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Plan Your Visit

Any weekend can be a family weekend as long as you spend time with your loved ones. If you are looking for activities and places to go off campus here are resources to start with!

 

Visit Knoxville

Visit Knoxville puts together a calendar of events going on, where to shop, where to eat, and some of the best places to stay!
Check out their list of self-guided tours.

Ijams Nature Center

If you love the outdoors Ijams Nature Center is for you. The center hosts a variety of activities from outdoor yoga to organized trips and hikes. They also provide updated trail maps and closures for your convenience.

New2Knox

New2Knox provides weekly updates on things happening here in Knoxville. They’ve also mapped the best spots in each Knoxville neighborhood.

Guide to Gatlinburg

Located only an hour away from Knoxville, Gatlinburg is a fun way to take a step outside the city. Gatlinburg offers outdoor adventures in the Smoky Mountains and family-friendly activities like putt-putt golf, go-karts, and more.

Visit Dollywood

Dollywood has partnered with the Division of Student Life to offer a special price on Dollywood tickets for students. Individual tickets to the theme park are $42, which is half of the price of regular tickets. This could be a great opportunity for you to connect with your student and plan a trip to Dollywood! Students can purchase discounted tickets online or through the UT Central Ticket Office in the Student Union.

September 16-18

102nd Annual Tennessee Valley Fair
Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center
3301 East Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37914

2022 Knoxville Film Festival
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8
1640 Downtown W Blvd Knoxville, 37919

You Should Have Been There World’s Fair Exhibition
East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902

The Spirit of Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition
McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37996-3200

Friday, September 16

A Token for Keep
5-7 p.m.
Gallery 1010
100 Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 

7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre
604 South Gay Street, Knoxville TN, 37902

102nd Annual Tennessee Valley Fair Concert: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center
3301 East Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37914

Sunset Concert Series – Tennessee Sheiks

7-9 p.m.
Great Smokey Mountains Heritage Center
123 Cromwell Drive Townsend, TN 37882

Live Jazz Bistro at the Bijou

8-10:30 p.m.
Bistro at the Bijou
807 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902


Saturday, September 17

Market Square Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Market Square
18 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

A Token for Keep
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gallery 1010
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902

Explore Knox Bike Rides*

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Printshop Beer
1532 Island Home Avenue Knoxville, TN 37920

*Bikes rentals are available at the Knoxville Adventure Collective.

2022 New Ground Music Festival

Lakeshore Park
6410 S Northshore Dr Knoxville, TN 37919

102nd Annual Tennessee Valley Fair Concert: Clint Black

Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center
3301 East Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37914

Live Jazz Bistro at the Bijou

8-10:30 p.m.
Bistro at the Bijou
807 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902


Sunday, September 18

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam

3-6 p.m.
Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue Knoxville, TN 37920

2022 New Ground Music Festival
Lakeshore Park
6410 S Northshore Dr Knoxville, TN 37919