Knox Area Weekend To Do List, August 25-27, 2023

Do: Stanley's Seventh Annual Butterfly Festival

When: Saturday, August 26th, 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: Stanley's Greenhouse / 3029 Davenport Rd. Knoxville 

Stanley's Greenhouse will be hosting their seventh annual butterfly festival, On the Wing. They are offering the following free events celebrating our planet’s most beautiful pollinator: the ethereal and inspiring butterfly:

  • Children's Buttefly Craft Stations - 9:30-11:30am
  • “Beneficial Plants that Attract Butterflies to Your Garden” seminar - 10:30am
  • A Butterfly Scavenger Hunt in Monte’s Meadow - 11:30am

Also in attendace will be: 

  • Irvey's Ice Cream Truck - delicious homemade ice cream
  • Uplift Coffee - coffee, iced coffee, Red Bull Italian sodas, and cookies
  • Native Plant Rescue Squad

All events are free and open to the public with no registration required. If you have questions about our butterfly festival, give Stanley's a call at 865-573-9591.

Eat & Drink: Brew at the Zoo

When: Friday, August 25th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Zoo Knoxville / 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. Knoxville 

Indulge in a one-of-a-kind evening at Zoo Knoxville, where local breweries, food trucks, a zipline, and captivating dinosaurs converge to create an unforgettable experience.

Savor a range of flavors, from light bites and salads to hearty hot chicken. Cool down your palate with refreshing shaved ice and root beer floats before sampling more of the extraordinary dino-pours on tap!

Food Trucks: 

  • REO Cheesewagon 
  • Wood Oven Eats
  • Hot Daddy D's
  • Penne For Your Thoughts
  • Enjoy Latin Food
  • Southern Craft BBQ
  • Zoo Knoxville Graze

25+ Participating Breweries!  

Photo Courtesy of Hot Daddy D's Instagram

Try: The Great Egg Drop of 2023 

When: Saturday, August 26th, 6pm
Where: Last Days of Autumn Brewing / 808 E Magnolia Ave. Knoxville 

Transport yourself back to grade school with this challenge. Last Days is having a contest to see who can build a container that will protect a raw egg from breaking after it is dropped from their rooftop onto the concrete patio. The winner will get an awesome trophy, $100 cash, and a personalized ceramic beer stein. The stein will be kept in their taproom wall and anytime you're hanging out at Last Days, each fill is only $4 for an entire year.

Be sure to read all the rules on their Facebook Page

Buy: Just Listed West Knoxville Condo

Listed By: Debi Poe, Real Broker (512) 818-0180

Discover the perfect condominium you've been seeking, nestled within the sought-after Adell Ree Park neighborhood! This exceptional residence is ideally situated in the heart of central west Knoxville, offering convenient access to shopping, dining, and downtown Knoxville. With its all-brick construction and one-story layout, this end unit condo is private and is surrounded by a lush canopy of trees.

This inviting home boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The generously sized living room features elegant crown moulding and is adjacent to the separate dining area. The kitchen has been thoughtfully updated with white cabinets, granite countertops, and a convenient double-door pantry.

One of the standout features of this condo is its expansive screened porch, accessible through two sets of French doors from both the living room and kitchen. This outdoor space offers plenty of room for your favorite outdoor seating, creating a delightful area to enjoy the fresh air. With 9-foot ceilings throughout, the residence feels open and airy, enhancing the overall sense of space. For your convenience, the home includes gas heating, a gas hot water heater, and a gas grill hook-up on the patio. New HVAC system and gas water heater have been added in the last 2-3 years.

Additional storage abounds throughout the condo, complemented by a 2-car garage for added convenience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to call this beautiful condo your own! *Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all property details.

Family: Knoxville Children's Theatre's Huckleberry Finn

When: Friday (Aug 25) at 7pm, Saturday (Aug 26) at 1pm and 5pm, Sunday (Aug 27) at 3pm

Where: Knoxville Children's Theatre / 109 East Churchwell Ave. Knoxville 

Knoxville Children’s Theatre presents a live production of “Huckleberry Finn.” Based on the book by Mark Twain and adapted by Zack Allen, the play brings the famous book to life on stage.

This is your last chance to see the show as this is the last weekend it will run.

Huck Finn is on the run from his criminal father, along with his friend Jim, adrift on the mighty Mississippi River. The two fall prey to two con men calling themselves the King and The Duke. Huck and Jim get involved in a number of outrageous schemes. If Jim can get far enough up river, he can become a free man, and Huck discovers there may be a fortune for him too!

The play is performed by 15 talented young actors and designed by 10 talented young designers from ages 9 to 16.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.

Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Children's Theatre

Watch & Listen: Fountain City Ramblers at Calhouns on the River!

When: Friday, August 25th, 7pm-10pm

Where: Calhoun's on the River / 400 Neyland Dr. Knoxville 

Ramble On down to Calhoun's on the River and kick out the jams with one of Knoxville's favorites... Fountain City Ramblers!

The Fountain City Ramblers are a fun-loving’ acoustic group that mixes up musical instruments and genres in a constantly evolving set list. So, while no two shows are the same, the end result is always a fun ride for both the audience and the band. The group covers everything from bluegrass to the Beatles…from Johnny Cash to Hall & Oates…and 80s sing-a-long classics to Led Zeppelin songs reimagined as an acoustic trio. 

Photo Courtesy of Fountain City Ramblers

Sunday Funday: Flowers of the Smokies

When: Sunday, August 27th, 3pm-5pm
Where: Painting with a Twist / 10939 Kingston Pike, Knoxville   

Escape the everyday stresses, relax, and unleash your creative side as you Sip. Paint. Relax. Join Painting with a Twist at their Farragut studio and paint the beautiful scenery of flowers of the Smoky Mountains! No art experience needed. Bring nothing but a drink to sip on, and snacks, if you wish. They will provide step-by-step instructions for this class as long as all supplies. At the end of the experience, you will take home your very own completed custom work of art & an awesome memory!

Come in a 1/2 hour early for DIY candles. Your candle will be cured and ready to take home by the end of class. 

Photo Courtesy of Painting with a Twist


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