Knox Area Weekend To Do List, April 5-7, 2024

Do: Sip TN Wine Festival 

When: Saturday, April 6th, 12pm-5pm
Where: Pellissippi State - Blount Campus / 2731 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Friendsville

Experience the best of Tennessee wines at Sip TN The Foothills, held at the Blount County campus of Pellissippi State Community College. Set against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, this festival will feature over 100 wines crafted right here in Tennessee, showcasing the freshest fruit of the South. It's a day filled with enjoyment—browse artisanal goods, savor delectable food, and sip on Tennessee wine, mead, and hard cider. Best of all, your support stays local, benefiting Tennessee agriculture, small businesses, and education. This is a 21+ event. You must have a valid photo ID for entry.

Eat & Drink: Annual Gumbo Cookoff

When: Saturday, April 6th, 11:30am-2pm

Where: Bearden Beer Market / 4520 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville 

Get ready for the comeback! Join in for Knoxville's Best 4th Annual Gumbo Cookoff, promising to be bigger and better than ever! Indulge in delicious Gumbo, groove to live jazz by Frog & Toad, meet Celebrity Judges, and enjoy much more! For just $20, savor all the Gumbo you desire while supporting the Infinite Warrior Foundation and our Veteran community. Don't miss this exciting, family-friendly event marking the new owners of Ashe's Bearden Beer Market!


Try: Mellow Lotus Make and Take

When: Friday, April 5th, 6pm-8pm
Where: Mellow Lotus Massage Therapy / 110 Randolph Rd. Oak Ridge 

Join in for an exciting event where you'll learn to craft two of Mellow Lotus's most beloved products!

  1. Magnesium Spray: Discover the magic behind this versatile spray that addresses a myriad of concerns! From easing leg cramps and muscle spasms to reducing anxiety and promoting better sleep, topical magnesium offers natural relief for various ailments. You'll get to create your own 4-ounce bottle of this fantastic spray.

  2. Shower Steamer Spray: Elevate your shower routine with our family-favorite Shower Steamer Sprays! Transform your shower into a spa-like oasis effortlessly. Guests can choose between the Calm and Relax blend or the Breathe Deep blend. Each 2-ounce bottle lasts for over 75 showers.

Additionally, they'll provide dried herbs, flowers, and select crystals to customize your creations to perfection. Want to infuse your products with Reiki energy? Just let them know!

As you indulge in crafting these wonderful home remedies, enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and appetizers. Plus, Ascension will be open for shopping before and after the event.

This gathering promises to be a safe and welcoming space for connection and creativity. All are invited to join us, but space is limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance!

Buy: New South Knoxville Home

Listed By: Quinn Epperly, Real Broker (865) 963-8462

Check out this BRAND NEW home with 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms in South Knoxville. Durable luxury vinyl flooring with carpet on the stairs, white shaker counters, and granite countertops. Nine foot ceilings on main level and eight foot upstairs. Front and back porch for entertaining. Several other new construction homes surrounding to make this an awesome location to live and only about 5 minutes from downtown.

Family: Everyday Arts

When: Saturday, April 6th, 10am-4pm
Where: East Tennessee Historical Society / 601 S Gay St. Knoxville

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society as they celebrate Everyday Arts! Throughout history, people created items they needed – often in artistic ways. These crafts served a purpose while also lending beauty to everyday life. From pottery to broom making, spinning to quilting, meet modern-day artists who have mastered these ancient crafts. Explore the gallery to see historic examples of these arts and take your turn at creating your own at the make-and-take stations. This family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Quilting – Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee
Embroidery - Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee
Pottery – Bug Pottery
Basket Weaving – Sheri Burns
Broom Making – Aviary Broom Co.
Weaving – Creekside Farms Fiber Arts
Spinning – Rose Downs
Hoof and Horn – Mark Shedden

Leatherworking - David Adams

This event is generously sponsored by Smoky Mountain Quilters and Downtown Knoxville Alliance.

Watch & Listen: First Sunday Stand Up Comedy

When: Sunday, April 7th, Doors Open at 7pm, Show Starts at 8pm

Where: Two Doors Down / 118 E Broadway Ave. Maryville 

Every first Sunday, Two Doors Down brings top comedians from around the globe to Downtown Maryville.

Join in for a Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, featuring hilarious acts from Comedy Central, late-night shows, TikTok, Instagram, and popular podcasts! Hosted by Knoxville comedian and Don’t Tell Comedy producer, Justin Mays.

The fun begins at 7:00 PM with a pre-show featuring local comedians who've won their weekly open mic contests. Arrive early and discover your new favorite local comedian! Enjoy a full bar and fantastic food menu at the venue.

After the show, DJ Prymetyme will keep the party going, so be ready to dance the night away! Free parking is available in downtown lots.

Tickets: $15

18+ This show contains strong adult content

Sunday Funday: Hike and Paint Workshop

When: Sunday, April 7th, 1pm-4pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville

Join Hannah Doss of Mountain Mama's for a special event at Ijams. Embark on a guided hike to the iconic River Boardwalk followed by a beginner-friendly painting lesson where you'll craft your own masterpiece inspired by the scenic boardwalk! This course welcomes all levels of painters, from beginners to professionals. Don't miss this chance to unleash your creativity in a unique setting! All painting supplies are provided with ticket purchase.

Ages: This program is designed for ages 14+; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Accessibility: Participants can expect to travel a distance of up to 1.5 miles during the duration of the program over uneven surfaces that may include rocks, roots, and gravel. This program includes various stopping points.

Meeting Location: Outside the main entrance of the Ijams Visitor Center.

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