Events

Events

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.

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 www.norrislakeproject.com.

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.

Clinch River Fall Antique Festival add to itinerary

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the Clinch River Antique Festival in Historic Downtown Clinton. The Festival will start with a "Kick-Off Party" on Friday, October 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with live entertainment,delicious food and great shopping with the antique and specialty stores staying open late. On Saturday, October 13th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 90 antique dealers and artisans will line Market and Cullom Streets. There is free admission and parking. For more information, call 865-457-2559 or visit www.clinchriverfallfestival.com.

Collegiate Cycling SECCC add to itinerary

Full time college students will represent their school in a multi discipline mountain bike race featuring both gravity and endurance racing. Spectators are welcome.

Fall Color Boat Trips add to itinerary

Enjoy the fall colors on Norris Lake by taking a leisurely boat ride with your family, friends and local friendly park ranger. Bring a pair of binoculars to view fall’s colors and wildlife while learning about the area’s history. Boat rides last approximately one hour and depart from the Norris Dam Marina. Rides will take place during the last two weeks of October (call ahead for schedule) and departure times will be 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children age five and under. Reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, please call the park office at 865-426-7461.

Windrock Park Fall Jamboree add to itinerary

There will be guided rides, ATV Rodeo, rock crawl, poker run, Windrock Wide Open, Windrock Challenge, Drag Race, Mud Bog and Dash for Cash! The Fall Jamboree includes a haunted trail ride and bonfire to conclude the first night!  The event takes place at Windrock Park which consists of over 72,000 acres of off-road adventure for the entire family with many picturesque views of East Tennessee’s mountains and valleys. Explore over 300 miles of trails for riding ATV’s, Motorcycles, Mountain Bikes, in addition to four wheeling in Jeeps and Rail buggies and Hiking. Camping facilities are available at Windrock Park and campground. For more information about the event or the area, call 865-435-3492.

Gobble Wobble Hike at Norris Dam State Park add to itinerary

Enjoy a Gobble Wobble Hike at Norris Dam State Park and work off that Thanksgiving meal! Join a park ranger on Friday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm for a 1 mile hike that runs along Norris Lake and circles back through the cabin area. The hike should take about an hour. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of treats for the ranger! Meet at the TVA visitor center at 3:00 pm.