Weekend festival to benefit RAM

Jay FitzFarragut, Our Town Arts

Southern Tequila and Taco Festival is 6 p.m. Friday, July 23, in the JC Penney parking lot at Turkey Creek. The event is a fundraiser for Remote Area Medical.

Sample tequilas, margaritas, mezcals and beer, enjoy food from area restaurants selling tacos and other specialty dishes, and listen to great live music. Purchase will include tokens to sample tequila, get cocktails or beer, as well as food tickets for tacos. More tokens can be purchases as well as food tickets which can be purchased separately.

The festival will be outside, rain or shine. There will be tents and seating. This event is 21 and over only – children under the age of 4 will be allowed in, however (IDs will be checked at the entrance). There will be non-alcoholic beverages as well, and there is a Designated Driver ticket option that will include food tickets so you can enjoy the taco options.

View the ticket options to purchase online and find more info here, as well as purchase tickets at the door the day of the event.

Saturday, July 24

The Sustainable Future Center on Ogle Avenue is holding its first annual fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Members and volunteers have been hard at work for over six years.  Explore what they have done to demonstrate sustainability in Knoxville while enjoying the evening’s events.

​Experience summer fun, games, refreshments, and community. Celebrate abundance in the Scruffy City. There will be live music, games, and more. Food and refreshments include traditional southern tamales from the Tamale Lady, popsicles, 2 types of mead, and braggot, along with non-alcoholic options.    There will be plenty of time to mix, mingle, and explore. For more info or to register for tickets go here.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is offering a Miniature Zen Garden Workshop beginning at noon. Perfect for those who love succulents and have the desire to craft a meditative garden space. Zen gardens, also known as Japanese rock gardens or a dry landscape garden, use a combination of soil, sand, rocks, and succulents or bushes.

In this workshop, craft a miniature Zen garden with a focus on succulents that have lower light requirements Come ready to design a peaceful landscape!

For more info or to register go here.

For info on other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

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