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Soaky Mountain Waterpark to participate in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ on June 20

Release of Best Practices for restitution of Nazi-confiscated art

National Museum of African American Music hosts 4th Annual Black Music Month celebration

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Puts Columbine Massacre Anniversary in Spotlight with New Exhibit

united tastes of america Anakeesta kicks off United Tastes of America

GATLINBURG, TN - The spirit of America is soaring through the Smokies this Summer during Anakeesta’s United Tastes of America. This summer, pick up a tasting pass and “travel” across the country, visiting 12 states, tasting distinct culinary creations from each respective region.
oak ridge outdoor festival First-ever Oak Ridge Outdoor Festival set for June 22

OAK RIDGE, TN – The City of Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks Department and Explore Oak Ridge are teaming up to host the first-ever Oak Ridge Outdoor Festival. The free event will be a day of fun activities at various City of Oak Ridge Parks
smoky mountain quilt festival Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee to present 43rd annual show

KNOXVILLE – The Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee (SMQ) will present their 43rd annual Quilt Show & Competition June 21-22, 2024. The show will be held in the Knoxville Expo Center.
nicole simpson brown exhibit Alcatraz East Crime Museum opening new temporary exhibit

PIGEON FORGE, TN — The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman led to news stories that people still talk about and are interested in today. With the 30th anniversary of those murders being June 12, 2024, a new temporary exhibit will be opened at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in memory of the crime that captivated the nation's attention.
hops in the hills festival Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival returns to the Smoky Mountains

MARYVILLE, TN – Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival, a highlight of Maryville's annual Summer on Broadway celebration. This year’s event takes place on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2024, against the stunning backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.


Old-time Jam
The Laurel Theatre, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville
Every month on the 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m.

Bring your instruments for old-time jam night. No charge.


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June through July 2024
TAA Show at the Frothy Monkey
Frothy Monkey, 419 S. Gay St. Knoxville, TN

The Frothy Monkey is the perfect stop for coffee, conversation and community. The restaurant serves breakfast through dinner, and loves it when a coffee chat turns into a lunch or dinner date. The Frothy Monkey seeks to provide a safe and welcoming environment that can nourish guests and build community relationships.

Tennessee Artists Association; A great place to learn and grow as an artist. Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning, community and shows.

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May 16 - July 31, 2024
Free City Events

With the official start of spring, Knoxville residents may be looking forward for ways to get outside and have fun in the coming months.

The City’s Office of Special Events works with multiple City departments and community organizations to produce events throughout the year that are free, family-friendly and open to the public. Here are some events to anticipate and dates to circle on your calendar.

Concerts on the Square is a free live music series presented by Comcast with support from Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, B97.5 FM, Xfinity, and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

Concerts on the Square – Jazz Tuesdays

Jazz on the Square (Tuesdays in May, June and September) will feature groups led by Taber Gable, Greg Tardy, Ken Brown, Margherita Fava, Sam Adams, Jon Hamar and many other performers from Knoxville’s amazingly talented jazz scene. Shows are 7-9 p.m. We’ll list specific performers at when they’re announced.

Concerts on the Square – Variety Thursdays

Every third Thursday starting in May means a variety of musical genres presented on the Market Square stage.

May 16 - 12 Eleven Band
June 20 - Jeanine Fuller & the True Funk SOULdiers Tribute Band
July 18 - Bicho Brothers
Aug. 15 - Liquid Velvet's Fleetwood Mac & Journey Tribute
Sept. 19 - Square on the Square

Kid A'Riffic Fun in the Park

Free activities and fun, including crafts, games and giveaways for children age 2-12 provided by City departments and community partners. Wednesdays in June & July, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the following locations:

June 26 – Fort Kid
July 3 – no event
July 10 – Morningside Park
July 17 – Fountain City Park
July 24 – West Hills Park
July 31 – World’s Fair Park

For a full calendar and details about the performers, visit Stay informed of weather-related cancellations.

June 22
UNI-Tea at The Tennessean Hotel
1:00 p.m.
531 Henley Street Knoxville, TN 37902

In partnership with SoKno Pride, The Tennessean Hotel presents the inaugural UNI-Tea event. Celebrating the diversity of our community and perfectly timed during Pride Month, UNI-Tea is a fun twist on traditional tea service, including tea and champagne-infused cocktails paired with tiered courses of traditional tea sandwiches, scones and assorted pastries. Attendees “spill the tea” at the event, enjoying live music, learning more about SoKno Pride and celebrating Pride Month together. In addition, throughout the month of June, The Tennessean’s Drawing Room serves up ALL OUT SANGRIA with proceeds from each cocktail sold directly benefiting SoKno Pride and its fundraising efforts.
For Tickets: Link

June 22

She Has A Tribe - A Live Choreopoem
7:00 p.m.
Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902

Motivational poet Rhea Carmon will be performing with Coy Kindred, Liz Mitchell, Aneja Raiteri, and Shekita Driskill a choreopoem about the importance of sisterhood in life. The performance emphasizes the importance of art, poetry, and friendship in sustaining healthy bonds.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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