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Labor Day in Knoxville

Posted by Molly Gilbert on August 26, 2017
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Labor Day is just around the corner, and everyone is looking for ways to fill the unofficial last weekend of summer with as much fun as possible. Looking around at all the events taking place around Knoxville during Labor Day weekend, you can see why here at Wood Realtors we think that Knoxville is a great place to live, work, and play. In just one weekend (and one that is fairly typical of Knoxville), you could attend a baseball game, enjoy some classic tunes, see a movie and the Urban Wilderness at the same time, and check out some cool reptiles.

Movies in the Park at Ijams

At the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Ijams is the go-to place for experiencing the outdoors just a short trip from downtown. On September 1st at 7:00 p.m., you can catch the Urban Wilderness while you catch a flick. Hunt for the Wilderpeople will show at Ijams. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for the family. You can find out more about Movies in the Park at Ijams here.

A Gathering of Ancient Sounds

If you’re interested in homes around Knoxville, you should check out Ramsey House, one of the oldest houses in the area. This historic home will host A Gathering of Ancient Sounds on September 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This Celtic and Appalachian Rhythms Festival will feature a day of culturally significant music from the region and from the roots of the Appalachian residents. Food vendors will also be on hand. Enjoy a tour of this fascinating house while you’re there.

Old City Cover Jam

For a completely different kind of old music festival, head down to Hanna’s Old City on Sunday, September 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the Old City Cover Jam. This celebration of your favorite tunes covered by your favorite local artists will benefit Autism Site Knoxville.


On Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, the Kerbela Shriner’s Temple in South Knoxville will be overrun with reptiles! At the Repticon Knoxville Reptile and Exotic Animal Show, you’ll see snakes, lizards, turtles and other assorted reptiles from all over the world.

Tennessee Smokies

Baseball and Labor Day are two American icons. This year you can enjoy both in the Knoxville area when you head over to the Smokies Stadium to see the Tennessee Smokies wail on the Jackson Generals. The series runs from Thursday to Monday.

Something for Everyone

As you can see, Knoxville is offering a little something for everyone this Labor Day weekend. After all these activities, you could always host a traditional cookout in your backyard. If you need help finding a house that will be perfect for hosting your Labor Day shindig next year, contact one of our agents here at Wood Realtors.

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