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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Want to find something great to do this weekend, or plan ahead for a group tour? See our Calendar of Events below. There's something for everyone in historic Sullivan County and the entire region... Whether you are interested activities in the great outdoors, or simply want to go to a play or concert, check out our list.

Planning to host an event in the region? Send us an email with the details and we will review for listing on our website and social media, all free of charge! Email info to matthew.johnson@sullivancountytn.gov

December 2023

Decemebr 1, 2023Christmas Tree Lighting Historic Blountville, Tennessee. 3411 Highway 126 Blountville, TN 37617 6:00pm Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable and Grandson will light the 30' tree in front of the Historic Courthouse. In keeping with our special tradition, the Victims Rememberance Tree will be lit as well. Joan Berry, with HOPE for Victims will be in attendance; Hope for Victims is a support group for the family of crime victims. We will have Christmas Carols, music, and the Deery Inn will be open for the Festival of Trees Monetary Donations Accepted, proceeds go to Sullivan County Historical Association 501c3 Org.

December 8, 2023 – Appalachian Express Chorus, 7:00 pm. First Baptist Church, 3358 Hwy 126, Blountville, TN. Enjoy the sound of the season and get yourself in the Christmas Spirit by taking in this traditional concert. For additional information (423) 323-4660

Decemebr 9, 2023Blountville Ruritan Christmas Parade - Historic Blountville 3411 Highway 126 Blountville, TN 37617 The Parade will begin at 2:00pm Parade Route will begin Keystone Drive area and end at the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse.

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 2023 -Rocky Mount State Historic Site - Candlelight Christmas Tours, Our Christmas Candlelight Tours are always a favorite and a tradition for many of our guests. These tours are a nighttime glimpse of Christmas Eve of 1791 as the Cobb family hosts Governor Blount and his wife. Hear stories in each of the rooms of our historic site that will make you laugh, cry, and think while the candles flicker around you during the season of giving. (423) 538-7396

December 2, 2023 – Kingsport Christmas Parade, 6:00 pm. Kick off the Christmas season in Downtown Kingsport at our nighttime Christmas Parade, 6:00 pm All parade entries are lit with Christmas lights, providing a magical holiday experience. The Kingsport Christmas Parade is sponsored by Eastman Credit Union and will be held on Saturday. You won’t want to miss this iconic event in Downtown Kingsport. Join the community for the Kingsport Christmas Tree Lighting, held at the community tree at historic Church Circle. The tree lighting is sponsored by Bank of Tennessee and will be held on Saturday, December 2nd immediately following the Kingsport Christmas Parade. For additional information (423) 392-8800

December 7, 2023 – Bristol Christmas Parade, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST The parade route begins at the intersection of W. State Street and Bob Morrison Blvd. It continues down historic State Street and ends at the intersection of State Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.The parade line-up is on Bob Morrison Blvd. beginning at 5 p.m. The parade starts at 7 p.m. - rain or shine. For additional information (423) 989-4850

December 9, 2023 – Bluff City Christmas Parade, 5:00 pm. Main St, Bluff City, TN. Join us for Christmas fun. Float line up is at 4:00 pm at the Impact Community Center. For additional information (423) 538-7144.

December 8 & 9, 2023 - The Nutcracker, Paramount Bristol, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN. This timeless classic returns to the stage live on December 8th and 9th. Experience the wonder of Clara’s adventure as she helps the Nutcracker break the spell of the evil Rat Queen and goes on a journey through the land of Snow and onward to the Land of Sweets. Danced by local dancers in the Bristol Ballet Company and professional guest artists, including Erin Ginn and Jace Coronoado, who return from New York City to reprise their roles as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Beautiful music, great dancing, and lovely backdrops will put you in the holiday spirit! For show times and additional information (423)274-8920.

December 16th and 17th 7:00pm and 10:30am respectivly. Charity Bapist Church 123 Oak Street Blountville, TN 37617."Midnight's Journey" Christmas Play. Written and Directed by Blounvtille Native Robert Dodson

December 20, 2023 – Scrinch the Musical, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Lamplight Theatre, 140 Broad St. Kingsport, TN. Ah, Bumfuzzle – What happens when you cross the Grinch with Ebenezer Scrooge? The result is a whimsical, heartwarming story called “Scrinch”. For additional information: https://lamplighttheatre.net

December 21, 2023 – Christmas at the Carousel, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 320 Clinchfield St. Kingsport, TN. Join us for free rides at the carousel from 1pm – 4pm, a special visit from Santa, reindeer games with Parks and Recreation, and snow in the playground beginning at 1pm! For additional information: https://www.facebook.com/kingsportcarousel

