6 Around Town: April 5-7

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It’s the first Friday of the month, so downtown Knoxville will be alive with music arts to celebrate. Check out what’s going on around town this weekend. 

Friday

First Friday ArtWalk

On the first Friday of each month, the streets of Downtown Knoxville come alive for a casual evening of experiencing art in all forms. Start your evening at any participating business and then look for ArtWalk flags to guide your way. Look for the trolley marked ArtWalk! It’s FREE and will take you between Market Square, Gay Street and the Old City. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. at participating locations.

EPIK First Friday Brew Tours

Hop on the Brew Bus and be shuttled safely to some of the top craft beer destinations in Knoxville! It also begins at 5 p.m. and costs just $10 to ride the bus all day. 

Knoxville Ice Bears Preds Night

Mascot Mania is back as Nashville Predators mascot ‘Gnash’ will be taking in the Knoxville Ice Bears game vs the Pensacola Ice Flyers Friday in celebration of Preds Night. Fans can enjoy Hot Chicken baskets in the stands. The puck drops at 7:35 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

Saturday

Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 

The chalk walk is a one-day street painting festival that turns Knoxville’s downtown sidewalks into a canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists. Over 150 artists will be downtown showing off their talents Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Farragut Book Fest for Children

Enjoy a day of family fun at the Farragut Book Fest for Children. The free event will feature storytelling, activities, music and much more! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m The event is being held in conjunction with Dogwood Arts Festival and sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council. The first 400 children will receive a free coloring book, pencil and crayons. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character.

Ice Bears regular season finale

The Ice Bears will play their last game before the SPHL playoffs begin Saturday against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. The puck will drop at 7:35 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Ice Bears President Mike Murray saying you can donate any used men’s jeans, boots and shoes at the door for Pucks and PJ’s night. If you do that, you’ll get a buy one get one free ticket for any of the team’s playoff games. You can also score free popcorn if you wear a onesie.

Sunday

Monster Jam

The Monster Jam will feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. Monster Jam will take over Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday AND Sunday, both begin at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $20-$50. 

Tennessee Smokies vs. Mississippi Braves

Sunday is US Cellular Family Fun Day! Receive 4 tickets, 4 meal vouchers, and 2 kids zone wristbands for just $52! The kids will also be able to participate in the Touch – A – Truck experience! Come enjoy an array of vehicles where you will be able to view, touch, and climb inside firetrucks, limousines, military vehicles, and much more! Do you have a child who plays ball? Youth baseball and softball players 12 years old and under can learn from Smokies players and coaches at Smokies Stadium! The Youth Clinic will begin at 12:00 PM. Players dressed in uniform will receive free entry into the game.

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