A Knoxville Family’s Guide to May 2022

The school year is winding down just as the Knoxville Moms calendar is filling up! This May there are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Little Ponderosa Zoo & Rescue is holding a community celebration and you’re invited! There will be live music, food, inflatables and, of course, all the Ponderosa Zoo animals. For more details, click here. An especially sweet festival is taking place in Kingston. The Strawberry Festival at Narramore Farms will have plenty of berries to purchase along with delicious strawberry treats. Your children will love the fun farm activities. You’ll love the local vendors, food trucks and the “berry sweet” memories.

Knoxville May Family EventsThe beloved Children’s Festival of Reading is returning to World’s Fair Park.  There will be arts and crafts, storytelling, musical performances and even visits with popular children’s book characters like Rainbow Fish, Taco Dragon and Cookie Monster! (That’s just naming a few!) Best of all, this festival is free and open to the public.  No kilt is required for the upcoming Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games.  This celebration of Scottish culture and history is family-friendly with a long list of children’s activities. The Border Collie demonstrations are not to be missed along with the Scottish game exhibitions.  It’s a trip to Scotland without even leaving Tennessee!  No matter where your summer plans take you and your family Knoxville Moms hopes you have a great time!

May
1
The Retropolitan Craft Fair
The Retropolitan Craft Fair is a handmade and vintage marketplace featuring regional makers and businesses. We have been bringing indie-craft markets ...
May
4
Market Square Farmers’ Market Opening Day
Join us for the kick-off of our NINETEENTH season of the Market Square Farmers’ Market – Wednesday, May 4th from 10 am – 1 pm! 🎉 ...
May
6
Sheep Shearing Day
The Museum of Appalachia welcomes the warmth of spring by trimming the heavy winter coats from their flock of sheep. We invite you to join the Museum ...
May
6
Clinch River Spring Antique Fair
Join us for the 17th Annual Clinch River Spring Antique Fair in Historic Downtown Clinton, TN. Free Admission and parking to a show that offers the be...
May
7
Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market Opening Day
Please Join us at the Market Every Saturday Morning Starting May 7 for Food Shopping that’s Fun…Available to You from some of the Best Far...
May
7
Ponderosa Zoo Community Day
We are super excited to continue this tradition at the Zoo and Rescue that was near and dear to James’s heart. He loved giving back to the commu...
May
7
Strawberry Festival at Narramore Farms
If you are looking for some BERRY–SWEET family time on the farm, make plans to attend our Strawberry Festival! 🍓 All Things Strawberry & ...
May
7
Clinch River Spring Antique Fair
Join us for the 17th Annual Clinch River Spring Antique Fair in Historic Downtown Clinton, TN. Free Admission and parking to a show that offers the be...
May
8
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
Mother’s Day Brunch 2022 Call 865-522-2600 for Reservations Seating’s 11am – 2pm Breakfast Belgian Waffles Strawberries, Whipped Cream a...
May
9
Ijams Nature Playscape Ribbon Cutting
Please join Ijams for the opening of the new Ijams Nature Playscape at Grayson Subaru Preserve at a public ribbon cutting May 9 at 10 a.m. The Ijams N...
May
11
Peppa Pig Live!
Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe. Wit...
May
11
Picnic in the Park: Maryville Community Concert
Enjoy an evening in Maryville as your Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs a program featuring notable American composers. Picnic blankets, lawn chai...
May
14
Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo
On Saturday, May 14, kids ages 12 and under are invited to the 38th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo at Anchor Park for a morning of fishing and co...
May
14
Community Paddle Event
Loudon County Community Paddle Event Saturday, May 14th, 2022, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Clear Creek Boat Ramp Join us on Saturday, May 14th, 2022,...
May
16
Family Fun Night at the Library
The Sevier County Public Library invites you to bring your family and create along with Ms. Jessica! See full details at https://bit.ly/3vmCy4K.
May
20
Lenoir City Movies in the Park
Our Movies in the Park series offers a free, outdoor movie night each month beginning in May and running through September. This season’s movie them...
May
21
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games
Welcome to East Tennessee’s premier celebration of Scottish culture and history, the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games. East Tennessee...
May
21
Children’s Festival of Reading
Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Kick off summer at the Library with the return of our beloved Children’s Festival of Reading...
May
21
Third Creek Paddle
We will be hosting our second annual Third Creek Clean Paddle as part of the Great Knoxville Cleanup on May 21 from 10am-12pm. We will meet in the UT ...
May
21
NAMIWalks Your Way Tennessee
On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for...
May
21
Rule the Road
Rule the Road provides teen drivers with driving knowledge and skills beyond the standard driving education programs. Taught by certified emergency v...
May
21
Movies at McGill
Enjoy a movie under the stars on the lawn of the Campbell Station Inn. Hosted by local non-profit Sending Senior Citizens Love this popular event is b...
May
22
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games
Welcome to East Tennessee’s premier celebration of Scottish culture and history, the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games. East Tennessee...
May
26
Moose Tracks 10,000 Scoop Challenge
The 10,000 Scoop Challenge is our way of giving back to communities throughout the country. It’s near and dear to our hearts (and stomachs) because ...
May
28
Rockin’ the Docks
Rockin’ the Docks is an all-day festival that takes place each year on Fort Loudon Lake. Each summer, thousands of people gather at Lenoir City Park...