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Special Events

Upcoming/Ongoing Events

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IJAMS NATURE CENTER'S MAYAPPLE MARKETPLACE
April 2, 2023

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

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34TH ANNUAL IJAMS RIVER RESCUE

April 15, 2023

Water is life! Help clean up this community's waterways at the 34th annual Ijams River Rescue!

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FLEURISH: A SUSTAINABLE FASHION EVENT
April 16, 2023

Join Ijams for Fleurish, a collaborative runway show (and Ijams fundraiser) focused on showcasing how sustainability, conservation, and beauty intertwine with our lives and our future.

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BIG FUN TUESDAYS
May-October 2023

Big Fun Tuesdays are back! Join Ijams and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club for a ride, live music, food trucks and more at Mead's Quarry on the first Tuesday of each month!

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BIG EARS PRESENTS ELLEN REID SOUNDWALK: IJAMS NATURE CENTER

Sept. 8, 2021 - Extended through Sept. 2023!

Big Ears presents Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK: Ijams Nature Center featuring the Kronos Quartet through September 2023. 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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IJAMS TAKE ACTION!: BIG AND SMALL WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET 2022
Throughout 2022

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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PICKIN' ON NATURE
April-December 2022

Join Ijams and East Tennessee Bluegrass Association for Pickin' on Nature presented by Boyd's Jig and Reel! Great concerts featuring well-known local and regional artists, and FREE Bluegrass Jams on the third Sunday of each month!

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HALLO-WEEK AT IJAMS

Oct. 24-29, 2022

Celebrate fall with family-friendly fun activities centered around the season, from owls prowls and pumpkin carving to cave trips and an enchanted forest!

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KNOXVILLE SHAKESPEARE
Oct. 6-23, 2022

Join Tennessee Stage Company and Ijams Nature Center for the time-honored tradition of outdoor Shakespeare with Knoxville Shakespeare's production of Measure for Measure, running Thursdays-Sundays Oct. 6-23.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
May 27-Oct. 7, 2022

Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema are bringing back a summer of Movies Under the Stars including Terror in the Woods and the 10th anniversary Zombie Movie Marathon!

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TWILIGHT AT IJAMS
Sept. 11, 2022

Twilight at Ijams, presented by Clayton, 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 Evie Andrus featuring Dave Eggar, Blake Collins, and Joe Andrus with special guest Kelle Jolly, and more!

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HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL: A Celebration of Wings
Aug. 13, 2022

Celebrate all things wings at the 2022 Ijams Hummingbird Festival! Don't miss bird banding, live animal encounters, educational activities, guided nature walks, arts and crafts, fun stuff for kids, and more!

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WEED WRANGLE KNOXVILLE

March 5, 2022

Join Ijams in this communitywide effort to remove invasive species from parks, gardens, and wildlife habitats!

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