Local Events June-July-August 2022
June 19-23 | Dads Throw Free
Craft Axe Throwing 119 W. 5th Avenue, knoxville
Help dad make a good decision this Father’s Day. Dad’s throw FREE June 19-23! Creating Memorable Experiences for Everyone!
June 22 | 2022 Knox Bike Racing Wednesday MTB Series
Haw Ridge Park, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
The series runs through August and consists of races using multiple trail systems in the Knoxville, TN area. These are cross country mountain bike races and categories are spaced with 1 minute between the next. Classes for all levels of riders from beginners to experts. This is NOT a USAC sanctioned series, so licenses are not required. The Junior classes will start at 5:15pm. The Beginner, Sport, Clydesdale, Open Women, E-Bike and Expert classes will start at 6:30pm.
June 25 | June 2022 Summer Holler Salon
Firefly Farms 195 Tobby Hollow Ln., Knoxville
This event will take place on June 25th from 4 to 6PM at 195 Tobby Hollow Ln. Knoxville, TN. The event will feature six artists and include literary readings, comedy, and music. Carpooling to the event is greatly encouraged, as there will be very limited space for parking.
Featuring: JoAnna Brooker, Krista Cox, Savannah Jane, Karla Brundage, Ryan Dunaway, & Elisha Mykelti.
June 26 | ChambersFest 2022 + Brass Monkey & Hotdog Memorial Brunch
BrickYard Bar & Grill 4928 Homberg Dr. Knoxville
BrickYard Bar and Grill and Black Hearts Productions is proud to honor our friend brother in punk, Aaron Chambers, with a all day punk event dedicated to one of best people we know. The first half of the day will feature accoustic punk acts played on the patio as we serve a special punk rock and brass monkey brunch (one of Aaron’s Ideas), and then in the evening we will go electric and alternate punk acts between the indoor and outdoor stage. After the touring bands are paid all other profits go to East TN Harm Reduction, All Ages till 9pm, 18+ after 9pm. $15 Donation Encouraged
1:00-3:00 Punk music DJ’d on Patio
3:45-4:15 Old City Trash
4:30-5:00 The inhabitants
5:15-5:50 El Escapado
6:10-7:00 Austin Possum
Electric indoor and out
(IN)7:00-7:30 Trash Bandits
(OUT)7:40-8:10 the Oitakus
(IN)8:20-8:50 El Escapado
(OUT)9:00-9:30 Screaming Phantoms
(IN)9:40-10:10 Reckless Threat
(OUT)10:15-11:00 Good Vibes Only
June 26 | Milk Man & The Big Band: LIVE
Hey Bear Cafe 9036 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville
This will be our second time performing at Hey Bear Cafe on the Outdoor stage!
Admission is FREE! Be sure to support Hey Bear Cafe by grabbing a boba tea and supporting the local food trucks!
July 4th | Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill
5:00pm - 10:00pm
1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, tn 37915
Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, fun games, great company and tours of the 1858 house. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spread out on our 7 acres of greenspace near downtown and right off I-40. Our event recalls the spirit of 19th century Independence Day celebrations when communities gathered for patriotic revelry and enjoyment. Overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to south, historic Mabry’s Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the fireworks presented by the City of Knoxville and revelers around the city and county. Savor food from Dia De Foods and other food trucks. Quench your thirst with beverages from Xul Beer Co. and other local breweries. We’ll also have several activities for kids and the young at heart including sack races, watermelon seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole, and much more. Tinca Tinca will bring their retro-futuristic indie-rock and electronic sound for attendees to groove and enjoy. We’ll have a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Purchase tickets to join in a cake walk and possibly take home a delicious cake from a local bakery! Trotta Montgomery Realty Company will be back with Biscuit the pony! All proceeds benefit our educational and preservation missions! Event will occur rain or shine.
July 4th | Farragut Freedom Run
Intersection of S. Campbell Station and Municipal Center Dr, near Farragut Town Hall
Please join us in our annual July 4th 1 & 2 Mile race brought to you by Fleet Feet Knoxville. Participants will race just ahead of the Town of Farragut’s annual Independence Day Parade. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to enjoy a relatively flat/fast 1 and 2 mile course. Both courses are USATF* certified
July 4th | Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration
9:00am - 3:00pm
Museum of Appalachia 2819 Andersonville Highway Clinton, TN 37716
While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, the Museum of Appalachia marks the occasion with an old- fashioned “anvil shoot”. Every 4th of July, the Museum uses gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil hundreds of feet into the air!
Anvil shoots were once a common way for pioneers to commemorate holidays, elections, and other special occasions.
The anvil shoot is the centerpiece of an all-day celebration that includes a national bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, live music, southern food, demonstrations from blacksmiths, beekeepers, dulcimer makers, spinners, weavers, rail splitters, and more.
July 4th | Sunsphere Events - 4th of July Celebration
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunsphere 810 Clinch Avenue Knoxville, TN 37902
Fireworks , The 4th , Food and Fun! You are invited to spend July 4th with us at our iconic Sunsphere . Enjoy the many Independence Day festivities on the World’s Fair Park grounds during the day and then head on up to the 6th or 8th floor of Knoxville’s gold disco ball in the sky to take in the city’s fireworks show. Our top floor ( 8th) will have Rosa’s Catering providing drinks, appetizers with an ice cream bar and dj stylings from Kimzee Entertainment.
