6 Around Town

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – East Tennesseans can experience many cool events this weekend.


Big Clinch River Cleanup

The fifth annual Big Clinch River Cleanup is Saturday, July 22. The clean-up starts at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast at the Museum of Appalachia, located at 2819 Andersonville Highway in Norris, and finishes at around 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers in kayaks and canoes will clean shorelines and shallow water where there is no public access by road. In powerboats, volunteers will also haul tires and other items from the depths.

More: Register for the cleanup

All Weekend

Shakespeare on the Square

The free event on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville is presenting works from William Shakespeare throughout the summer. Attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. On Friday and Sunday, attendees can see all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays performed in 97 minutes. “Two Gentlemen of Verona” will be presented on Saturday. Each show starts at 7 p.m.

The Savannah Slipping Society

Tellico Community Playhouse will be presenting the comedic play. It tells the story of four Southern women who want to escape the sameness of their everyday routines. The play will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.


Paddle-about with IJAMS

The event is for the entire family. Attendees 8-years-old and up can see the nature center by canoe. Ijam naturalists will help visitors observe aquatic mammal life and more near Otter Island. The event starts at 7 p.m. and costs $20 per person or $40 per canoe. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 127 to register.

Zumbathon Charity Dance Party

The dance party will be at National Fitness Center at 8511 Walbrook Drive and will benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Star 102.1’s Tyrone Beach will be the emcee for the event. The cover fee is $10 and a pet food donation.

Alive After Five

The event at the Knoxville Museum of Art will feature the Boys’ Night Out Band. There will be food and fun. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $15 for general admission, and $10 for members and students.

Titanic Movie Costumes

The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is opening the exhibit on Friday. It features many costumes from the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.


Smokin’ For a Cause BBQ Fundraiser

The event will be held at Stardust Marina in Andersonville. There will be food, bands and more. The event will benefit families dealing with pediatric brain cancer. The main event starts at noon.

Carter Pool Free Admission Day

The pool at 9218 Carter Mill Drive will be offering free admission courtesy of Beaty Chevrolet. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Wanderlust Festival

The event will be at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville. There will be many vendors selling handcrafted items, jewelry and antiques The event will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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