Things to do in East Tennessee: August 19-21

Kevin Costner & Modern West perform at City Winery in New York, Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – There is no reason to be bored in East Tennessee. There are many events to listen to music or to get the kids outside. Here are some events going on this weekend.

Friday and Sunday

UT vs. Southeast Missouri/Liberty

UT’s Women’s Soccer Team will be playing Southeast Missouri Friday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the team goes against Liberty at 5 p.m. The games will be held at Regal Soccer Stadium.


Movies in the Park

The City of Maryville is hosting a screening of the comedic movie “The Princess Bride.” The event will be at 325 S. Court Street. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. The event will start at 8:45 p.m.


Pathways Church is hosting a family friendly event at World’s Fair Park. There will be 13 inflatables, a rock climbing wall, gymnastics play area, games, food and more. The free event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Kevin Costner & Modern West perform at City Winery in New York, Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Kevin Costner & Modern West perform at City Winery in New York, Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Kevin Costner and Modern West

The actor Kevin Costner and his band will be performing at the Cotton Eyed Joe. Tickets start at $25. Doors open at 6 p.m.


East Tennessee History Fair

The event will feature crafts, characters, food, music, vintage baseball, graveyard and museum tours, a book sale and author meet-in-greet, vintage films, living history, historic home tours, children activities and more. Also, the event will celebrate Davy Crockett’s birthday.

Also, pets can compete in the “History Hound” dog costume contests in Krutch Park. Prizes will be given to the “Best Costume” and “Most East Tennessee Spirit.”

Admission is free Saturday for the Museum of East Tennessee History. The event will be at Market Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the East Tennessee Historical Society’s website.

Saturday Night Gospel

An evening of prayer, preaching and teaching will be held on the Market Square Mall as special ministers, musical guests and praise dancers gather at the event. The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free parking is available in the Downtown Garage.

Hummingbird Festival

Ijams Nature Center will be celebrating hummingbirds with demonstrations, walks and vendors. Attendees can see ruby-throated hummingbirds up-close. Also, there will be drinks, food, plants , crafts, bird feeders and more for sale. Tickets are $7 for 12-year-olds and up, $3 for children between the ages of 5-11, and free for children 4-years-old and younger. Families can pay $20 for admission. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Touch a Truck

Families can get a hands-on look at emergency vehicles, race cars, trucks and construction equipment at Zoo Knoxville. The first 500 children under the age of 12 can receive a construction hat. The event is included with Zoo admission. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Lady Hurricanes Softball Tryouts

The Knoxville traveling team is hosting tryouts for 10U and 12U levels. Tryouts are from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m at Lakeshore Park at 6410 S Northshore Dr.

Tennessee Wind Symphony

The music organization will be hosting a concert at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The symphony will perform works by Turrin, Giroux, King, von Suppe and Galante. The symphony’s jazz ensemble will give a performance during intermission. The event is free and donations are accepted. The event starts at 3 p.m.

Knoxville Holstons vs Mountain City Club of Chattanooga

Baseball fans can see how the game was played in the 1860s. The old-fashioned teams will wear uniforms from the time period and play by the 1860s rules. The event is free and will be at the Ramsey House. There will be concessions to support the venue. No outside food and beverages are allowed. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

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