It's the last weekend in July. Summer is winding down. School will be back in session soon. Let's end July with a bang! Check out our weekly "goings on" in and around Knoxville.
Watch a movie with man's best friend, buy a charming cottage, snack on the official food of Summer, or do them all!
Something To Do: Cherokee Caverns Presents Movies in the Cave: The Goonies
When: Saturday, July 29. 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:45pm, and 9pm
Where: Cherokee Caverns - 8524 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville
Need a way to cool off and get out of the sun for awhile? Head over to Cherokee Caverns where it's always cool. Bring a chair and blanket if you want(it's 58 degrees year round in the cave), but seating is provided. So sit back and watch the 80s classic about a group of misfits and their search for treasure. Tickets are $10 Adults, $8 kids 5-12, and 4 & under are free. *Popcorn and refreshments will be available. Hopefully they will have some Baby Ruth candy bars!
Photo Courtesy of Cherokee Caverns Facebook Page
Something To Eat: Curious Dogs
When: Mon-Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-6pm
Where: 200 W Jackson Ave. Knoxville
Well it's the last weekend of July and thus wraps up National Hot Dog Month. So we are bringing you one last hot dog establishment to try out. Curious eaters will want to try Curious Dogs this weekend. They offer up the widest selection of hot dogs we’ve ever seen, Curious Dogs raises the bar on flavor combinations! But it doesn’t stop there. They’ve got epic sandwiches and excellent brews to help it all wash down. This eatery boasts family recipes made fresh daily. They use non genetically modified meats and their cupcakes are vegan friendly.
Photo Courtesy of Curious Dogs Facebook Page
Something To Try: Boat Demo
When: Saturday, July 29. 11am
Where: Louisville Point Park - Cox Rd. Louisville
Perfect time to try before you buy. This is a great opportunity located at The Point (Little River Trading Company's kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rental facility inside Louisville Point Park) and try out some of the great boats and boards they offer from Ocean Kayak, Old Town, and Doyle Paddleboards. Free Admission and Kid Friendly.
Photo Courtesy of The Little River Trading Co Facebook Page
Something To Buy: Charming Cottage in Oliver Springs
Listed by: Great Life RE
Contact: Natalie Gibson, (865) 801-2975
Adorable 3 bedroom 1 bath ranch in a great location, within 5 minutes of Oak Ridge and even closer to schools. This home sits on a large level lot that is fenced on all sides, with a gated entrance and 5' chain link fence surrounding the backyard. Beautiful sun-filled kitchen with rustic counter-tops and backsplash. The spacious master bedroom has French doors leading to the back yard and enough space for a sitting area or home office. The large bathroom has a jetted tub and convenient laundry closet. This well maintained home has beautiful hardwood floors throughout, an abundance of natural light and a great floorplan. Spend your evenings on either of the large porches on the front and rear of the home. There is also an over sized fire pit with room for everyone to enjoy.
Something Furry: Doggy Date Night to Support YWAC and Ijams
When: Friday, July 28. 7:30-11:30pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center - 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville
Bring your furry friend to Ijams Nature Center for a screening of "A Southern Fix," an emotional documentary about the unique challenges of pet homelessness in the South. Tickets willl be $10 and proceeds will benefit both Ijams Nature Center and Young-Williams Animal Center!
Pack up your doggies and your favorite blanket and pull up a seat on the lawn for movie night! This joint fundraiser is a great way to start off the weekend and raise money for two great causes. *"A Southern Fix" is not rated, but the subject matter may be difficult for young children.* Leashed dogs are welcome and Young-Williams Animal Center will have adoptable dogs on site! There will also be food trucks and a beer garden for everything you could ever want from an outdoor movie night!
Photo Courtesy of Ijams Nature Center Facebook Page
Something With The Family: UT Gardens Children's Garden Grand Opening
When: Saturday, July 29 3pm-5:30pm
Where: UT Gardens - 2518 Jacob Dr. Knoxville .
Kids of all ages are invited to the grand opening of the new Children's Garden, a unique garden for play and learning that will inspire visitors both young and old to connect with nature in an entertaining and educational way. Festivities will include take home crafts, refreshments, live music, and games.
Photo Courtesy of utgardens.tennessee.edu
Have a great weekend! Be sure to let us know if you give something on this list a try.