Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Friends of Seven Islands: Riverboat Cruise

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

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Board: 11:30 am. Cruise: 12 noon – 2 pm

Star of Knoxville Riverboat
300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
Official Web Site for Registration: https://www.friendsofsevenislands.com/riverboat-cruise/

Join the Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park for brunch as we cruise upriver on the Star of Knoxville paddlewheel riverboat to the beginning of the Tennessee River. During brunch, you’ll learn about the Tennessee River from Kim Trevathan who has paddled all 652 miles of the river twice, wild birds of prey from Dr. Robyn Miller with American Eagle Foundation, and the Wild Yards Garden’s connection to birds from Park Ranger Clare Datillo. While cruising, expert birders will help you discover shorebirds along the river. We sail rain or shine!

Brunch consists of a plated meal with Honey Ham, Baked Chicken, Quiche, Dressing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli Salad, Danishes and Rolls, and nonalcoholic beverages. Cash bar also available.

$75.00 - Adult: Brunch and 2 hour interpretive cruise
$45.00 - Child (ages 5-12): Brunch and 2 hour interpretive cruise

All proceeds support the Seven Islands State Birding Park including the Wild Yards Garden.

8th annual Knoxville Race for the Summitt

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Health, wellness

Sun September 19, 4-Mile Run/Walk

The eighth annual Knoxville Race for the Summitt 4-Miler is organized by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy's American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter to benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation. The Pat Summitt Foundation was founded by the legendary head coach of the Lady Vols Basketball team, Coach Pat Summitt, to promote education and research for Alzheimer's disease. The race course features a 4-mile tour of the UTK campus, where legendary coach Pat Summitt established her legacy. Show your support for Coach Summitt by running or walking in the race and asking friends and family members to become Memory Donors. Please join us as "We Back Pat!"

https://runsignup.com/raceforthesummitt

The Maker City Summit

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

The Maker City Summit brings together bright minds, inspirational storytellers, and successful makers to build our creative community together. The main event will take place on Sunday, September 19, at Jackson Terminal in the Old City Knoxville. The leaders of The Maker City Summit will be ready to ignite conversation and discuss the creative culture in our city, our region, and our nation.

Virtual/streaming options available: www.themakercity.org/summit
203 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest 2021

  • September 18, 2021 — October 3, 2021

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

Hosted by Schulz Bräu Brewing Company
Schulz Bräu's 6th Annual Oktoberfest will be from September 18th - October 3rd.

Saturday September 18th
5:00am Doors Open to ticket holders
5:30am Live Music by Sande & Mike of the Knoxville Polka Kings
6:00am Barrel Tapping
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schulz-brau-brewings-6th-annual-oktoberfest-opening-ceremony-tickets-168739198485

9:00am Doors Open to the public
12:00pm UT vs TN Tech
3:30pm Live Music by Smoky Mountain Oompah Band
7:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
8:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Sunday September 19th
10:30am Frühschoppen: Oktoberfest Brunch
11:00am Live Music by Concord Brass
4:25pm Titans vs Seahawks
5:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Follow these links for each weeks schedule:
Week 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/512740219847677
Week 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/593098608527072
Week 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/206876131292806

Come enjoy authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand for this festive time of the year. Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged!

The Maker City Summit 2021

  • September 13, 2021 — September 19, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Film, Fine Crafts, Health, wellness, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing, Music, Science, nature, Technology and Theatre

Join us September 13 – 19 for our 6th annual summit.

The Maker City Summit 2021 is a week-long series of workshops, powerful presentations, 
and meaningful networking. The main event will take place on Sunday, September 19, at Jackson Terminal in the Old City Knoxville, TN. The leaders of The Maker City Summit will be ready to ignite conversation and discuss the creative culture in our city, our region, and our nation.

This year you have the opportunity to add a Deep Dive session to your registration. These in-person workshops will be conducted in different locations throughout Knoxville throughout the week leading up to the Sunday Summit. Experts in specific subject matter are partnering with The Maker City to discuss tactical how-to’s, providing step-by-step information to grow your business. Find the expert that’s right for you!

