About the Region
Knoxville is located in East Tennessee at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are four distinct seasons with temperatures ranging from 20 degrees F. in January to 88 degrees F. in July.
Knoxville is a community of festivals with each season having its own unique events. Festivals offer more than 350 events including craft shows, concerts, sporting events and more than 60 miles of dogwood lined trails. The Dogwood Arts Festival in April is one of the largest of its type in the nation.
Knoxville is the home of The University of Tennessee, which is well known for its many academic programs, as well as its national championship women's basketball teams. The 102,455 seat Neyland Stadium and the 21,678 seat Thompson-Boling Arena on campus host many intercollegiate games, concerts, and other activities.
Our city has a variety of local historical sites and museums including the Knoxville Museum of Art, The East Tennessee History Center, Beck Cultural Center, McClung Museum, James White Fort, Blount Mansion, and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the nation, with Cades Cove showing early life of the pioneers. Pigeon Forge is the home of Dollywood, one of the major amusement parks of the southeast, with rides, crafts and musical shows.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is world famous for its electrical power-making expertise. TVA's many dams have provided the area with numerous lakes for recreational boating, fishing and swimming.
A visit here would not be complete without a day at the Museum of Appalachia near Norris where the life and times of the early settlers is depicted.
Oak Ridge is the home of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, If you are interested in the Manhattan Project, the development of the atomic bomb during World War II visit the Oakridge History Museum, the K-25 History Center, the Children's Museum, the K-25 Visitor's Center and the American Museum of Science and Energy. In order to promote good well and understanding Oak Ridge's Japanese Sister City sent a large International Friendship Bell cast in Japan and was presented to Oak Ridge.
During the Pandemic
Even though you may now have been fully immunized from COVID-19 it is still most important to encourage your friends and family who have not been immunized to get the vaccine to protect all of us. Wear a mask when inside public places or in crowded areas outside.. This will help protect everyone from the Delta variant of the virus.
It is still very important to wash your hands frequently.
Fall is about here with cooler mornings and comfortable afternoons. Get out and enjoy all of the sights in East Tennessee.
September 7: Jazz at the Square on Market Street from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday in September.
September 9: Symphony on the Square on Market Square at 7:30 p.m.
September 10 - 19: Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Park & Expo Center.
September 11: UT Football vs: Pittsburgh at Neyland Stadium at Noon
September 17: Movies under the stars "Wizard of Oz "at Ijams Nature Center. Door open at 7 p.m.
September 18: John Seiver Days Living History Weekend at Marble Springs State Historical Site
September 18: UT Football vs: Tennessee Tech at Neyland Stadium at Noon.
September 18: Lawn Chair Concert Series at Campbell Station Park from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
September 23 - 24: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series presents the Four Seasons at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
September 25: Greater Knoxville Heart Walk at Zoo Knoxville. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
September 25 - 26: HoLa Festival at World's Fair Park, Saturday 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 28: Cocktails and Conversation with artist Nick DeFord at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m.