Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Tennessee Artists Association: Exhibition at Ijams Nature Center

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception will be June 4th, 6 – 8pm in conjunction with a Bluegrass Band performance.

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,

Tennessee Artists Association: 865-675-2285,

Bennett: Carl Sublett - The Golden Years

  • June 4, 2022 — June 25, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Champagne opening June 4, 11 AM - 4 PM

Bennett is proud to present a retrospective of Carl Sublett’s work post-retirement from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Carl Sublett was a Knoxville local who divided his time between Knoxville and his home in Maine; much of his work is influenced by the landscapes of Eastern Tennessee and Maine. Carl is best known for his landscape paintings and abstract works; his dark color palettes evoke a sense of nostalgia and draws the viewer in with the essences of his works.

Carl Sublett studied at Western Kentucky State College before joining the US Army in 1941. He was stationed in Italy, and after the end of the war Carl enrolled at the University Study Center in Florence, Italy. By 1954 Carl had returned to the United States and was living in Knoxville with his wife and their two children. Carl became a founding member of The Knoxville Seven, a prolific art group, and began teaching painting at UT Knoxville in 1966 until his retirement in 1982. Bennett has been representing Carl and his work since the 1980s. Carl’s influences came from a wide range of sources, most notably his expansive collection of art books and magazines, the work of Marsden Hartley, and his contemporary, Andrew Wyeth.

For more information contact or Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

Sustainable Future Center: Makers Market

  • June 4, 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

The Arc Knox County: Over The Edge

  • June 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Fundraisers and Kids, family

Proudly Serving Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Since 1953

This year, The Arc Knox County will host the Over The Edge Knoxville on June 4th, 2022 at The Trotter Building (625 Market Street) starting at 9:00 am. Registration is $35 a participant. Participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have the opportunity to rappel the 16 stories Trotter Building in downtown Knox. Whether you are fearless or looking to overcome a fear, you can be a part of this extreme experience. Don’t wait! Space is limited. Register today and start collecting donations toward your rappel.

Too scared to step Over the Edge? No problem. You can still help the individuals at The Arc Knox County from on the ground and win amazing prizes! Donate straight to the event with $100 or more or and you’ll get your name added to the list of drawings for cool prizes and more.

Rappelling isn’t the only thing happening on Saturday, June 4th, there’s also a FREE Block Party on the street below all the action! Bring your friends and families from 9 am -until the last rappeller is through and enjoy fun games for both kids and adults, snacks, a chance to win great prizes in the raffle drawings, and visit interactive sponsor booths. We will be adjacent to the regular Saturday Farmers Market on Market Square - it's one big party that day!

Arc Knox County,
3000 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917, 865-546-9431

Dr. Broadway Educational Session at East Tennessee Historical Society

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Theatre

Do you want to learn more about HAIRSPRAY? Join us at the East Tennessee History Center on Saturday, June 4, at 5pm for an in-depth look at the hit musical with theatre historian Dr. Broadway!

A ticket to the performance is not required for attendance at this educational session which is free and open to the public. No advance sign-ups are required.

Dr. Broadway provides an overview of the 2021-22 Broadway at the Tennessee season. Whether you've already purchased a season subscription, are waiting to purchase single tickets, or are just interested in Broadway, learn more about the shows coming to the Tennessee stage this season! This recorded session is led by Dr. Broadway and the shows covered include Come From Away, Mean Girls, Rent, Summer, Hairspray, and Anastasia. Dr. Broadway (Kristin Stultz Pressley) is a Musical Theatre Historian – and one of Broadway’s biggest fans. A passionate and energetic presenter, Pressley has taught theatre at every level – from pre-school to university. She earned her graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky (Master of Arts in Theatre, 2005) and the University of Georgia (Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre, 2011) and subsequently taught Theatre courses at Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC) and Furman University (Greenville, SC).

James White's Fort: Statehood Day

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

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Re-enactment of how the Fort was.

