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This webpage lists places to go and things to see in the greater Tri-Cities area. Included are links to our area parks.
22 veterans commit suicide each day. There's information for you at buddy-check22
Taste of Appalachia is a series of tasting events in the area, sponsored by Appalachian RC&D. For tickets and information, go to rootedinappalachia.com/taste-appalachia
The Gray Volunteer Fire Department will be selling fireworks to raise money for a new fire truck. Weekday sale hours are 5:00 - 10:00 pm and noon to 10:00 pm on weekends. Open on the 4th of July from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The Fire Department is located at 107 Gray Ruritan Drive.
 
Wednesday, June 29
Blood Drive
Marsh Regional:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Mountain View Regional Medical, Norton
noon - 3:00 pm: Kingsport Times News, Lynn Garden Drive
2:00 - 6:00 pm: Clear Creek Golf Course, Bristol
4:00 - 8:00 pm: Freddy's, East Stone Drive, Kingsport

Red Cross:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
Blood Assurance:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: MSHA Information Systems, Johnson City
Various
Warriors' Path State Park:
10:00 am: Cherokee People Walk,
walk the same land these first Americans walked. Meet at the Open Air Chapel.
4:00 pm: Tree Cookies:
the inside of a tree holds many clues to the outside of the land. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or the main bath house if raining.
2:30 pm
K-5th graders invited to see the ETSU Quidditch Club play, Johnson City Public Library. Children asked to wear tennis shoes, as they may be participating in the game. No registration required. For information, call 434.4458.
Thursday, June 30
Blood Drive
Marsh Regional:
noon - 4:00 pm: Sullivan County Highway Department, Blountville
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Food City, Clintwood
4:30 - 8:30 pm: Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain

Red Cross:
noon - 4:30 pm: Lowe's, Jonesborough
Blood Assurance:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Petro, Glade Spring
10:00 am - 5:00 pm: ACT, Boones Creek (Day 1)
Various
Warriors' Path State Park:
10:00 am: Hike the Boneyard,
come explore a remote corner of the Park, full of geologic discovery. Challenging 2-3 mile hike. Wear comfortable clothes, hiking shoes and bring drinking water. Meet at the camp store and carpool to site.
7:00 pm: Old Timey Games, try some games from the early settlement days of East Tennessee. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or the main bath house, if it's raining.
2:00 pm
Wild Cave Tour: Bowling Cave, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Get down and dirty with this two-hour wild cave tour. Pre-registration required. Call 276.940.2674. $15/person.
6:45 pm
Bluegrass on Broad, downtown Kingsport. Tonight: Chapter 979 Vietnam Veterans of America open with Presentation of The Flag. Then, Tennessee Skyline. Free. Bring a lawn chair, but no cooler or pets.
7:00 pm
Full Moon Jam, downtown Bristol. Tonight: WyldeHeart. Free.
8:30 pm
Jonesborough Movies on Main. Tonight: "Goodbye Miss 4th of July" (filmed in Jonesborough). Free.
Friday, July 1
Blood Drive
Marsh Regional:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Walmart, Volunteer Parkway, Bristol
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Food City, Weber City

