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Knoxville TN is a progressive, friendly, and rapidly growing city accessible from an international waterway. It is situated at the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Three Interstates run through Knoxville which is home to The University of Tennessee Volunteer sports teams and the Knoxville Ice Bears.


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Special Events:
Through August 26, 2014
Tuesday Evenings
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz on the Square
Free, outdoor weekly concerts on the Market Square Stage on Tuesday evenings. Our popular summer series is back on the outdoor stage at Market Square. The music goes from 8 to 10pm. Bring a chair, a blanket and a friend. Weather permitting.

July 25 to September 21, 2014
Summer Events at Fountain City Art Center
The Fountain City Art Center (FCAC) is celebrating its 10th year anniversary in a number of ways. An exhibit features art by FCAC members who are competing to have their work chosen for the 2015 FCAC Calendar.

No admission is ever charged to see exhibits at the Art Center, located at 213 Hotel Avenue next to Fountain City Park. Also on view will be the work of Mary Baumgartner's "Wonderful World of Watercolor" students.

August 1-31, 2014
“A Visual Experience” by Art Group 21
An art exhibition featuring original watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil, pastel, mixed media, collage, and more by 21 local artists.
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August 18 - September 7
Green Chile Festival
Chuy’s Restaurant
9235 Kingston Pike
Chuy’s will celebrate their Green Chile Festival by transporting you to “Pepper Heaven”, where the green chiles start their journey from seeds to full grown ripe peppers, in the rich and fertile soils of Hatch, New Mexico.
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August 23
Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave
Learn all about ruby-throated hummingbirds. Learn more about the fascinating lives of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and see them up-close at the banding table.
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August 23
Harpeth Rising
Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 101 S Central Street
Promoting the release of their fourth album, 'Tales From Jackson Bridge' (reached No. 6 on the Folk DJ Charts) This is a classically trained group of women with influences in roots, Appalachian, rock, and bluegrass music. In addition to three-part vocals, the instrumentation is violin, banjo, cello, and foot percussion. Admission is $5.
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May – September,
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Time-Out Camps
Camps, day care and recreation centers can bring their kids to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and receive a special “Time-Out” museum admission rate of $5.00. Your group will receive a guided tour of our museum, organized games on the ball courts, basketball skills program, and free play time. You can also add on a pizza party, or a movie with popcorn! Either way, we will expose your group to a variety of entertaining programs, while your staff receives a “Time-Out.” Advanced reservations are required. There is a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 100 participants per group.

cole swindell
2014 Tennessee Valley Fair
Headline Entertainment

September 5-14

The Tennessee Valley Fair is featuring special entertainment by Cole Swindell, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, Big Daddy Weave and more.
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August 31
Smoky Mountain Storytellers: Stories in Every Jar
3:00-5:00 PM
Come in and sit a spell on the Back Porch for tales from the Smokies. A wide variety of Storytellers entertain throughout the summer.
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September 6-7
This nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos brings its unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators Knoxville Expo Center for a family-oriented, fun-filled event. The expo brings thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts. Top breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, and much more, as well as their expert advice where needed. In addition, world-class seminars by industry experts will educate and entertain throughout the event. Many of the seminars feature live animals with an opportunity for guests to interact with them. Free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win coveted prizes. The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased at

September 13-14, 2014
Country Market at Historic Ramsey House
2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922
Historic Ramsey House will hold its 50th annual Country Market fundraiser on Saturday, September 13, 2014 (10 am – 4 pm) and Sunday, September 14, 2014 (11 am – 3 pm). Festivities will be held on the historic site at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. We will be stepping it up this year with new quality vendors from area and regional craft guilds and our usual lineup of excellent crafters and antique dealers. We will have available fresh from the garden produce, vegetable plants and beautiful fall plants and flowers will all be in abundance.There will be period demonstrators showing you how it was done in “days gone by”. Activities for children, great music, food and snacks will be available for all to enjoy as well as historic home tours. Whether you are a city dweller or a country lover there will be something for you to enjoy and take home. Admission is $5.00 per person; children under 10 free; house tours are $5.00. All proceeds will go the continuing preservation and operation of Historic Ramsey House.



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