Summertime Events in East Tennessee

East Tennessee Summertime


Summertime is here! If you’re staying in Knoxville or the surrounding area we’ve got you covered on these can’t miss events.

Image result for concerts on the square knoxvilleConcerts on the Square – Every Tuesday (Jazz) & Thursday (Variety)

If you’re going down to Market Square on any given Tuesday or Thursday be prepared enjoy a foray of different music all the way from jazz to blues to rock.

Concerts on the Square


Image result for tennessee smokiesTennessee Smokies – All Summer, Kodak

If you love baseball and you’re looking for a short trip to the ballpark the Smokies are your fix.  You can catch a game on almost any given day so you have options. However, if you were looking to go to one game in particular then July 3rd against Jackson would be a good choice as there will be fireworks following the game!

Tennessee Smokies


Image result for big kahuna wing festival 2017Big Kahuna Wing Festival – June 17th  12-8 PM,  World’s Fair Park

Do you love wings? If so, this is the place for you! The Big Kahuna Wing Festival is gearing up for their 5th straight year.  They have something for everyone whether you’re the casual wing eater or on the extreme side and want to join the wing eating competition or bob for wings, there’s plenty of activities to go around.

Big Kahuna Wing Festival tickets


Image result for knoxville brew fest 2017Knoxville BrewFest 2017 –  June 17th  4-8 PM, 701 Gay Street

If you’re looking to cool down from all the wings you’ve eaten at Big Kahuna then make you’re way over to the BrewFest on Gay Street. Enjoy a variety of different beers from several vendors.


Image result for bark in the park 2017 knoxville23rd Annual Bark in the Park -June 17th  3-7 PM,  World’s Fair Park

It’s a dog’s world… at least for this day. You and your dog will have all kinds of games and contests to participate in. Your dog might even love you more (if that’s even possible) after this event.


Fourth of July Celebrations

After you’re done with your day on the lake and eating all the burgers and hot dogs you can handle here are some of the area’s big July 4th festivities.

Fire on the Water- July 1, Sequoyah Marina, Noris

Join in for the largest private Independence Day fireworks show in Tennessee.


Image result for festival on the fourth knoxville Festival on the Fourth- Worlds Fair Park   4-10 PM 

Enjoy a day of music, food, and fireworks to celebrate July 4th. Firework begin around 9:42 PM.

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First Independence Day Parade in the Nation: July 3-July 4, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s  Fourth of July celebrations has garnered high praise as not only one of Tennessee’s best but also one of the top celebrations in the nation! Festivities begin at 12:01 AM with a parade and continue throughout the day with a spectacular firework show for the finale.

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 Image result for patriot festival pigeon forge 201727th Annual Patriot Festival – 186 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge

Come out for a full day of fun for everyone. Thompson Square will be headlining this years Patriot Festival. Fireworks begin at 9:45.

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Smokin’ the Water July 4th Festival- Kingston

Join in on all the festivities in Kingston with events such as boat racing, music, BBQ competition, and activities for the kids and then a big fireworks celebration at night along the Clinch River.


Stay tuned for more great events coming to the area!

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