International Festival of the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, February
The museum’s International Festival introduces kids of all ages to a variety of world cultures through cuisine, crafts and performances ranging from dance to martial arts.
Nine Lakes Wine Festival, Late May - Early June
Tennessee winemakers bring their award-winning potables — gold medal or higher — to this tented, musical evening at Melton Hill Lake Park. Gourmet small plates, commemorative tasting glass and wine tote are included.
Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival, Late May - Early June
Internationally recognized storyteller performances share the magic of this art form.
Secret City Festival, Early June
During this not-so-secret celebration of arts, history, science, food and music, A.K. Bissell Park hosts evening concerts, science activities for kids and a Battle of the Bands.
Lavender Festival, Mid-June
Historic Jackson Square comes alive with 150 artisans, Americana music, food, demonstrations, a wine tasting and more as vendors showcase products related to health, herbs and the environment during this celebration.
Summer Sessions Concert Series, Mid-June thru Mid-September
Lawn chairs sprawl and roots music fills the air when ORNL Federal Credit Union hosts its free annual concerts, complete with craft beer and local food trucks, at the A.K. Bissell Park pavilion.
Fourth of July Celebration, July 4th
On America’s birthday, spectacular fireworks sponsored by the city of Oak Ridge light up the night sky at A.K. Bissell Park. The concert is free, but donations help cover fire department expenses.
United Way's Taste of Anderson County, October
This annual toast to local cuisine and musical talent returns with $1 samples from favorite area restaurants and tastings of craft beer, wine and moonshine in Jackson Square.
Oak Ridge Christmas Parade, Mid-December
An annual holiday parade featuring floats and walking groups that move along Oak Ridge Turnpike.