Here in East Tennessee, there are events worth celebrating all year long. That’s why our area-wide calendar is full of annual festivals, fairs and dozens of special and seasonal events. Celebrate our musical and cultural heritage, the changing of the seasons and the beauty of the great outdoors. Best of all, many of the festivals and events in Tennessee are filled with old-fashioned entertainment that’s fun for the whole family. Use the calendar search below to find unforgettable East Tennessee events for your vacation or getaway.
Monroe Life Balloon Festival576 TN-360, Vonore, TN 37885
The 10th Annual Monroe Life Balloon Festival will return to East Tennessee this Labor Day Weekend at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tennessee. Enjoy balloon rides, live music, food, games, an inflatable Kid’s Zone, craft and vendor booths, and much more, all while supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County. The two-day Balloon Festival goes from Saturday, September 2nd to Sunday, September 3rd from 4 pm – 10 pm each day.
Tethered balloon rides will begin at 4:30 pm (weather and wind conditions permitting). The finale both nights will be a Balloon Glow set to music with at least 10 colorful hot air balloons, beginning at dusk. General admission tickets for adults are $10.00 and children under four are free.
The festival features live music by the award-winning artist Dusty Leigh Huston. This incredible country-music singer was named the 2022 ISSA Female Vocalist of the Year. Her debut EP, Roots & Dreams, has been a huge hit, and she’s hard at work on a new album. The festival will also feature live music from Tim Graves and the Farm Hands, one of the most exciting and in demand brands in Bluegrass music. They've won an unprecedented 34 major awards for their work.
“We are delighted to be bringing back a fall family favorite to East Tennessee,” said Lisa Bingham, publisher of Monroe Life Magazine and owner of The Bingham Group. She is a long-time supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County. “We have some of the most talented pilots in the country. We invite everyone to come out and join in the celebration!”
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE OR AT THE GATE: