6 Around Town

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – School is out for many East Tennesseans! The start of summer is filled with many fun events in the area.

All Weekend

Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass 

The festival runs until June 4. There will live music and great food. Many locations throughout the park will have different food and music selections. For more information, visit the park’s website.


Going Froggy Night Hike

Ijams Nature Center will be hosting the event from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Families can explore creeks and ponds to find the frogs. Also, there may be spottings of owls and other animals. Children 8-years-old and up are encouraged to attend.

Friday Night Lights: Made in Maryville

The family friendly event will be on the streets of downtown Maryville. There will be food, wine tastings, drink specials, live music, art markets, art demonstrations and more. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Secret Pizza Party

Barnes & Noble will be hosting the event at 6 p.m. Children can listen to a book reading, make raccoon eye bands, eat pizza pretzels and enjoy juice boxes.


Spring Festival

The Smoky Mountain Antique Engine and Tractor Association is hosting the event at Anderson County High School. There will be antique engines, tractors and classic cars. Children can enjoy rides and games. Also, there will be food vendors and music. The


Good Sport Night

The Central Collective is hosting the event for people who want to be surprised! The event costs $20. Past events included a live studio game show, a garden party in a castle and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Central Collective’s website.

Tennessee Statehood Day: James White’s Fort

Historic sites across the state will be celebrating Tennessee with free admission and events. Sites in East Tennessee include: Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House and Historic Westwood. Each site will be celebrating on a different date or time.

James White’s Fort event will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be self-guided tours, demonstrations of life in 1796 and more.


Yee-Haw Sunday Slow Floats

The event on the Tennessee River will be hosted by Yee-Haw Brewery, Knox Brew Tours and Trailhead Beer Market.

Attendees can enter the river on a canoe at Holston River Park. The cost is $50 per person and includes transportation to the starting location from Trailhead Beer Market, canoes, paddles, lifejackets, beer, snacks and dinner.

For more information, visit Knox Brew Tours’ website.

9 to 5 Film Screening

The Knox County Public Library is hosting the event at its 500 W Church Avenue location. The film stars Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. It is rated PG. The event will start at 2 p.m.

Triathlon Clinic

Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will guide athletes for their upcoming race. The clinic is free and will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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