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With over 150 events in the Knoxville and Smoky Mountain region, there is always something to do.

JANUARY - DECEMBER
Bradbury Bluegrass Shows, Kingston
JANUARY
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Knoxville

FEBRUARY
Dogwood Arts Festival House & Garden Show, Knoxville
International Festival, Oak Ridge
Valentine Dinner Train, Oak Ridge

MARCH
Rodeo - Harriman
Tulip Festival at Crescent Bend, Knoxville

APRIL
American Red Cross/Monroe County Poker Run, Madisonville
Apple Dumplin Festival, Winfield
Bridal and Prom Fashion Expo, Caryville
Civil War Living History Weekend, Knoxville
Civil War Reenactment: “Gap Divided,” Cumberland Gap
Cruisin’ in Harriman (April - August)
Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville
Earthfest. Knoxville
Lay’d Out in the Park Car Show, Morristown
Music of the Mountains, Cosby
Outdoor KnoxFest, Knoxville
Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair, Knoxville
SkyMart Car Show, Morristown
SpringThyme in the Garden, Morristown
Thunder Road Festival, Rockwood
Tunes, Balloons, BBQ & Crafts Festival, White Pine
Wheelin’ Sportsman Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt, LaFollette
Wildflower Walks, Norris

MAY
Armed Forces Day Train Rides, Oak Ridge
Bushtec Performance Motorcycle Trailers Homecoming, Jacksboro & Caryville
Clinch River Spring Antique Fair, Clinton
Cosby in the Park, Cosby
Crazy Aunt Sadie’s Yard. Cumberland Gap
Cruisin’ & Groovin’ Collectible Car & Music Festival, Dandridge
Cumberland Gap Antiques and Craft Fair
Dolly’s Homecoming Parade, Parkway in Pigeon Forge
F-100 Supernationals & All Ford Show, LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge
Festival of British and Appalachian Culture, Rugby
International Biscuit Festival, Knoxville
International Migratory Bird Day, Rankin Bottoms
Living History Days at the Fort, Kingston
Mother’s Day Dinner at Grey Gables, Rugby
Rockwood Cruise-in
Strawberry Festival, Morristown
Strawberry Weekend at Ritter Farms, Rutledge
White Knuckle Event, Brimstone Mountain, Huntsville
Young Patriots Parade, Morristown

JUNE
Art on Main, Maynardville
Arts in the Gap, Hamilton Center for the Arts in the Gap
DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, Oak Ridge
Dragon Boat Festival, Knoxville
Genealogy Jamboree, Cumberland Gap
Lavender Festival, Oak Ridge
Kuumba Festival, Knoxville
Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival, Lenoir City
Moonshine Rod Run, Newport
Mountain Heritage Literacy Festival, Harrogate-LMU Campus
Oakes Daylily Festival, Corryton
Rockwood Cruise-in
Secret City Festival, Oak Ridge
Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Cherohala Challenge, Tellico Plains
Tennessee Free Fishing Day (see tn.gov/twra/fish)
White Lightning Festival, Cumberland Gap

JULY
4th of July Celebration & Anvil Shoot, Clinton
4th of July Celebration & Parade, Sweetwater
4th of July Parade, Deer Lodge
Arts in the Gap, Hamilton Center for the Arts in the Gap
DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, Oak Ridge
Festival on the Fourth, Knoxville
Fire on the Water, Andersonville
Firemen’s 4th, Fireworks, Huntsville
Fireworks over the Lake, Dandridge
Grainger County Tomato Festival, Rutledge
July 4th Party in the Park, Morristown
Outdoor Show, Wartburg
Patriot Festival, Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge
Powell River Pyro at Flat Hollow Marina & Springs Dock, LaFollette
Red Gate Rodeo, Maynardville
Ride Royal Blue Campground Community Festival, Pioneer
Rockin’ the Docks Music & Fireworks, Lenoir City
Rockwood Cruise-in
Rumble on the Mountain, Wartburg
Shakespeare On The Square, Knoxville
Smokin’ the Water 4th of July Celebration, Kingston
Tellico Plains Annual Dance On The Square, Tellico Plains

AUGUST
American Indian Celebration Pow Wow, Knoxville
Bluegrass at Big Ridge, Maynardville
Christy Homecoming - Christy Mission, Del Rio
Davy Crockett Birthday Celebration, Morristown
DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, Oak Ridge
East Tennessee History Fair, Knoxville
East Tennessee Overhill Cherokee PowWow, Cosby
Fall Velo Classic, Oak Ridge
Heritage Days, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg
Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson City
Jellico Hospital Miner’s Mile Labor Day Fun Run, Jellico
Labor Day Wkd- Mountain Heritage Festival, Stinking Creek
Lakeside of the Smokies Triathlon, Dandridge
Nat. Wild Turkey Fed. “Jake’s Day” Youth Outdoor Festival, LaFollette
Rock Crawling Festival, Jellico
Rockwood Cruise-in
Shakespeare On The Square, Knoxville
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show, Pigeon Forge
Storm the Fort Triathlon - Kingston
Tennessee Free Hunting Day (see tn.gov/twra/wildlife)
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade, Pigeon Forge

