Knox Area Weekend To Do List, July 12-14, 2024

Do: Southern Charm & Sweet Tea Boutique & Craft Fair

When: Saturday, July 13th, 10am-2pm
Where: The Venue at Lenoir City / 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd. Lenoir City

Southern Charm & Sweet Tea is Back for it's 13th event and partnering with the Pilot Club of Lenoir City to support brain health programs and initiatives in our community.

Over 60+ boutique vendors and craftsmen, food trucks, door prizes and more! Free bicycle helmets for kids while they last (courtesy of the Epilepsy Foundation of East TN) and Lenoir City Police Department will be on site for carseat fittings.  

ADMISSION IS FREE but donations will be accepted to benefit the Pilot Club's vital local work. Don't miss out on a day of shopping and community support! 

Eat & Drink: 4th Annual Pig Roast Luau

When: Sunday, July 14th, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: Trailhead Beer Works / 1317 Island Home Ave. Knoxville

Get ready to party island-style at the 4th Annual Pig Roast Luau! Enjoy a tropical feast with delicious food, refreshing drinks, and good vibes all around.

Join Tennessee Brew Works, Trailhead Beer Market, and Gato Peligroso Food Truck for this epic event. Dive into a roasted whole hog BBQ with all-you-can-eat mouthwatering pulled pork and Hawaiian-inspired sides. Plus, each ticket holder (21+) gets a complimentary brew from Tennessee Brew Works. You won't want to miss this!

Try: Kitten Yoga Fundraiser for Young Williams

When: Saturday, July 13th, 12pm-1pm
Where: Blue Ridge Yoga / 623 N Campbell Station Rd. Farragut

Who doesn't love kittens?  Join Blue Ridge for a purr-fectly fun kitten yoga class and playtime to benefit Young Williams Animal Shelter!

Stretch, play, and cuddle with adorable kittens, all available for adoption. For just $30 per person, you can support these furry friends—100% of the proceeds go to Young Williams Animal Center!

Can't make it? You can still help by donating canned wet food, litter, microwaveable heating discs, digital kitchen scales, or powdered kitten formula.

Don't miss out on this meow-gical event!

Buy: Custom Built Main Channel Ft. Loudoun Lake Home

Listed By: Dee and Paul Nave, Real Broker (865) 599-9912

This custom-built Southern Living floor plan home is situated on the main channel of the Tennessee River/Ft Loudoun Lake, offering stunning lake and Great Smoky Mountains views through wall-to-wall windows. The ranch-style home includes a private covered dock with year-round deep water access.

The main level features a Great Room, Kitchen, Master Suite, Sunroom, and Screen Porch, all with lake and mountain views. For guest accommodation, there are two large guest suites, a full bath, and a half bath. Additionally, there is a large bonus room that can be used for recreation, media, hobbies, or guests.

The kitchen has been updated with new quartz countertops, subway/marble tile backsplash, and a stainless steel commercial sink and faucet. It is equipped with GE Profile appliances, including a double wall oven, cooktop, and dishwasher. The kitchen offers ample storage cabinets and counter space, along with a huge laundry/utility room just off the kitchen that provides additional pantry-related storage. The breakfast area opens to the screen porch overlooking the lake, perfect for enjoying morning coffee, breakfast, or dinner. The screen porch connects to an open deck that spans the lakeside of the home.

The spacious deck features maintenance-free Trex decking, ideal for grilling, entertaining, or simply relaxing and enjoying nature's peaceful sunsets and sunrises. The Sunroom/study/den on the main level, with views of the lake, can be adapted to your family's needs. There is also a large bonus room upstairs over the garage for hobbies, storage, media, or recreation. Unfinished space at the top of the staircase can be finished or used for additional storage.

The septic system is located in the front yard, leaving the lakeside open for creating additional outdoor entertaining spaces, such as a pool or fire pit. The irrigation system is supported by lake water through a TVA permitted pump connected to the dock.

This home is filled with natural light and offers breathtaking views, making it a perfect retreat for family and friends of all ages.

Family: Nighttime Critter Crawl

When: Friday, July 12th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Collier Preserve Park / 330 W Emory Rd. Powell

Learn all about the things that go bump in the night. Don't be scared! They really aren't frightening at all. Meet at Collier Preserve Park. 

Collier Preserve is a 12-acre park with an ADA walkway, a nature path, a native plants garden, a birding platform, a kayak rest stop on Beaver Creek, and a natural setting for observing wildlife.

This event is free, but capacity is limited, so register today!

Watch & Listen: Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove

When: Saturday, July 13th, 6pm-9pm
Where: The Cove at Concord Park / 11808 South Northshore Dr. Knoxville

Knox County Parks & Recreation invites everyone to the Second Saturday Concert Series for a delightful evening of live music in the park! Enjoy music, food, non-alcoholic drinks, and fun activities for the entire family. Sit back and soak in the stunning views of The Cove at Concord Park while listening to great local music.

On Saturday, July 13th, the event will feature Knoxville native Matt Woods and The Natural Disasters.

About Matt Woods: A true product of Appalachia, Matt Woods' music reflects his East Tennessee roots. His songs, rich in Americana, folk rock, and country influences, are honest and heartfelt. Known for his engaging performances both as a solo artist and with his band, Matt Woods and the Natural Disasters, Woods aims to share truth through his music. His latest album, Natural Disasters, was released in 2019, followed by extensive tours across the US and Europe. During the global Covid-19 pandemic, Woods stayed connected through online events and released an EP titled Mornings After. In 2022, his song "My Southern Heart" was featured in the film Crawlspace, starring Henry Thomas.

Don't miss this FREE event! Bring a lawn chair, your listening ears, and your dancing feet to The Cove for a night of fantastic music and family fun.

Stay Cool Saturday: Bring Your Own Pool Party

When: Saturday, July 13th, 12pm 
Where: Next Level Brewing / 700 North Broadway, Knoxville 

Join in at Next Level Brewing for the 1st Annual Bring Your Own Pool Party!

The parking lot will be transformed into a pool paradise, welcoming all kinds of kiddie pools, blow-up pools, or any creative pool setups. Pools will be filled up on-site, and drinks will be served both in the parking lot and inside for convenience.

The event will feature @thehotdaddyds starting at noon to satisfy everyone's hunger.

Spread the word and join the fun at the Bring Your Own Pool Party. It's going to be a wild event you won't want to miss!

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