Out and About – Tri-Cities – July 2016

Out and About – Tri-Cities – July 2016

Family Friendly Tri-Cities Events and Activities Worth Checking Out

This month is absolutely loaded with events! Fourth of July Celebrations are in abundance and all kinds of summer time fun is available!  Make the most of these warm summer days and long summer nights. One of the best parts of summer is the memories you make and the new traditions you start!

*Please note some activities take place outside of the Tri-Cities but all can be managed in a Day Trip.*


Jonesborough Days

June 30th to July 2nd

All sorts of family friendly events make up Jonesborough Days!  Go visit Tennessee’s historic town and hear music, watch dance, make crafts, enjoy storytelling and so much more!  To see a complete list of all of the fun click here.

Town of Jonesborough – Jonesborough Days

Jonesborough Days – Join us for our annual Jonesborough Days Festival June 30 – July 2. Enjoy local handmade crafts, featuring live music, storytelling, parade, fireworks, children’s area, craft vendors, food and much more. For complete schedule click HERE or find us on Facebook.


An Old Fashioned Independence at Rocky Mount in Piney Flats

July 4th – Starting at 1

This free event will take you back. Hang ribbons on the Liberty Tree and hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Free copies of the Declaration of Independence.

Rocky Mount Historical Association :: An Old Fashioned Independence

Celebrate with the Cobb Family our Day of Independence this year in traditional ways.


Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks at Freedom Hall

July 4th starting at 5. Fireworks should start around 10.

This is a show worth seeing! Enjoy music, crafts, food, and games before the show!

Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks Celebration, Johnson City, Tennessee

Pepsi-Beverages Company of Johnson City and the City of Johnson City will sponsor the 31st Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on the grounds of Freedom Hall Civic Center. This year’s event will be held on Monday, July 4th. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities.





Warrior’s Path Summer In The Park Events

July 5th through 10th

Warrior’s Path is one of the greatest places to spend time with your family. Our family loves the activities and have been blessed by our participation in several of their events. They are both educational and fun! I encourage you to select at least one of these and make some memories with your family! Their Summer In The Park Events, include a Canoe Float, A Bird’s of Prey Show, A Dragonfly Wetlands Walk, Bike Ride and Stream Stomp and lots more.

Tennessee State Parks

Welcome to Warriors’ Path State Park! We hope you will enjoy your visit! While you are with us, we invite you to take advantage of the rich natural beauty and wealth of opportunities for enjoyable recreation here at the park.


Winged Deer Lakeside Concert Series

Every Tuesday from July 7th to the 28th from 7 pm to 9pm

We are huge fans of Winged Deer Park! We love to hike there and play disc golf. It’s a beautiful, well-maintained park well worth visiting. Here’s a breakdown on the talent!

July 7 – Kids Our Age
July 14 – Bakersfield Band
July 21 – Southern Countrymen Band
July 28 – Benny Wilson

2016 Winged Deer Lakeside Concert Series (Thursdays)

Join us for a memorable musical experience featuring a dynamic mixture of the areas top talent! The line-up is as follows: July 7 – Kids Our Age July 14 – Bakersfield Band July 21 – Southern Countrymen Band July 28 – Benny Wilson Aug. 4 – Ivy Road Aug.


Taste of Appalachia – Boone Street Market

July 13th from 2 to 6

Check this out!  A free grilling extravaganza with free samples galore, kids activities and live music!  Now that sounds like a great way to spend a Summer afternoon!

Taste of Appalachia

Premier area chefs & business owners who are dedicated to buying from local farmers will be giving cooking demonstrations at area farmers markets, hosting farm to table dinners at their restaurants, & offering special tasting EVENTS ata their grocery stores. join us this summer to celebrate the many unique tastes of appalachia!


Bay’s Mountain in Kingsport TN

July 2016

Take a barge ride or visit the habitats at Bay’s Mountain! The Planetarium will also be putting on shows all month-long! Brave? Go enjoy their zip lines! Or check out one of their special programs like Snakes Alive!

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium | Kingsport, TN

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Natural Tunnel State Park – Duffield Virginia

Events all month long!

We kind of love this place! Our first experience at Natural Tunnel State Park was on a First Hike!  It was January First and it was absolutely freezing but we still had a great time!  Great staff and beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful day!  They have programs going all month long including CSI: Critter Scene Investigation, Kayak Trips, History Hikes and so much more.

Natural Tunnel State Park

More than 850 feet long and as tall as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years.


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Bristol TN – Family Day

July 9th 1 to 4

Fun and Games will be in abundance for Family Day!  Don’t miss out on this free event!

Family Fun Day at the museum! – Birthplace of Country Music

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to have fun with family at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! On Saturday, July 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., there will be lots of fun, games, and activities that the whole family will enjoy together.


Barnes and Noble – Johnson City, TN – Get Pop-Cultured Star Wars

July 15th Starting at 7 pm

Calling fans of Wookiees, Stormtroopers and Jedi Knights! All ages are welcome for a special offer, trivia, bingo, giveaways, cosplay and a learn-to-play Star Wars X-Wing Game event.

Get Pop-Cultured: Star Wars

Calling fans of Wookiees, Stormtroopers and Jedi Knights! All ages are welcome for a special offer, trivia, bingo, giveaways, cosplay and a learn-to-play Star Wars X-Wing Game event.


Kingsport Funfest

July 15th through 23rd

Art Shows, Block Parties, The Crazy Cardboard Boat Race, Parades, A Fishing Derby, A Bird Walk, A Car Show, and so much more. Check it out!

FunFest, Kingsport Tennessee – Fun Fest

Fun Fest was created as an effort to unite Kingsport, TN residents. Kingsport is a caring community that is a good place to live and to work, and to provide numerous opportunities for people to congregate and become acquainted while appealing to their interests in culture, athletics, arts and entertainment.


Harry Potter Event

July 30th Midnight

This is the event we have been holding our breath for! We recently attended the Harry Potter Event at Barnes and Noble but this is the Release Party and it is going to be a blast! While some may argue that keeping your kids up until midnight is a bad idea, I humbly disagree! This event is going to be a complete blast!

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party

Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight.


July is going to be amazing! Opportunities to have fun with your family are everywhere. Let’s take advantage and get out there and make some memories!

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Have a blessed summer!

Gwen

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