This Week's Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - by Jill Kilgore

Travel back to medieval times, toast your wine glass, relive the magic of Harry Potter, hang out with the class of Rydell High with Grease, hunt for bargains, hunt for ghosts, camp out at the zoo or jam out to free music. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit 

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Ongoing

Memphis – Hear the Voices of the Civil Rights in a special exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum, featuring a collection of videos from eyewitnesses, activists and icons of the movement hosted on a touch-screen platform.

Tiptonville – Reelfoot Lake State Park offers Scenic Pontoon Boat Tours through Sept. 30 to discuss the history and wonders of this natural phenomenon. You may see birds, ospreys, water fowl & American bald eagles. Call 731-253-9652 for a reservation.

Nashville – The Rolling Stones Exhibit at Musicians Hall of Fame tells the story of the most influential rock band in history with 500 artifacts and memorabilia, including a guitar gallery, Keith Richards’ diary and recreated recording studio.

Arrington – Enjoy free live music every Saturday and Sunday April through October with “Bluegrass in the Barn” and “Jazz in the Courtyard” 4-8 p.m. on Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. on Sundays at Arrington Vineyards.

Pulaski – Schedule a fudge tour at Milky Way Farm. See the 1930s home of candy legend Frank Mars for a hot cup of coffee, a fudge brownie and ice cream to enjoy at the historic table.

Pigeon Forge – Get ready to doubt your eyes and catch your breath with the world’s largest replica of the Titanic built entirely from 56,000 LEGO bricks at the Titanic Museum. Learn why a 10-year-old, autistic, Icelandic boy built his masterpiece.

May 17

Memphis – The Pink Palace Museum hosts a lecture and pop-up exhibit called The Trail of Tears: Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee Nation. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., as part of a statewide series commemorating Jackson’s 250th birthday.

Jackson – Lace up your shoes and grab your four-legged friends for the 6th Annual Downtown Dog Trot 6 p.m. at LIFT Wellness Center. The 5k or one-mile race benefits the Downtown Dogs Group - a non-profit, no-kill dog rescue.

Jackson – Test out your picking skills or just listen to the Open Jam 6-9 p.m. at Casey Jones Village.

Union City – Help the Kiwanis Club of Union City raise money for local causes and enjoy Burgers in the Park 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kiwanis Park. Tickets are just $5.

Knoxville – Enjoy an evening with Chef John Alunni at The Cutting Edge Classroom. The Chef’s Wine Table Dinner 6-9 p.m. features a full gourmet dinner paired with three Tennessee wines. Tickets are $95 per person or $180 for two.

Knoxville – Modern traditional country duo The Young Fables perform a free concert at Concerts on the Square 7-9 p.m. at Market Square.

Jonesborough – One of the nation’s most-loved master storytellers takes the stage at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in the Donald Davis Storytelling Concert 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $12.

May 17-19

Memphis – The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Tom Lee Park features teams from all across the U.S. and several foreign countries battle it out for the top title. It’s known as America’s most prestigious barbecue competition.

Nashville – Explore a plethora of works from documentaries and narrative features to animated and experimental shorts during the Nashville Film Festival. Panels, workshops and screenings are held at various venues across the city.

Oak Ridge – Tip your glass and toast the Nine Lakes Wine Festival at Melton Lake Park with dozens of award-winning Tennessee wines to taste, great food, live music, chef demonstrations and more.

May 17-20

Pigeon Forge – Hear the rumble of the classic American muscle car at the Chevy Classic Roundup. The show held at The Inn at Christmas Place features all models of classic Chevys; from sleep Corvettes to rugged trucks.

Jonesborough - Dulcimer Week celebrates the role of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer with dulcimer-infused performances, workshops and hands-on opportunities to experience the dulcimer and other forms of art in Tennessee’s Oldest Town.

May 17-23

Brownsville – Check out the award-winning “Small World of Cotton” display at West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center with a scratch-built cotton gin and implements. Learn about the artist and Chester County native Darryl Cox’s 1/16th scale creations.

