Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

6/15 • Butterflies, Bees, and Beetles
6/15 • JamFest
6/15 • Evening Paddle
6/16 • Summer Solstice Solargraphy Workshop with The Big Camera
6/16 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
6/16 • Monthly Bluegrass Jam with ETNBA

And more!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Bijou Theatre: Old Gods of Appalachia

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing, Music and Theatre

Old Gods of Appalachia, Saturday, June 15, 8:00 PM at the Bijou Theatre.

Old Gods of Appalachia is an eldritch horror fiction podcast set in an Alternate Appalachia, a world where these mountains were never meant to be inhabited. This world feels eerily similar to the hills and hollers we've grown up with, but there are some tell-tale differences. Names of towns and counties may be altered. Historical events slide forward or backward in time. And then, of course, there are the monsters. Our live show includes a staged storytelling performance similar to an old time radio play, featuring show creators Steve Shell and Cam Collins, a rotating cast of professional actors, and live musical performances.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

Knox Area Rescue Ministries: 20th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

  • June 15, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) is beyond excited to present the 20th annual Dragon Boat Festival on June 15 at The Cove at Concord Park. 11808 S. Northshore Drive Knoxville.

The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is a community event where teams made up of companies, church groups, and friend groups compete against each other in 40-foot-long boats with 20 rowers and 1 lead drummer. It's a full day of great competition, to see who'll be this year's fastest on the water, and includes food trucks, entertainment, team and individual awards, and much more.

How does all of this help those in need? When you sign up to be part of KARM's Dragon Boat Festival you and your friends can make a big impact for our Knoxville neighbors experiencing homelessness and addiction through your team’s participation and your individual fundraising effort.

Please reach out to Kylie Clark at with any questions!

Bridge Refugee Services: World Refugee Day Celebration

  • June 15, 2024

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

The community-wide event will feature international foods, vendors, and information from organizations assisting in refugee and international protected class resettlement. Bridge Clients in East Tennessee have arrived from countries including Afghanistan, Ukraine, Cuba, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Burundi, Iraq, Venezuela, Colombia, Sudan, and many others.

Bridge Refugee Services is the only refugee and international protected class resettlement agency in East Tennessee with offices in Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Sat Jun 15th 2024, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm FREE to attend
First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St, Knoxville

Summer Shopping Bazaar

  • June 15, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join the fun at The Summer Shopping Bazaar in Downtown Knoxville!
Explore incredible arts and crafts, enjoy live music, and treat yourself at our food stand and full bar. Don't miss out on the ultimate summer vibes!
June 15th (10AM-5PM)
World’s Fair Exhibition Hall, 935 Worlds Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916

The Dinner Detective Comedy Mystery Dinner Show

  • June 15, 2024

Category: Comedy, Culinary arts, food and Theatre

June 15, July 13, July 27, Aug 10, and more

America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!

Join us for an event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. Our actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience! This results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults.

Each ticket includes our signature award-winning murder mystery dinner theatre show, along with a full plated dinner, waitstaff gratuity, and plenty of surprises during the show.

At Hilton Knoxville, 501 West Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
(866) 496-0535

Everything Mushrooms: Third Annual Mushroom Festival

  • June 15, 2024
  • 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events

It's nearly time for the 3rd annual Knoxville Mushroom Festival, Saturday, June 15, from 4:00 - 9:00 PM at Everything Mushrooms, 1004 Sevier Avenue.

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Baseball

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

It's not too late to experience America’s game as it was played in 1864! This free public event is enjoying another 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.

Game Times and Dates: Saturday, June 15 at 11am and Saturday, June 22nd at 1pm.

2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Info: (865) 546-0745 or

Ijams Nature Center: 5th Annual JamFest

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family, Meetup, Music and Science, nature

Join in the fun at Ijams for the 5th Annual JAMFEST 2024 on June 15! Bring a lawn chair/blanket and rock out with six great local bands on the Visitor Center lawn! Food, drinks, and merchandise will be available for purchase from food trucks, the Ijams beer garden and the Visitor Center. No coolers or outside alcohol are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash the entire time and you must clean up after them.

4:00pm - Carteret Banks' Mojo Band
5:00pm - The Dead Cadillacs
6:00pm - Civil Strife
7:00pm - Red Vinyl Gypsies
8:00pm - French Toast
9:00pm - Josi J and Dessert

Doors for this event open at 3 pm; music starts at 4. Tickets are $15 per person; kids under 10 are free.

Mid Mod Collective: June Mid Mod Clothing Market

  • June 15, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Meetup

At 1617 N Central St, Knoxville, TN, 11 AM - 4 PM

It’s time to start planning our June Mid Mod Vintage Clothing Market. Join us for our second vintage clothing market held the third Saturday in June. We’ll have a variety of vintage and upcycled clothing along with vintage jewelry, shoes, and other fine accessories.

Current Vendor List
Retro Local
The Maudlin Makery
Pioneer House
Rainbow Spice Vintage
Crazy Daze
Two of a Kind Vintage

Hi-Wire Brewing: Daddy's Day Out

  • June 15, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event and Fundraisers

Pull up your socks, slip on your sandals, and grab your father figure! Bring Dad to Hi-Wire on Saturday, June 15th, for DADDY’S DAY OUT! From 1-6pm, we’ll be hosting a variety of hilarious Dad themed games like a Dad Joke Competition (2pm), Dress Like Dad Contest (3pm), and Stein Hoisting (5pm)!

PLUS, Wells Station BBQ will be here serving up delicious BBQ from 12pm until they sellout, you can shop dad-approved vendors from 1-5pm, and we’ll be pouring curated bourbon flights while supplies last!

We’ll also be selling tickets for Pints for Prostates that day! Win a trip for two to GABF in Denver, Co. from Oct. 10- Oct. 13. The winner will get tickets to the GABF & Denver Rare Beer tasting, airfare, 3 nights hotel accommodations, and $300 to spend at Denver area breweries. All proceeds benefit Pints for Prostates. 1 ticket for $10, 3 tickets for $25, 7 tickets for $50

Saturday, June 15 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville, 2020 Barber St. Knoxville, TN 37920

Caribbean Cultural Showcase: Steelpan in the Park

  • June 15, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

At Baker Creek Preserve (pavilion), 3700 Lancaster Drive, Knoxville 37920

Join the East Tennessee Caribbean Community Association in celebrating National Caribbean American Heritage Month with its inaugural cultural showcase - Steelpan in the Park - on Saturday 15th June 2024 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Baker Creek Preserve pavilion, 3700 Lancaster Drive, Knoxville TN 37920. Free to the public, there will be live music, a fashion show, cultural displays, face painting, and food trucks. Come out with your lawn chairs and blankets, support, and have a fun time!

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