7.11 15 Things to do this summer in Anderson County

Now that summer is in full swing, many people find themselves asking, "What can we do today?" Well, we can help! We've compiled a list of 15 things to do in Anderson County that are fun for the whole family and will help you beat that summer boredom (P.S. Many of the activities are free). 

6.20 Fourth of July Celebrations in Anderson County

The fourth of July comes alive in Anderson County, Tennessee with spectacular firework shows and fun celebrations for the whole family! 

5.18 Summer Fun on Norris Lake

Nothing beats long summer days on Norris Lake! Floating in the water with friends, tubing with the kids, fishing in a cove...whatever you want, Norris Lake has! Including our two favorite marinas - Sequoyah and Stardust. The marinas not only have great food, but also offer weekends full of live music, cold beer and a ton of fun! 

5.8 First Annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival

More than 100 Tennessee wines and hard ciders will be featured at the first annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival, Saturday, May 20, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., on the waterfront Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, which is located at 697 Melton Lake Drive.

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3.1 Discover All the Secrets of the Secret City

2.1 First Desegregated Public High School in the South

On August 27, 1956, twelve young people in Clinton, Tennessee walked into history and changed the world. They were the first students to desegregate a state-supported high school in the south.

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1.27 Rich Culture and Unique History of Anderson County

Anderson County is rich in culture and unique history. A great way to learn more about Anderson County's history is to visit one of our many museums.

12.29 Get Craftin' at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a hidden gem in Anderson County offering multiple craft classes and a place to buy one-of-a kind handmade gifts by local artisans.

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12.6 Dean's Restaurant

Dean's Restaurant offers southern soulful comfort food in Oak Ridge, TN.  It is a locally owned restaurant and bakery focusing on Appalachian tradition including beef brisket, fresh vegetables, homemade desserts and so much more.  They are open Monday through Saturday.  You can find out more at

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11.28 An Appalachian Christmas

The holiday season can be a stressful time.  Sometimes getting away for a day or a quick weekend is a great way to unwind and get yourself ready for the hustle and bustle of what’s to come. We recommend stepping back in time and visiting a Candlelight Christmas Tour! This annual event at the Museum of Appalachia will not only remind you of what Christmas was like in simpler times, but will help you unwind and get in the Christmas spirit.