May 17-27May 31-June 3

Franklin – It’s 1959 and the senior class of Rydell High School is in rare form. Studio Tenn brings American Idol superstars Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to the Jamison Theater at theFactory in Franklin to present the cult classic Grease.

May 17, 31

Nashville – Woolworth on 5th hosts The Big Idea, an interactive theatrical experience exploring how stories of our country’s past shape our future. Performances begin 7 p.m. May 17 with a tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

May 18

Memphis – The 2018 Memphis Brooks Wine + Food Series continues with the Grand Artisans’ Dinner 6:30 p.m. at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Featured wines will be showcased alongside a five-course dinner from award-winning chefs.

Jackson – The Kimberlie Helton Band performs as part of Music on the Main Stage for AMP at the Market 7:30 p.m. at West Tennessee Farmers Market. Bring your picnic basket or visit the food concessions. 

Jamestown – Learn stories about the Night Sky and view celestial wonders and constellations 8:30 p.m. at the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Astronomy Field at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park. The event is free.

Nashville – Musicians Corner 5-9 p.m. in Centennial Park features Andrew CombsDylan LeBlancAngel SnowSaaneah, and Wildeyes. The free event also includes food trucks, the MC Pub, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

Franklin – Called “one of the greatest voices of her generation” songwriter Joan Osborne sings the Songs of Bob Dylan 8 p.m. at the Franklin Theatre.

Chattanooga – Become inspired by amazing animals and learn what you can do to help during Endangered Species Day at the Chattanooga Zoo. Experience animal meet and greets, educational activities and much more.

Chattanooga – Chill out with a free ice cream cone or cup as Clumpies Ice Cream Company opens its new Southside location with a grand opening event 4-9 p.m. There will be live music, food trucks and vendors.

May 18-19

Jackson - Learn about the history of the cotton-mill town of Bemis established in the early 1900s. The annual event at Bemis Mill Village Museum (formerly the Bemis Auditorium) includes story time, barbecue and live music.

Nashville – Enjoy a night of cello music when dynamic soloist Johannes Moser features the instrument in two very different settings in a one-of-a-kind concert experience with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Sevierville – Don’t miss bluegrass legends, kids’ games, great food, authentic mountain crafts and an official state of Tennessee barbecue championship cook-off during Bloomin’ Barbecue & Bluegrass in historic downtown Sevierville.

Hwy 52 – Find bargains, antiques and treasures along the 19th Annual TN 42 Yard Sale. The sale starts at Orlinda and passes through five counties: Robertson, Sumner, Macon, Clay and Overton Counties.

May 18-20

Hurricane Mills – Branch out, experience new styles and ease your mind with yoga, meditation, workshops and activities during the Hurricane Mills Yoga Festival at Loretta Lynn Ranch.

May 19

Memphis – The National Civil Rights Museum presents the free Ruby Bridges Reading Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. celebrating Bridges’ legacy, promoting literacy and encouraging kids to start their own home libraries.

Memphis – Join the Grand Auction under the tent at 5:30 p.m. on the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art plaza. There will be a cocktail reception with food by The Kitchen at Shelby Farms, entertainment by Mark Edgar Stewart, live auction and wine.

Union City – Motorcyclists can take a Heroes’ Ride while supporting a good cause 10 a.m. at Abernathy’s Harley Davidson. Entry fee is $25 and money raised benefits the Weakley/Obion Carl Perkins Center for the prevention of child abuse.

Jackson – Enjoy a family-fun event with live music, a kid’s zone, food trucks, craft vendors and a spectacular hot air balloon glow at dusk for the Jackson Hot Air Balloon Classic atMcKeller-Sipes Regional Airport.

Shiloh – Enjoy the scenic beauty of one of America’s best preserved battlefields at the 10th Annual Shiloh National Military Park’s “Run in the Park.” The four-mile run starts at 9 a.m.

