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cherokee heritage day
Cherokee Heritage Day
Features a reenactment of the signing of the "Treaty of the Holston" between the Cherokee Nation and Governor William Blount, representative for the United States Government. Listen to the discussions and debate of July, 1791 by costumed interpretator's that led up to signing of this treaty and learn how this event shaped the beginning of Knoxville.

205 East Hill Avenue - Knoxville, TN 37915 • Map It • 865-525-6514 • Website

 
heritage days
Davy Crockett's Birthday Party
Each year on the second Saturday of August, the East Tennessee Historical Society hosts a birthday party fit for a "King of the Wild Frontier." The party promises something for family members of all ages with hands-on crafts and games, storytelling, and birthday cake.

601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map It • 865-215-8824 • Website
 

east tennessee history fair
East Tennessee History Fair
East Tennessee History Fair celebrated the region’s history with reenactments, activities, and tours. Presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society, along with dozens of businesses, historical organizations, museums, musicians, and individuals from across the region, the Fair features fun and educational activities highlighting the people, places, stories, and events that comprise the shared history of our 35-county region. The event is free and open to the public.

Downtown Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901 • Map ItWebsite
 
john sevier days
John Sevier Days Living History Weekend
Marble Springs Historic Site hosts a weekend of Living History in celebration of the first governor of Tennessee. You can expect to enjoy 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking; spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, weapons demonstrations, which will showcase tomahawks and period-appropriate firearms; 18th century style militia drills; and a reenactment of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Food, drinks, and special treats are available.

1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy 37920 • Map It • 865-573-5508 • Website
 
anvil shoot
July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot
The Museum of Appalachia's July 4th Celebration & Anvil Shoot recreates an old-fashioned Independence Day with the ever-dramatic anvil shoot, authentic old-time music, patriotic ceremonies, demonstrations of pioneer skills, and summertime picnic fare. The anvil shoot is always the highlight of the Museum's July 4th festivities. The earth literally shakes, and the deafening boom, it is said, can be heard as far as 15 miles away.

2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716 • (865) 494-7680 • Map ItWebsite
 
kuumba festival
Kuumba Festival
People from the U.S. and Africa come together to demonstrate the shared heritage of the African, African American and African Appalachian communities in diaspora and to show how this heritage is an integral part of the culture of this region. The Kuumba Festival ("kuumba" means creativity in Swahili) showcases visual arts, folk arts, dance, theater, music, storytelling, games and foods.

Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map It • (865) 217-6786 • Website
 
ramsey house country market
Ramsey House Country Market
The Country Market features some of the region's finest antiques, crafts, food and music. Featured are dried flowers, folk art and traditional crafts, antiques, collectibles, used books, plants, heirloom seeds, herbs, garden ornaments, homemade gourmet foods, historical demonstrators, House and Heritage Garden Tours, silent auction, live auction, door prizes, and carriage rides. Entertainment includes Celtic, traditional, bluegrass, gospel, Appalachian ballads, clogging and storytelling.

2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914 • Map It • 865-546-0745 • Website

 
statehood day
Statehood Day
Statehood Day is a celebration of the pioneers who settled and transformed the Southwest Territory into the State of Tennessee. This event is held in June at Blount Mansion in downtown Knoxville. This annual event features period crafts and skills demonstrations as well as 18th century tavern food.

200 Hill Ave, Knoxville TN 37902 • Map It • (865) 525-2375 • Website
 
 

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