet corn straight from the farm, listen to live music, shop local vendors, or eat s’mores by the bonfire.
The Fun in the Sun All Mopar Car Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chilhowee Park. Proceeds benefit the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Watch the classic thriller ‘Jaws’ while floating in the water at Kingston Park after dark on Saturday. Admission costs $15 to $20 depending on whether you need to rent an inner tube. If you make it through the entire movie, you get a t-shirt.
This is the second year for the 5K Rescue Run to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Saturday at 8:30 a.m., runners will take off from the animal center and run along the Third Creek Greenway.
Saturday is Family Day at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., guests can learn about geology and fossil history while participating in free activities and crafts.
Sunday, June 23, 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 Oct. 27.
Elkmont Exchange is hosting Pride Yoga on Sunday at 10 a.m. Dressing up in fun colors and glitter is optional, but encouraged. 100% of your $10 admission will be donated to KnoxPride.
The Tennessee Theatre is showing classic movies all summer long. On Sunday at 3 p.m., you can watch ‘City Lights.’ Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for kids.