You may be thinking, “now that summer is over, what am I to do in Knoxville?!” We’ve got you covered. From watching concerts in World’s Fair Park to getting BOOzy at any or all of Knoxville’s local breweries… the options are endless. You’re not going to want to read an endless list, so we’ve narrowed it down to 5 things with our top 5 things to do in Knoxville during the fall.
1. BOO! at the Zoo
Throughout the month of October, The Knoxville Zoo puts on a family friendly Halloween event where “little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.” This experience is unlike any other that you could find to do in Knoxville in the fall. Make sure to dress warm by bundling up with the Knoxville Tennessee Beanie!
Our Recommendation: Buy your tickets early and in advance on the Zoo Knoxville website because they sell out quickly!
2. Enjoy Seasonal Craft Beers in Downtown Knoxville
Knoxville has an endless amount of cozy breweries and bars to choose from as you’re debating how to spend your weekend (or week day) nights this fall. From the rooftop bars of downtown, to the many neighboring breweries of South Knoxville, finding a place to enjoy a beer for all of your Oktoberfest needs has never been easier.
Our Favorite Brewery: Alliance Brewing Company
3. Catch a UT Knoxville Football Game
The University of Tennessee provides the best Saturday experience for the entire family. Currently, the UT Football team is ranked 2-3 but there is still time to turn that around. There are a limited amount of games left in the season but upcoming home games are against Georgia on Nov 13, UAB on Nov 20, and Vanderbilt on Nov. 27. To buy tickets visit the University of Tennessee’s ticket office website.
Our Favorite Upcoming Game: Vanderbilt on Nov. 27
4. Explore Ijams Nature Center
Nature is waiting! Take advantage of this beautiful fall weather, and visit Ijams Nature Center! Explore the opportunities of Knoxville’s urban wilderness by hiking or biking on one of their 15 different trails across their 315 acres. For beginner and experienced climbers, Ijams also has several climbing areas, including Ijams Crag; a sport climbing area. For more information on how to get involved with Ijams Nature center visit their website.
Special Note: Climbers at the Ijams Crag must sign waiver forms prior to climbing.
5. Sunsphere Sundays Concert Series
Head to Worlds’ Fair Park to sit in the lawn to enjoy your Sunday’s with a fun concert! The money that you spend on this four-part concert series helps raise money to preserve and maintain the Sunsphere. Tickets are sold individually for each concert and can be bought for $10 on the events website.
Special Note: The concert series is requiring the attendees to show their proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert, so make sure you bring that!
Our Recommendation: Bring a picnic blanket/towel and hang on the lawn!
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