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

Bike Boat Brew & Bark

  • June 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Health, wellness

Knoxville Adventure Collective, 900 Volunteer Landing Lane

Bike Boat Brew & Bark celebrates the outdoor adventurer, the dog lover, the craft beer enthusiast, the local and the tourist looking to discover a secret in Knoxville’s urban wilderness. This annual event has become popular with visitors and locals alike - after all, Knoxville is a bike, boat, brew and bark friendly city!

It’s a place where you can ride your bike, bring your dog and explore Knoxville in a new way on this special day! Then live it, experience it, and continue to explore it all year long! We’ll show you how at Knoxville Adventure Collective on the Tennessee River!

The day will be filled with water activities through Knoxville Adventure Collective such as SUP and Kayak Open Sessions with instructors, a Riverwalk Tour with Historian Jack Neely, Guided Brewery Slow Rides to Knoxville Adventure Center, Activities by Young-Williams Animal Center including a pet photo contest, puppacinnos and chill zone. Carol Evans with Legacy Parks will lead a Guided Hike to Morningside Park, Alan Sims will lead a tour - A Walk Through Knoxville: Past, Present, and Future through downtown, and there will be a Guided Urban Bike Ride with Bike Walk Knoxville. In addition, special activities will take place at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, James White’s Fort, Blount Mansion, Volunteer Princess, the Tennessee Riverboat, and Vol Landing Marina! If you’re hungry, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be offering $10 burgers and steak sandwiches!

Knoxville's Largest Kids' Party

  • June 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Kids, family

Knoxville's Largest Kids' Party is an event for children and families to help kick off the start of summer! This year's event will be packed full of fun and excitement with kids' activities, food trucks, live performances, and much more!

With over 3,500 attendees last year, we know this year’s event will be packed full of fun and excitement as we welcome back the Party Boys DJ Show, Little Ponderosa Zoo, Dollywood, and many other vendors who help make this event possible.​

A portion of the proceeds from Knoxville’s Largest Kids’ Party will benefit East Tennessee’s Children Hospital to aid in their mission of caring for the children of East Tennessee.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
World's Fair Park Performance Lawn
(720 11TH STREET, KNOXVILLE, TN 37916)

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Houseplants 101

  • June 4, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

June 4, 10-11:30 AM

Houseplants have exploded in popularity over the last few years, even more so with the pandemic. Knoxville’s own Oglewood Avenue will be leading a workshop on the basics of indoor plant care with an open Q+A afterwards. Additionally, attendees will have a paint and pot experience creating their own mini plant arrangement. The plant arrangement will consist of a 4 inch terra cotta pot, 2-3 mini terrarium planters, and your own hand painted creation

Cost: $35

Momentum Dance Lab: Countertechnique Workshop with Joy Davis

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

Saturday, June 4, 2022
At Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts

MDL is thrilled to host Tennessee native, Joy Davis, for this workshop. Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman¬ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. Click here for more information about Countertechnique.

Check our website for more information as it becomes available!

Ijams Nature Center: Morning and Evening Paddles

  • June 4, 2022

Category: Health, wellness and Science, nature

(Ages 16+) If you're looking for a water adventure, join Ijams for a beautiful morning or evening kayak trip on the Tennessee River and learn about animals, history and scenery! These are small-group programs, so don't wait to save your spot.

Register for June 4, 9-11 a.m.
Register for June 17, 6-8 p.m.
Register for Jun 18, 9-11 a.m.
Register for June 24, 6-8 p.m.
Register for June 25, 9-11 a.m.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Historic Ramsey House: Statehood Day

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

Saturday, June 4 from 11 am to 3 pm.

In conjunction with the Historic Homes of Knoxville, and the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, we will be celebrating Tennessee's Statehood and the 258th birthday anniversary of Colonel Francis A. Ramsey on Saturday, June 4th! Bring your family and friends to this FREE event and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville from 11 am to 3 pm! A special salute to Tennessee will take place at 11:45 am before the opening of the first game. The vintage base ball double header begins at noon with the second game starting at 2. Concessions are available for purchase, and make sure you bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and an umbrella or tent for shade. The baseball games and house tours are free, but donations are always happily accepted and go towards the ongoing preservation and maintenance of Historic Ramsey House. We look forward to seeing you there! Follow us on Facebook or check our website for more information.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

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