Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Plant & Garden Art Sale

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Science, nature

Make plans to join us at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center (AACC) on Saturday, May 7 to kick off their Spring Plant & Garden Art Sale. Throughout the day (10AM-4PM) there will be live artist demonstrations. The live demonstrations include mosaic glass, wood whittling, weaving, tying flies and more! Beautiful garden-themed artwork by local artists, such as garden markers, garden décor, and nature photography, will also be featured. In addition, the Spring Plant & Garden Art Sale features a variety of donated plants: perennials, annuals, and native varieties – with proceeds directly benefiting the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. Guests can grab lunch while they are there! FATS BBQ Food Truck will be on site from 11AM-2PM. Can’t make it on May 7? The Plant & Garden Art Sale runs from May 7 – May 21.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854,

Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation: Smart Cycling Course

  • May 7, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation will be hosting a Smart Cycling Course, which provides tips and techniques for crash avoidance bicycling, and helps make biking safer and more enjoyable. The class is free, and available to anyone age 16 and up. The course will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N Cusick St, Maryville, TN 37804

Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival

  • May 7, 2022

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

Time: 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM
Don’t stop BELIEVIN’! This second annual event features Bigfoot competitions and oral history, live music, vendors, and food trucks. You won't wanna miss this!

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra

Category: Kids, family and Music

Date: May 7, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Historic Grove Theater, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge, TN

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra: Season Celebrations with cello soloist Joshua Kováč

Don’t miss this evening of music for a rousing and healing close of the season. Leave uplifted following Jorge Variego’s Blink, Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto performed by special guest artist Joshua Kováč, winner of the 2019 Youth Aliyah Auditions, and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in Maestro Allcott’s finale concert with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.

FREE attendance for youths 18 and under. General admission seating. Adult $25. Young Adult (19-29) $10. Free admission for chaperones of youth groups of 5 or more. Chaperones must call or email to reserve by 3:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the concert. Tickets for Youths and Adults are available at the door, by phone at (865) 483-5569, or at Masks and social distancing are required.

Downtown Morristown: Sky Mart Art & Music Festival

  • May 7, 2022

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

Sat May 7, 12-6 PM
Multiple vendors with an array of art and handmade crafts from locals will fill the streets of #DowntownMorristown.

Information: 423-581-4330,

Sustainable Future Center: Makers Market

  • May 7, 2022

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

201 Ogle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Join us for our monthly Makers Market! Enjoy local food, makers, and music. We will have activities for kids set up along with crafts! Stroll through the garden to see what we have growing. This is a great space to connect to others interested in sustainability, permaculture, and more.
(865) 294-0154

Candoro Marble: Vestival 2022

  • May 7, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music

11 AM - 4 PM

The Candoro Arts and Cultural Center will host the return of Vestival, an annual arts and music festival held on the historic Candoro Marble Company grounds. Vestival provides a diverse cultural and artistic event to the general public with a particular emphasis placed on serving the citizens of the Vestal community. Vestal was once a vibrant industrial community when the Vestal Lumber Company and the Candoro Marble Works were major industrial organizations.

Vestival will showcase Knoxville's local artists, food vendors, and crafters as well as local performers. The 2022 mainstage music lineup includes local musicians Tim Woody, Jodie Manross, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, Zach Russell and headliner, the Tennessee Sheiks. In addition to the main stage, local talent will be spread out across the Vestival grounds. The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association will be hosting a “Picker’s Tent” with two pick-along hours for beginners and advanced bluegrass musicians. Dragonfly Aerial Arts will be returning with two circus art performances, and Cattywampus Puppet Council will be on the grounds with their roving, life-size puppets.

In addition to the Vestival event, Sustainable Future Center (SFC) will be hosting their April Makers Market and Music on Saturday May 7, 10:00am - 2:00pm. With music, food, kids' activities, a permaculture demonstration site, and local art vendors. Tours of SFC will be offered at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. or contact
4450 Candora Avenue Knoxville, TN 37920

Historic Suffrage Parade

  • May 7, 2022

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

The Suffrage 102 year Celebration Parade is a special, one-time event that celebrates an important milestone for women and America. The Suffrage Parade will line up at 3:00 and 3:30. At 5:00 the participants will proceed down Gay Street, turn onto Clinch Avenue, then right onto Market Street. The parade route will pass the Burn Memorial and the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial ending in Market Square for a Suffrage Program. The beginning route will be decided closer to the May date due to possible construction in the area. Participants (Women of all ages, children, men,) may organize a group to walk in the parade or come and join in any group in the parade. Men will walk with a group of women or under the banner "Men's Ratification Committee". Banners are available for purchase for $15.00. Banners with name of group and a standard to carry are $50.00. Contact us to order a banner. A group could be girl scouts, attorneys, teachers, nurses, doctors, office groups, social groups, schools, sports teams, neighborhood, political--any group that believes it is every citizens right to vote. Note: live animals are not allowed.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Loudon Community Concert CANCELED

Category: Kids, family and Music

Update 5/6/22 CANCELED

Enjoy the sounds of the symphony under the sun with us!

Sat., May 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee National Amphitheater
Tickets: $25 - Purchase Tickets

865-291-3310 or

James White's Fort: Derby Party

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Kentucky Derby Membership Party

Don your favorite derby attire and join us in the courtyard to watch the derby. Mint Juleps, wine and beer will be served. Join us and become a member of James White's Fort!

Gate Opens 4:30 pm
Post Time 5:45 pm

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514,

The Open Chord: Toadface with Parrotice

  • May 7, 2022

Category: Music

Toadface, Parrotice, Noodles, Allure
May 7, 2022
Doors 9:00pm
Showtime 9:30pm

The Open Chord (map)
8502 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN 37919

The Tennessean Hotel: Mother's Day Tea

  • May 7, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, The Tennessean Hotel’s Mother’s Day Tea is a perfect way to celebrate mom on Saturday, May 7 at 12 pm.

As you know, The Tennessean Hotel launched the only Tea Service events in the region in late 2020, and the events have been a popular local happening since. With the recent opening of Maker Exchange and the neighboring Marriott Knoxville Downtown, The Tennessean Hotel is happy to move their Mother’s Day Tea from The Drawing Room into the Iris Ballroom this year, accommodating more guests while still offering an upscale, intimate setting. Steeped in the timeless tea culture of Great Britain and served with swanky, southern flair, Mother’s Day Tea at The Tennessean Hotel features refined servers presenting classic tea service with a twist while a young, local harpist creates a lovely ambiance.

On May 7 at 12 pm, the hotel welcomes families to bring mom for a luxury tea service featuring signature teas, along with an array of scones, tea sandwiches, petit fours and other tasty treats. The tea service is by reservation only and while the event is in a larger space for the first time, seating is still limited. Reservations ($75++ per adult) can be made at

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel, 531 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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