6 Around Town

Things to do in East Tennessee | Sept. 22-24

Maui and Moana, voiced by Dwayne Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho (Courtesy Disney)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The first weekend of Fall is here. There are many things to do, from listening to bluegrass to enjoying the outdoors.

All Weekend

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

The Knoxville Children’s Theatre is presenting the play in partnership with The Ritchie Company. For performance times and tickets, visit the Knoxville Children’s Theatre’s website.

OktOBERfest

Ober Gatlinburg is hosting the event from Sept. 22 to Oct. 29. The event will feature the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band, kid-friendly activities, food and drinks. For more information, visit Ober Gatlinburg’s website.

Friday

UnMask the Future Masquerade Ball

The Wesley House Community Center is hosting its black-tie fundraiser, UnMask The Future Masquerade Ball, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. September 22 at the Mill and Mine, located at 227 West Depot Avenue. Guests will enjoy a red carpet event with a live band, Soul Finger Band, an auction, photo booth, and dancing. WATE 6 On Your Side Good Morning Tennessee anchor Tearsa Smith is running for “Queen of the Ball.”

Local Knox Fest

The free event is hosted by I Love Local Knoxville and Freedom Chiropractic. There will be vendors, food, drinks, raffle prizes and a kid’s area. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. near the Starbucks outside of West Town Mall.

Movies on Market Square

The Knox County Public Library is hosting the event in Downtown Knoxville. There will be a movie screening of “Moana.” The movie will start at dusk. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Saturday

SturgeonFest

The festival will feature activities, exhibits and more. Kids will have the opportunity to hand release a live sturgeon. Attendees are suggested to bring shoes, hand sanitizer, lunch and chairs. T-shirts will be available for sale for $20.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seven Islands State Birding Park. Admission and parking are free.

BBQ & Bluegrass

The free festival in Greeneville will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Depot Street. There will be live bluegrass music, food, vendors, a kids area, storytelling, dancing and rock painting.

Welcome Home picnic

The event will honor all veterans at Chilhowee Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WATE 6 On Your Side Reporter Don Dare will be in attendance.

Peapod’s Paw Ride and Raffle

The charity bike ride will benefit James (Peapod) Holland so he can receive a therapy dog. James was diagnosed with autism.

The ride will be across the Foothills Parkway and will finish and end at the Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson in Maryville. The ride costs $15 and $20 with a passenger. There will be raffle prizes. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

Sunday

Heart Walk

The free event will feature a giant bubble wrap stomp, a 70-feet inflatable obstacle course, giant kickball darts, Silent Disco, herb planting, putting greens, a fun walk and more. It will be at World’s Fair Park starting at 1:30 p.m. The 1-mile fun walk will begin at 3 p.m.

Salamander Ball

There will be drinks, food, a scavenger hunt, kid’s activities and more. Zoo admission is included in the event price. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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