What to do in Knoxville this weekend

Check out local events this Saturday to unwind after a long week at work or school

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With school back in session for many families across the region, local events cater to families and friends to unwind. Check out the following events in Knoxville this weekend:

Aug. 11

Irish Fest on the Hill

Immaculate Conception Church

Time: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Price: $5

Ages 12 and younger free

Saturday marks a day of celebration of Ireland’s culture. The 11th annual Irish Festival will feature Tennessee Irish Dancers and Irish bands performing live. Irish beer, wine and food will be provided along with authentic Irish dessert.

 

Eighth of August Jubilee

at Chilhowee Park

Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Price: Free Admission

The Beck Cultural Center hosts the fourth annual Eighth of August Jubilee this Saturday. The Eighth of August Jubilee celebrates the date Andrew Johnson freed his slaves, Aug. 8, 1863. Since 1871, this day has been recognized as a significant day to commemorate emancipation. During the period of legal separation, Chilhowee Park was only open to African-American for this special day until 1948. There will be live performances by Grammy-nominated Alvin Garett and Motown’s Evelyn Jack & the Band. Inflatables and actives will be available for children.

 

Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash 5K/10K

at World’s Fair Park

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: $10 for adults; $5 for Children

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital will host a benefit this Saturday for family and friends to participate in a 5K or 10K run. Live music and burgers promote a worthy cause on the festival lawn of World’s Fair Park. The ticket includes admission to the event and three food tickets redeemable for burger sliders.

Schedule:

8:15 a.m.: 10K run

9 a.m.: 5K run

9:15 a.m.: 1-mile fun walk

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Burger Bash

 

 

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