Out and About Tri-Cities July 2017

Out and About Tri-Cities July 2017

Family Friendly Events in the Tri-Cities

Every month as we plan our schedule, we gather the best events in the Tri-Cities and share them with you! As a homeschooling family we are especially interested in anything educational but as long as it is family-friendly fun we are game!  Check out this months collection of outstanding family-friendly events you and your family can enjoy!

Roan Mountain Independence Day Celebration

Saturday – July 1st – starting at 9:30 am

Roan Mountain State Park commemorates the 4th of July the old-fashioned way with a bicycle parade, traditional field games, checkers tournament, and more.

Waterways – Smithsonian Exhibit at Warrior’s Path

July 1st to August 6th from noon to six

The first time ever that a Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibit is being hosted by a State Park!
Come dive into water! “Water | Ways” helps us to consider how we use water and what water symbolizes to us; how water unites and divides communities and how people resolve conflicts over this resource; how water affects the way we live, work, create, play and worship; and how we care for our water and protect it for future generations.

Explore Science at the Gray Fossil Site

Now through July 16th

Join us for something out of this world in honor of Asteroid Day!  Explore Earth and space with a variety of experiments changing throughout the day, each day including making clouds, investigating gravity, exploring icy worlds, and much, much more!

Independence On The Frontier at Sycamore Shoals

Saturday – July 1st from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday  – July 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm




Experience the 4th of July, 18th century-style! What did colonists think about a new nation? Be a guest in Fort Watauga as news of Independence arrives at the colonial frontier. Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future. Step back in time to a colorful revolutionary world and witness life as it was on the 18th-century frontier during a very tumultuous time. In the summer of 1776 colonial leaders met in Philadelphia to draft a document that would forever change the world.
Get an early start on your Independence celebrations and bring the entire family out for a weekend full of history, patriotism, education, and family fun.

Upcycled Creations for Teens at the Johnson City Public Library

Wednesday – July 5th from 6 pm to 7 pm

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Come use recycled materials and your imagination to create something new! Free and open to all teens ages 12-18 but registration is required.

Nikola Telsa’s Birthday Celebration at Hand’s On Museum

Nikola Tesla Birthday Celebration

FunFest in Kingsport

Friday – July 14th to Saturday – July 22nd

To see the entire schedule click here.

FarmFest at Exchange Place

Sunday – July 16th from 2 pm to 5 pm

Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest will provide old-fashioned family fun on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Exchange Place Living History Farm. Farm Fest celebrates the pleasures of country life. Step back into the 19th century and enjoy the sounds of traditional instruments. Basque in activities from bygone days like sack races, hayrides, and cakewalks. Taste fresh summer food, such as watermelon and corn on the cob. Pet the farm animals and try your hand at old-time crafts like stenciling, tin punch, and carding wool. Small children will enjoy washing clothes on a washboard, dressing up in old-fashioned duds and jumping in the haystack. No ticket, entry fee or registration required.

Shark Dissection at Gray Fossil Site

Wednesday – July 19th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Take a bite out of summer boredom in honor of Shark Week with a one of a kind experience – dissecting a dogfish shark!  Work with a partner as you dissect and discover the inner workings of one of the ocean’s mysterious creatures.  Cost $20 for members, $25 for non-members.  Ages 8-15.  Payment is required with registration by Wednesday, July 12th.  To register, please email reservations@handsonmuseum.org.  To ensure a fun, effective, and consistent workshop experience, parents/guardians may not present in the workshop.

Northeast State Community College Information Session

Thursday – July 20th, 2017 from 6 pm to 7 pm

Have you heard about the new Tennessee Reconnect Grant? It is an initiative that allows adults to return to school without paying tuition and mandatory fees. We will have information about the new grant as well as information about Tennessee Promise, Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Northeast Tennessee Reconnect Community available. Come learn how a college degree can be a reality for you.

Xtreme Roan Adventure at Roan Mountain

Saturday – July 29th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Children ages four and up enjoy a fun-filled day of nature talks, hikes, live animal exhibits, and lunch. Sponsored by the Friends of Roan Mountain, pre-registration required.

CPR Class being offered at Ms. Kim’s School of Dance in Piney Flats

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Anybody is welcome to take this CPR class. It is American Heart certification and is good for 2 years. It is available for ages 12. It is $25 per person. Please RSVP ahead of time if you are able to do we can give an estimate of how long the class will last.




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Also, check out our incredible vacation to Hilton Head! Chances are, you’ll want to plan a family vacation there for you and yours.It was wonderful!

Hilton Head Island Family Vacation

Thank you so much for visiting us today! Have a wonderful Fourth of July and God Bless America!