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Special Events

Upcoming/Ongoing Events

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BIG FUN TUESDAYS
June-October 2022

Big Fun Tuesdays are back! Join Ijams Nature Center 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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PICKIN' ON NATURE
April-December 2022

Join Ijams Nature Center 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, as well as FREE Bluegrass Jams on the third Sunday of each month!

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
May 27-October 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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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!

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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!

Past Events

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FLEURISH: A SUSTAINABLE FASHION EVENT
April 24, 2022

Join Ijams and Natural Alternatives Salon and Spa for Fleurish, a collaborative runway show (and Ijams fundraiser) with the purpose of informing our community of the ways sustainability, conservation, and beauty intertwine with our lives and our future while supporting local artists, designers, and models. 

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IJAMS NATURE CENTER'S MAYAPPLE MARKETPLACE
April 10, 2022

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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33RD ANNUAL IJAMS RIVER RESCUE

March 12, 2022 (Rescheduled March 19, 2022)

Water is life! Help clean up this community's waterways at the 33rd annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA!

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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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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!

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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.