Knox Area Weekend To Do List, July 23-25, 2021

What a great weekend we have in-store!  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!

Do: Christmas in July at Cherokee Caverns  

When: Friday, July 23rd, 5pm-9pm and Satury & Sunday, July 24th & 25th, 3pm-9pm

Where: Cherokee Caverns / 8524 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville 

Cherokee Caverns presents their first annual Christmas in July 2021!! Come cool down at the Cave. The Cave is an awesome 58 degrees year round. They will have outdoor shopping! Christmas is only six months away... You can find something fun and unique and get a head start on your Christmas shopping!!! They will also have some really fun surprises! Santa and Cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation will be joining in for some Christmas in July Fun!!! Sno Biz Oak Ridge Shaved Ice will have a signature Cave Shaved Ice to honor Santa and his elves with a frozen treat and they will offer all their yummy flavors for you to enjoy!! The Cave Path will be all decked out with thousands of Christmas lights and decorations. As you stroll among the Stalagmites and Stalactites you will enjoy the magic of Christmas underground ...with enchanting Christmas music and Santa in his Summer Suit!!! Visit with Old Saint Nick and have your picture made! What is more fun than joking around with Cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation! There will be lots of amazing Shopping and Food and Treats and some serious COOL fun for the whole Family!!
They will be open as follows~
Friday July 23rd 5-9pm
Saturday July 24th 3-9pm

Sunday July 25th 3-9pm

Tickets are $12 each 4 years old and under are free.
*Parking is Always Free
*J J's Hot Dogs and More will be joining us...she will have hot dogs drinks and many other yummy items! Make plans to have dinner at the Cave!!
*The Cave Path is stroller and handicap friendly.
*Tickets will be for sale at the Ticket Booth at Cherokee Caverns during the event. Cash is preferred but Credit will be accepted.
*Parking is limited at the Cave. Parking opens up constantly as guests come and go...we will not sell out of tickets and we will do our best to stay until all guests have had a chance to experience Christmas in July!
 Photo Courtesy of Cherokee Caverns Facebook Page

Eat & Drink: Southern Tequila & Taco Festival 

When: Friday, July 23rd, 6pm-9pm
Where: JCPenney's Parking Lot (Turkey Creek) / 11534 Parkside Dr. Farragut        

Join in for a very fun festival to raise funds for Remote Area Medical! This will be their 6th annual event, and will continue growing to be the largest annual tequila and taco festival in the country! They have some of the biggest names in tequila showcasing their signature products and the best food in East Tennessee. Join in to taste hand-crafted tequilas, margaritas, cocktails and beer, listen to some great music & eat some tacos! 

For details, including entertainment, tequila vendors, food vendors, directions, and more, check out


Try: SINGO at Hard Knox in Hardin Valley

When: Saturday, July 24th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Hard Knox Hardin Valley / 10847 Hardin Valley Rd. Knoxville         

Come hang out at Hard Knox Pizzeria on Saturday nights for great pizza, cold beer, and SINGO!

Singo is an exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a boring old number, players just have to listen for their favorite music!


Buy: Smoky Mountain Retreat  

Listed by: Deborah Sims-Gregory, eXp Realty 865-227-7058

Your Smoky Mountain Retreat Awaits! The perfect home for year-round living or second home on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies!Stunning 2 story custom-built log cabin with newly finished basement on 1.17 beautifully wooded acres. Privacy is maximized in this beautiful space!Nicely appointed open-concept kitchen; living room with towering stone fireplace with cathedral ceilings and dining area. 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths. 1 Bedroom and full bath on the main; master with bath and 3rd bedroom with bath up; 1 bedroom with full bath in basement.Plenty of space for family and friends! Screened in porch and expansive decking great for relaxing or entertaining. Many extras with this beautiful property! This is a must see!!

Family: Fireside Family Nature Trivia 

When: Friday, July 23rd at 6:45pm-9:30pm

Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park /  2809 Kelly Ln. Kodak

Bring your family or trivia team of up to 6 people and join the rangers at Seven Islands State Park for an evening of fun! You will meet at the Bluebird Barn and hike about a mile out to the shady lawn at the Green House. Teams will compete in a game of trivia that will reveal some suprising facts about plants and animals of East Tennessee. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team!

After enjoying the sunset, you will look for some of the park's nocturnal animals as you hike back to the bluebird barn. 

Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a picnic blanket or chairs. You can also bring snacks, drinks, and flashlights (optional). If you would like for us to shuttle your stuff to the Green House before the hike, be at the Bluebird Barn about 6:45. We will begin the walk to the Green House at 7:00. 
For any questions about this event, please email Ranger Clare at [email protected]. Pre-registration is required. 


Watch & Listen: The Steel Woods at The Shed -2 Nights

When: Friday, July 23rd at 6pm and Saturday, July 24th at 6pm

Where: The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint / 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Maryville       

After the lost year of 2020, The Steel Woods are eyeing 2021 to be their biggest year at The Shed ever! 2 epic nights!

Don't miss out on this incredible weekend of concerts!

Gates open at 6pm. Them Dirty Roses take the stage tentatively at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the gate the day of show for $5 more than online tickets pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All tickets purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Photo Courtesy of The Steel Woods Facebook Page

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