Rain Rain Go Away, These Great Lifers Want To Play.... Seriously though, it's the weekend before the 4th and the start of July so you know there's lots going on all around. Check out our list for ideas of some GREAT things to do! 

 DO  /  EAT  /  TRY  /  BUY  /  FAMILY /  WATCH / 4TH OF JULY

Do: Community Heroes Night 

When: Sunday, July 1st, 4pm
Where: Smokies Stadium / 3540 Line Dr. Kodak, TN 37764

Come out to Smokies Stadium on Sunday, July 1 for Community Heroes Night presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union to support our local first responders including firefighters, police, EMT's, military and much more! There will be a special pre-game ceremony recognizing a select amount of individuals who have gone above and beyond in the line of duty.

Photo Courtesy of milb.com

Eat & Drink: Cheese Making 101

When: Saturday, June30th, 1pm-5pm
Where: The Charming Chickadee / Pigeon Forge, TN 

Join in the fun for a a delicious and healthful afternoon. Did you know you can make cheese in your own homes? You control the ingredients, which means no chemicals and preservatives, just real food. The outcome is a far superior tasting and healthy cheese...and the satisfaction that you made it. You will work on a couple of quick cheeses, feta and ricotta. If you love a good cheese then this class if for you. There will be cheese, grapes, savory spinach scones made with fresh feta, and sweet strawberries and cream scones. It's anticipated a very "Gouda" time for all.. Space is limited! 

Photo Courtesy of The Charming Chickadee Facebook Page 

Try: Learn To Row Immersion Weekend

When: Friday, June 29th, 6-8pm / Saturday, June 30th, 8am-12pm / Sunday, July 1, 8am-12pm
Where: East Tennessee Rowing / 3452 Louisville Rd. Louisville TN 37777

The best way to find out whether rowing is for you, or for someone you know, is to come out and learn to row as part of East Tennessee Rowing’s Immersion Weekends for beginner adults. These weekend sessions are designed to introduce the sport of rowing and require no prior rowing experience. The goal of their Learn-to-Row Immersion Weekend is to provide, adults 21 and up, the opportunity to do just as the name says: learn how to row! 


 Photo Courtesy of East Tennessee Rowing Facebook Page

Buy: Just Listed Today - West Knox Home 

Listed by: Great Life RE
Contact: Great Life RE Agents Eleanor Cippel 865.712.3656 and Lainey Jones 865.356.5003

A one-of-a-kind custom family home on a large half acre lot. This home has been renovated to include luxury details and finishes including: maple cabinetry, hardwood floors throughout, built-ins, shelving and window seats. The garage features an in-law suite with a private entrance and galley kitchen. Located nearby Pellissippi Parkway gives convenient access to all of Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa.  


Family: Find Waldo in Downtown Knoxville 

When:  Sunday, July 1st - Tuesday, July 31st
Where: Downtown Knoxville  

Visit any of the participating locations during the month of July and pick up your Waldo Passport. Then just start hunting! Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting...and keep up the search. 

Diligent seekers collecting twenty or more stamps will be entered to win a deluxe set of Waldo books. You'll also find fun, treats, and prizes along the way. Share where you find Waldo at #foundwaldoknox.

Photo Courtesy of visitknoxville.org

Watch and Listen: Rockin' the Classics: Classic Car and 50's Rock Show

When: Saturday, June 30th, 9am-3pm
Where: Ramsey House / 2614 Thorngrove  Pike, Knoxville 

 Come to Historic Ramsey House for Rockin’ the Classics featuring Nashville Recording Artist Tedd Graves and The All Star Band. They'll be playing all your favorite tunes from the 50’s and 60’s! Register your classic car for $20 ($15 if you register early online at www.ramseyhouse.org) Gates open at 9 am. The band plays from 11am-2pm. No alcohol is permitted on premises. This family-friendly event is FREE to the public! 

Photo Courtesy of Ramsey House Facebook Page

Extra Extra: Fourth of July on Mabry's Hill 

When: Wednesday, July 4th, 5:30pm - 10pm
Where: Mabry-Hazen House / 1711 Dandridge Ave. Knoxville 37915

Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July front porch celebration.  Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, and tours of the 1858 house for $10 (includes two drinks from Elkmont Exchange). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spread out on our 7 acres of greenspace near downtown and right off I-40. 

Overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to south, historic Mabry's Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth fireworks. Launched from Henley Street Bridge, the western side of Mabry's Hill offers an unparalleled panorama of the firework show. Avoid the downtown traffic and take it easy with this laid-back celebration. It is the perfect time to come chill on the hill!

Take in the surrounding natural beauty and history while savoring food from HeartFire Culinary and beer from Elkmont Exchange. We'll also have several activities for kids and the young at heart including sack races, seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole, and much more. 

Event will occur rain or shine. Tickets will be available at the door or click here for pre-purchase.  

Photo Courtesy of Mabry-Hazen House Facebook Page

Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try! 



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