Ijams Symphony in the Park

Special Events

Upcoming/Ongoing Events

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IJAMS TAKE ACTION!: BIG AND SMALL WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET 2021
March 14, 2021-December 2021

Join Ijams for a YEARLONG series of programs, workshops, and special events that will help you make your life a little more sustainable and make a big impact in the world around you!

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
June 4-October 1, 2021

Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema are bringing back a summer of Movies Under the Stars presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Brewing Co.!

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BIG EARS PRESENTS ELLEN REID SOUNDWALK: IJAMS NATURE CENTER

September 8, 2021 - September 2022

Big Ears presents Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK: Ijams Nature Center featuring the Kronos Quartet through September 2022. Reid's free, GPS-enabled work is a new way to experience Ijams, and it will change every time you visit!

Past Events

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TWILIGHT AT IJAMS
September 12, 2021 

Twilight at Ijams, presented by Clayton and Colonial Pipeline Company, is a fundraiser focused on everything that makes this nonprofit nature center special! The evening features delicious food, a signature cocktail, a silent auction focused on Ijams, a wonderful performance from Melony Dodson and Friends, and more!

IJAMS HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL: CELEBRATION OF WINGS
August 28, 2021 

It's time for the Ijams Hummingbird Festival: Celebration of Wings presented by Ergon Terminaling Inc. and The Trust Company of Tennessee! You'll learn about all your favorite winged creatures, from ruby-throated hummingbirds and other backyard birds to moths, butterflies, bees, bats and more!

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SHAKESPEARE OFF THE SQUARE

July 8, 2021-August 8, 2021

The Tennessee Stage Company presents its 31st summer Shakespeare festival featuring the comedies Twelfth Night and The Tempest. This season is produced in partnership with Ijams Nature Center.

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WEED WRANGLE KNOXVILLE

February 27 - March 27, 2021

Join Ijams for a VIRTUAL Weed Wrangle Knoxville! Pick your spot, adopt one at Ijams, or join Ijams for a public workday. 

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32ND ANNUAL IJAMS RIVER RESCUE

March 27, 2021

Let's clean up this town during the 2021 Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA! Join Ijams and hundreds of other community-minded citizens for a fun and safe cleanup of East Tennessee's waterways! 

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IJAMS NATURE CENTER'S MAYAPPLE MARKETPLACE
May 18, 2021

Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring while you shop for plants, arts and crafts, garden decor, and more at the Ijams Mayapple Marketplace!