Knox Area Weekend To Do List, April 7-9, 2023

Do: Spring Tree Walk 

When: Saturday, April 8th, 9am-10:30am
Where: Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum / 2743 Wimpole Ave. Knoxville       

Right now the trees are beautiful! Dogwoods are blooming EVERYWHERE! Take a Springtime walk through the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. You can join this guided tour led by a Board Member and former staffer. You will learn more about their unique and historic tree collection. This is not to be missed!

The cost is $5 for non-members, and free for members. If you are neighbor in the 37914/37915 zip code you also get free entrance. 

All ages are welcome, and participants should meet up at the visitor center on Wimpole Ave.

Eat & Drink: Easter Treats Event @ Marble City Sweets! 

When: Saturday, April 8th, 9am-4pm

Where: Marble City Sweets / 9307-B Kingston Pike, Knoxville    

Everyone needs some sweet treats for Easter! Marble City Sweets is hosting an "Easter Treat Event." There will be $2 cookie decorating and you can build beautiful Easter baskets filled the sweet treats and Latte Love Designs will also be there to help you fit your baskets with darling jewlery pieces. Trade in candy-filled eggs for Egg Tokens while supplies last. Learn more about Egg Tokens here.  

Be sure to visit to preorder for Easter!

Preorder Egg Tokens and more at

Photo Courtesy of Marble City Sweets Facebook Page 

Try: Natural Dyes For Easter Eggs     

When: Saturday, April 8th, 10am
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park / 2809 Kelly Ln. Kodak   

Bring your own pre-cooked eggs to Seven Islands State Birding Park and dye them naturally using a variety of plants like: dandelions, elderberries, and cabbage. Learn about the dyeing process and then take the opportunity to color your own eggs. 
While your eggs are soaking in their dye bath you can enjoy the trails in the park. 
The cost of this program is $6 per dozen eggs that you plan to dye. Come by yourself or bring the whole family! White eggs work best, but you can get some interesting colors using brown eggs too.

Photo Courtesy of Seven Islands State Birding Park 

Buy: Rocky Waters Lot Zoned For Alcoa Schools 

Listed By: Denise Meryl Butial, M: (865)406-6023, O: 844-591-7325, Real Broker, LLC

Attention potential buyers! This lot is a rare gem located at 1924 Sandstone Drive in the peaceful subdivision of Rocky Waters in Alcoa. With over half an acre of land, this lot provides ample space to build your dream home in a serene environment. The location of this lot is ideal for those seeking a tranquil lifestyle, while still being within easy reach of the city. Nestled in between Maryville and Knoxville, this lot is zoned for Alcoa City schools. One of the major advantages of this lot is its proximity to the Knoxville airport (TYS), which is only a short 5-minute drive away. This makes it a great location for frequent travelers or those who work in the airline industry. In addition to its convenient location, this lot is also surrounded by a variety of shopping options and restaurants, making it an ideal location for those seeking both peace and convenience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of paradise in Rocky Waters.

Family: The Smurfs Great Escape Knoxville 

When: Saturday, April 8th, 9am-5pm

Where: Central Location in Knoxville (Will be revealed after registration)   

What a fun adventure for the whole family or some friends! Run around Knoxville and save the Smurfs from the evil wizard Gargamel.  This immersive new escape-room-style experience will have you solving puzzles, completing challenges, and join other teams as you race against the clock.

Don't miss this unforgettable family experience, book your team place today.

Photo Courtesy of The Smurfs Great Escape Experience 

Watch & Listen: Emisunshine at Behind the Barn 

When: Friday, April 7th, 8pm

Where: Bluetick Tavern / 128 West Broadway Ave. Maryville 

Emisunshine returns to the stage at Bluetick Tavern for the Behind the Barn Live Concert Series! This is an all ages event and free to the public. 

Want to know more about Emi?

She has been attracting national attention since the age of nine, with appearances on “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. In 2018, she was featured in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film “The King,” alongside Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ashton Kutcher, Alec Baldwin and other stars. At 17 with 10 years of touring and writing under her belt there is a world of possibility ahead and EmiSunshine has the skill and determination to carve a very deep path!

Photo Courtesy of Emisunshine Facebook Page

Egg Hunt Fun: Easter Hunt Black Light Style 

When: Friday, April 7th, 4pm-8pm
Where: Painting Around / 197 Foothills Mall Dr. Maryville 

Looking for something different than a traditional egg hunt? How about a black light lit Easter egg hunt for all ages! At Foothills Mall in Maryville across from TJMaxx they will have a huge setup with over 500 plus filled eggs. You will have a limited amount of time to grab as many eggs as you can. The fee is $5 per participant and with that you receive $5 off a create your own craft at Painting Around. 



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