Sunday, Oct 25th
Trunk or Treat
Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive, is hosting a drive-through Trunk or Treat from 4 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, in the church’s east parking lot. Families will be able to drive through a socially-distant line of decorated trunks with an optional photo booth set up for families who wish to enter a digital costume contest. Instead of candy being distributed at each trunk, every child will receive a huge bag of treats when exiting the parking lot, limiting person-to-person exposure.
Sunday, Oct 25th
Drive-through Trunk or Treat for special needs families
Christ Covenant Church, 12915 Kingston Pike, will host drive-through Trunk or Treat for special needs families, hosted by the Autism Society of East Tennessee, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Reservations are required and may be completed at www.christcov.org
Friday, Oct 30th
Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo
Freaky Friday Fright Nite is transitioning to Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. Participants are invited to trick-or-treat in their cars on Jamestowne Boulevard from Campbell Station Road to Village Green Parkway.
Costumes and festive attire are encouraged, as always, and local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers will hand out treats and prizes.
The biggest change, aside from being drive-through, is participants must pre-register. Participants will need to register their vehicle with the number of children riding (ages 12 and under) for a specific 15-minute time slot. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your designated trick-or-treat time. Vehicles that arrive early will be instructed to come back at the correct time. Register at townoffarragut.org/register. All vehicles must enter Jamestowne Boulevard from the southbound side of Campbell Station Road; trick-or-treat traffic will not be allowed to turn left from the northbound lanes. Please plan your route accordingly.
All participants must be in vehicles. No walkers or bikers will be allowed. Please hang treat bags on side-view mirrors or place them in your open trunk. All vendors will wear face coverings, and all participants in vehicles with open windows are encouraged to wear face coverings as well.
Freaky Friday is a free event; however, participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. For a list of suggested donations, visit the Facebook event page. Along with items, cash donations always are accepted.
Businesses and community groups can register to hand out items at townoffarragut.org/register. New vendors can register through Friday, Oct. 23, so long as space allows.
For more information, contact Brittany Spencer at email@example.com or 865-218-3376.
Saturday, Nov 7th
16th Annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events
Prioritizing community health and safety, the 16th Annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events are moving to a virtual format to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals in 2020. The virtual races will allow registrants to participate within a flexible time frame throughout the week from Nov 7 to Nov. 15.
The virtual event will include the Covenant Kids Run, 5K, half marathon, marathon and relay events, and participants will be able to upload their results via the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website. In early November, the start line, mile markers and finish line for all courses will be painted. Registrants can use the markers to run the actual route during the 9-day virtual race period, or they can complete their run or walk at their preferred location such as in a neighborhood, on a greenway trail or on a treadmill. Connect with Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Facebook, @chknoxmarathon on Twitter and via @knoxvillemarathon on Instagram. As additional details of the event are confirmed, updates will be posted to the race website at www.knoxvillemarathon.com.
New participants can register for the virtual event at knoxvillemarathon.com Health Knoxville Marathon may participate in 2020 virtual event, defer their registration to 2021 race (the date is not yet confirmed), receive a refund for the registration fee or donate the registration fee to the Knoxville Track Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
For more information about the marathon, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com or call 888-217-5635.
Thursday, Nov 12th
Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions
Farragut Community Center will be hosting the Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions in November. This is a national kayak fishing tournament series that provides a platform for anglers to compete in an elite two-day event in one of several locations across the nation targeting bass. Anglers fish for large cash payouts, sponsored prizes, Hobie Fishing Worlds spots and angler of the year points, which all culminate at the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season when 50 anglers battle it out for large cash payouts. Event is open to any angler age 16 years or older, and all brands of kayaks are welcome. Event officials will be using the assembly hall pre-function area as their headquarters and for their nightly gatherings. Officials will be here starting Thursday, Nov. 12, and the competition will take place Sunday, Nov. 15. The tournament starts Friday, Nov. 13, with an open call for anglers to fill the last spot in the championship – their could be 100 for that day’s event (plus their families). The championship is the top 50 from the series, and they will fish on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the anglers will stay at hotels in Farragut, but some in houses or RVs.
Saturday, Nov 14th
Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon
Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, originally planned for the weekend of March 28-29 before postponement due to COVID-19, has been re-scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday evening, and the marathon, half marathon, relay events and 5k will take place Sunday morning. The weekend also is set to include the Health & Fitness Expo and a post-race celebration for all runners, volunteers and spectators.
Saturday, May 15th
Southern Skies Music Festival
Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.