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11/1/2015 Tennova wants to help community learn and enroll for insurance (see schedule or call for an appointment)

11/6/2015 Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity

11/6/2015 PUMPKIN ROLLS for sale to benefit Relay for Life

11/13/2015 Dandridge Memorial Library presents EMAIL & WEB CLASSES

11/13/2015 Legacy Theatre presents “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!”

11/13/2015 CHAMBER 34th Annual Banquet ** SAVE-THE-DATE Friday, February 5, 2016 ** ~ Sponsorships Available ~

11/17/2015 Tennova Lunch-and-Learn on Beating Cancer (RSVP by Nov. 14)

11/18/2015 Doughnuts & Devices hosted by Dandridge Memorial Library

11/19/2015 Knitting with “The Yarns” hosted by the DML

11/19/2015 Homemade for the Holidays hosted by DML

11/19/2015 Neighborhood Center (DCEA) Food Commodities Distribution

11/20/2015 Neighborhood Center (DCEA) Commodities Distribution

11/20/2015 GO LOCAL & SPEND $20 on the 20th. “PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS!”

11/21/2015 CHRISTMAS in Historic Dandridge (starts November 21, 2015)

11/21/2015 Merriment on Main Street *Dandridge Christmas Kickoff

11/23/2015 CHRISTMAS: 2015 Empty Stocking Fund (November 23-25, Nov. 30, Dec. 4 & Dec. 5)

11/24/2015 DML presents ‘Clever Creations’ (last Tuesday of every month)

11/25/2015 CHRISTMAS: ETCH annual Fantasy of Trees Chamber Coffee (RSVP deadline Nov. 20)

11/26/2015 Tennessee Riverboat Thanksgiving Cruise (this day Only)

11/26/2015 THANKSGIVING DINNER hosted by Churches in Dandridge

11/28/2015 COMMUNITY: 2015 Small Business Saturday Nov. 28 ~*~*~ “Show Your Love For Small Business”

11/28/2015 2015 Smoky Mtn. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Sign-Ups (for surrounding counties near Pigeon Forge)

12/1/2015 Tennessee Riverboat Company Christmas Cruises & pictures with Santa

12/3/2015 Dandridge Tree Lighting and Evening with Santa & Mrs. Clause (tree lighting at 6 pm)

12/4/2015 2nd Annual Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concert

12/5/2015 2015 White Pine Christmas Parade

12/5/2015 Glenmore Christmas Tours (Dec. 5 & 6 and Dec. 12 & 13)

12/6/2015 Hopewell Presbyterian Church 230th year Anniversary Celebration


12/10/2015 RIBBON CUTTING & CELEBRATION: Lovin’s Wholesale Furniture

12/10/2015 34th Annual Jefferson County Chamber Banquet **SAVE-the-DATE Friday, February 5, 2016 ** ~Sponsorships Available~

12/12/2015 4th Annual Jefferson City’s Hometown Christmas

12/12/2015 Jefferson City Christmas Parade (annually 2nd Saturday in December!)

12/17/2015 Bush’s Visitor Center Christmas open house at A.J. & Sallie Bush Homeplace

12/19/2015 Dandridge Christmas Parade sponsored by DVFD

12/20/2015 New Market Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

12/20/2015 GO LOCAL & SPEND $20 on the 20th and “PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS!”

5/7/2016 Glenmore Mansion Open for Tours May to October 2015

5/7/2016 Glenmore Mansion’s Annual Garden Market may 7, 2016

Alive After Five
39 weeks per year

Music series to help Knoxvillians “come alive after five” in the Friday evenings.
At Knoxville Museum of Art

Auto Show

See the best that Knoxville and local car dealers have to offer. Produced by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
At Knoxville Convention Center

Bark in the Park

Fund-raiser for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, featuring thousands of dogs and their two-legged companions.
Market Square

Biscuit Festival

The International Biscuit Festival celebrates the amazing biscuit and consists of biscuit-related activities, special foods, entertainment, artwork and more.
Downtown Knoxville


Food, beverages, entertainment and one of the largest fireworks show in the Southeastern United States.
At Volunteer Landing

Brewer’s Jam

Annual regional Craft Beer & Music Festival. Unlimited craft beer samples from regional brewers. Great entertainment and fantastic local food.
At World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn

Cherokee Heritage Festival

The Cherokee demonstrate tomahawk throwing, blow gun weaponry and the chores associated with everyday life. Experience friendship dancing, storytelling, crafts, face painting and open hearth cooking.
At James White Fort

Christmas in the City
November through December

Two-month celebration featuring the annual Riverlights Festival’s Boat Parade, Fantasy of Trees, performance of The Nutcracker by the Appalachian Ballet and the Santa Claus Parade
Throughout Knoxville

Country Market Days

Kick off fall at Ramsey House Plantation as you explore over 50 craft dealers, view historic craft demonstrations, and listen to local music – a full weekend of crafts, food, music, and fun!
At Ramsey House Plantation

Davy Crockett’s Birthday Party

Each year on the second Saturday of August, the East Tennessee Historical Society hosts a birthday party fit for a “King of the Wild Frontier”– and your family is invited! The party promises something for family members of all ages with hands-on crafts and games, storytelling, and, of course, birthday cake.
At East Tennessee Historical Society

Dogwood Arts Celebration

Since 1961, Dogwood Arts has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee by producing and featuring blooming gardens and trails, visual arts, music, crafts, theatre, culinary arts, dance, film, and literary arts.
Throughout Knoxville

Dragon Boat Festival

Event features the adrenaline-pumping action of dragon boat racing. Enjoy the fun and community spirit as you cheer on teams that consist of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steerer all in a 46-foot long dragon boat.
At Cove at Concord Park


Sponsored by the city of Knoxville’s Solid Waste Office, event features live entertainment, arts and crafts, environmental exhibits and food
At World’s Fair Park

East Tennessee History Fair

Celebrate history in downtown Knoxville with live music, children’s activities, craft demonstrations, living history timeline, trolley tours, free admission to historic sites and much, much more.
At East TN History Center and Downtown Knoxville

Fantasy of Trees

A wonderland of holiday decorations and lights along with event-long entertainment, children’s activities and shops.
At Knoxville Convention Center

Feast with the Beasts

Enjoy the tastiest offerings from area restaurants while in the company of exotic animals.
At Knoxville Zoo

Festival on the Fourth
July 4

An American celebration, complete with food, refreshments, a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, games and, of course, fireworks.
At World’s Fair Park

Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show

See over 135 booths of traditional & contemporary crafts by Tennessee’s finest artisans at the Foothills Craft Guild Annual Fall Show.
At Chilhowee Park

Foothills Fall Festival

The #1 family event in East Tennessee. Enjoy music from local and famous entertainers, works from over 75 artists and crafters and the kids can explore Children’s Adventure Land.
At Maryville, Tennessee

Greek Fest

Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, live Greek music and folk dancing and shop for imported Greek items.
At St. George Greek Orthodox Church


Knoxville has several spooky events in October. Boo! at the Zoo with the Knoxville Zoo, Ghosts & Ghouls Walking Tours with Blount Mansion, and Hearth Scares Walking Tours with James White Fort, provide alternatives for Halloween fun.

Hola Festival

The Hola Festival, organized by Hola Hora Latina, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by dedicating a full day to showcasing Hispanic culture, traditions and heritage while providing a hands-on educational experience.
At Several Locations in Knoxville

Jazz on the Square

Enjoy amazing jazz outdoors at Market Square in this free concert series.
At Market Square