Calendar of Events

Friday, September 24, 2021

Townsend Spring Festival

  • September 24, 2021 — September 25, 2021

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

Townsend Fall Festival held Sep 24-25, 2021

At the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882

2021 Knoxville Arab Fest

  • September 24, 2021 — September 25, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Free event, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Event by Arab American Club of Knoxville

UT McClung tower lawn, 1701 Volunteer Blvd SW, Knoxville, TN 37916

September 24 and 25, 12:00-9:00

best food, best dances, best fashion shows, best music, best merchandise from the Middle East! If you haven’t tried it yet, ArabFest 2021 is your year!

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Pistol Creek Catch of the Day Sunset Series Concert

Category: Music

Due to COVID Restrictions, capacity is limited. All who plan on attending must obtain tickets/reservations through this site. Please bring your own lawn chair. Tickets are $10.00 per person (GSMHC Members must reserve their spot)

Pistol Creek Catch of the Day is a musical ensemble comprising guitar, fiddle, doghouse bass, tenor banjo, mandolin, maybe a ukulele and an assortment of percussion instruments, whistles and squeaky toys. Genre: Americana, rockabilly, eclectic. Spectators have noted that Edward Harper, Bill Cabage, Scott Hinds and Carl Gombert seem to be having a lot of fun with it. The group is based in Maryville, Tenn., and plays anywhere within driving distance, which is mainly the Knoxville area. Also Johnson City, Nashville, Asheville & Waynesville, N.C., area. PCCOD plays for bars & restaurants, private functions, corporate events, weddings, fundraisers & charities, cool department stores and often just when the urge strikes.

Fri, September 24, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Make plans to join us for the 2021 Concerts! Reservations must be made in advance for all Sunset Series Concerts. Reservations may be made no more that 30 days in advance by clicking on the links.

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,

Muse Knoxville: FREE Family Night

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology

On the fourth Friday of each month from 6 - 8 PM, Muse Knoxville at Chilhowee Park is open FREE to the public.​​​


Masks are required for everyone ages 5 and up. No exceptions.
No more than 3 children per adult may be admitted.
Stay in close proximity to your children at all times.
Shoes are required at all times.
Please be respectful of Museum exhibits, staff, and guests.
The Muse has a set number of guests that can be allowed into the Museum at any one time.
The Muse reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone that poses a threat to the well-being of Museum guests or property.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Bijou Theatre: Lindsey Buckingham

Category: Music

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24 | 8:00PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Ancient Lore Village: Alliance Beer Co. Dinner

  • September 24, 2021
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food and Film

Ale yeah! We’re excited to team up with South Knoxville’s craft brewery, Alliance Brewing, to bring you an Oktoberfest-inspired four-course dinner serving up traditional fare with all the right pairings. Prolong the fun and book one of our eight dwellings that evening to continue to soak up the Smoky Mountain views and crisp air!

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434,,

UT Science Forum: Floating Treatment Wetlands

  • September 24, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

Join us Friday for "Floating Treatment Wetlands: Nature-Driven Options for Cleaner Water"

Michael Ross, assistant professor of plant sciences at the UT Institute of Agriculture, will present “Floating Treatment of Wetlands: Nature-driven options for cleaner water” Friday, Sept. 24 at noon via Zoom.

As our urban environments continue to spread and land use intensifies, the need for ecologically based regenerative design interventions is crucial. In his presentation, Professor Ross will discuss one such intervention, the floating treatment wetland. It is a simple, low-cost option to help provide ecosystem services, biodiversity, habitat, and aesthetics while also playing a role in cleaning urban waterways.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons

Category: Music

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Tennessee Theatre

“Springtime is upon us. The birds celebrate her return with festive song, And murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.” --Antonio Vivaldi

Aram Demirjian, conductor

The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series features the KSO on the stage of the beautiful Tennessee Theatre.

EDWARD ELGAR Enigma Variations

865-291-3310 or

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Permanent Collection Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

UT School of Art: Melanie Yazzie – Public Lecture and Showcase

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

The University of Tennessee School of Art is hosting Navajo artist and University of Colorado Professor, Melanie Yazzie, September 20– 24, for a series of activities on campus. These will include:

+ A collaborative project with students and faculty in the UT Printshop on a print edition related to the topic of mapping and land use.
+ Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists, an exhibition organized by Yazzie with prints by 35 indigenous and international artists, addressing ideas of homeland and its intersection with the environment, climate, or other influences. The exhibition will be on view in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery on the second floor of the Art and Architecture Building from September 1–October 30, 2021.
+ A public lecture on her work on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7:30 pm in the McCarty Auditorium, room 109, in the Art and Architecture Building.

About her work Yazzie writes: “The Navajo Paradigm in which we create the world with our thoughts, grounds and motivates my work as an artist, as a teacher, an Indigenous person who is a member of the Navajo Nation, and asPoster for Mapping Home/Collecting Truth Showcase faculty of the University of Colorado. The key themes and processes central to my work include: outreach to rural communities on the local, national, and global level with Indigenous people, colonization, the idea of homeland, nature, the female archetype, and issues relating to health and safety. My intellectual, creative, classroom, and outreach is rooted in the fact that we learn from one another, through our shared experience in the practice of art-making, an ancient, sustainable way of both being in the world, and a way in which to live together, always in a state of learning. Of principal research interest is our diverse yet shared foundational, theoretical, and philosophical bodies of knowledge that express our connections to our homelands.”

Join us for the lecture in person or register to attend via Zoom.

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

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:
Week 2:
Week 3:

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!

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's The Aristocats (kids)

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

This production is designed for our youngest children and is a short production to allow for the attention span of our youngest musical lovers. (Ages 1+) This production’s run time is under an hour.

NOTE: We are currently asking all audience members to please wear a mask inside the theatre. Many of our participants are not old enough to be vaccinated. We appreciate your understanding.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it is up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

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