December 21, 2023 – Carols, Snow and Tree Awards in Centennial Park, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 245 E. Main St., Kingsport, TN. Hear Christmas classic songs performed by Kingsport Theatre Guild, and it is the final night for snow in Centennial Park. For additional information: https://www.thisiskingsport.com

December 22, 2023 – Holiday Tea at Allandale Mansion, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Allandale Mansion, 4444 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN. Wear your favorite Holiday outfit: We will have fruit “Tea” and snacks, make and ornament craft. Guests can tour the mansion, take photos and dance in the parlor. For additional information: https://www.thisiskingsport.com

December through January 6, 2023 – Pinnacle Speedway in lights, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol, TN. The region's most dazzling holiday light show returns to Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway. The Pinnacle Speedway In Lights, Powered by TVA, is a 4-mile trek through 3 million lights and the chance to take a lap around "The World's Fastest Half-Mile." Holiday light seekers will circle the concrete oval as part of their festive drive and also may visit the Christmas Village, which returns to its popular infield location. For additional information: (866) 415-4158

December 31, 2023 – Kingsport Chamber NYE Bash, 9:00 pm, The Reserve, 201 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. Breakfast in Blue. Ring in the new year, don your best blue get-up and enjoy entertainment, breakfast bar and champagne toast. For additional information: (423) 392-8800

January 2024

January 5, 2024 – Dailey & Vincent, Doors at 6:00 pm/Show at 7:00 pm, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN. Back by popular demand! Bluegrass music veterans, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are coming back to Bristol! The new members of the Grand Ole Opry have been performing for nearly 20 years and always give a memorable performance. For additional information: (423) 279-8920

January 26, 2024 – Paul Reiser: The Big Font Comedy Tour, Doors at 6:30 pm/Show at 7:30 pm, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN. Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser is one of Hollywood’s most prolific creatives. For additional information: (423) 279-8920

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ONGOING EVENTS

  • Old Deery Inn and Museum. Step back in time as you visit this lovely hidden gem in downtown Historic Blountville! Tours include rooms of beautiful antiques inside the 2-story inn, and visitors will also enjoy seeing the dependency buildings including the old brick kitchen, slave quarters, blacksmith shop and more! A must-see for early Tennessee history! Tickets are $5 per person; suggested donation encouraged by Sullivan County Historic Preservation Association, children under 12 are Free. (423) 323-4660.
  • TAMHA Traditional Appalachian Music Heritage Association holds jam sessions at 6PM every Friday at the Anderson Townhouse in historic downtown Blountville. Free and open to the general public. Anderson Townhouse is also home to the Ralph Blizard Museum
  • Antique Car Show, Friday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM, May thru October, TriSummit Bank parking lot across from the train station in downtown Bristol. Info at 423.646.7780.
  • Blountville Farmers Market, 12 Noon, each Thurs., April through October, located behind the old Sullivan County Courthouse at Blountville. Info at 423.323.4660.
  • Cooper's Gem Mine, 11 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 12 Noon to 5 PM on Saturdays, from the 1st of April through October 31. For group tours and information, please call (423) 323-5680. Beginning in October 2015, an online store will be available at coopersgemmine.com and will include natural artifacts.
  • Sullivan County Historical and Genealogical Society meets bimonthly at 7PM, 3rd Thursday evening of each month,Sullivan County Department of Archives & Tourism, downtown Blountville. Free admission. General public is cordially invited. (423) 323-4660.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, John Singleton Mosby Camp #1409, meets at 5:30PM, 4th Tuesday of each month, Randall's Restaurant, 120 Old Union Rd, Church Hill, TN.
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans, Robert D. Powell Camp, meets at 7PM, 3rd Monday of each month, Rutledge House Community Center, Blountville, TN.
  • Netherland Inn, Open Saturday and Sunday - May through October. Hours: 2pm to 5pm Admission: Adults $4.00 and age 6 and under $1.00. Group Tours: May through October by appointment- School, Civic and Church Groups Welcome!
  • Bristol Farmers Market, May 1 thru October 31, Saturdays 7 AM to Noon, and Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Sullivan County Preservation Association, 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm, Community Center at Blountville.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market, 7 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Clinchfield and Center Streets. Info at 423.246.6550.
  • Appalachian Ghostwalks, ongoing daily/nightly tours. Reservations required. Interested parties should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.       

 

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