Calendar of Events

Friday, May 25, 2018

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Memorial Day Sale

Category: Festivals & special events

This Memorial Day weekend, take 25% off any clothes that are red, white or blue in color at any of our 28 regional stores!

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: 865-588-8567,

Live the Age of Chivalry at the Tennessee Medieval Faire

  • May 19, 2018 — June 3, 2018

Category: Comedy, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Music

Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to time-travel back to the Middle Ages at the fourth annual Tennessee Medieval Faire. The festival is located in Harriman near I-40 just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. This rugged outdoor festival will spring to life on May 19 and run for three weekends, including Memorial Day. “Our theme this year is Robin Hood, and patrons are invited to Live the Age of Chivalry in the High Middle Ages (circa 1194). Patrons can interact with well-loved characters of Sherwood Forrest, meet Maid Marian, and even get knighted,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager and Entertainment Director.

The festival will include continuous professional family-friendly entertainment. In the tournament arena will be Real Jousting and Warriors’ Chess, where the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen square off against good Robin and his Merry Men. There will also be interactive comedy shows, puppet shows, Irish and Celtic music, English folk dances, patron costume contests, and costumed street characters. In addition, vendors will be selling medieval crafts, food and beverages, including beer.

The Tennessee Medieval Faire is a family-friendly outdoor festival. Dates are May 19-20, 26-27-28, June 2-3. Hours are 10am-5pm ET. Ticket prices are $17 for ages 13+, $9 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under. Field parking is free. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For more information, please visit, find the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.

MOVING SALE at Liz-Beth & CO

  • May 15, 2018 — May 27, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Festivals & special events

Fabulous discounts available on assorted pottery, art glass, jewelry, and art prints while supplies last. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a great price on Phyllis Shipley, Cynthia Markert and Jim Gray art prints. Our contact information will remain the same, so give us a call for all your art and framing needs!

Liz-Beth & Co.: 7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-691-8129,

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Spring Concert Series


Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Music

Fridays at 7 PM

May 11 - Early Bird Special
May 25 - Jodi & Tim Harbin - Simple, pure, honest Appalachian mountain music

As we continue to offer our Sunset Concert Series to you, please keep the following in mind when making your plans to attend:
All concerts begin at 7 pm – Rain or shine in the covered amphitheater.
Bring your own folding lawn chairs.
Coolers and alcohol of any kind are prohibited
Pets are not allowed (Except Service Animals w/ Proper Identification)
Smokin' Joe's BBQ available at the Concessions Stand until Intermission!

$10 per person, GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044,

Ijams Nature Center: Events


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

May 09, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT: Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra Concert
May 13, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT: Seventy Thirty Creatives Presents As You Like It
May 16, 2018 NATURE NUGGETS: Who Lives in the Pond?
May 19, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT: Seventy Thirty Creatives Presents As You Like It
May 20, 2018 FAMILY ADVENTURE SUNDAYS: Look Before You "Leaf"
May 20, 2018 IJAMS Citizen Science Series: Caterpillars Count!
May 26, 2018 IJAMS DOWN AND DIRTY: Gardening 101
May 26, 2018 IJAMS WILD FAMILIES: Family Frog Hike
May 26, 2018 BIRD-ABOUTS: Whippoorwills at Chota Memorial

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,

Union Ave Books: Upcoming events

  • January 1, 2017 — December 31, 2018

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

Upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 16th at 6 pm The Southern Literature Book Group discusses Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharon McCrumb

Thursday, May 17th at 6 pm Book signing with Ashley English talking about her newest cookbook, Southern From Scratch.

Wednesday, May 30th at noon The Bookaholics Reading Group discusses The Muse by Jessie Burton

Sunday May 6th at 2 pm Book signing with author Debbie Schriver reading from her new book Whispering in the Daylight published by UT Press

Sunday May 13th at 2 pm Book Launch and signing with Laura Mansfield reading from her new book Geezer Stories: The Care and Feeding of Old People

Sunday June 10th at 2 pm Book signing with well-known author Silas House reading from his new novel Southernmost

All events are free and open to the public. UNION AVE BOOKS, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,