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Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend in East Tennessee

Are you looking for something to do on Memorial Day weekend in the Knoxville TN area? We have you covered! Find a list of three Memorial Day events and activities that are perfect for celebrating the holiday weekend below.

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Memorial Day Events and Activities near Knoxville TN

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Simply Southern Smoke-Out

WHEN: Friday, May 25
WHERE: WindRiver, Lenoir City TN

Get your Memorial Day weekend started off on the right foot at WindRiver’s Simply Southern Smoke-Out complete with live music by The Matthew Hickey Band and tasty southern barbeque creations from the chefs of the Citico restaurant. Tickets for the event are $35 and include the entertainment and food. A cash bar with drink specials like a Modelo Michelada for $6 will be available for purchase. Food selections include items like brown sugar brisket with house-made pickles, corn on the cob with garlic butter, grilled pineapple blondies, and more.

Ceremony at Knoxville National Cemetery

WHEN: Monday, May 28 11 a.m.
WHERE: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville TN

The Memorial Day ceremony at the Knoxville National Cemetery will be held in front of the Union Soldiers Memorial and will include a presentation on the history of the monument as well as reenactments from historical figures like President Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. After the ceremony, guests will be able to go inside the Union Soldiers Memorial monument free of charge.

Oak Ridge Community Band Concert

WHEN: Monday, May 28 7 p.m.
WHERE: A.K. Bissell Park, Oak Ridge TN

The Oak Ridge community band is kicking off their 2018 summer season with a free Memorial Day concert in the park. The concert will be a tribute to all men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and will include themed music. Concert guests should bring blankets and chairs to help them enjoy the music on the lawn. Razzleberry’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase.

The long Memorial Day weekend is also a great time to purchase a new or new-to-you vehicle. Stop by Fox Toyota to see what special deals we have available. As always, qualified active military members can receive a $1,000 military rebate with a new Toyota purchase or lease through the Toyota military rebate program.