Eight neat ways to get out and play

Carol EvansGet Out & Play

Comprehensive Outdoor Knoxville Event Calendar for May 5-14, 2023, is here. Here are 8 quick excerpts:

Friday, May 5

First Friday Ride: 6 p.m., Free. Info: Two Bikes at 865-951-2950. Details online.

Saturday, May 6

SoKno May Day 5k: 8:30 a.m., Suttree Landing Park. Info: Legacy Parks Foundation at 865-525-2585. 5k and 1-mile runs kick off the all-day May Day celebration to raise funds for Legacy Parks Foundation’s SoKno Art Trail project. Register online.

AMBC Workday: 9-noon, Fort Dickerson Park. Free. Info: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Details online.

Tuesday, May 9

 Big Fun Tuesdays: 6-8 p.m., Meads Quarry. Free. Info: Ijams Nature Center at 865-577-4717, ext. 127. Every 1st Tuesday come hit the trails on your mountain bike, swim in the quarry, enjoy some great local music, or just sit and enjoy a bit of nature. Food trucks and beer garden open. Weather permitting. Details online.

Harvey Broome Group: 7 p.m. TN Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Free. Info: Harvey Broom Sierra Club. Open to the public. Program: Native Fish Restoration in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Caleb Abramson, fisheries technician. Details online.

Wednesday, May 10

Cycling Cades Cove Loop: Sunrise to sunset. Info: Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 865-436-7318. Enjoy the 11-mile Cades Cove loop road on vehicle-free Wednesdays. Details and map online.

Thursday, May 11

Guided Hike: 10 a.m. OR 6 p.m., Anderson School Trailhead. Free. Info: City of Knoxville Parks & Rec at 865-215-1700. Meet at the Trailhead for a guided hike with our Parks & Rec staff. Details online or call 865-215-1700.

Saturday, May 13

Listen for Life 5k: 8 a.m., Maryville Greenbelt Amphitheatre. Info: Race Against Suicide. The 5k supports Contact Care Line, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline center in the Knoxville area. Register online.

Add your event to our calendar here.


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