Special Events

Fall 2016

“Timeless Toys” Exhibit (Farragut Museum)
Monday, Aug. 22 – early 2017. Museum open Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and by special appointment (call 966-7057). Cost: Free. This exhibit will showcase a variety of antique toys, games and dolls dating from the late 1800s through the 1900s.

Farragut Fall 5K, Fun Walk and Pet Parade (Farragut/West Knox Chamber)
Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 AM start at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Proceeds help to support the Chamber and its education grants. In addition, a portion of the registration fees will benefit Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. Call 675-7057 or visit farragutchamber.com for more information.

Fire Extinguisher Demonstrations
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 – 11:30 AM and 2 – 3 PM. Cost: Free – no registration required. In conjunction with the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, the Town of Farragut Fire Prevention Office will offer two fire extinguisher demonstrations that are open to the public. Businesses and residents are encouraged to attend. The demonstrations will feature the Fire Bureau’s fire extinguisher simulator. Participants can attend at any time during the one-hour sessions.

Farragut Food & Wine Festival Presented by TDS (Farragut Business Alliance)
Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 9:30 PM at Renaissance | Farragut. Visit farragutbusiness.com for complete details and ticket information.

9th Annual Knox County Fall Fire Prevention Festival
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 AM – 4 PM at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center on Parkside Drive. Hosted by the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, this free community event will feature the City of Knoxville Fire Department, Rural Metro Fire and EMS, Knox County Sheriff's Office, Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and other public and private agencies who will offer life and fire safety information and emergency preparedness. The event will also offer games and children’s activities. Food concession proceeds will benefit The Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. For more information, contact Colin Cumesty at colin.cumesty@knoxcounty.org.

Freaky Friday Fright Nite in Farragut
Friday, Oct. 28, 5 – 7 PM at Mayor Bob Leonard Park.

Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Kids Run (Knoxville Track Club)
Saturday, Oct. 29. The Knoxville Track Club will host the third Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Kids Run this October! For more information and to register, visit ktc.org.

Light the Park (Farragut Business Alliance)
Monday, Nov. 28, 6 PM at Founders Park at Campbell Station.

Celebrate the Season
Thursday, Dec. 1, 4:30 – 7 PM.

Veteran’s Reception and A Day of Infamy Presentation
Monday, Dec. 5. Reception: 6 PM; Presentation: 7 PM. Cost: Free – no registration required. Local veterans are invited to attend this special reception at 6 PM to view Farragut Museum exhibits and enjoy light refreshments. The Day of Infamy presentation will begin at 7 PM in the Town Hall Board Room. Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, will discuss the history of events leading up to WWII, including the end of WWI, the roaring 20’s, organized crime, the Great Depression, Hitler coming to power and the attack on Pearl Harbor. WWII veterans will be present to answer any questions, and a special invitation is extended to all veterans, especially WWII veterans, to attend.

Volunteer Breakfast
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 7:30 – 9:30 AM by invitation only. Join other Town committee and FUN volunteers and celebrate the holiday season. Food and music will highlight this event. For more information about how members of the community can volunteer, contact Lauren Cox at lcox@townoffarragut.org or 218-3372.

Coming Soon!

Farragut Museum Black History Month Event
Sunday, Feb. 12. Time: TBA. Cost: Free. The Farragut Museum will host a presentation and reception in honor of Black History Month.

2017 Open Fine Art Show
Monday – Friday, Feb. 15 – 18. See the article on Page 4 for more information.

Shamrock Ball – A Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, March 4, 7 – 9 PM in the Farragut High School Commons Area. Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening of dancing to music by a DJ, light refreshments and a craft! Advance tickets will go on sale in early February; stay tuned to townoffarragut.org and the local media for more information. The event will benefit Kiwanis children’s charities.