A trip to the foot of the Appalachian Mountains is where you’ll howl with wolves, relax on nationally renowned waters, or hike through mountain tops showcasing fluorescent colors of each distinct season. It’s time to step outside and take in the outdoors, the Northeast Tennessee way. Here are a few trip ideas to get you started:… Read more »
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I had heard that folks from all over the country visit the small Tennessee mountain town of Erwin to take on the whitewater rapids of the infamous Nolichucky River. And, when I stepped on a bus full of folks that had traveled for a few days just to feel that cool mountain breeze against the… Read more »
SOLD OUT – The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is excited to present an original, murder mystery event. Legs In a Barrel follows the twists and turns of an actual, historic murder that took place in Jonesborough in 1909. The body of a local resident was pulled from the French Broad River, and his… Read more »
The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells and the check off your bucket list. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the… Read more »
What do you get when you mix nine days with more than 60 locations and nearly 100 events? Kingsport Fun Fest! And, with the City of Kingsport celebrating 100 years, this year’s festival is set to be one of the largest parties of the year. Many FunFest! favorites will return, including block parties along the… Read more »
Graveyard Tales Return to Rocky Mount July 22 The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild returns to Rocky Mount State Historic Site with the notorious and spooky Graveyard Tales on Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Creepy tales unfold from supernatural occurrences within the graveyard, from the tomb or beyond as guests embark on a journey through the… Read more »
Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee’s Oldest Town, will celebrate the 47th annual Jonesborough Days Festival on June 30 through July 2 with family activities, regional music, parade, fireworks, storytelling and more! The 2017 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. and continue through Sunday, July 2 at 10 p.m. as it goes out… Read more »
It was June 1947, when the first festival along the mountain tops of Northeast Tennessee dedicated to the bright blooms of the Rhododendron took place. The Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival has grown in to a weekend event that folks from all over the United States anticipate, as mother nature works her magic and produces the… Read more »
Featuring The Vamps, Aaron Carter and MAX (BRISTOL, Tenn.)—The region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination reaches new heights this summer with an exciting partnership with Electric 94.9 to bring a free concert to The Pinnacle this June. The concert will feature a diverse lineup of pop stars including The Vamps, Aaron Carter and MAX. The electrifying… Read more »
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Seasonal Interpretive will be providing a wide variety of educational and entertaining interpretive programs for all ages, sharing the inspirational history of the park and region at a variety of times June 7-24. Programs include period style dress, tours, life at the fort, nature walks, Civil War experiences and living in… Read more »
With the construction on Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park in downtown Johnson City, Northeast Tennessee is quickly becoming a destination for bike riders of all ages with trails for beginner to advanced through the mountain terrain and designated roads throughout the countryside. Once Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park is completed, additional opportunities will arise for outdoor… Read more »
Hot rods, classics, imports and wheels of all kind will take to the streets on June 3 as the 57th Annual Southeastern Autorama returns to Erwin downtown. Hosted by RISE Erwin and the Town of Erwin, the family fun will begin at 8 a.m. with car show registration and continue throughout the day with the highly… Read more »