Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dedication for Peace Pavillion

  • September 20, 2018
  • 6:30pm

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

The new Peace Pavilion for the Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell will be dedicated in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the Bell’s new site in A.K. Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, The Bell’s sound will resonate for the first time from its new location that evening, from a pavilion designed to project harmony, stability, innovation, and peace.

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Whiskey + Wax: A LIFE-styling Event

  • September 20, 2018
  • 6-8 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

At Marc Nelson Denim, 700 E Depot Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Join us for a new business lifestyle pop-up and raffle on Thursday September 20th to celebrate the opening of a new barbershop on Central Ave. (coming soon!!!!) and sample all of the Anchors Aweigh Hair Co. products the founder has handcrafted, right here in Knoxville. You'll also get to experience the incredible fragrances of 865 Candle Company It's a brand new Knoxville candle-making company that produces totally non-toxic candles made with soy wax and wood wicks that smell better than your favorite cologne. We're partnering with New2Knox to promote the event and get as many people as possible to come support these new Knoxville business ventures, so be sure to come out and tell a friend! We also want to thank The Maker City for all of their support! And don't forget the best part -- a delicious sampling of Thunder Road Distillery and a RAFFLE! All you have to do is give us your email when you come to the event and we'll enter you to win one of the following amazing prizes...

1ST PRIZE Marc Nelson Denim + styling session (~$300 value)
2ND PRIZE One locally made Everwood Watch Co.
3RD PRIZE Two $25 gift certificates -- one to 865 Candle Company and one to Anchors Aweigh Hair Co.!

Knox County Public Library: Imagination Library Week

  • September 16, 2018 — September 22, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Literature & readings

Mark your calendars!
September 16-22, 2018. Celebrate Imagination Library all week long at the Knox County Public Library with special story time at your local library branch! Participating story times will be listed at

Knox County Public Library: 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8750,

Imagination Library Week!

  • September 16, 2018 — September 22, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Literature & readings

Hosted by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County and Knox County Public Library

Join us for a state-wide celebration of the Imagination Library Program in Tennessee. Our celebration will include special Imagination Library themed story times at your local Knox County Public Library branch. Visit for more details or to view the schedule.

What better way to celebrate Imagination Library than by reading together! :)

Marble Springs: Farmers Market


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

The Marble Springs Farmer's Market is held Thursdays from 3-6pm, beginning May & continuing weekly through September, depending upon supply. All vendors will be selling fresh, locally-produced products including sauces, seasonal produce, herbs, perennial plants and more (weekly selection will vary).

​Marble Springs: 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-573-5508,

Ijams Nature Center: Events


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

September 21, 2018 IJAMS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Full Moon Paddle
September 22, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
September 28, 2018 NATURE AT NIGHT: Sunset Stroll (Bugs)
September 29, 2018 NATURE EXPLORERS: Insect Investigators
September 30, 2018 IJAMS SANCTUARY SERIES: Mindfulness Walk with Ijams
October 05, 2018 MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Pet Sematary
October 06, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
October 06, 2018 IJAMS 101: FREE Guided Trail Walk
October 08, 2018 - October 12, 2018 FALL BREAK CAMP: Autumn Adventures
October 13, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
October 13, 2018 IJAMS OUT AND ABOUT: Nature Walk at Founder's Park
October 13, 2018 CITIZEN SCIENCE: Butterflies and Monarch Tagging

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,