Fun Things to Do in Tri-Cities TN in September

Discover the best things to do in Tri-Cities TN in September, including fun activities and September events.

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Things to Do in Tri-Cities TN in September

Apple Orchards

U-pick Apple season is still going strong. If you can’t make it this month, don’t worry. This crop lasts all the way through October.

Pick a farm now to visit when the weather gets cooler. Or, go early in the morning to beat the lingering summer heat.

Outdoor Concerts

Several outdoor concert series are still going strong this month. So, if you haven’t already caught a show, there’s no better time to enjoy a little free music under the stars.

Plan a Date Night

Adults deserve to have a little fun too. Plan your next night Tri-Cities date night with our big list of local adventures for couples.

September Events in Tri-Cities TN

U-Pick Sunflower Experience

Saturdays in September 2023
Strawberry Moon Blooms, Kingsport
$25 Per Picker, $5 for Non-Pickers

Bring the kids out to stroll the garden and pick some lovely sunflowers. Amateur photos to be shared on social media are allowed. Professional photography sessions must be scheduled in advance.

Makebreak Art Activities

Sundays in September 2023
Michaels Crafts Stores (All Locations)

This September kids can paint fall-themed rocks, make yarn trees, and create a watercolor leaf painting. These activities are completely free and all the supplies are included.

The store is also hosting a pumpkin fest where you purchase a craft foam pumpkin and they provide all the decorating supplies.

Upper East TN Celtic Festival

September 1-3, 2023
Tipton Haynes State Historic Site, Johnson City
$10/Adults, $5/Kids

At the Celtic festival, visitors will enjoy a Scottish clan ceremony, highland games, bagpipe music, traditional foods, step dancing, vendors, and more.

Build Your Own Microscope

September 2, 2023
Home Depot (All Locations)

Kids will use real tools to build their own working microscopes that they get to take home. All the supplies are included and this activity is completely free.

Family Fun and Reflection

September 2, 2023
Pavillion at Founders Park, Johnson City
FREE Admission

This community event celebrates National Recovery Month and will have food, bouncy houses, games, and kids’ activities. There will also be informational booths about addiction and recovery.

Beginning Crochet

September 2, 9, & 16, 2023
The Philosopher’s House, Johnson City
All Supplies are to be Purchased Individually

This 3 part class is perfect for beginning crochet artists with no experience. You will finish the series with a completed project. The instruction for this class is free, but food and beverage purchases are encouraged.

Project supplies must be individually purchased prior to the start of the first class.

Family Canvas Class

September 2, 2023
AR Workshop Bristol
Starting at $40 Per Person

Each participant gets to make a fun canvas art project. Choices include pillows, tote bags, and more. The price varies based on your chosen project.

September Shop and Hop

September 7, 2023
Downtown Kingsport
FREE Admission

Come on out to enjoy downtown Kingsport in the comfort of the cool evening shade. Shops will stay open late and there will also be live street music.

Beauty and the Beast Experience

September 9, 2023
Downtown Johnson City
$40-$80 Per Team

On this large-scale outdoor scavenger hunt, teams will work together to search for clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges to help Belle break the curse.

Sorghum Festival

September 16, 2023
Tipton Haynes State Historic Site, Johnson City
$6 Per Person + $2 Tasting Experience

Learn the step-by-step process of how molasses is made from sorghum. A mule will be on-site turning the mill and there will be an optional breakfast featuring sorghum.

READing Paws

September 16, 2023
Johnson City Public Library

Children can register for a 15-minute timeslot to read to a trained listening dog. This is a great way to get your child excited about reading.

Build Your Own Football Cardholder

September 16, 2023
Lowes (All Locations)

Kids will use real tools to build an adorable football card holder. All supplies are included and this activity is completely free. Advanced registration is encouraged.

Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival

September 16, 2023
Downtown Erwin
FREE Admission

Enjoy a day of herbal education classes and herbal product vendors in beautiful downtown Erwin.

Parent and Me Painting Class

September 21, 2023
Kil’n Time Contemporary Ceramics Studio, Bristol
$40 Per Painter

Guests will paint an adorable fall-themed Charlotte’s Web painting complete with a pumpkin and, of course, Charlotte the spider.

Saturday with Snakes

September 30, 2023
Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport
$7 Parking Per Vehicle

Learn all about Bays Mountain’s resident snakes.

Bluegrass BBQ

September 30, 2023
Full Bloom Farm House, Abingdon, VA
$45/Adults, FREE Admission For Kids

Enjoy live bluegrass music, a BBQ buffet, kids’ activities, yard games, and more!

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