A Knoxville Family’s Guide to April 2021

Spring is blossoming in East Tennessee and there are plenty of ways for families to get out and enjoy the season. Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival is back!  Activities across the area this month include a virtual Chalk Your Walk, garden tours, Dogwood trails and the arts and crafts festival. Be sure to check on the COVID-19 rules before you make any plans to attend.

Knoxville Family Events in AprilIn keeping with the arts theme, downtown Clinton is hosting a celebration of the arts. There will be an art walk, color run, performances and more. Best of all, this event is free. UT Gardens’   “Nature School at the Garden” will focus on the different ecosystems found at the Knoxville garden. This event is designed for children between the ages of six and 10, but all children are welcome. Registration is required. Horse Haven of Tennessee is opening its barn for a “spring fling” featuring crafts, music, food and a tack sale. Children will enjoy getting to meet some of the horses, too. Whimsy and wonder will abound as the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association performs the children’s classic “Alice in Wonderland.” The performance will also include excerpts from “Paquita.” Tickets will go on sale soon. However you choose to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather, we hope you and your family make some wonderful memories!

Also check out our new released 2021 Summer Camp Guide, 20+ Nearest Beaches to Knoxville, and 100+ Family Fun Things to Do in the Smokies.

Mar
26
Earth Day Coloring Contest for Children
WHO Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, is hosting its Second Annual Earth Day-themed coloring contest, “Brig...
Apr
3
Dogwood Arts: Chalk Your Walk
This virtual, community-wide event encourages artists of all ages to create one-of-a-kind chalk artworks on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and com...
Apr
9
Nature School at the Garden
This semester we will learn all about different ecosystems! Join us once a month as we explore the different ecosystems at the garden and learn about ...
Apr
9
South Knoxville Elementary Garden Workday
We are headed back to South Knoxville Elementary to assist in prepping the Fifth Grade Garden for planting. Join us on April 9 from 3pm-5pm, at 801 Se...
Apr
10
Mosaic – A Downtown Clinton Celebration of the Arts
The City of Clinton and The Anderson County Chamber bring you a celebration of local art and Clinton’s area schools. All Anderson County and Cli...
Apr
12
“Brightening the World” Earth Day Coloring Contest for Children
The purpose of the “Brightening the World” coloring contest is to introduce the concept of Earth Day and how the environmental services and waste ...
Apr
15
Thursday Talks: Sustainable Gardening Practices
Welcome to the second presentation in our Thursday Talks webinar series. Every other month we will be hosting a webinar on the third Thursday to educa...
Apr
15
TVA EnergyRight Eye Spy Energy Kids’ Workshop
TVA and your local power company are excited to offer a series of free, virtual workshops that will help your children/students become energy heroes ...
Apr
16
Friday Fun Day: April Showers
Rain or shine, here at the UT Gardens, we love being outside, especially in the spring! During this outside program we will learn all about weather. W...
Apr
17
South Knoxville Community Cleanup
The community-wide South Knoxville Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 17th from 9 am–12 pm. The event home-base will be at Sam Duff Park. We...
Apr
17
Spring Fling at Horse Haven
Join us on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for our Spring Fling event! This event will feature: *Craft fair — if you’re int...
Apr
17
Alice in Wonderland and Paquita
Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association will be performing Alice in Wonderland and excerpts from Paquita on April 17th. This will be held at Knoxville Civi...
Apr
17
Yoga with Mini Horses & Live Music at STAR
Join us for an unforgettable evening at STAR (Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding)! We will enjoy an all-levels yoga class accompanied by live ac...
Apr
18
Race for Kids: Virtual 5K & Family Walk
Run the Race for Kids: Virtual 5K & Family Walk April 18-28 to combat child abuse in Knoxville and greater East Tennessee! With the option to part...
Apr
22
Earth Day Trash Run
Keep Knoxville Beautiful is holding a litter fun run for all ages. We will be picking up litter on Sutherland Ave. After the event, you can get a disc...
Apr
23
Friday Fun Day: Earth Heroes
Do you like being outside? Seeing bees and birds and babbling brooks? So do we! This Friday Fun Day is all about how we can help keep the Earth a beau...
Apr
23
Dogwood Art Festival
The festival will move to the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and will feature 75 art vendors working in mixed media, p...
Apr
24
Dogwood Art Festival
The festival will move to the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and will feature 75 art vendors working in mixed media, p...
Apr
24
Grand Opening – Free Ice Cream
Grand opening for local ice cream shop, inside bakery! Everyone will receive a free scoop! Also available for purchase are items to help fundraise for...
Apr
25
Dogwood Art Festival
The festival will move to the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and will feature 75 art vendors working in mixed media, p...
Apr
27
TVA EnergyRight Eye Spy Energy Kids’ Workshop
TVA and your local power company are excited to offer a series of free, virtual workshops that will help your children/students become energy heroes ...
Apr
28
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 is your chance to … – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, me...