These events are held in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games held at Maryville College.
Come celebrate the art and heritage of quilting.
These FREE outdoor concerts are held on Market Square every Tuesday (8 pm – 10 pm) and Thursday (7 pm – 9 pm) evening in the spring and summer. Please note that city-owned parking garages are FREE after 6 pm.
This huge end-of-the-school-year concert features a variety of local artists. Admission is free to UT students. General admission tickets are $20/advance and $30/at the gate.
In addition to the competitive games, this festival will feature a variety of clan tents, live Celtic music, food and merchandise vendors, kids’ activities, and much more! Please visit the festival website below for a full listing of events.
This is a dog friendly event. You can even enter your dog into a parade, with proceeds benefiting the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation.
This run, which honors the sacrifices of American service members, has 3 options including full marathon, half marathon, and 10 K.
This fun and FREE festival features classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collie sheep-herding. There will also be animals on display including lamas, rabbits, sheep and goats.
FREE 5 day event features guided hikes, field trips, hands-on workshops, children’s activities and more!
At this year-round monthly event, you can enjoy the late-night openings of local shops and art galleries. While your out, you can also delight in local street performances and/or grab some grub from one of downtown Knoxville’s many tasty restaurants.
For more information on this Alcoa 5K or to register for the event, please contact the Blount County Parks and Rec.
This awesome new festival will celebrate the rich logging history of Townsend. The festival’s main event will be the 2017 Southeastern College and University Lumberjack Competition! Yes, a real lumberjack competition! There will also be live music, walking tours, historical discussions, food vendors, woodworking demonstrations and more!
This FREE event at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture features activities, craft, tours and more! All kids will have the opportunity to work with clay and bring home their own work of art.
A really RAD run that will dust you with multi-colored powder throughout the course.
A variety of educational programs and guided hikes throughout The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
This annual festival, held at the Talley Ho Inn, will feature a variety of stunning British Cars. Some years there have been over 150 cars!
This festival offers plenty of food, music and free entry to the public. You can taste the competition food, with the purchase of a $10 “tasting spoon.”
This FREE family event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, features activities, story time, crafts, tours and more! The theme for this event is: the role of museums in the community.
This is Tennessee’s official BBQ championship competition. Don’t miss the excellent food, entertainment, and fun kid’s zone.
This Smoky Mountain festival features arts and crafts vendors, clogging, live bluegrass, food vendors, a kid zone and more! The festival is FREE, but parking is $8/per car. Parking proceeds go to the Volunteer Fire Department.
Held at the Nawger Nob shopping area, this festival will feature dozens of arts and crafts vendors.
This kid-friendly festival features storytelling, arts, crafts, music, science exploration, food and more!
Sample a variety of delicious biscuits ranging from sweet and simple to savory and decadent delights. Tickets are $15/per person and each ticket allows you to sample 5 biscuits. You can purchase multiple tickets if desired.
This Blount County scenic cycling tour starts and ends at the Townsend Visitors Center. Proceeds from the event go towards a scholarship fund for local high-school seniors.
This weekend-long arts and crafts fair features culinary arts demonstrations, performing arts, artisan crafts with live demonstrations, food vendors and much more!
This is a joint venture between the Townsend Artisan Guild and Cades Cove Cellars.
Free admission to this craft show with a ton of vendors!
This weekend long music festival takes place at multiple venues along Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Bands include both national and local favorites.
Bring your Bronco or Ford to this family-friendly festival hosted by the Talley Ho Inn. Throughout the weekend there will be organized games, contests, sight seeing drives, and more!
This roaring event will feature classic cars, parts and accessories vendors, music and food vendors.
This fun and FREE event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, is for parents and children ages infant to 4. Children will have the opportunity to examine masks from the museum and make a mask of their very own to take home.
Proceeds from this event go towards supporting the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, especially the programs for school children.
featuring entertainers, floats, music and food!