Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Old City Market: Summer Market

  • August 10, 2019
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

Old City Market transforms Jackson Ave into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists, crafters, and creative makers.



Information: 865-806-1960 or

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Cades Cove Tours with Bill Landry

Category: History & heritage and Science & nature

Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry - A memory for a lifetime. The best way to experience Cades Cove is with the storyteller himself. Limited opportunities to join Bill Landry of "The Heartland Series" fame for a wonderful personal guided trip around Cades Cove. Bill will share stories, tales and adventures while touring Cades Cove.

Advance reservations required. Limit of 17 guests per tour. Departs at 9:30 am from the GSM Heritage Center, tour is approximately 4 - 5 hours. Tour will be conducted rain or shine.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Cades Cove Heritage Tours, PO Box 268, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN 37882. Call 865-448-8838 for registration.

Zoo Knoxville: 25th Annual Feast with the Beasts


Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Knoxville’s most iconic sampling event will feature Knoxville’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries throughout the zoo. The evening also features interactions with animal ambassadors and special encounters. Graze through the Grasslands Africa area to the high-energy rhythm of Indigenous Vibes and as the sun sets, the evening’s entertainment charts a course for the tropics with timeless 70s and 80s “yacht rock” performed by Smooth Sailor.

New this year is Big Al’s Ultra Lounge! Upgrade your Feast with the Beasts experience with a special ticket that gives guests access to an exclusive event area featuring a unique Knoxville cocktail from Sapphire: Fine Food and Fancy Drinks, as well as special samplings from Knoxville’s top local chefs including Lonesome Dove, Tupelo Honey, The Farmacy, OliBea, The Plaid Apron, and RT Lodge. “Lounge” in comfy chairs and couches in the shade and meet our herpetologist who will introduce you to our oldest resident Al the giant Aldabra tortoise.

Big Al’s Ultra Lounge tickets are $150 each and limited to 200 guests. General event tickets are $89 per person in advance and $99 per person the day of the event. Zoo annual passholders and Circle of Friends members receive $10 off all tickets. Ticket price includes all food and beverage samples and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (865) 637-5331 or at the zoo’s ticket window during regular business hours. General event tickets are also available at all area ORNL Federal Credit Union locations. This event is for guests 21 and up and ID will be required to enter.

To ensure a great guest experience, a limited number of tickets are available. All proceeds from the event support the work Zoo Knoxville does to save animals from extinction.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Baseball


Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage and Kids & family

Experience America’s game as it was played in 1864! This free public event is enjoying its 6th season and Historic Ramsey House is proud to be a part of this historic reenactment. The players play by 1864 rules, wear period uniforms and our local Knoxville teams bear the names of actual teams that existed in Knoxville during that time. The Knoxville Holstons and Emmett’s Machinists play other vintage league teams from around the state.

Admission and Parking are Free! Concessions will be available with proceeds supporting Historic Ramsey House

Game Times and Dates: Saturday, August 10th 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

12th Annual Irish Fest on the Hill

  • August 10, 2019
  • 4:00-10:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Bring your family to the 12th Annual Irish Fest on the Hill at Immaculate Conception Church downtown on Saturday August 10th! Enjoy live Irish entertainment on two stages with Irish bands and Irish dancers. You can get Irish beer, wine and authentic Irish food. There will be tours of this historic church, a silent auction and plenty of Irish coffee and Irish desserts. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 & under and dogs are free.

Irish Fest on the Hill
Saturday August 10th, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
414 West Vine Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

WDVX: Kidstuff Live with the Spooky Ooos


Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

The best way to give somebody a love and appreciation of their culture is to start ‘em out when they’re young. Hosted by Sean McCollough, Kidstuff on WDVX is a show full of great music that kids and kids at heart will love.

Tune in or join us. 89.9 | 102.9 | 93.9 |

The special guest will be the Spooky Ooos, Knoxville's premier paranormal honky tonk band. It's gonna be fun!

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029,

UT Arboretum Society: Leaf Print Art Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

A leaf print art workshop will be held at the UT Arboretum on Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please bring a sack lunch. The program will be held at the UT Arboretum Sharp Program Shelter, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. The event will take place rain or shine.

The cost is $30 for members of the UT Arboretum Society and $35 for non-members. An adult may work together with a child to make two leaf prints at a discounted price of $50 for members and $55 for non-members. The children will make a smaller version of the leaf print.

Arboretum Society board members Kathy Fahey and Lynda Haynes will work with participants to create large leaf prints to be used as birdbaths, coffee table art and more. All project materials except paint will be provided. Time will not permit painting the leaf prints, but instruction will be given about the type of paint needed to finish the project at home. The popular class is expected to fill up quickly, as it has in the past and payment must be made in advance. To register, email Kathy Fahey at or 865-898-2646.

For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277 or

East Tennessee Children's Hospital: Burger Bash 2019

  • August 10, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fundraisers, Kids & family and Music

Saturday at 10 AM – 3 PM
World's Fair Park - Knoxville
Hosted by East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Join us for an event to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital, the Burger Bash! On Saturday August 10, 2019, enjoy the day with your family and friends on World's Fair Site listening to live music and enjoying Knoxville's best cooking teams grilling burgers for a good cause. Live music all day by The Coveralls and Soul Finger

Go to for details.

