special events

Fall 2018

11th Annual Knox County Fall Fire Prevention Festival

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 AM – 2 PM at Best Buy on Parkside Drive. Hosted by the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, this free community event will feature the City of Knoxville Fire Department, Rural Metro Fire and EMS, Knox County Sheriff's Office, Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and other public and private agencies who will offer life and fire safety information and emergency preparedness. The event will also offer games and children’s activities. Food concession proceeds will benefit Kerbela Shriners of Knoxville. For more information, contact Colin Cumesty at colin.cumesty@knoxcounty.org.

Inaugural Crafts & Ale: Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event (Farragut/West Knox Chamber)

Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 AM – 5 PM at West End Shopping Center. Free entry to the public. Fine crafts, beer garden, local food and restaurants. More info at craftsandale.com.

MEDIC Regional Blood Drive

Friday, Oct. 19, 11 AM – 4 PM in the Town Hall rear parking lot.

Freaky Friday Fright Nite in Farragut

Friday, Oct. 26, 5 – 7 PM at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and under and in costume are invited to “trick or treat” on the walk trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games and cookie decorating. This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. See visitfarragut.org/events for details.

The Knoxville Track Club Farragut 13.1, 5k, and Kids’ Fun Run

Saturday, Oct. 27. 13.1/5K start time: 7:30 AM; Kids’ Fun Run start time: 7:50 AM. The Knoxville Track Club will host the fourth annual Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Fun Run! This year, the annual event begins and ends at Planet Fitness Farragut in the Village Green Shopping Center, 11433 Kingston Pike. For more information and to register, visit farragut131.com.

Countdown to Light the Park Kickoff (Shop Farragut)

Monday, Nov. 26, 5 PM at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Visitors enjoy refreshments, entertainment and the flipping of a giant switch that turns on 68,000 lights! A special guest in red will also make an appearance. The lights come on every evening through Jan. 1. Park restrooms stay open until 10 p.m. each night except Dec. 25. See visitfarragut.org/events for details.

Veteran’s Reception and A Day of Infamy Presentation

Monday, Dec. 3. Reception: 6 PM; Presentation: 7 PM. A reception for veterans precedes a presentation about the events leading up to World War II. Taught by Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School teacher.

Celebrate the Season

Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Get ready for Christmas with cookies, music, and, of course, photos with Santa! Town Hall is beautifully decorated for this annual free event, hosted by the Farragut Arts and Beautification Committee. See visitfarragut.org/events for details.

Weekend Hours at the Farragut Museum

Sunday, October 21, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Sunday, November. 18, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Sunday, December. 16, 1:30 – 3:30 PM