Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • August 14, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival held August 14, 2021

At the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882

Flea Circus Craft Market @ Barrelhouse

  • August 14, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

12-5:30 PM at Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus

Every second Saturday, join us at Barrelhouse! Have lunch paired with your favorite cider and visit local Knoxville vendors, enjoy live music, our pet-friendly patio, all the good stuff!
621 Lamar Street Knoxville, TN 37917

Town of Farragut: Fun with Farragut’s Fleet

  • August 14, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

It’s time for an up-close encounter with big equipment used by the Town of Farragut and other local organizations! The 19th annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet is 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. As always, this is a free event sponsored by the Town of Farragut.

Participating organizations include Town of Farragut Public Works, Smyrna Ready Mix, Rural/Metro, Waste Connections of Tennessee and the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Snacks will be provided by the Town of Farragut and children’s I.D. kits will be provided by HIS Security.

For more information, contact Special Event and Program Coordinator Brittany Spencer at 865-218-3378 or

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Hobbit

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of “The Hobbit.” This live stage adaptation of the famous novel by J.R.R. Tolkien is written by Patricia Gray.

Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results - not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth - and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy a magical fantasy.

The play is performed by 24 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 16.

The show is directed by recent KCT graduate Quintin Rhodes with Assistant Director Alyssa Vogt.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Dog Daze V at Village Green

  • August 13, 2021 — August 15, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

You do not want to miss DOG DAZE 5!

Those high flying pooches of DOCKDOGS International are returning with their record breaking jumps to the Village Green Shopping Center in Downtown Farragut!

Circle your calendar for the weekend August 13 - 14 - 15

There will be food trucks, 2 dozen merchandise vendors and adult beverages alongside 50+ competing canines!

Tennessee Theater: Tour the Theatre

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Join Us Behind the Scenes This Summer!
Saturday, August 7 at 11am
Saturday, August 14 at 11am
Saturday, August 28 at 11am

Join us for a behind the scenes tour and learn details about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Tennessee Theatre. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public, and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem. Follow the link below to learn more and secure your spot now, as spaces are limited!

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Rala: Yonder by Sarah Moore

  • August 6, 2021 — September 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

We are excited to announce Sarah Moore as our artist for the months of August and September! Her show Yonder features paintings of natural and wild places in East Tennessee. All paintings are one of a kind originals. Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm on Fri Aug 6.

Yonder will be on display August 6th through September 28th. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we prefer that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

Sarah Moore is a lifelong painter and current Knoxville resident. She earned her M.Arch degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, and was a Danforth Scholar for the duration of her study there. Her work has been mentioned in The New York Times and Town & Country Magazine, and her paintings have been collected throughout the United States and internationally.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: 12th Annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show

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

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the prestigious Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 6th from 5 - 7 p.m.

Juror-Judge, Carl Gombert was born in Brimfield, Ohio in 1959. He started taking painting lessons at the age of 14 with money he earned delivering newspapers. He completed a BFA in Drawing at the University of Akron and an MFA in Painting at Kent State University. He worked as a stagehand before earning a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at Texas Tech University. He has shown in more than 350 exhibitions across the US and abroad, and his work is in numerous museum and university collections. Since 1993, he has taught painting, drawing, and art history at Maryville College in Tennessee.

Winners will be announced to the public during the August 6th reception. This event is free and open to the public!

Browse through eye-catching displays of paintings (watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media), photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more! All artwork in the gallery is available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in the Art Guild’s new retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Art Market Gallery: Elle Colquitt

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

Photography & Fiber Vessels
First Friday Reception: August 6, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Elle Colquitt, Photography
Elle's photography showcases the unique artistry that can be found in window reflections. Although her images appear to be taken as a double exposure, each image is captured in a single shot that reflects a moment-in-time. She encourages viewers to take a deeper look into her layered imagery, as hidden components are often waiting to be discovered.

Elle Colquitt, Fiber Vessels
Elle has been working as a professional textile artist since the early 1970's. Currently, she is enjoying the challenge of designing fiber vessels. The wide variety of texture and pattern of her fabrics create designs that impersonate other materials; her work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. Each unique vessel features distinctive trims and embellishments.

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

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Julie L. Rabun

  • August 6, 2021 — August 29, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Julie L. Rabun Friday, August 6 from 6-8 pm. Julie is a Professor of Art at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. She grew up in Knoxville where she attended Bearden High School. Since 2002 she has taught full time in the Carson-Newman University Art Department, coordinates the Emphasis in Graphic Design, and Chairs the department. She also works as a freelance graphic designer and enjoys fine art photography, watercolor, and drawing.

"My artistic process integrates typographic expression within fine artworks. I start with watercolor paper upon which I affix newspaper and/or old book pages. Using this substrate, I apply mixed media to depict a landscape that I have personally visited and photographed. The final image results in areas where letters, words, and printed material are visible."
-Julie L. Rabun

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or

West Fifth Studios: Field Trip!

  • August 6, 2021 — August 29, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The collective of artists at West Fifth is pleased to bring you “Field Trip!”

Opening reception will be August 6th from 5-9 at but the show will run through the month of August. See you so soon!

Red Gallery, 132 W. Jackson Avenue

214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Tracye Burnett Sowders

  • August 6, 2021 — August 29, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception Friday August 6th, 5-8. Show will be up the month of August.

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-4, and by appointment, via IG button, during the week: 865-337-7106 or

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