Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown is performing Jerome Bixby’s ‘The Man From Earth’ May 17 through June 2nd.

The Tennessee Smokies face the Pensacola Wahoos for a four-game streak at Smokies Stadium starting Thursday. There will be fireworks on Saturday and a chance to honor military heroes on during Sunday’s game.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Knoxville Craft Beer Week comes to an end this weekend. Last Days of Autumn Brewing is celebrating with a shrimp boil and live music on Friday at 4 p.m. For $10, you’ll receive a pint of beer and a hop plant.

Make a trip to Ijams Nature Center on Friday for a night of haikus, poems, sonnets, and more as they start the summer off with an open mic poetry night. Tickets are $5 at the door. The entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Celebrate summer vacation with a Schools Out Pool Bash at the Lenoir City Pool on Friday night. There will be a party for kindergarten through fifth graders from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one for middle and high schoolers from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Knoxville’s Diversity Prom is Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. DivProm aims to foster a safe environment for LGBTQ teens.

It’s the fourth Friday of the month so that means it’s Family Night at The Muse Knoxville. The museum will be open late and families can explore the exhibits for free.

Explore Zoo Knoxville when the sun goes down during a night safari on Friday. Tickets are $10 per person, and guests will meet one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, participate in a hands-on activity, and then explore the animal habitats as the sun sets.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The fourth annual Dogwood Masters Regatta is Saturday on Melton Hill Lake.  Come out and cheer on the rowers as they compete in the 1000 meter race.

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 September 7.

The Tennessee Medieval Faire returns to Harriman for three weekends in a row for a merry olde time. Sword-fighting, chess, knights in shining armor, you’ll find it all. The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Memorial Day.

Throw on your coziest pajamas and make a trip to the Blount County Public Library on Saturday for a PJ party and stuffed animal sleepover. Leave your stuffed animals to have fun in the library while you listen to stories, make crafts, and sing songs. The event begins at 10:30 a.m.

Thousands of people are expected to show up to Lenoir City’s Rockin’ the Docks. This annual celebration features food, music, and fireworks at Fort Loudoun Lake. There will be two dates, so if you can’t make it on Saturday, you can mark June 29th in your calendar.

The Rock N’ Roll Car Show at the historic Ramsey House is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was postponed from an earlier date due to weather. Vote for your favorite classic cars and listen to the All Star Band play hits from the 50s and 60s. Registration is $25 on site.

The Diner in Sevier County is hosting a Memorial Weekend Cruise-In from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The flowers are blooming at Seven Islands State Birding Park. Explore the flowers and other plants during a ranger-led hike on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum is hosting a food workshop called “Seed-to-Plate.” Guests will learn how to incorporate fresh herbs in their cooking. The workshop is on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

The Knox County Jaycees are hosting Cornhole for a Cause at Bearden Beer Market on Saturday at 2 p.m. to raise money for Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville. It costs $50 to sign up a team.

The EXPO 10K and 5K race is Knoxville’s oldest community running tradition. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Crafty Bastard Brewery. There’s also a children’s one-mile fun run.

Paddle down the Tennessee River during Ijams Nature Center’s monthly kayak program. It’s perfect for first-time kayakers. Registration is $30 per person. The adventure begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Join a Park Ranger for a bike ride along the North Boundary Greenway in Oak Ridge and learn all about life during the Manhattan Project. The program begins at 10 a.m. at the Turnpike Gatehouse.

Sunday, May 26, 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.

If you’ve never tried Goat Yoga, now’s your chance. Breezeway Yoga Studio is hosting a goat yoga class on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  It’s open to all levels, but sign up early because space is limited.

Hops and Hollers is hosting a “Pint-wood” Derby on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  You can sign up to raise your own pinewood derby car or just cheer on the racers. You must be at least 21 to attend.

On the last Sunday of the month, South Knoxville highlights local vendors and artists during the South Knoxville Sunday Market at Landing House on Sevier Avenue.

Back by popular demand, The Change Center is hosting its Grown Folks Skate Night on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. You must be at least 30 to enter. Admission is $10.

Old City Wine Bar is hosting a Drag Brunch on Sunday at 11 a.m. Enjoy an elaborate show while you eat meals sourced by local farmers.