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.
Storm the Fort TriathlonFort Southwest Point- 1226 S. KY St., Kingston, TN 37763
The “Race for the Cannon” enters its 11th year, with the premier event now a 1/3 iron distance race.
A one mile triangular swim course, followed by a rural rolling 39 mile bike route, topped off by an 8.8 mile run course. The run course consists of two loops on the Kingston greenway (fully stocked aid stations ~every mile), finishing in famous Fort Southwest Point.
Soft cotton shirts and race logo DeFeet socks to all participants, with the popular miniature cannon awards to age groups, and the coveted genuine cannonball awards to overall male and female winners.
Post race all you can eat pizza.
Sprint option (500 m Swim/17 mile Bike/4 mile Run) also available. Same Fort finish, same great swag (shirt/socks/cannon awards) and post race meal.
Relay team competition also available for both distances, with cannon awards presented to top 3 teams.
Registration, course maps, and other details available at