Learn from and be inspired by incredible talent from East Tennessee and beyond. Connect with artists, makers, and the larger creative community to network with like-minded makers. Expand your perspective, gain valuable business insights, and get the jumpstart you need to push your creative work further.

https://themakercity.org/

101st Tennessee Valley Fair

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Your Hometown Fair is BACK!

That’s right, the 101st Tennessee Valley Fair is making a return September 10-19th. Get ready for 10 fun-filled, action-packed days full of your fair favorites: concerts, rides, food, competitions, and more!

Entertainers include:
Don't Miss Out On:
Jon Langston - Friday, Sept. 10
John Anderson - Sunday, Sept. 12
Riley Green - Tuesday, Sept. 14
The Commodores - Wednesday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield - Thursday, Sept. 16
En Vogue - Friday, Sept. 17
Marshall Charloff & Purple Xperience - Saturday, Sept. 18
Joe Nichols - Sunday, Sept. 19

https://www.tnvalleyfair.org/

Zoo Knoxville: Keeper Chats

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

We’re excited to be bringing back our keeper chats, which gives you the opportunity to get to know more about the animals and meet the keepers who care for them. It’s a great way to learn more about the conservation work being done at Zoo Knoxville and learn how you can be part of the mission to save animals from extinction. Currently offered throughout the zoo each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Schedule subject to change.

Explore Keeper Chats: https://www.zooknoxville.org/keeper-chats/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Eastside Sunday Market at Walter Hardy Park

  • June 6, 2021 — September 26, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Eastside Sunday Market - Walter Hardy Park from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays June through September
2020 MLK Jr. Ave, Knoxville

The Eastside Sunday Market is a producer-only market featuring seasonal produce, handmade crafts, and homemade prepared food. While the market welcomes vendors from across East Tennessee, we pride ourself on supporting our neighbors. More than half of our vendors travel less than 5 miles!

The market was founded by the community, for the community. Our market is hosted by Battlefield Farm & Gardens with support from 5 Points Up, the National Women in Agriculture Association, SEEED Knoxville, and Nourish Knoxville. We look forward to seeing you!

http://www.eastsidesundaymarket.org/

Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings below to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront!

https://volunteerprincess.com/

Tennessee Riverboat Company: Star of Knoxville

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Create some memories on our authentic paddlewheeler - the Star of Knoxville. We offer a variety of lunch and dinner cruises along with sightseeing-only tickets.

This authentic paddlewheeler is United States Coast Guard approved for 235 passengers. The main deck seats 144 passengers and is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year round comfort. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, band stage, and is exquisitely decorated for the most elegant dinner and entertainment available. From black tie events like weddings and receptions to a casual event like a football charter the atmosphere is right for any occasion.

https://tnriverboat.com/

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • January 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Are you looking for a safe and engaging outdoor activity during the pandemic? Take a historical tour of downtown Knoxville – its past, its present, and most of all its people - with poet and storyteller Laura Still with Knoxville Walking Tours.

Laura opens a window to Knoxville’s varied past and leads you on a journey through hard times and high times of a city growing through more than two centuries of history.

Tours include:
• Knoxville: The Early Years
• Misbehaving Women
• Civil War
• Gunslingers
• Musical History
• Literary Heritage
• Shadow Side Ghost Tours

A portion of all downtown tours support the Knoxville History Project. You can schedule your tour at http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/.

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: COVID-19 Program

  • May 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours have created the highest level of enjoyment. With the hard times we are facing as a country, we feel that entertainment IS 100% essential. Getting out of the house, enjoying the outdoors with loved-ones is extremely beneficial to personal health.
With this being said, we have decided to adjust our Tours operation so we can offer service to the public, while also maintaining social distancing requirement.
Public Tours are postponed till social distancing requirements are lifted. (RESCHEDULES will be available once social distancing requirements are lifted.)
Private Tours will be offered for “Households” and social circles. (We have decided to offer these events to individuals who spend time in close proximity of each other.) This is a great solution for slowing the spread of the virus while also offering activities that can bring enjoyment to families in the community.

Information: 865-377-9677 or www.hauntedknoxville.net