Weekend To Do List, April 26-28, 2019
When: Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th
Where: Downtown Knoxville
The 58th annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held April 26-28, 2019 in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. This spring celebration features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults.
The Festival is located on bustling Market Square and adjoining Krutch Park set against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculptures.
The Art Market will feature more than 100 juried artists working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more.
The Main Stage, presented by Home Federal Bank, will feature diverse musical acts throughout the weekend that the entire family will enjoy. From a Friday night headlining set by Nashville-based LUTHI, known for their infectious “Cumberland Funk” style to must see performances on Saturday by The Brook & The Bluff, Elenowen, and many more! The ORNL Federal Credit Union Creation Station area will showcase live entertainment and activities just for the kids! Enjoy performances by the Knoxville Children's Theatre, the School of Rock, and many more local groups throughout the weekend.
Browse a full Entertainment Schedule here: http://bit.ly/2DkHGvU
Blooming Boulevard returns to Union Avenue with a colorful display of spring flowers and unique garden finds. Enjoy a craft beer from Yee-Haw Brewing Company in our Blooming Beer Garden and grab a bite to eat from your favorite local food truck.
Join in for a spring celebration of our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty in the heart of downtown Knoxville!
Photo Courtesy of Dogwoord Arts Festival Facebook Page
Eat & Drink: 5th Annual Southern Tequila & Taco Festival
When: Friday, April 26th, 6pm-9pm
Where: 11221 Outlet Dr, Knoxville, TN
Come join in for a very fun festival to raise funds for Remote Area Medical! This will be their 5th annual event, and will continue growing to be the largest annual tequila and taco festival in the country! They will have some of the biggest names in tequila showcasing their signature products and the best food in East Tennessee. Join in to taste hand-crafted tequilas, margaritas, cocktails and beer, listen to some great music & eat some tacos!
For details, including entertainment, tequila vendors, food vendors, directions, and more, check out http://www.southerntequilafest.com.
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10am-12pm
Where: AR Workshop Knoxville / 5442 Homberg Drive, Knoxville
Join Abby Shedden of Cotton Blossom Decor to learn the art of wreath making. The Lamb's Ear wreaths are perfect for indoor or outdoor display. In this class participants will construct either a 14’ or 18” diameter wreath from grapevine and artificial Lamb's Ear. Each piece will be individually placed and secured to the grapevine wreath base so it is sure to last for years to come. In addition, participants will be able to add to their wreaths with a variety of farmhouse inspired elements such as cotton, lavender, flowers and more. Finally, participants will be able to add a bow for eye catching, seasonal flair.
Photo Courtesy of AR Workshop Knoxville Facebook Page
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Family: STEAMkids with Fossil Phil!
When: Friday, April 26th, 4pm-5pm
Where: Blount County Public Library / 508 N Cusick St. Maryville
Learn all about fossils with Walland Elementary teacher and paleontologist Phil Young! Phil will be bringing his collection of dozens of fossils so little ones can get hands on experience with real fossils. They will even get a chance to do their own dig!
Watch & Listen: Island View School Open House
When: Sunday, April 28th, 2pm-4pm
Where: Boyd's Creek Hwy, Sevierville
Weather permitting -- and if the cow field is dry enough for parking – local residents can get a glimpse of the good ole days of the Island View School.
The school, which was open from 1917 through 1949, will be open to the public on this day. It sits in the middle of a cow pasture off Boyds Creek Highway about halfway between Boyds Creek and the Old Knoxville Highway turnoff.
Island View School has been lovingly restored by its owners, who say there is no admission fee to the open house – they just want people to enjoy the early 1900s atmosphere.
Anyone who attended Island View School is invited to be on the porch at 2 p.m. to ring the bell calling class to order.
Some scenes for the upcoming motion picture “Into the Wilderness” were filmed inside the schoolhouse a few months ago. Anyone interested in sharing photos and early items from the 1900s can bring his or her own table and exhibit them outside the school. Business cards are okay to exchange but there will be absolutely no money exchanged.
Please check Friends of the Seymour Library (FOSL) Facebook page or Seymour Speaks Out (SSO) the morning of April 28 if there are questions about a weather delay. In case of inclement weather, a new date will be scheduled.
The owners are not responsible for injury or damage to items.
This will not be the only opportunity this year to learn about Island View School. At 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Dr. Sam Lyle and John Plummer will describe the school’s history as part of Friends of Seymour Library’s “How We Live – Then and Now” series at the library, 137 West Macon Lane. That program is also free and open to the public.
Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Seymour Branch Library Facebook Page
Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try!