Area State Parks (Warrior's Path, Davy Crockett State Historic, Sycamore Shoals, and Roan Mountain) feature full schedules of events and ongoing exhibits, from frontier re-creations to planetariums to wolf habitats.
Since before the first pioneers and settlers came into this area, music has been an important part of life here and it continues to fill the air today. Whether it's the best mountain music at The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance or the Carter Family Fold, great music and arts festivals such as the Blue Plum Festival, the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the Little Chicago Blues Festival , there's something special here for every musical taste.
Jonesborough Days takes you into the Fourth of July holiday with historic recreations of Tennessee's oldest town.
Jonesborough's International Storytelling Center keeps a full schedule year-round and culminates with the National Storytelling Festival in early October.
August's highlight is the Appalachian Fair in Gray. It's a classic State Fair complete with big-name entertainment, agricultural displays, farm and food competitions, cotton candy, rides, and more!