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.

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.

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.

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.

Pro Rock Racing Race 2 Riches add to itinerary

Come out to Windrock Park and enjoy exciting off-road racing, wheel to wheel knockout hill killing, endurance racing and more!

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.

Island Invasion Norris Lake Clean-up add to itinerary

The Norris Lake Project Team will be hosting an “Island Invasion” on September 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm to help clean up debris and trash on the lake’s islands and shorelines. Volunteers from Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Union counties are needed. There will be several different launch sites. Boats will be available to shuttle volunteers to and from the islands. However, volunteers are welcome to bring their own boats and/or kayaks. Volunteers are urged to wear appropriate shoes, bring gloves and a life jacket. For more information on where to meet for clean-up and how you can volunteer to help, call 1-800-524-3602 or visit

WENTWindrock Event add to itinerary

WENTWindrock brings together Nissan truck and SUV owners from all over the United States for a fun filled event at Windrock Park. If you are new to the off road lifestyle, there are guided trails for all levels of off road adventure. There will be a meet and greet, trail rides, a night run, rock challenge, dinner and more. For more information, call 865-435-3492

Southeast Triple Crown Enduro add to itinerary

Windrock Bike Park will host the Southeast Triple Crown Enduro. This regional level endurance race will draw riders from around the southeast to Windrock Bike Park. Spectators are welcome.

Pickin' in the Park at Norris Dam State Park add to itinerary

Join the Friends of Norris Dam State Park for the annual Pickin’ in the Park Concert held the first Friday of October from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. This event is an evening full of bluegrass music, BBQ, local craft vendors, laughter and fun. The event is located at the historic amphitheater and tearoom on the east side of Norris Dam State Park. There is no entrance fee but donations to the Friends of Norris Dam are strongly encouraged! If you have any questions, please call the park office at 865-426-7461.