What? The Weekend! :: August 16th – 18th

The Knoxville events YOU need to know about!

What? The Weekend?! There's so much going on in East Tennessee! Here are a few of our picks for how we can help you plan your perfect weekend.

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Lawn Chair Concert Series

Kick back and relax in your lawn chair for a night of great performances! Joey English, Dave Landeo, Carolina Story and Handsome and the Humbles are all apart of the summer concert series. This event is family friendly and there will be food trucks at the park!

TIME: August 17th, 5:30PM


VENUE: Campbell Station Park

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Alien Expo

UFOs, secret underground bases and all things extraterrestrial are coming to Knoxville for the Alien Expo. Buy a pass for the day or the weekend!

TIME: August 18th, 9AM – 5PM

COST: tickets start at $28

VENUE: Knoxville Convention Center

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4th Annual Butterfly Festival

Join Stanley’s Greenhouse for the 4th annual butterfly festival Saturday! Check out pollinator plant exhibits, butterfly seminars and a release of beautiful butterflies on the Davenport-Stanley Farm!

TIME: August 17th, 10AM – 1PM


VENUE: Stanley’s Greenhouse

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Photo Credit: Ijams Nature Center/Facebook

Movies Under The Stars: Alice In Wonderland

Watch Alice In Wonderland at Ijams as part of their movies under the stars series. The film begins at dusk, but you can enjoy food trucks and a beer garden before, during and after the movie! Don’t forget to dress up like your favorite character!

TIME: August 16th, dusk

COST: $8/person, $25/family four pack

VENUE: Ijams Nature Center

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Ritas & Fajitas Auction and Fiesta

Get ready for a night of exotic cuisine, musical performances and auction items! Chef Jesse Newmister, owner of Kaizen and Tako Taco, is preparing the food for the evening and yacht-rock group, Smooth Sailor is rocking the stage!

TIME: August 17th, 6PM – 9PM

COST: $150/person

VENUE: The Mill & Mine

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History Hound Dog Competition

Bring your canine companion in their best historic costume for the 12th annual history hound contest! Dogs will be judged by local celebrity judges for “Most East Tennessee Spirit” and “Best Historic Costume!” Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in Krutch Park and the competition begins at 10:15 a.m.

TIME: August 17th, 9:30AM


VENUE: Krutch Park

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East Tennessee History Fair

It’s a blast from the past at the annual East Tennessee History Fair! Listen to live music, participate in demonstrations and attend Davy Crockett’s birthday party! The East Tennessee History Center will also have free admission Saturday.

TIME: August 17th, 10AM – 5PM


VENUE: East Tennessee History Center

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Second Bell Music Festival

Knoxville’s waterfront music festival is back! Listen to Devon Gilfillian, Illiterate light and others at Suttree Landing Park in South Knoxville. Grab some grub from a local food truck or sip on craft moonshine cocktails and craft beers. Celebrate our city’s music scene across the bridge!

TIME: August 17th, 11AM

COST: $30/general admission, $75/VIP

VENUE: Suttree Landing Park

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Creepycon 2019

Everything creepy, crawly and crazy is coming to the Knoxville Convention Center next weekend! Get your tickets ahead of time for the 2019 Creepy Convention! Fans of Halloween and horror with love this expo!

TIME: August 23rd – 25th

COST: $15 – $60, buy tickets before hand here

VENUE: Knoxville Convention Center

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