Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Zoo Knoxville: Kroger Discount Days with $5 Admission

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Zoo Knoxville is offering $5 off admission tickets during Kroger Discount Days, December 1 through February 28, 2018. During Kroger Discount Days, guests can discover why winter is an enjoyable time to visit the zoo. Many animals, including red pandas, river otters, elephants, gorillas, red wolves, lions and tigers, enjoy the cooler temperatures. On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved indoors, but visitors can still see many in their indoor viewing areas. The Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure is a popular indoor area that’s an entertaining stop for creative play during visits as well.

A December trip to the zoo may even include a visit to Santa’s Village, a special holiday encounter and photo opportunity with Santa Claus. Santa’s Village will be open for holiday photos and Christmas wishes December 14 through 17, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day in the heated Kids Cove tent. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours and online at Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 28, 2018, and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon.

Currently, the zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Pasión Flamenca: Flamenco Dance Classes

  • January 3, 2017 — December 31, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

Spice up your dance routine with flamenco dance classes. Our routines will challenge your coordination and stamina and will help you acquire stage presence. Our classes are geared towards beginners and intermediate dancers. Feel free to come and try it out! Classes are ongoing and drop ins are welcome in the beginner class! Check the website for updates.

Beginner Adults - Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Choreography Adults - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Beginner Children - Wednesdays at 5:00 PM (Registration required)

Pre-registration may be required. All classes are held at the Tennessee Conservatory for Fine Arts 8701 Unicorn Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922. Info: 865-202-0740,, or

Ijams Nature Center: Events


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

January 13, 2018 BIRD-ABOUTS: Winter Ducks at Cove Lake
January 13, 2018 IJAMS FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: New Year, New Hike
January 13, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT: Girls STEM bird feeder design workshop
January 14, 2018 Monsters Made with Love Workshop
January 18, 2018 An Evening of Monsters: Monsters Made with Love Workshop
January 20, 2018 IJAMS FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: Squirrel Celebration
January 20, 2018 IJAMS NATURE EXPLORERS: Animals in Winter
January 20, 2018 SERENITY SERIES: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop
January 20, 2018 DIY FOR THE BIRDS: Suet Yourself
January 21, 2018 BIRD-ABOUTS: Sandhill Cranes at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
January 23, 2018 NATURE PRESCHOOL: Information Sessions
January 24, 2018 CHILDRENS PROGRAM: Nature Nuggets

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,