July

Thursday, Jul 9th Town of Farragut Town of Farragut officials want to advise that its facilities “are reopening, and classes, programs and limited events are planned for the summer,” a Town press release stated. “… With the exception of the playgrounds and splash-pad (closed per the Tennessee Pledge), the parks are fully open. This includes athletic fields, although all club/group use of the fields must be done with a reservation and with lots of regulations. To reserve a field, call 865-218-3376 or e-mail AthleticFieldReservations@townoffarragut.org for reservations. The updated plan can be found on both the Town’s website (townoffarragut.org) and Farragut Parks & Recreation (farragutparksandrec.org). Town officials remind readers about the five core coronavirus-preventing actions: social distancing, wearing a cloth face covering when in public and when social distancing can’t be achieved, washing your hands properly and often, cleaning surfaces regularly and staying home when sick.
Thursday, Jul 9th Faith Lutheran Church Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. in Farragut, goes virtual for Vacation Bible School. Click on the church webpage, www.faithloves.org/, to find links to Vacation Bible School. Craft boxes are available for free outside the church doors at the west entrance. For more information, call 865-966-9626.
Thursday, Jul 9th COVID-19 Public Information Line Knox County Health Department has launched a COVID-19 Public Information Line, 865-215-5555, or call toll-free at 888-288-6022, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Saturday, Jul 11th “Smokey’s Sprint” virtual 5K Tennessee Athletics’ inaugural “Smokey’s Sprint” virtual 5K, is set for Saturday, July 11.
 
Running enthusiasts throughout Vol Nation, along with any UT fans looking for a reason to get active, are encouraged to join Smokey and his squad for a Fun Run (a 1-mile run for kids), a 5K or a 10K experience. Participants choose their own route and pace.
 
Fans are encouraged to get started by registering online at AllVols.com and downloading their race bib before beginning training on their custom route. Registration fee is $40, and registrants will be shipped a Smokey’s Sprint T-shirt and a “Finisher” medal.

Saturday, Jul 18th Lawn Chair Series Lawn Chair Series’ June concert in Founders Park at Campbell Station has been moved to Sept 19; concerts running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18 and Aug. 15 remain in place, but alternative formats are planned.
Saturday, Jul 18th Marble Springs State Historic Site Learn how our ancestors preserved food during a workshop at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Hwy., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 18. Board Member Jim Buckenmyer leads the workshop, which is labeled a “hands-on experience,” covering food smoking, salting, pickling, drying and many other preservation techniques.Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone for the community lunch.

Admission is $25 for members
 and $30 for non-members
. Tickets are available via Facebook or Eventbrite.

 Seating may be limited, so those interested are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. For questions or help to purchase tickets online, call Marble Springs at 865-573-5508.

Monday, Jul 20th Camp Invention Camp Invention, a nationally recognized nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to the following locations Sacred Heart Cathedral School, along Northshore Drive in Bearden, the week of July 20-24. Regional program sponsors include Nordson Corporation Foundation, ShurTech Brands, LLC, and Pilot Company. Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s greatest inventors. Since 1990, its education programs have served more than 1.5 million children, and 170,000 teachers and Leadership Interns. For more information or to find a nearby camp, visit invent.org/camp.
Saturday, Jul 25th Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo along the banks of Anchor Park in Fort Loudoun Lake (originally in May) is tentative set for Saturday, July 25 “dependent on Tennessee Wildlife Rescoures Agency and their ability to get us fish and, of course, COVID-19 restrictions,” a Town of Farragut press released stated. “The format for this event will be different — the event will be available by pre-registration only and we will mark spots around the Anchor Park pond where each family group can fish from.  We will probably have two sessions for one hour each and announce winners via social media.”

August

Saturday, Aug 8th Health & Wellness Fair Health & Wellness Fair moved from March to Aug. 8 in Farragut Community Center, 254 Jamestowne Boulevard.
Tuesday, Aug 11th Farragut Museum Town of Farragut officials stated “our plan now is” to open Farragut Museum from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11, according to a Town press release. A special exhibit, “The Making of a Town Celebrating 40 years,” will feature artifacts and photos “from the early years.”
Saturday, Aug 15th Fun with Farragut’s Fleet Fun with Farragut’s Fleet, still on calendar for Aug. 15, “May end up being cancelled this year due to concerns over sterilizing the equipment,” the release stated.

September

Friday, Sep 11th Tennessee Valley Fair cancelled Tennessee Valley Fair, scheduled from Sept. 11 through Sept. 20 in Chilhowee Park, has been cancelled.
Saturday, Sep 19th Lawn Chair Series’ June concert Lawn Chair Series’ June concert has been moved to Sept 19; concerts running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18 and Aug. 15 remain in place, but alternative formats are planned.

October

Thursday, Oct 1st Bluegrass Jam Bluegrass Jam (new event from Mamajam), originally scheduled for May, will now be in October (date still tentative according to Town of Farragut officials) and may move to Campbell Station Plaza.
Sunday, Oct 4th Annual Taste of Farragut Annual Taste of Farragut, originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, has been moved to the fall: from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, at a yet-to-be-determined location.

November

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.

May

Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.