Clarksville – The Higher Roller Crit high-speed bike race launches from historic Downtown Commons and includes live music, a food zone, kids’ races, family activities and an after party.

Nashville – Corks will pop at the Nashville Rosé Festival noon to 5 p.m. at East Park with more than 70 Rosé wines, local specialty beers, live music and local chefs cooking over an open fire pit. All proceeds benefit the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.

Nashville – A building you thought was empty or maybe a historic site? As part of the 30th anniversary of Nashville Shakespeare FestivalThe Merchant of Venice is the next Shakespeare “Pop-Up” play in a surprise location. Click here to get tickets.

Nashville – Award-winning musicians Jerry Douglas and Nashville Bluegrass Band members Alan O’Bryant and Stuart Duncan perform Crossing the Cumberlands at 7 p.m. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Money raised benefits the Cumberland Trail.

Columbia – The Muletowner Sundowner Summer Concert Series kicks off 5-10 p.m. in the Lot at Woodland and E. 7th Street with live music, local food and retail vendors and fun.

Morristown – The 14th Annual Morristown Strawberry Festival is jam-packed with activities, great food, arts and crafts, strawberry-pie eating contest, live music, a canine carnival and much more across the downtown area.

Lexington –Bring your lawn chair for the Henderson County Folk Festival 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Court House Square, packed with folk exhibits, arts and crafts, bluegrass & folk music and an antique car show.

Limestone – A new program at David Crockett Birthplace State Park combines the outdoors and imagination of the magical world of storybooks. Meet at Picnic Shelter Number 2 at 10 a.m. for the Storybook Trail Hike.

Pocahontas – Adventure is on tap for the Tuscumbia and Hatchie River Canoe Float 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Hill Pond State Park. Meet at the Hatchie River Boat Ramp and don’t forget snacks, water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Oneida - Explore the solar system’s brightest and only star, the sun, 3 p.m. at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Then, at 9:30 p.m. gaze farther across the universe at more distant stars. Both events will be at Bandy Creek parking area.

Jonesborough – Historic Jonesborough’s sidewalks are filled with second hand treasures from nearly 30 vendors during the Spring Town-Wide Yard Sale happening 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.downtown.

Wartburg – Get moving with a ranger-led hike along the Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail with beautiful views of the Obed and Emory Rivers. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Nemo day-use area, just off Catoosa Road in Morgan County.

Wartburg – Come delight your senses for the Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Courthouse Square. There will be guided walks, music, food, a quilt show, geocache adventures, car show, crafts for kids and face painting.

Scotts Hill – Grab your lawn mower and hit the race track for a day of fun and door prizes at “Race in the Bottom” at Scotts Hill City Park. Admission is $5 and races start at 7 p.m.

Chapel Hill – Find out what goes bump in the night for Spirits of the Past paranormal investigation 7 p.m. at Henry Horton State Park Inn.

Bristol – Calling all musicians! Bring your own acoustic instruments and show off your skills during the Open Community Jam session 2-5 p.m. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Learning Center.

Chattanooga – Rock and worship come together for a full day of fun during the 20th anniversary of Jfest. Enjoy performances by co-headliners Britt Nicole and Tenth Avenue North and make memories with the whole family at Camp Jordan.

Chattanooga – Enjoy live music while tasting a variety of wines, beers, and spirits from around the world and sample food from Chattanooga restaurants at Spirits in the Wild 6-10 p.m.at the Chattanooga Zoo.

Chattanooga – The members of Runaway Gin are longtime Phish fans united with a goal of creating musical moments. They take the south stage of the Songbirds Guitar Museum at 9 p.m. for A Tribute to Phish. Tickets are $12.

Knoxville – Enjoy arts, crafts, storytelling, games, music, food and performances by world-class children’s book authors and illustrators 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park.

Knoxville – Join the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture for a free Family Fun Day with activities, crafts, tours and exploration of medicinal plants related to the exhibition “Let’s Plant It!”

