What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park November 3, 2014

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:05 pm
Comast Christmas at Chilhowee Park

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • At Chilhowee Park
  • A forest of lighted trees floating on the lake
  • Performances by church choirs
  • Train rides for children of all ages
  • FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
  • Build gingerbread houses with Austin East Culinary Arts Department
  • Build with Legos at the Bricks 4 Kids tent
  • Nightly self-guided driving tours through the park from November 28, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Sponsored by Comcast, WVLT Channel 8, Knoxville News Sentinel, 93.1 WNOX, Krispy Kreme, Cheerwine and The Muse Knoxville

Regal Celebration of Lights

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:04 pm
Regal Celebration of Lights

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Market Square, Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension
  • WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown entertainment at 6:30 p.m. on Market Square Stage including East Tennessee’s own national singing sensation 10-year old EmiSunshine & the Rain, Knoxville’s rising start Mae Beth Harris and our national champion Knoxville clogging team from the Step Above Dance School. Award winning WDVX personality Freddy Smith and his Christmas Chicken will emcee and pose for pictures.
  • Downtown Knoxville becomes a Christmas village with caroling and marshmallow roasting
  • Lighting of the 38 ft. Christmas tree
  • Krutch Park sparkles with more than 100,000 lights
  • Performance by Old City Buskers
  • Train rides for children of all ages
  • FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
  • Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, Pilot, Krispy Kreme, WDVX, WATE Channel 6, 93.1 WNOX, Home Depot, The Muse Knoxville, Cheerwine and Knoxville News Sentinel

2014 Holidays on Ice

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:04 pm
Knoxville's Holidays on Ice

Open Friday, November 28, 2014 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015

  • Market Square in downtown Knoxville
  • Knoxville’s only open-air ice rink opens November 28
  • Located in Downtown Knoxville at Market Square
  • Rink is open everyday, rain or shine
  • Admission is $10 for adults & $7 for children 12 years & younger.
  • Admission includes skate rental.
  • Every skater must sign a waiver of liability.
  • Parent / guardian signature required for all skaters under the age of 18 years.
  • Skate with Peppermint Panda
  • For specific operational hours, special promotions & info on private parties, birthday celebrations, season passes & group rates call 865-215-4423 or visitwww.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com.
  • Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, CBID, Pilot, Regal Entertainment, WBIR, B 97.5 and Knoxville News Sentinel

2014 WIVK Christmas Parade

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:02 pm
WIVK / Fowlers Christmas Parade

The parade route is as follows: Howard Baker Jr. to Church Street, right onto Gay Street, right onto Jackson Ave. (Floats will continue over Gay St. Viaduct and conclude at Depot.)

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 

  • Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville
  • One of Knoxville’s Christmas favorites
  • Floats & decorated vehicles
  • Marching bands & dancers
  • Special appearance by Santa Claus!
  • Sponsored by WIVK, Advanced Office Systems, WVLT Channel 8 and Knoxville News Sentinel

Go Parking June 15, 2014

Filed under: Birthday Party,Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 8:55 pm


We are very blessed to have so many great parks in Knox County. Here are two great websites that share all the specifics on our parks. I have found a few parks I didn’t know about, and some facilities that might be perfect for our next birthday party.

Knox County

City of Knoxville

Town of Farragut


Fishin’ at the Cove June 1, 2014

Filed under: Outdoor,Special Event — Elizabeth @ 11:55 am

Mark your calendars!

From the TWRA’s website:  Every year on the second Saturday in June the TWRA allows all residents and non-residents to fish without a license. Children that are 15 years of age or younger may fish without a license for the entire week starting on Free Fishing Day and continuing through the following Friday. Children younger than 13 may fish without a license at any time of the year. The TWRA sponsors many Kids Free Fishing Day events and stocks thousand of pounds of catfish to help make the events quality experiences for young anglers.

Here in Knox County the event is at The Cove off Northshore. Click here for other counties.


The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove May 29, 2014

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 4:19 pm


The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove will continue this year with a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family. The free concerts, held the Second Saturday of each month, June through September, take place from 6-8 p.m. at The Cove in Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive.

The dates for this summer 2014 are:
June 14 – Hitmen
July 12 – Kitty Wampus
August 9 – Second Opinion
September 13 – Dave Freeman Band