There’s something special that happens when the sun is setting. Just as it melts into the horizon, its light bathes the land before the sky goes dark and the stars begin to twinkle.

It’s twilight, a time of tranquility, when the majesty of nature is at its most beautiful.

Please join Ijams Nature Center for an evening celebrating the wonder of this time, and a very special place where thousands come to enjoy it.

Twilight at Ijams, presented by Clayton, is a fundraiser focused on all the things that make this nonprofit nature center special. From night hikers hearing a tiny owl calling from the forest, to a child and his grandmother seeing a turtle on the trails, to a camper catching and learning about tadpoles, Ijams is here because you believe nature is important.

Reserve your tickets now and join your friends for a magical evening for a fabulous cause. You’ll enjoy fresh, delicious food, a signature cocktail, a silent auction, a wonderful performance from Evie Andrus featuring Dave Eggar, Blake Collins, and Joe Andrus with special guest Kelle Jolly, and more!

Dress is garden party casual; carpooling is encouraged.

September 11
5:30-8:30 pm

Cocktails &
Silent Auction
5:30 pm

Dinner &
7:00 pm

Don't wait! The deadline to get tickets is Sept. 1. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Karen Cooley at or call +1865-577-4717, ext. 1007.

Thank you for caring about nature, and for caring about Ijams!

2023 Twilight Sponsors 6.8x8.75 (2).png

Sponsorships are still available! To learn more, contact Cindy Hassil at or +1865-577-4717, ext. 1006.





Ergon Terminaling, Inc.

Home Federal Bank


The Trust Company of Tennessee

Winchester Consulting, LLC

Lenten Rose

Harper Auto Square

Pilot Company

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Robin Easter Design

Three Rivers Rambler



Bo and Beth Townsend


Colonial Pipeline Company

Sharon Davis


Sanders Pace Architecture

Ann Sartwell & Robby Moore

Becky Snyder

Donna Sudderth

Special Thanks

Cherokee Distributing Co.