Knox Area Weekend To Do List, April 30 - May 2, 2021

Check out this edition of the Great Life RE Weekend To Do List! While we try to find activities and events that promote social distancing and a safe environment please always use your own judgment when attending any activity or function. 

Do: Spring Wildflower Hike 

When: Sunday, May 2nd, 2pm-4pm

Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Ijams’ trails are home to many varieties of spring wildflowers. These “ephemerals” show up before the trees have a full canopy of leaves, so they can take advantage of the spring sunlight. Join Tennessee Naturalist Lynne Davis and her husband, Bob, for a 1-2 mile walk in search of the beauties of spring. You’ll learn the flowers’ names and some interesting facts and folklore about them. Be sure to bring your camera!

Eat & Drink: Taco & Tequila Crawl 

When: Saturday, May 1st, 2pm-7pm

Where: Downtown Knoxville 

The Knoxville Taco & Tequila Crawl is here! Come stroll throughout downtown eating tacos, checking out new bars, sipping margs, and dancing your taco loving butt off. 

Your General Admission Ticket Includes:
 ? 3 Wristband Tabs (Tabs to exchange for tacos or tequila shot)
? Taco Crawl Koozie
? Discounted Margs, Beer, and Tequila shots. 
? Taco & Tequila Crawl Signature Crawl Map
? DJs and entertainment to dance off the tacos & margaritas

? Exclusive after party w/ comp shot

VIP Ticket Includes all above plus: 
? Signature Taco Crawl T-Shirt
? Additional wristband tab to exchange in for a taco or tequila shot (4 total)
? Early check-in (1:00pm)
? Welcome tequila shot

? All that is included w/ general admission

Participating Stops:
Skybox Sports Bar and Grill
Mirage Knoxville
Tommy Trent's
The Lost Tavern
Preservation Pub
*More to come*

You also will be provided a voting survey for:
•Best Tasting Taco
•Best Margarita

Try: Intuitive Basket Weaving

When: Saturday, May 1st at 2pm-5pm

Where: Blount Mansion / 200 West Hill Ave. Knoxville   

Let your intuition be your guide...and weave a basket. Free Form basket weaving is a relaxing way to make art you can use everyday or add to your décor!

In this workshop you will use reed to make a basket in the shape of your choice. 

This class promises to be relaxing and fun. 

Built in 1792, the Blount Mansion served as the residence of William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory. The site is known as the birthplace of Tennessee statehood.


Buy: Just Listed North Knox Home

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Quaint all brick one level ranch home with huge half acre level lot and fenced back yard on quiet dead end street. New paint, flooring, lighting and ceiling fans, kitchen updated, bathroom updated with new tile shower, tub, flooring, cabinet, and sink. Large bonus room off kitchen. One car garage and driveway with extra parking. Storage shed in yard. Covered back patio. Fireplace is not operational.

Family: Sheep Shearing Day 

When: Saturday, May 1st, 9am-3pm

Where: Museum of Appalachia / 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton

The Museum of Appalachia welcomes the warmth of spring by trimming the heavy winter coats from their flock of sheep. We invite you to join the Museum in celebration of this pioneer tradition.

Activities include: 
  • Sheep Shearing
  • Sheep Herding
  • Interactive Children's Programs
  • Animal Meet & Greet
  • Historic Demonstrations
  • Live Music
  • Museum Tour
  • Food Vendors
Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.

Photo Courtesy of Museum of Appalachia

Watch & Listen: Beyond the Battle, A Soldier's Life and Equipment 

When: Saturday, May 1st, 1pm-2:15pm

Where: Fort Loudoun State Historic Area / 338 Fort Loudon Rd. Vonore    

Join Ranger Will to examine the life of a soldier from From Loudoun. This program will cover the uniforms and equipment used by troops in the 1750's, the circumstances that led many of the soldiers to North America, the wives and children who accompanied some of them, and the reasons why Fort Loudoun was built. A brief tour of the fort and the reconstructed Cherokee houses will culminate with the loading and firing of a flintlock musket. 

Price: $5
Meet at: Gates of Fort Loudoun
Host: Park Ranger Will Kinton

No dogs permitted at programs and no refunds given.

Photo Courtesy of Fort Loudoun State Historic Site 

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