Blood Assurance:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: ACT, Boones Creek (Day 2)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Lowe's, Abingdon
Various
Warriors' Path State Park:
8:00 am: Breakfast with the Birds,
Meet at the main bath house for a stroll through bird country. First 12 people get a free doughnut and juice.
10:00 am: Bike Ride to Shipley Cemetery, Meet at the camp store for a trip to the old Shipley family farm. All riders must wear a bicycle helmet. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Jonesborough Days, downtown Jonesborough. Music, food, contests. For the full line up of events, go to jonesboroughtn.org or call 753.1010.
7:00 pm
Twilight Alive, downtown Kingsport. Tonight: Blues Extravaganza with Bluesman and the Blues Essentials, Samantha Gray, Billy Crawford, Jake Quillin and Lightnin' Charlie. Free, but no coolers or pets.
7:00 pm
Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough. Tonight: White Top Mountain Band. Free.
7:00 pm
"Freedom's Anthem: A Patriotic Tribute", LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. For information, go to lamplighttheatre.com or call 343.1766.
Saturday, July 2
Blood Drive
Marsh Regional:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm: Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport
All day
Independence Day Celebration, Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Limestone. Bicycle parade and more. For information, call 257.2167.
Various
Warriors' Path State Park:
9:30 am: Devil's Backbone Hike,
Hike to the high places!. Meet at the camp store and carpool to site.
8:00 pm: Sunset Hike, meet at the benches behind the bath hhouse at the Overflow Campground for a short hike. Bring a flashlight. If raining, meet at the pool entrance for some dry evening exploration.
9:30 am
Independence Day Celebration, Roan Mountain State Park. Bicycle parade, traditional field games, checkers tournament and more. For information, call 772.0190.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Independence on the Frontier, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton. Militia encampment, drills and training, artillery firing, demonstrations. For information, call 543.5808.
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Jonesborough Days, downtown Jonesborough. Music, food, contests. For the full line up of events, go to jonesboroughtn.org or call 753.1010.
2:30 pm
Wild Cave Tour: Natural Tunnel Cavern, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. To register and for information, call 276.940.2674. $10/person.
4:00 pm
Independence Day Celebration, Farmers Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Fife & Drum Corps, watermelon eating contest, block party, live concert at 6:00 pm, beer garden, fireworks at 9:15. For information, call 276.676.2282.
4:00 pm
Independence Day Celebration, Farmers Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Fife & Drum Corps, watermelon eatin contest, block party, live concert at 6:00 pm, beer garden, fireworks at 9:15. For information, call 276.676.2282.
6:30 pm
Fincastle Hayride, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Call 276.940.2674 for information and to register. $5/person.
Sunday, July 3
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Independence on the Frontier, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton. Militia encampment, drills and training, artillery firing, demonstrations. For information, call 543.5808.
3:00 pm
"Freedom's Anthem: A Patriotic Tribute", LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. For information, go to lamplighttheatre.com or call 343.1766.
3:00 pm
Beaver Creek Storytellers, Bristol Public Library. $5/person. For information, call 764.0351.
Monday, July 4
Blood Drive
Blood Assurance:
9:00 am - 12:45 pm: Walgreens, North Roan, Johnson City
10:00 am
Independence Day Parade, Kingsport. Begins at the Renaissance Center and proceeds to Memorial Park. 7:00 pm concert on Broad Street by JB 5nDime and Folk Soul Revival. Fireworks at approximately 9:45 pm.
10:00 am - 5:45 pm
4th of July Swim Party, Legion Street Pool, Johnson City. Water games and more. $3/13 and older, $2/12 and under. For information, call 434.5754.
11:00 am
Mountain Treasures Festival, Dungannon. Parade, Kids Fun Zone, live music, cake walk, fireworks at 9:30 pm.
noon - 4:00 pm
Independence Day Celebration, downtown Elizabethton. Patriotic ceremony, Li'l Miss Firecracker Pageant, music, food and more.
1:00 - 11:00 pm
Fourth of July Celebration, Rogersville. Kids Zone, food vendors, music from Brad Puckett, fireworks.
2:00 pm
4th of July Parade, downtown Blountville.
2:00 pm
American Downtown, Greeneville. Live music, kids zone, dance stage, food court and more.
5:00 - 9:30 pm
Independence Day Celebration, Coeburn. Music, waterslide, games, food, cakewalks.
5:00 pm
Fireworks Celebration, Freedom Hall, Johnson City. Music, food, fireworks.
5:00 pm
Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration, downtown Bristol. Parade, then more festivities at Cumberland Square Park. Vendors, watermelon eating contest, music from Front Country (Americana) and Rob Nance (Americana). Fireworks at 10:00 pm.
5:00 - 9:45 pm
Freedom Fest, Unicoi Elementary School. Music from Daisi Rain, Annie Robinette, Samantha Gray and The Soul Providers. Concessions. Fireworks.
Tuesday, July 5
Blood Drive
Marsh Regional:
2:00 - 6:00 pm: Food City, Elizabethton
5:00 - 8:00 pm: KMETS, Hunter Wright Stadium, Kingsport

Blood Assurance:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Empire Ford, Abingdon
11:00 am - 5:00 pm: Niswonger Children's Hospital, Johnson City
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Magic Mart, Abingdon
Various
Warriors' Path State Park:
3:30 pm: Afternoon Canoe Float,
register in advance at the camp store. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and anyone under 18 must have an adult sign a release form. Meet at the Marina.
7:00 pm: Birds of Prey, meet some real, live feathered hunters. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or the main bath house if raining.
5:00 pm
Movie and snacks, Johnson City Public Library. For rising 6 - 12th graders. Movie is "Paper Towns". Free. For information, call 434.4458
7:00 pm
"Freedom's Anthem: A Patriotic Tribute", LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. For information, go to lamplighttheatre.com or call 343.1766.
7:00 pm
Full Moon Jam, downtown Bristol. Tonight: Cedar Valley. Free.
   

 

 

 

 

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