Knox Area Weekend To Do List, May 24-27, 2024

Do: A Taste of Tennessee Music & Food Festival

When: Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th, 12pm-8pm
Where: World's Fair Park / 963 World's Fair Park Dr. Knoxville 

Get ready for an action-packed 2-day outdoor event, perfect for the whole family, rain or shine! Kids will love the fun-filled kid's zone, complete with games, rides, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting, contests, prizes, and free giveaways. Enjoy non-stop live music featuring country, soul, bluegrass, soft rock, R&B, jazz, blues, and more. Adults can join in the excitement with activities like a mechanical bull, corn hole, hula hoop contests, line dancing, and axe throwing, along with great prizes and giveaways. Indulge in a delectable selection of cultural cuisines and sign up to win bragging rights, fantastic prizes, and a trophy for being the best line dance team in Tennessee. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community East Tennessee and Center City Youth Sports Program.

Featuring: Lakeside - Come along and ride on the Fantastic Voyage with the Iconic Lakeside Band!

Also playing - Kelsey Cate, Z-Force Band, Nikki Cunnigham & The Uptown Players and Marty Ray Project, Brian Clay, Paula Harris, Geo Sandino, Tabu, Smoke Dogg 870, CJ The Piano Man, AmerCalyso, B.  Courtland 

Eat & Drink: Cajun Brunch with Fred Beans & Rice

When: Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, 11am-3pm

Where: Knox Brew Hub / 421 Union Ave. Knoxville 

Experience brunch done right with Fred Beans & Rice at Knox Brew Hub! Savor their Cajun-style favorites like the Hangover Bowl, Po-boy Tacos, and Breakfast Burrito. Pair your meal with mimosas and explore the full menu and draft list. Your taste buds will thank you!

Knox Brew Hub is a proud local craft beer bar located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. Fred Beans and Rice is a cajun inspired kitchen located inside Knox Brew Hub.  

Photo Courtesy of Fred Beans and Rice Facebook Page 

Try: Wood Burning Class, To Bee Continued Bookmark

When: Friday, May 24th, 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Creative Spark Studio / 2009 East Broadway Ave. Maryville 

Keep your place in your book with an adorable "ToBeeContinued" bookmark class! Featuring a charming bee design, this class is perfect for those who want to learn the art of wood burning (pyrography) and watercolor. Get ready to create stunning bookmarks while enjoying the process. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add a touch of creativity to your reading experience. The design is on both sides of your bookmark and comes with a tassel.

Instructor, Liz from LTDesigns, will share tips and tricks of this art medium and guide you through the process of using a burning tool to make your mark and create your masterpiece. The image will be pre-drawn so you can focus on the woodburning process.

Price: $35, which includes all materials and instruction, plus a booking fee and tax per attendee.

What to bring: Students must bring a hair tie for medium to long hair and optionally a face mask to help prevent inhaling smoke. They provide everything needed to complete your project.

Buy: Just Listed -  Remodeled Historic Home Near Downtown 

Listed By: Heidi McBride, Great Life RE / Real Broker (724) 456-1720

Open House - Friday, May, 24th, 5pm-7pm & Saturday, May 25th, 9am-11am

Welcome to 1923 Cecil Ave! Situated on the edge of the Historic District and just minutes from downtown and the UT campus, this charming 1948 home seamlessly blends vintage character with modern updates.

This 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom residence has been thoughtfully updated, featuring new flooring and a remodeled kitchen. Step outside to enjoy a brand new patio and a fenced-in backyard, perfect for outdoor activities and entertaining. Additional amenities include a storage shed and convenient off-street parking for three vehicles at the back of the home.

As an added benefit, the seller will replace the back windows before closing, and the lifetime warranty for all windows in the house will be transferred to the new buyers. Additionally, a security system is in place, with the equipment fully paid off. Don't miss the opportunity to own this beautiful home in a prime location!

Family: Mud Painting 

When: Saturday, May 25th, 2pm-2:30pm
Where: Norris Dam State Park / Lower Clear Creek Rd. Norris 

Join Seasonal Ranger Ben at the Norris Dam State Park Grist Mill for a unique painting experience... with mud! 

Unleash your creativity in this hands-on program where you'll be using mud and water, so be prepared to get messy and dress accordingly! 

All ages are welcome, but they kindly ask that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult. 100% of donations will support programming needs at the park. Go and get muddy! 

Watch & Listen: Karaoke on the Lawn at Kern's Food Hall

When: Sunday, May 26th, 4pm-8pm
Where: Kern's Food Hall / 2201 Kerns Riding Way, Knoxville 

Everyone had so much fun at the last karaoke event they've decided to do it every Sunday at the newest spot in town. Join in on the lawn at the Kern's Food Hall for so much music and fun! 

Hosted by Knoxville Mobile Karaoke that specialized in bringing your mobile karaoke needs to you and also handle your party needs for corporate events, weddings, live music, and more. 

Kern's Food Hall is a hub for foodies, bringing together a collection of eateries, bars, shops & events under one roof. It's a unique experience where guests can try a range of cuisines, from local fare to international dishes, crafted by talented chefs.

Memorial Day Weekend: Festival of Flags

When: May 20th - June 17th, 9am-9pm
Where: Gatlinburg SkyPark / 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg 

Introducing Gatlinburg SkyPark's new Festival of Flags celebration this!

In May and June, visitors to the SkyPark will be treated to a spectacular display of the American Flag, Military Flags, and all 50 State Flags from the SkyBridge. This breathtaking sight will showcase the flags above the city, providing a beautiful way to honor our nation for both Memorial Day and Flag Day.

Be sure to snap a picture with your home state flag during your visit! 

This event is included with all SkyPark tickets, and flags will be displayed daily during normal operating hours.

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