Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.
Chattanooga – Thrills, Gills and Chills – Learn about predator/prey relationships of the most notorious animals with animal encounters, gallery programs and more 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout October at the Tennessee Aquarium.
Halls, Tn. – 10th annual Lauderdale County Fair – Exhibits, music, birds of prey, snake and pelt displays, races, competitions and more are scheduled for the fair at the fairgrounds on the Halls Airbase.
Huntsville, Tn. – Appalachian Heritage Festival – See flint-knapping, rifle-making, basket weaving and more demonstrations, Civil War reenactments; get a taste of pioneer era dining and more at the Scott High School.
Carthage, Tn. – William Walton Days – Journey back in time to learn the history of Smith County through music, reenactments and demonstrations 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Historical Smith County Courthouse.
Knoxville, Tn. – Free Museum Admission for National Museum Day – Enjoy free admission to the Museum of East Tennessee History for National Museum Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Download free tickets at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday.
Nashville, Tn. – National Public Lands Day – Take part in hikes and volunteer activities across the state at Tennessee State Parks and State Natural Areas.
Dandridge, Tn. – Scots-Irish Festival – Bagpipe and snare drum competitions, highland games and more can be seen at this family-friendly festival full of Celtic fun in downtown Dandridge.
Huntingdon, Tn. – The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band – The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will perform 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the 21st annual Huntingdon Heritage Festival at The Dixie. Tickets to the show are $10.
Memphis, Tn. – Harvest Fest – Welcome the fall season with crafts, folk music and more 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo.
Jackson, Tn. – “Oscar & Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple” – A modern re-telling of “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon at the Jackson Theatre Guild. Tickets are $8-16.
Nashville, Tn. – “Inequality for All” – Professor Robert Reich shares the severe threats to the economy and democracy with income inequality in this movie of research and graphics at the Belcourt Theatre.
Millington, Tn. – IHRA Team Final – Witness one of the largest motorsports races in North America as Team Memphis competes with other teams within different divisions at Memphis International Raceway.
Jonesborough, Tn. – 41st National Storytelling Festival – Nearly two dozen world-class storytellers will share ancient legends, folk tales, fairy stories, personal stories and more 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the International Storytelling Center.
Jefferson City, Tn. – Old Time Saturday – See antique cars, vendors, square dancing, gospel singing and a large rummage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Jefferson City.
Savannah, Tn. – Fly-In, Classic Cars & Business Expo – Browse aircrafts like a Black Hawk helicopter, a National Guard display, booths and vendors, antique cars and more 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Savannah/Hardin County Airport.
Nashville, Tn. – Poet and Prophet Roger Cook – Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Roger Cook will be honored during the “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters” series 1:30 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Memphis, Tn. – “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” – Join Ira Glass as he recreates the sound of “This American Life” in front of the audience with live onstage stories and a “best of” from the series’ funniest moments 8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $38-45.
Jackson, Tn. – “Outlaw” signing – Michael Streissguth will be signing his new book on Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and other country artists 5-9 p.m. at the International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame.
Nashville, Tn. – “America’s Got Talent Live” – Featuring Season 8 favorites and winner, Kenichi Ebina, the show will take place 7:30 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Nashville, Tn. – “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience: A Parody by Dan and Jeff” – Enjoy this hilarious parody of the famous “Harry Potter Series” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater. Tickets start at $30.
Nashville, Tn. – “Casablanca” – Experience this American movie classic with the Nashville Symphony performing the score live 7 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets start at $25.
Chattanooga – “Lincoln Portrait” – This concert, performed by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, coincides with the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration and features music by American composers 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets start at $19.
Nashville, Tn. – Martin ArtQuest Activity Opens – Use colored foam, beads, wire and more to create an artwork that is activated by body movements, inspired by the 30 Americans exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
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