Knox Area Weekend To Do List, July 2-4, 2021
Welcome to July! Check out this edition of the Great Life RE Weekend To Do List for the fabulous Independence Day Weekend! So much to do, to try, to eat, to buy, and more!
Where: Mabry-Hazen House and Bethel Cemetery / 1711 Dandridge Ave. Knoxville
Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July front porch celebration on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. Gather to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, and community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, and tours of the 1858 house for $12 (includes two drinks from a local brewery). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spread out on the 7 acres of greenspace near downtown and right off I-40.
Overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to south, historic Mabry's Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth fireworks. Launched from Henley Street Bridge, the western side of Mabry's Hill offers an unparalleled panorama of the firework show. Avoid the downtown traffic and take it easy with this laid-back celebration. It is the perfect time to come chill on the hill!
Take in the surrounding natural beauty and history while savoring food from Knox Wurst and beer from a local brewery. We'll also have several activities for kids and the young at heart including a cake walk, sack races, seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole, and much more.
Event will occur rain or shine.
Eat & Drink: Fourth of July at Drake's
Where: Drake's Knoxville /
Come play at Drake’s for Fourth of July weekend July 2-4. Enjoy $3 hot dogs with toppings, $4 Bud Light in a color changing cup*, and $6 Star Spangled Spritzers. Spritzers are made with Bacardi, lemon juice, grenadine, blue curacao and lemon lime soda. Dine-in only.
Try: Ijams Night Hike
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville
Explore Ijams Nature Center in a new light, or perhaps no light. Ijams Night Hikes get you out on the trails to experience the night using all of your senses. Each walk includes night games and activities as well as exploration for our nocturnal creatures. Search for salamanders using the ears of a bat, or call for owls while staying as silent as possible. You never know what you might find or experience on a fun night hike at Ijams.
Ijams Night Hikes are recommended for ages 6 and up. Good walking shoes, water, flashlight, and weather appropriate clothes. This is a night hike that covers trails with roots and rocks. Participants should be prepared to walk upwards of a mile in low light conditions.
No walk-in’s will be accepted. Every participant must have a ticket. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Listed by: Luann Labedz, eXp Realty (828) 273-6764
Where: Narramore Farms / 199 Laurel Bluff Rd. Kingston
•Children 2 and under are FREE!
Watch & Listen: Tennessee Smokies vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas
Game Highlight: Cicada Farewell Tour Night and Summer Firework Series
The game will honor the creatures that only come out every 17 years and fans will be able to enjoy some tasty cicada treats. You can also enjoy a post game fireworks show after the game! All this and a baseball game too!