6 Around Town: 4/27-4/29

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It’s that time of the week again! Check out our picks for this week’s 6 Around Town to see what fun activities are going on this weekend!

Tequila and Tacos Festival 

The Southern Tequila and Taco Festival will feature over 50 different types of tequilas and ten different taco vendors for culinary enthusiasts to choose from. The event will feature live music and benefit Remote Area Medical, an East Tennessee non-profit that provides healthcare to patients and animals with no access to basic medical care. The festival will take place Friday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The purchase of early entry admission tickets will allow visitors into the festival one hour before general admission. It will be held in the Gander Mountain parking lot at 11501 Parkside Drive. For tickets and more information visit www.southerntequilafest.com.

‘March for Babies’ set for Saturday at Zoo Knoxville

 Hundreds of families and local business leaders will join together on Saturday, April 28 at Zoo Knoxville for the 2018 March for Babies, the nation’s oldest fundraising walk, which helps all babies survive and thrive. On-site registration and festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the 2-mile walk stepping off at 10:15 a.m.  A suggested donation for walkers is $10.00.   After the walk festivities are over, walkers are welcome to stay and enjoy the Zoo at their leisure throughout the day.   Knoxville residents can sign up today at marchforbabies.org to start a team with co-workers, family or friends; or make a donation to help more babies get a healthy start in life.

Dogwood Arts Festival to take over Market Square

Knoxville’s scenic Market Square will play host to dozens of local and regional artists this weekend for the Dogwood Arts Festival. There will be more than 100 local and regional juried artists exhibiting and selling their original work in mixed media, clay, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood.Live performances will take place on the Market Square stage and the Children’s stage. There is no charge for admission. The Festival will be held April 27-29. It will begin on Friday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and conclude at p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. 

Fourth & Gill’s Home Tour

Fourth & Gill’s Tour of Homes Committee invites guests to stroll through one of Knoxville’s premier historical districts! The Tour begins at Central United Methodist Church, one of the city’s most beautiful examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Tour guests can take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood to visit homes, or guests can ride a red trolley bus – with a resident tour guide host – from point to point. The event is April 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 pm. Tickets are $12 pre-order and $15 at the door. 

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