Knoxville – Learn how to trace your family tree and family history during the Introductory Internet Genealogy session 1-3 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center.

Kingsport – Country star Aaron Tippin will headline Racks by the Tracks at the Kingsport Farmers Market. The fest is packed with barbecue, wine and beer tastings, live music, corn hole tournaments and a 5K/10K run supporting local nonprofits.

Townsend – Celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee at the Heritage & Happening Gala and Auction: Smoky Mountain Memories with gallery exhibits, education programs, demonstrations and festivals.

Townsend – Bicyclists pedal along rural back roads, ever-changing terrain and beautiful scenery for the Tour de Blount, kicking off at 7:30 a.m. at Townsend Visitors Center. Riders can discuss their journey over a post-ride meal and cold brews.

May 19-20

Lookout Mountain – Celebrate the beauty of spring at Rock City’s Southern Blooms Festival. Learn about the legacy and heritage of the gardens and be a part of planting the garden. Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids 3-12.

Maryville – The 37th Annual Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College offers festivities like Celtic music and dancing, genealogical research, sheep dog demonstrations, a dog show and parade, food and more.

Elizabethton – Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park hosts nearly 200 living history re-enactors for the live retelling of the annual Siege of Fort Watauga.

Greeneville – Dive into Tennessee history at the Iris Festival in historic downtown Greeneville celebrating the state flower. Enjoy a juried arts and crafts festival, food, entertainment and more surrounded by the history of President Andrew Johnson.

Townsend – Rev up the engines, hang out and talk about cars during the Studebaker Car Gathering at the Tally Ho Inn.

Woodbury – The Sail On tribute to the Beach Boys will have you ready for summer with all the favorite hits and harmonies live on stage at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

May 19-20, 26-28, June 2-3

Harriman – Let the 4th annual Tennessee Medieval Faire take you back in time to the Age of Chivalry. The outdoor festival at 550 Fiske Road features professional entertainment, a Royal Joust, games, puppet shows, costume contests and live music.

May 20

Tiptonville – Float through a beautiful bottomland forest and explore the mysterious section where the river disappears into a cypress swamp during the Ghost River Canoe Float inReelfoot Lake State Park. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Bateman Bridge.

May 21-23

Jackson – Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft at The CAF Airpower History Tour at McKeller-Sipes Airport. Visitors can touch the airplanes, tour the cockpit and watch planes fly.

May 22

Delano – Come down to the Hiwassee/Ocoee Rivers State Park for Pickin’ in the Park. Listen to the banjo, guitar, fiddle or mandolin while sitting around the campfire eating s’mores. Meet at the Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Admission is $2.

Nashville – Some of the biggest names in country music take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in a Salute the Troops concert, including Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan and Lee Greenwood.

Nashville – Take a sunset horse-drawn wagon tour of the grounds and home of 7th president Andrew Jackson at The HermitagePinot with the President kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with wine and cheese served on the lawn. Tickets are $30.

Tullahoma – Enjoy an evening downtown visiting local business vendors, sampling tasty foods and drinks at the Taste of Tullahoma & Business Expo 4-7 p.m. on Lincoln Street downtown. Admission is $15.

Knoxville – Jazz by the Core with Justin Ray take the stage for the free Concerts on the Square 8-10 p.m. in Market Square.

May 22-25

Murfreesboro – The best high school athletes in the state compete for championships in tennis, baseball, soccer and track & field during the TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event held in 13 venues across Rutherford County.

May 23

Franklin – Put on your poodle skirts and strap on your saddle shoes for Studio Tenn’s High School Hop 7 p.m. at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. The one-of-a-kind concert takes audiences back to a time of diners, drive-ins and doo-wops.

Memphis – Celebrate one year since the doors opened at Old Dominick Distillery with the Year One Tasting Experience at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include the whiskey tasting, commemorative shot glass, t-shirt and distillery tour.