The Lyric Theatre Company: Barefoot in the Park

  • August 9, 2019 — August 11, 2019

Category: Culinary arts and Theatre

In Lenoir City at The County Kinfolk Event Center. Play dates and times are as follows:
Friday August 9th at 8:00 pm
Saturday August 10th at 8:00 pm
Sunday August 11th at 2:00 pm

Dining room opens at opens at 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday. Shopping area will be open beginning at 6pm.

Tickets are $20 sold in advance and if you want to enjoy dinner on Friday and Saturday it will be an additional $15 paid in advance with ticket. (Ends August 7th) Plated meal served between 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Meal cost $15 to be purchased at time ticket is purchased. Choice of 3 entrees. Pork, chicken, or meat loaf served with two sides and a drink. No need to chose meal option in advance.

Sunday August 11th Country Kinfolk will be open regular hours with regular Sunday menu. (Restaurant closes at 2pm)

Knoxville Walking Tours benefiting Knoxville History Project

Category: History & heritage and Kids & family

AUGUST 9, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war.
Visit the downtown sites and then get an overview of the battles and fortifications from the observation deck of the Sunsphere.
Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $25. Children 6-12: $17 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

AUGUST 9, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The lively entertainment section now known as the Old City wasn’t always so friendly. The neighborhood has a history of dark times and dark deeds, and the remnants aren’t just in the architecture. Formerly known as the Bowery, the district was home to saloons, dance halls, pool rooms, and bars, where famous gunmen, thieves, ladies of the evening, and troublemakers of all kinds bumped elbows with naïve travelers and honest working folk. Life here was violent—and often short.
Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

AUGUST 10, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Knoxville’s story has always been set to music, from the time when the poetic rhythms of the native Cherokee tribes still echoed in the hills and the ballads of the Scots-Irish settlers were sung around campfires on the riverbanks. Immigrants from all over the world brought new instruments and tunes to enliven the song and East Tennessee became known as a home to musicians of every genre, whether classical, jazz, R&B, rock-n-roll, Americana, or the avant-garde sounds of ska, techno, and whatever’s unveiled at this year’s Big Ears Festival.
Meet in the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14(Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

AUGUST 10, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. It all happened in Knoxville and restless spirits still haunt the city streets.
If you enjoy a chill in the evening, walk with us to Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history echoes with the sound of gunfire and restless spirits are rumored to walk the streets. Visit their haunts and shiver as you listen to local legends of scary spooks and supernatural phenomena.
Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay St. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

AUGUST 11, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Home of Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, James Agee, and more. You’ll visit the scenes that inspired them and walk in the footsteps of their characters.
There’s so much to tell that it’s hard to squeeze it into 90 minutes. We’ll give you an overview or tell us what you like and we’ll concentrate on what you’re most interested in. From George Washington Harris and Frances Hodgson Burnett to Cormac McCarthy and Nikki Giovanni, poetry, mysteries, bestsellers, and great movies. There’s plenty to choose from. Want to see all the real locations in Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree? Well, that would take all day, but we can give you some highlights. Just let us know.
Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s 10th annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade.

Participants can view the show entries and watch the presentations of ribbons and cash awards to the winning artists.

First National Bank of Tennessee is once again sponsoring the Art Guild’s Judged and Juried Fine Art Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners. An assortment of hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at this free opening reception event.

The Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show will feature all genres of art, and these items will be on display at the PCAC from August 2 through September 4. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For further information about the 10th annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show, visit the Art Guild’s website:, the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), or call 931-707-7249.

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Mary Saylor and Lynnda Tenpenny

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

August Featured Artists - First Friday Reception: August 2, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Mary Saylor has been fascinated by all sorts of artistic endeavors from her childhood and was raised by parents who themselves were creative individuals. Mary obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University with a minor in Sculpture and over the years, she has dabbled in various creative outlets including drawing, quilting, painting, woodcarving and clay, but recently has focused on paper mache sculptures. Mary has a profound love and appreciation of all animals, great and small, and this devotion is clearly seen in her whimsical, humorous animal sculptures. She thoroughly enjoys the process of creating each and every piece and hopes they bring nearly as much happiness and joy to everyone who views them.

Bio: Lynnda Tenpenny is an award-winning artist, a native East Tennessean, and a UT grad. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery and Foothills Craft Guild, and has served on boards of both and as President of both. Lynnda has art in several regional collections, including Park West Hospital, UT Hospital, Women’s Contemporary Health, and others.

Statement: I love paint, papers, patterns, colors, and layers; I love experimenting with various materials to com-bine these elements into something fun and interesting. The glimpses of things “hidden” under previous layers or partially visible letters and numbers lets the viewer create their own story. We recently moved to a house (and new studio) where we see the most beautiful sunsets every evening. Apparently I never saw sunsets before!! I’ve tried to incorporate the delicate colors and nuances of the clouds into my work; it’s a goal in progress and as with all art, it’s evolving. Lynnda Tenpenny Facebook:

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,

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