Events

Events

Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta add to itinerary

The 50th annual Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta (SIRA) is a two day men’s and women’s collegiate competitive regatta that will take place on April 21-22, 2018. SIRA’s will be hosted by Oak Ridge Rowing Association on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge. Approximately 2,000 athletes will compete in this competitive regatta to earn the highly wanted trophy that has been passed down years for their respective event.

Clinch River Spring Antique Fair add to itinerary

The antique fair starts with a kick-off party on Friday, May 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. with musical entertainment. The shops on Market and Cullom Street will be open late and food vendors will be set up in Hoskins-Lane Park. On Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., over 100 exhibitors from East Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio will offer a wide range of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste. A wide variety of foods from local vendors will be available all day. For more information, call 865-457-4547.

Big XII Conference Championship Regatta add to itinerary

The Big XII Conference Championship Regatta is a Division I Women’s Collegiate Championship event amongst some of the most competitive rowing programs in the country. With heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday, spectators will have the opportunity to listen to live announcements for the first 500 meters of the race and then view the last 1500 meters from the peninsula.

Dogwood Masters Regatta add to itinerary

The 3rd annual Dogwood Masters Regatta, hosted by the Oak Ridge Rowing Association on Melton Lake, will take place on Saturday, May 19th. Rowers from the ages of 21-80+ will compete in the respective age groups at a 1000 meter distance. Spectators will be able to watch the entirety of the race and then enjoy the Nine Lakes Wine Festival on the peninsula once racing has concluded.

Lavender Festival add to itinerary

The Lavender Festival in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge celebrates health, herbs, and the environment. You’ll find live music, artisan vendors, everything from homemade jam to fine art, a lively children’s tent, and cooking demonstrations and educational presentations throughout the day. The festival takes place from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission to the festival is free with plenty of free parking available.

Fire on the Water add to itinerary

The largest privately owned 4th of July Fireworks show in Tennessee! Enjoy food and fun on Norris Lake at Sequoyah Marina. For more information, call 865-494-7984.

Annual Norris Day July 4th Celebration add to itinerary

The Norris Lions Club brings you the Annual Norris Day celebration in downtown Norris. Running enthusiasts can begin the day with the Firecracker Road Run sponsored by the Norris Recreation Commission. Later the children’s Dog Show will be held on the Norris Commons, followed by the one-mile Fun Run. No one will want to miss the children’s Wheel Race, the Bicycle Parade, the Water Balloon Toss or the Water-Ball Battles. There will be sack races and duck races, too. One of the highlights of Norris Day is the wonderful barbeque dinner--barbeque pork and chicken with all the sides served by the Norris Lions Club in the Norris Middle School cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Norris Day will conclude with a fireworks show. For more information, call 865-368-4884.

July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot add to itinerary

July 4th will be celebrated in an unusual, dramatic, and traditional fashion at the Museum of Appalachia with historic anvil shoots. In addition, there will be demonstrations of mountain arts and crafts. Bluegrass, old time and folk music will be played and sung on the porches of the cabins and in the old log church, hymn singing and church services will be conducted. The demonstrations and music can be found throughout the 65-acre farm/village complex. For more information, please contact the Museum of Appalachia at 865-494-7680.

Clinton Fireworks and 4th of July Event add to itinerary

This FREE event will begin at 5pm and end with fireworks at 10pm. Backyard Bouncers will be set up complete with a 68 foot obstacle course, 22 ft 2 lane Tsunami water slide, bungee run, and more. Kids can also participate in a free round of laser tag. There will be food vendors, live entertainment and antique cars to view. A corn-hole tournament will also begin at 7pm, registration beginning at 6pm. Come and enjoy fun for the whole family! For more information, call the parks and recreation department at 865-457-0642.

Christmas in July in Downtown Clinton add to itinerary

The 10th Annual Christmas in July will take place in downtown Clinton from 10 am - 5 pm with town wide sales, holiday decor, a visit with Summer Santa, holiday music and festive treats.

Appalachian Toyota Roundup at Windrock Park add to itinerary

The Appalachian Toyota Round-Up is the largest annual gathering of Toyota off-road enthusiasts on the east coast. This annual event is held every Labor Day weekend at Windrock Park, the world’s largest privately owned OHV area. This family friendly event is the perfect opportunity to meet other off roaders from around the country while enjoying the mountains of East Tennessee. The event hosts nightly gatherings, catered food, live music, door ad raffle prizes and organized trail rides for all skill levels. This is an event you don’t want to miss. For more information, call 865-435-3492

Days of the Pioneer Antique Show at the Museum of Appalachia add to itinerary

This show will feature over sixty of the finest selection of 18th & 19th century Antique Dealers. During the show traditional craftsmen will be on the grounds demonstrating their various and centuries-old talents. The venue will also provide mountain music in different locations on the grounds while other areas will highlight Civil War-era soldiers and civilians in their period dress. Tickets also include a tour of the Museum, a farm-village with some three dozen historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with authentic Appalachian artifacts, and gardens and farm animals in a picturesque setting surrounded by split-rail fences. Hours are Friday 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am - 4 pm. For more information call the museum at 865-494-7680.