SEPTEMBER
19th Annual Fall Festival, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Vonore
Boomsday Festival, Knoxville
DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, Oak Ridge
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel Celebration, Pigeon Forge
Elk Bugling Season Begins, Hatfield Knob Viewing Tower
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, Pigeon Forge
Frightmare Manor season opening, Talbott
Ft. Loudoun 18th Century Trade Faire, Vonore
Greekfest, Knoxville
Half Moon Music Festival, Ten Mile
Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Festival, Harriman
Labor Day Celebration, Harrogate
Lancing Quilt Show, Lancing
Louie Bluie Festival, Caryville
Luttrell Bluegrass Festival, Luttrell
Music on the Town, Dandridge
National Muscadine Festival, Sweetwater
Pine Orchard Fair & Quilt Show,  Pine Orchard
Pumpkin Patch at Oakes Farm, Corryton
Rockwood Cruise-in
Scots - Irish Festival, Dandridge
Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention, Loudon
Taste of Loudon County, Lenoir City
Tennessee Mine Safety Rescue Competition, Caryville
Tennessee Valley Fair, Knoxville
Wings Over the Big South Fork, Oneida

OCTOBER
40th Annual Autumn Gold Festival, Coker Creek
Brewer’s Jam, Knoxville
Chili Cook-Off, Tazewell City Park
Clinch River Antique Festival, Clinton
Cumberland Gap Antiques and Craft Fair
Del Rio Days, Del Rio
Fall Color Secret City Excursion Train Rides, Oak Ridge
Fall Festival, Wartburg
Great Claiborne County Chili Cook-Off, Crafts, and Yard Sale, Tazewell Municipal Park
Grove Center Pumpkin Fest, Oak Ridge
Halloween in the City, Madisonville
Halloween Spooktackuler Train Ride, Oak Ridge
Harvest Pride Festival, Bean Station
Harvest Street Festival, Newport
Haunted Corn Maze, Corryton
Haunting in the Hills, Storytelling, Big South Fork Park, Oneida
Haunting of Harriman Ghost Tour, Harriman
Heritage Festival, Maynardville
Kingston Country Fair, Kingston
LA Cruiser’s Children’s Christmas Fund Car Show, LaFollette
Mountain Makins’ Festival, Morristown
Newport Harvest Street Festival, Newport
Oakley Big Bass Fishing Tournament, Douglas Lake
October Sky Fall Festival, Oliver Springs
Old Time Saturday Festival, Jefferson City
On Cosby Festival (Smoky Mountains Visitor’s Center), Cosby
Parrottsville Heritage Day, Parrottsville
Pumpkin Lights, Cumberland Gap
Rockwood Fall Festival, Rockwood
Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Norris
Tractor Pull & Show – Harriman

NOVEMBER
Christmas in the City, Knoxville
Christmas Parade, New Tazewell/Tazewell
Fantasy of Trees, Knoxville
Lighting of Historic Harriman, Harriman
National Bicycle League Thanksgiving Nationals, Morristown
Rodeo, Harriman
Secret City Half Marathon, Oak Ridge
Sweetwater Small Town Christmas, Sweetwater
Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Grey Gables, Rugby
Veteran’s Day Celebration, Knoxville

DECEMBER
Big Band New Year’s Eve Party, Morristown
Breakfast with Santa Claus, Wartburg
Christmas Parades in Jefferson City, Morristown, Newport, Wartburg
Christmas at General Longstreet’s, Russellville
Christmas at Historic Rugby, Rugby
Christmas by Candlelight Dinner at Grey Gables, Rugby
Christmas Candlelight Walk, Tellico Plains
Christmas in Olde Loudon, Loudon
Christmas in the City, Knoxville
Christmas in the Mountains, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg
Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Forge
Christmas on Main, Morristown
Christmas on the Mountain, Coker Creek
Colonial Christmas Candlelight Tour, Kingston
Dickens Christmas & Carriage Rides, Dandridge
Glenmore Mansion Christmas Tours, Jefferson City
Heavenly Celebration, Wartburg
Historic Harriman Christmas Tours, Harriman
Jackson Square Holiday Market, Oak Ridge
Merry Tuba Christmas, Harriman
Rockwood Christmas Home Tour, Rockwood
Santa Train, Oak Ridge
Sweetwater Small Town Christmas, Sweetwater
The Nutcracker – Harriman
Twelve Days of Christmas in Old Appalachia, Clinton
Victorian Christmas, Cumberland Gap
Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights, Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge