Community Events

Street Rod Nationals South

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:30am - Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:00pm

The National Street Rod Association® returns to Knoxville with for the Street Rod Nationals South plus at Chilhowee Park & Expo Center. The event will be held May 2nd through May 4th. 

This year is the 31st time that Knoxville has been chosen for the Street Rid Nationals South plus event. The 40th Annual Event is designed with fun for the whole family in mind. 

Spectators will be treated to the sights and sounds of some of the best constructed and most beautiful vintage automobiles ever to gather in one place. The event includes vehicles from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and the 80's through 1984. The event will also include manufacture displays representing leading automotive specialty and aftermarket suppliers, as well as a "Women's World" area with arts and crafts. A vintage parts swap meet adds to the fun and helps the enthusiast find these one of a kind parts. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6.

Times for this year's show are:

Friday, May 2nd: 8:30a-5p
Saturday, May 3rd: 8a-5p
Sunday, May 4th: 8:30a-3p

Join the fun this year at Chilhowee Park with the National Street Rod Association® for the Street Rod Nationals South plus May 2nd through 4th.

2nd Annual Light the Night for Kate

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The 2nd Annual Light the Night for Kate event will be held on Saturday April, 26th at 2530 Jacksboro Pike in Jacksboro, TN starting at 5 PM. Parking is $5. Game tickets are 10 for $5. Current events include face painting, musical showcase, Rolling Video Games of Knoxville, vendors, and inflatables. This event benifits the Katelyn Norman Childhood Cancer Foundation.

2014 Knoxville Area Homeless Veteran Stand Down

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

KAVSD is hosting this Stand Down at the National Guard Armory on 3300 Sutherland Avenue from 8 AM to 4PM. The veteran will receive food provided by Martin Federal & V3, VA benefits, job placement, legal assistance, vision/dental services, registration for VA health care, and clothing. Transportation will be provided Saturday morning from the pick-up points to the. Stand Down Site and return Saturday afternoon. Pick-up locations: Volunteers of America 2821 E. Magnolia Ave. 2nd location TBD.

Children's Miracle Network Bass Fishing Tournament

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 6:00am

WIMZ invites you take part in the 9th annual Children’s Miracle Network Bass Fishing Tournament presented by Service 1, Huntin’ the Truth Ministries, and Food Lion. The tournament is on Saturday, 4/26 at Douglas Dam at the TVA Launch Ramp.

The tournament starts at safe light with a weigh-in at 3pm with door prizes. $50 per boat includes lunker fee.1-2 persons per boat, check-in by 3pm or be disqualified.

50% paypack of proceeds goes to East TN Children’s Hospital.

Download an entry form by clicking here or call Danny Haun at 865-253-7736.

French Broad River Festival

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:00pm

The 17th Annual French Broad River Festival will take place on May 2th-May 4th, 2014 in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina.

The festival, a benefit for American Whitewater, Homeward Bound, and Hot Springs Community Learning Center, is located just 35 minutes north of Asheville at the beautiful Hot Springs Campground and Spa. Come spend the weekend with family and friends listening to great regional and national recording artists. Enjoy shopping for new outdoor gear at the Live Auction or with one of our many art and craft vendors.

Try participating in the "Paddle with the Pros", the 8th Annual FBRF Mountain Bike Race, or the 17th Annual French Broad River Raft Race. Come on out for a weekend of fun, family, art, music and adventure!

Mudder's Day Madness 5K

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:00am

WIMZ invites you to get muddy in the 2nd Annual Mudder’s Day Madness 5K to benefit Harmony Family Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Camp Montvale in Maryville.

Harmony’s mud run, filled with trails, mud, and obstacles, will be fun, exciting, challenging, and unique to Blount County. Post-race festivities will include live music, food and beverages, activities for the whole family, and awards.

Participants will run through the Montvale trail system, and be faced with about a dozen fun, challenging obstacles along the way. Oh, and did we mention there will be MUD. Plus, at least three NEW OBSTACLES FOR 2014!!! And, Mudder’s Day is different from most races you will experience. You are welcome to mud it alone, but it might be more fun to get muddy as a team and encourage each other along the way! After the run, we’ll help you get cleaned up and you can visit the runner’s village where you will enjoy post-race snacks, live music, food and beverages, activities for the kids, contests, prizes, and a whole lot of fun for the entire family.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Harmony Family Center and the renovation, programs, and services at Montvale. 

To get registered or for more info visit their registration page or call Eric at 865-981-3953.

Casting for the Cause

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:00am

WIMZ invites you to take part in “Casting for the Cause” Bass Fishing Tournament taking place Saturday 5/10 from sunrise to noon at Louisville Park in Blount County.

Entrance fee is $75 and first place is $500 with a $250 second prize and $250 Lunker pot.

Proceeds benefit Harbours Gate whose mission is to serve our local communities in need as a ‘neighborhood peace corps’.

Harbours Gate works with the residents of communities, developing leaders who can help change and improve the lives of others in need.

To get registered or for more information visit or call 865-679-8610.

Mossy Creek Cruzers 4th Annual Car Show

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Moss Creek Cruzers present their 4th annual car show Saturday, July 12th at Jefferson Middle School from 9AM to 3PM. This is an open show, which means any car can enter. Winners will be chosen in each 10 year category. JD Cable and the Empty Bottle Band will be performing.


Bill Williams Fishing Tournament

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

The Greater Knoxville Sertoma presents the 14th Annual Bill Williams Fishing Tournament. 

Join the fun and help a great cause Saturday, March 29th at Fort Loudon & Tellico Lakes, with ease off and weigh in at the Tellico Parkway Canal Ramp.

First prize pays $2,000; $110 per boat entry fee till 3/15; $120 per boat after that.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Tennessee Babies with Special Needs, the Boys Scouts of America, and the Cerebral Palsy Center. To get registered call 865-934-4750 or email


Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Wed, 10/01/2014 (All day) - Fri, 10/31/2014 (All day)

Bazillion Blooms is a community-wide dogwood tree-planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood.

Our goal is to restore dogwoods to their former vitality in Knox and surrounding counties. Over the years, dogwoods have died out due to disease, development and neglect. Our dogwoods are battling to survive.  In the last five years, more than 6,550 dogwood trees have been planted in East Tennessee through the Bazillion Blooms program!

Our deadline has passed to purchase bare-root dogwood trees, but you can visit these participating garden centers for larger dogwood trees and other blooms to enrich your yard this spring: Stanley’s GreenhousesMayo Garden Centers, and Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery!

Not quite sure how to plant or care for bareroot dogwood trees – other than you know you need to plant in December and that they need water?  Check out these tree planting instructions or check out this great five-minute video by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan!

CLICK HERE for more information

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