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Things to do in East Tennessee | Aug. 18-20

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – From listening to bands to watching a parade, there are many things to do in East Tennessee.


Edwin McCain

The singer will be performing at the Bijou Theatre at 8 p.m. Gabe Dixon will also be performing. Tickets are on sale for $25.

Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War

East Tennessee PBS, WETA and the East Tennessee History Society are hosting the screening. The event will show a part of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series which will air in September. The free screening will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center.

Stephen King’s “It”

The film showing will be at Ijams Nature Center at 7 p.m. Attendees can bring blankets to sit on. There will be food trucks and a beer garden. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family.


Boys and Girls Club of Roane County 5K

The race will be at Roane State Community College, 276 Patton Lane in Harriman, at 8 a.m. The event will support the organization. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

Fun with Farragut’s Fleet

Families can see emergency and rescue trucks and equipment at the event at McFee Park. There will be snacks and I.D. kits available.  The event is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Veterans Homecoming Parade

The parade in Pigeon Forge will start at 9 a.m. on Methodist Street and end on Jake Thomas Road (stoplight No. 5). There will be a free concert after the parade at the Country Tonite Theatre at 1 p.m.

Buster Keaton’s The General: A Silent Film

The 1926 film will feature a live accompaniment of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The film shows the story of a hijacking of a locomotive near Chattanooga during the Civil War. The screening will be at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.


World of Trains Tours

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge will be hosting tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Families can visit the club rooms of the Knoxville Area Model Railroaders, see the Garden Railroad in operation and the Norfolk Southern caboose.

Umphrey’s McGee

The band will be playing at the Tennessee Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 in advance and $35 on the day of the show.

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