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.
Tennessee Pirate Fest550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN 37748
Ahoy, Mates! Join us for the 6th Annual Tennessee Pirate Festival. go back in time to the “Age of Piracy.” This outdoor daytime interactive entertainment-oriented festival will be held the weekends of May 21-22 and May 28-30.
“This year our characters are loosely based on the movies Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Blood. Come meet the Governor of Port Royale and his daughter, British red coats, townspeople, and lots of pirates! Come in costume with a sense of adventure. This is an all senses event- food, art, dance, and music.
Rotating on several stages will be professional touring and local talent. Pirate music will be brought to you by Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, The CrossJacks, Ship Shape (May 21-22), and Kris Colt (May 28-29-30). Interactive danger shows will be performed by The Flaming Ginger and The Lords of Adventure. For the young at heart, there will be the slapstick puppet show, Punch and Judy; Pirattitude by Roane Children’s Theatre; and classical youth musicians with Bravura Music Academy on Saturdays.
The Tennessee Pirate Fest will be open rain or shine on 11am-6pm ET.