Knox Area Weekend To Do List, June 2-4, 2023

Do: Bike Boat Brew & Bark 

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-3pm
Where: Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center / 900 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville

This annual event has become super popular with locals and visitors. Bike Boat Brew & Bark celebrates the outdoor adventurer, the dog lover, the craft beer enthusiast, the local and the tourist looking to discover a secret in Knoxville's urban wilderness. 

You can ride your bike, bring your dog, and explore Knoxville in a new way! 

The day will be filled with numerous activities to appeal to all ages and activity levels. 

Many activities are free, but require pre-registrations. See all the activities that are available at:

Photo Courtesy of Visit Knoxville 

Eat & Drink: Candy Fest Kick Off! 

When: June 1st - June 30th, 10am-7pm

Where: Mountain Valley Vineyards / 2174 Parkway, Pigeon Forge  

Join along the Rocky Top Wine Trail as they kick off their first annual "FEST" celebration this Summer in the Smokies. Candy Fest lasts all June long and any day in June you can visit wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail and sample a different selection of locally crafted candy!

Candy Fest is open to everyone and families are welcome, but you must be 21 or older to sample wine or cider. 

These are the current candy selections ast each winery stop: 

Mountain Valley Winery: Golden Crunchies
Apple Barn Winery: Espresso Beans
Apple Barn Cider House: Oreo Square
Hillside Winery: Orange Jellies
Mill Bridge Winery: Cookie Dough

Try: National Trail Day Hike @ Norris Dam State Park     

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-12pm
Where: Norris Dam State Park / 125 Village Green Circle, Rocky Top

Get outside and take a hike on National Trails Day 2023. Join Ranger Trent for a hike along the Andrews Ridge Trail and explore the various history of the people who used to live where Norris Dam State Park is today. You will also get to see the Andrews family cemetery that is located just off of the trail. 

The hike is 2.5 miles and rated moderate in difficulty. It will take around 2 hours to complete so be sure to bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes. 

Meet Ranger Trent and the other hikers at The Canteen which is located just before the entrance to the west campground. This is a free event!

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Family: Touch-A-Truck @ Blount County Library

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 11am-1pm

Where: Blount Country Library / 508 N Cusick St. Maryville     

Saturday, June 3rd kicks off the Blount County Library's Summer Reading Program.

The program is kicking off with their annual Touch-A-Truck event. There will be a variety of vehicles from the community for kids to explore and learn about. Fun for the whole family and FREE!  

Photo Courtesy of Blount County Library Facebook Page  

Watch & Listen: Dolly Art Show 2023 

When: Friday, June 2nd, 5pm

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

This weekend is the 3rd Annual Dolly-themed festival. This festival, formerly known as Dolly Fest, now known as Rhinestone Fest: For The Love of Dolly, celebrates Dolly Parton with art, music, history, and fun. 

Kicking off opening night at Rala will be the announcement of the 4th Annual Dolly Art Contest. In conjunction with other First Friday activities individual businesses throughout the Old City will be offering Dolly-themed events and specials. Guests can expect art shows, live music, Dolly movie screenings and more. 

Photo Courtesy of Rala

Happy Birthday Tennessee: Annual Statehood Day Festival 

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-4pm
Where: Marble Springs State Historic Site / 1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy. Knoxville  

Celebrate the great state of Tennessee's 227th birthday with the Annual Statehood Day Festival. There will be local craft vendors, re-enactors, live performances, historical lectures, and more! The will be a fun event for the whole family. Admission is free! 

Photo Courtesy of Marble Springs State Historic Site Facebook Page


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