Knox Area Weekend To Do List, May 31-June 2, 2024

Do: Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival 

When: Saturday, June 1st, 9am-5pm & Sunday, June 2nd, 10am-4pm
Where: Lenoir City Park / 6707 City Park Dr. Lenoir City 

Get ready for the 61st Annual Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival, happening on June 1st and 2nd at the stunning Lenoir City Park!

This year promises to be the best yet, with thousands of visitors from Loudon County, greater Knoxville, and beyond flocking to see the creations of around 180 talented crafters. From ceramics and glassware to metalwork and jewelry, and so much more, there's something for everyone. The festival's top-notch quality and stellar reputation make it a must-attend event!

Eat & Drink: Burchfield's Bluegrass Brunch

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 11am-2pm

Where: Burchfield's Restaurant / 215 S Illinois Ave. Oak Ridge 

Live music from local bluegrass band, True Blue, along with a full brunch buffet. Reservations are strongly recommended. Brunch is $37.95 a person. 

Brunch includes: 

  • Strawberry Spring Mix Salad with Bleu Cheese Crumbles
  • Garden Salad with Assorted Toppings
  • Parfait Station with Greek Yogurt, Granola, Honey, and Assorted Fruits
  • Soft Scrambled Eggs
  • Fresh Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
  • Thick Cut Bacon, Sausage Links, and Sausage Patties
  • Fried Chicken and Waffles
  • Roasted Rosemary Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Dill Crusted Salmon in a Lemon Cream Sauce
  • Shrimp & Grits Station
  • Chef Carved Prime Rib
  • Assortment of Rolls, Muffins, and Pastries

Try: Learn To Kayak 

When: Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd; starting at 9am
Where: Cove at Concord Park / 11808 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville

If you’re not paddling in one of our beautiful local rivers or lakes, you’re missing out on the best of East Tennessee! The annual Touring School by the Chota Canoe Club, a local non-profit, is perfect for new kayakers and canoers.

Learn the essential strokes, safety skills, equipment tips, and trip planning guidelines for a lifetime of paddling fun. This course focuses on non-rapids paddling and will teach you how to get in (and back in!) your boat, stroke and steer efficiently, and best of all, you'll meet fellow paddlers to join you on your adventures. See you on the river! (SYOTR)

Buy: Lovely South Knoxville Home 

Listed By: Justin Bryant, Great Life RE / Real Broker (865) 804-6844

Come view this meticulously cared for home in South Knoxville. It's in an incredible location, being 15 minutes to downtown Knoxville and 15 minutes to McGhee Tyson Airport. There have been several updates to the home in the 2 years including but not limited to adding a backsplash in the kitchen and repainting the interior of the home. Sellers are the original owners of the home. Owner/Agent

Family: Free Yoga at Edgewood Park

When: Saturday, June 1st, 10am-10:45am
Where: Edgewood Park / 1611 Edgewood Ave. Knoxville

Go with the flow and join in for another season of Yoga in the Park with Nora Vines! Hosted by the Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association, Knox County Health Department, and City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation, these sessions are perfect for all levels.

Classes kick off at 10 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. While a donation of $2-$5 is appreciated, it's not required. You can contribute via Venmo (@Nora-Vines) or with cash. Don't forget your mat, towel, and water. Don't miss the fun, sun, and stretching! 

Watch & Listen: 45 RPM at Clinch River Brewing

When: Friday, May 31st, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Clinch River Brewing / 2045 Norris Freeway, Norris 

Head to Norris for some beautiful scenery and enjoy live music from the vinyl era at Clinch River Brewing. 

Clinch River Brewing is a brewpub serving their own house made Craft Beer and Craft Food with a beer garden and koi pond. They are also pet-friendly. 

45 RPM is a group of musicians made up of Ryan Sise and Tim Flatford playing music from the vinyl era, the tunes that you know and love!! They play at some pretty awesome venues all over East Tennessee. 

Sunday Funday: Farmers Market at Pinnacle Turkey Creek

When: Sundays in June and July, 11am-3pm
Where: 11251 Parkside Dr. Knoxville

Swing by the Farmers Market at Pinnacle Turkey Creek every Sunday from 11am to 3pm for a lively showcase of locally grown goodies and homemade delights! Nestled in the heart of Turkey Creek, this market bursts with fresh fruits and veggies, unique handcrafted treasures, and gourmet treats from regional farmers and artisans. It’s the perfect Sunday adventure for foodies and fun-seekers alike! 

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