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

Do: Sweet Summer Market 

When: Friday, July 7th, 6pm-10pm
Where: 865 Axe Throwing / 5821 Babelay Rd. Knoxville 

Sweet Summer Time! Join in for summer fun with Meet Me At The Market Events at 865 Axe Throwing. There will be axe throwing, bon fires, food trucks, bounce house, local vendors and more! 


  • Taco Madre
  • Hungary Czech
  • Snow Daddy's
  • Sugar Mama Cotton Candy


  • Axe Throwing
  • Fire Pit
  • Yard Games
  • Bounce House


  • TBA

Photo Courtesy of 865 Axe Throwing

Eat & Drink: Kombucha Fest 

When: Sunday, July 9th - Sunday, July 16th; 10am-7pm

Where: Mountain Valley Vineyards / 2174 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent, sweetened black tea drink commonly consumed for its purpoted health benefits. Juice, spices, fruit, or other flavorings are often added. 

Join the Rocky Top Wine Trail as they kick off their first annual "FEST" celebration this summer in the Smokies. Every day in July you can visit the wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail to sample a different selection of Frog Juice Kombucha! This Kombucha Fest is open to everyone and bringing your families is highly encouraged! You must be 21 years or older to sample wine or cider, but not the kombucha... it is for everyone!

Current Kombucha Selection for Each Winery Stop*

  • Mountain Valley Winery: Hibiscus Apple Cherry
  • Apple Barn Winery: Peach Lavender
  • Apple Barn Cider House: Pineapple Jalapeno
  • Hillside Winery: Seasonal
  • Mill Bridge Winery: Blueberry Basil

*The kombucha selection sampled at each winery is subject to change based upon availability.

Try: Sunflower Bike Ride  

When: Sunday, July 9th, 4:30pm
Where: Island Home Park / 2225 Estelle Circle SE, Knoxville

Take a ride along the Will Skelton Greenway to see the sunflower fields in bloom! Hosted by the Legacy Parks Foundation and Outdoor Knoxville, Missy Kane will be heading up the ride. 

Bike rentals are available through Knoxville Adventure Collective for $30.      

Buy: 2.44 Acres Lakefront Cove Lot in Grande Vista Bay

Listed By: Lainey Jones, Real Broker (865) 356-5003 and Eleanor Cippel, Real Broker (865) 712-3656

Great 2.44 acres, mostly level lot in Grande Vista Bay. Lakefront on cove with wooded TVA frontage. Grande Vista Bay offers great amenities including outdoor pool, clubhouse, neighborhood marinas, boat launches, cooking pavilion and more! Plus, with its convenient location just minutes from I-40, you'll have quick and easy access to all the shopping and dining options of west Knoxville - only 25 minutes away!

Family: Christmas in July at Foothills Mall

When: Saturday, July 8th, 10am-2pm

Where: Foothills Mall / 197 Foothills Mall Dr. Maryville

Celebrate Christmas in July at Foothills Mall. Maryville's Play Station and Gentry Mercantile are joining together for fun Christmas activities for the kids.

  • Free pictures with Santa and The Grinch
  • Bluegrass Band, Gray Ridge Ramblers on center stage
  • Free Popcorn
  • Free Cotton Candy
  • PattiCake Pies
  • Personalizing Elves and More from Heidi Franks Owen
  • Christmas Shirt Designs from Heather Morton Raines
  • Letters To Santa from Maurice's
  • Free Face Painting from Krazy Kafe
  • Christmas Headbands and Grinch themed temporary tattoos at Maryville's Play Station (included with a day pass or memberships)
  • Other stores participating: Wildflowers Boutique, Nerd Clips, and Shelly's Bouncing Boutique 

Watch & Listen: Dolly Art Show

When: Friday, July 7th, 5pm-8pm

Where: Rala - Regional and Local Artisans / 112 W Jackson Ave. Knoxville 

It's time for the 5th Annual Dolly Art Show! 

The art wall at Rala will be filled with Dolly art done by nearly 40 local and regional artists who love Dolly Parton! Dolly art will remain on display through the end of July. 

Photo Courtesy of Rala

Furry Friends: Taylor Swift Era Night at The Bark

When: Saturday, July 8th, 6pm
Where: The Bark / 601 Lamar St. Knoxville 

The Bark is Knoxville's first indoor dog park and beer garden. Join them for their Taylor Swift Era Night! Come to the dog park and dress your pup up as your favorite Taylor era. The night will be filled with the best Taylor Swift hits! 

If you've never visited The Bark read all the things you need to know before you go:

Photo Courtesy The Bark


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