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Travellers and locals alike will enjoy seeing The Nativity Pageant of Knoxville which tells the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. 

With a cast and choir of 300, a professional

orchestra and live animals, the story is told in pantomime on realistic sets.  This community-sponsored event  has been presented free of charge since 1969. Suitable for kids age 6 and up; 1-hr. long.

Matinee and evening performance dates are always in early December but vary year to year. Check the website at: Nativity Pageant of Knoxville, or phone 865-258-9985.  Click here for a map to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, where there is a fee for parking.  Interpretation for the deaf and hearing-impaired is available.



Knox County Radio Control Air Field

If you're interested in doing something completely different, visit the Knox County Radio Control air field and see grown men and women have a great time flying scale-model airplanes.  The air field is located in west Knox Co. and is maintained by the Knox Radio Control Society.  There is no charge to come watch and learn a bit about this fun obsession.  Demonstrations are held throughout the year; click here to check the website for dates.



Secret City Festival

The Secret City Festival is held each June and provides great small-town fun with music, art, food and kids activities - along with an American history lesson.  The name recalls the 1940s nickname of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which the government built in secret to help bring an end to World War II by producing the first atomic bombs.  

Local musical talent, tours of historic sites, arts and crafts booths and carnival food make this 3-day festival worth the drive.  For more information, click here .