Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Town of Farragut: Black History Month Program

  • February 25, 2024
  • 2:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

The community is invited to a free Black History Month program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Boulevard).

The program begins with the presentation of colors by the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol color guard and includes a performance by the Royal YOUth Dance Ensemble, a local nonprofit organization that provides a safe, creative outlet for youth. Winners of the “Making Their Mark” essay contest will also be recognized.

Guest speaker Dr. Cynthia Fleming will discuss the role played by local and national youth in the Civil Rights era. Fleming was the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in history from Duke University. In 1982, she became one of the first two black women faculty members in UT’s College of Arts and Sciences. She chaired and oversaw the growth of UT’s African American Studies program.

Following the program, a reception hosted by the Farragut Museum Committee will include finger foods and the music and artwork of local performer W. James Taylor.

Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934, 865.966.7057
townoffarragut.org

St. George Greek Orthodox Church: Strings of Compassion featuring Marki Lucky

  • February 25, 2024
  • 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

Join us for a memorial service and a violin concert "Strings of Compassion featuring Marki Lucky" on February 25th, at 10:00 am. Admission is FREE. Any donation is greatly appreciated (for donation, use the link https://www.paypal.com/donate?campaign_id=EV7TKPECDGQJJ or "Add tickets.")

Lunch with Ukrainian dishes, baked goods sale
4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
https://www.facebook.com/events/945098176984587/

Old Sevier Sunday Market

  • February 25, 2024
  • 1-5 PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Mark your calendars for the Old Sevier Sunday Market on Feb 25th 1-5pm at Hi Wire Brewing!

Captain Ed will be spinning rad tunes and Hi-Wire Brewing has a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from while you check out all of the unique items that local vendors have to offer.
This market is indoor/outdoor with almost 40 vendors. Family-friendly, including your leashed pups!
VENDOR LINEUP BELOW, and adding more!

Archie Liggett Jewelry
Girl Scout troop 20163
BDazzled
Brigid KO Jewelry
AMY TREATS, SWEET AND SAVORY BAKES
Foraged farms
Esther Sitver Artwork
Dainty Links of East Tennessee
Chainstatements
Good Greens Microgreens Farm
Mila’s Creations
The Cosmic Possum
K-Candles
Butter from the Block
DIRTY MESS
Fräuleinwunder Bakery
Oak Ridge Bird Man
English Rose Farms
GiNa Maker Studio
Lirio Chocolate
Shapes With No Names
Frank's Vintage Closet
Ocean Love Handmade Jewelry / Art by Demetrious
LuckyGirl Eleven
Rocky Top Rock Shop Mystical Fairy
Wabiwear repair
Mama Bear Sweet Treats
Whoa Doggie Hot Sauces
Stevie Bee Designs
Tiers by Jasmin
Sarah's Homemade Jams and More
Studio Felis
Trapp'd Creations

https://www.facebook.com/events/924134559386153

East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival

  • February 25, 2024

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Come celebrate the coming of Spring and the start of the Year of the Dragon in grand style at the 2024 East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival! This family-friendly variety show will feature dancing, singing, music, a traditional lion dance, martial arts, and more. Our Special Guest will be the very accomplished Pianist/Singer/Songwriter Vivian Fang Liu from New York City. Having performed at Carnegie Hall, in Lincoln Center, in London and in Asia, Vivian will bring her passion to Knoxville this year!

The Festival will be held on Sunday, February 25 from 3:30 - 6:00 pm in the beautiful Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Please join us for a wonderful cultural experience!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1849487388840454/

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Black History Month Events

  • February 14, 2024 — February 26, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Feb 14 - Special Dedication
Feb 16 - UT - Green Book, Orange Book Dinner & Discussion
Feb 17 - UUNIK Academy: BLack History 101 Mobile Museum with Prof. Griff of Public Enemy
Feb 21 - AARP Fraud Prevention Townhall
Feb 23 - Racial Justice: The Talk
Feb 24 - Freedom Schools - Jack & Jill: Living Museum
Feb 26 - Black AChievement Celebcration - Brian Clay & The Art Community at the Bijou

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461, www.beckcenter.net

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • January 1, 2024 — December 31, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Storyteller Laura Still helps you live the stories of pioneers, soldiers, outlaws, and even fictional characters who walked these streets before you.

Knoxville has a rich history full of colorful characters and famous, and infamous, figures whose lives have been the inspiration for books, movies, and works of art. Take a stroll through history in beautiful downtown Knoxville while listening to true tales of the heroes, heels, and hardened criminals that are part of the hidden lore of this unique East Tennessee town.

A portion of the proceeds for downtown tours go to help fund the work of the non-profit Knoxville History Project. Many stories are based on the books and stories of award-winning journalist and writer Jack Neely. Knoxville Walking Tours opens a window to Knoxville’s varied past and leads you on a journey through both hard times and high times of a city growing through over two centuries of history.

Tours include:
• Knoxville: The Early Years
• Misbehaving Women
• Civil War
• Gunslingers
• Musical History
• Literary Heritage
• Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours
• Knoxville Botanical Garden
• Old Gray Cemetery
• Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours

Tour on Your Schedule! Rather than posting a calendar, we’re letting you pick the tour and time — subject to availability. Call (865)309-4522 or visit http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/