Our VIP floor ( 6th ) will host the AMAZING singing talent of Knoxville’s very own, Lauren Arp, refreshing drinks, a slider and hot dog bar with summer sides and an ice cream bar, provided by Rosa’s Catering. You pick the floor, and we will provide the food , fun and fireworks so close you can almost touch them ....all away from the crowd in a nicely air conditioned space with a view like none other!
Join us on our FB event for FAQ and answers and event updates. Sunsphere Events on Facebook and Ig. Tickets $49 – $150.
July 8th-9th | Dollywood’s Thrills in the Hills
Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN
Dollywood celebrates Thrills in the Hills July 8 - 9, 2022 with informative behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive ride time on some of your favorite Dollywood roller coasters. Exclusive ride time means you’ll get to experience more thrills, more speed and more fun on Dollywood’s world-class rides, while the behind-the-scenes tours mean you’ll be able to enjoy a rare glimpse of what makes Dollywood so great! The event includes a catered lunch, and everyone receives a free event t-shirt and Dollywood items.
July 16th | Terri Clark at The Shed
The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN
United Way Presents Terri Clark! Gates open at 6pm. Support artist takes the stage tentatively at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the gate the day of show for $5 more than online tickets pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All ticket purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available.
July 23rd | Hello, Dolly!
7:35pm - 9:45pm
Bijou Theatre 803 S. Gay Street Knoxville, TN
Based on the uproarious comedy, The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, Hello Dolly! tells the story of widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi, who connects, meddles, and negotiates everyone’s perfect match. Everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. The show celebrates the golden age of the American musical and is suitable for the whole family.
July 24th | Harper Auto Square’s Cars & Coffee
West Town Mall 7600 Kingston Pike Knoxville
Bring your ride and chat with hundreds of car enthusiasts sharing the same passion - A love for cars! *Our custom Airstream car hauler will be on site, as well as inventory from our Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Infiniti, Acura, Volkswagen, Maserati, FIAT, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Alfa Romeo stores! *Dash plaques will be given to each car and t-shirts will be for sale for $10 and what would be Cars and Coffee without free donuts and coffee!
*We urge you to invite your friends and family!
*Remember, this is a family oriented event. Please act respectively to other enthusiasts!
*KPD will be on site! See you there!
August 6th | Bacon at the Bear
Dancing Bear Lodge 7140 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend TN
This fun, Appalachian-style culinary event is where regional Appalachian Chefs will showcase Benton’s products in their dishes. Enjoy delicious dishes, beer tastings by Peaceful Side Social, and live music. Sponsor hospitality room opens at 5:00, and general admission begins at 6:00. Each ticket includes two (2) complimentary beverages curated or house-crafted by Dancing Bear’s full-service bar. **ID REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN**, Parking will be available in the lower lot next to Apple Valley Mountain Village, and a shuttle will transport guests to and from the Bistro throughout the evening. This unique event benefits New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center in our mission to restore hope to abused or traumatized children and their families. We hope you will join us to mingle and dine amidst the sprawling beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. www.dancingbearlodge.com
August 12th-14th | 8th of August: East Tennessee’s Emancipation Day
Friday 8/12 to Sunday 8/14
601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Hosted by East Tennessee Historical Society Register for this event in person, and online.
Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with William Isom II
William Isom II will discuss the history of our own version of Juneteenth, the spread of the 8th of August across the South and today’s recognition of National Emancipation.
About the Speaker
William Isom II is a 6th generation East Tennessean and Director of Black in Appalachia: Research, Education & Support. There he coordinates the project’s research, community database development, documentary film and photography production, oral history collection and educational events in conjunction with local residents. He is also the proud father of two boys, Devin and Isa.
August 13th | Elevation Worship
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville, TN
For more than two decades, well-respected worship leader Kari Jobe has been using her gifts to lead people into the presence of God. When she began leading worship at age 13, she never imagined she would be nominated for a GRAMMY®️, win multiple Dove Awards, have a RIAA Gold Certified single or be praised by the New York Times. She has sold more than 1.5 million albums (TEA) in her career and has more than one billion career streams. Originally from Texas and now residing in Nashville, she tours the country with her husband Cody Carnes and their two boys, Canyon and Kingston, and they both serve at their home church The Belonging Co.
August 20th | MFA Fest (Knoxville)
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Emporium Center, 100 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Imagine a space of cultural music, designer fashion and models, and a breathtaking art exhibit all in one place. Bringing the best of talent in Knoxville, TN. Earlybird and Vendor booths are now available.
August 23rd | KNOX ASIAN FESTIVAL
10:00am - 6:00pm
World’s Fair Park
963 Worlds Fair Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37916
You’re invited to the World’s Fair Park to get to know the local Knoxville Asian community, try authentic foods, and experience cultural entertainment. The 9th annual festival will have food vendors, performers, educational & cultural booths, a festival passport program, craft vendors, and local business vendors. Our mission is to create a welcoming community by connecting people to people.