Memphis – Study up for your chance to win $50 as the Rock N’ Soul Museum hosts Memphis Music Trivia 7-9 p.m. at Crosstown Brewing Company. There will be a secret surprise for the team with the best name.

May 24

Memphis - #ShareASip with head distiller Alex Castle at Old Dominick Distillery. Tickets are $100 and include the tasting, commemorative shot glass, t-shirt and ticket to the Pure Memphis Music Series concert featuring Amy Black.

Memphis – Modeled after the Tony Awards, the Orpheum’s High School Music Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in high school music theatre 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

Jackson – Welcome in the warm weather with The Farm at Casey Jones Village’s inaugural Planters Day. Find fun activities for all ages, including agricultural demonstrations, tractor displays, a petting zoo, face painting, live music and food.

Jackson – Listen to local artists pick or bring an instrument and show off your skins as the Jackson Area Plectral Society hosts an Open Jam session 6-9 p.m. at Casey Jones Village.

Nashville – After undergoing a major renovation, the Martin ArtQuest Gallery reopens at Frist Art Museum. The updated gallery will feature enhanced activities and hands-on art-making space for families, children and school groups to explore art.

Knoxville – One of the fastest rappers out there makes his way to The Mill & Mine. Tech N9ne with Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Joey Cool & King Iso perform at 8 p.m.

May 24-26

Adamsville – Honoring the famous “Walking Tall” sheriff, the Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival in Buford Pusser Memorial Park features a tour of the old jail, free live music, delicious fair food, a car and bike show, carnival and family fun.

May 24-27

Nashville – Grab your broom and relive the magic of the Triwizard Tournament soaring across the big screen as you watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Crawford – Camp out at Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival. The fun music festival coincides with the taping of an episode of the Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Series on PBS. For directions and complete information, click here.

May 24-June 3

Jonesborough – See Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley and other memorable characters from the Jan Karon Mitford series come to life as Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents Welcome to Mitford.

May 25

Memphis – Experience a live concert experience like no other designed to get you to dance, harmonize and make friends. Groove Therapy starts at 7 p.m. at Memphis Music Mansion.

Jackson – Bring a blanket for a date night under the stars for Reels at the Amp at the Jackson Amphitheater at West Tennessee Farmers Market. A showing of the classic E.T. the Extra Terrestrial begins at sundown. There will be food trucks.

Union City – Put your air guitar skills to the test or sing your heart out in the new, interactive “The Science of Rock and Roll” exhibit at Discovery Park of America.

Nashville – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring 70s, explores the era of cultural and artistic exchange revealing untold stories and never-before-seen artifacts.

Nashville – Listen to bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees 7-11 p.m. at the Full Moon Pickin’ Party at Percy Warner Park. Tickets are $25 and money raised protects Warner Parks, its education programs and special projects.

Nashville – Experience the Nashville Zoo after hours for a fun family night under the stars 6-10 p.m. Zoovie Nights include games, music, crafts and face painting. Pack a blanket and watch the film Moana while the sun goes down.

Hohenwald – Put on your dancing shoes for line dancing, clogging, two-stepping and live music for Stepping at the Strand 7 p.m. at Strand Theatre & Art Gallery. Concessions will be available. The series is the fourth Friday of every month.

Roan Mountain – The Celtic band Émigré blends the guitar, fiddle and vocals to take listeners on a musical journey 7:30 p.m. at Roan Mountain State Park’s Amphitheater. The concert is free.

May 25-26

Big Sandy - The Big Sandy Spring Festival downtown features a parade, car show, centennial ceremony, live entertainment, food, kids' games and fireworks to kick off the Memorial Day weekend.

May 25-27

Red Boiling Springs – Ever wanted to stay in a notoriously haunted hotel? Join paranormal investigators at the overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturdaynight. The event includes lodging, a meal and, guided tours of the property.

 

Lookout Mountain – Tap your toes to the music and see the Seven States View during Rock City’s Summer Music Weekends. Walk through the gardens, enjoy fresh-squeezed lemonade, dine at Café 7 and watch the Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey shows.

May 25-28

Union City – See reenactors, weapons demonstrations and more during the Military Living History Weekend at Discovery Park of America.

May 25 – June 10

Pigeon Forge – Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass Festival offers free concerts by popular artists like Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and the Grascals alongside a menu of the tasty barbecue..

May 26

Memphis – 901Fest in Tom Lee Park is the finale for Memphis in May with local performers on multiple stages, local food, a cornhole tournament and Creative Arts tent to make your own art. Nick Black, Marco Pave and Avon Dale will perform.

Memphis – The Pink Palace Family of Museums has the cure for summer boredom with its Endless Summer Adventures movie series with the premiere of the Journey to the South Pacific IMAX3D movies. Show times vary.

Shiloh – Shiloh National Military Park kicks off its Shiloh Summer Concert Series with a free twilight concert on the lawn in front of the park’s visitor center with Civil War Era music. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic basket.

Adamsville – Experience Renaissance on Main with Paint the Town downtown. Watch artists paint outdoors in the “plein air” tradition on Main Street, the surrounding area and at the Buford Pusser Festival.

Nashville – Witness Tennessee’s best air guitarists battle it out for who will represent Music City 8 p.m. for the 2018 U.S. Air Guitar Championships at The High Watt.

Nashville – Camp near snoozing animals for Zzzoofari Slumber at the Nashville Zoo. The overnight event includes hayrides, carousel and zipline rides, inflatables, an animal show, crafts dinner, marshmallow roast and full breakfast in the morning.

East Nashville – The free East Nashville Crawfish Bash noon to 9 p.m. in East Park showcases unlimited crawfish, local food, art vendors, local breweries and live music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Pets are also welcome.

Hermitage – Make discovery a challenge while searching for clues. Meet Ranger Thurman at 1 p.m. at the kiosk in the Couchville Lake Area of Long Hunter State Park for a Scavenger Hunt.

Clarksville – Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy a free movie under the stars for Movies in the Park at Heritage Park. The movie Wonder Woman will begin at sunset.

Granville – The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Days features the theme “Flashback to the Fifties” with guided tours in venues across the historic downtown, crafts, bluegrass music, fiddle competition, antique car show and special museum exhibits.

Hampshire – Take a trip to the bayou here in Tennessee noon to 8 p.m. at Amber Falls Winery for Cajunfest, with authentic food, music and award-winning wine. Money raised benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County.

Hampshire – Jam out while savoring slow-smoked barbecue while tasting wine during Swine and Wine at Natchez Hills Vineyard. Music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a souvenir Natchez Hills Wine Glass and wine tasting.

Jonesborough – Get ready to make a splash for the opening of the Wetlands Water Park. The family-friendly water park includes a zero depth area, two flume slides, a 200 ft. giant slide, lazy river and smaller children’s slides.

Byrdstown – Reduce stress while developing flexibility and strength all while watching the sunset for Sunset Yoga 7 p.m. at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park. Admission is $5.

May 26-27

Memphis – Annie the Dance-sical graces the Halloran Centre with a dazzling new spin on the hit Broadway classic and movie.

Brownsville – Exit 56 Blues Fest from the porch of blues legend Sleepy John Estes’ home at West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center includes live music, a car and motorcycle cruise in/corvette car show and deep-fried barbecue eating competition.  

Tullahoma - The Tullahoma Art Center hosts Art Alive. The juried arts and craft fair features top artists and craftsmen and their works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, crafts, sculpture, printmaking, photography, jewelry, weaving, quilting, wood, glass, pottery and more.

Chattanooga – The Chattanooga Street Food Festival at First Tennessee Pavilion boasts a weekend-long gathering of the best food trucks all over Tennessee to celebrate a diversity of culinary cuisine.


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