Skyline of Knoxville with the Sunsphere on the left side

Things to Do in Knoxville, TN for Labor Day Weekend

Top 3 Activities to Do this Labor Day in Knoxville

Labor Day is almost here, which means fun family time is coming up! We have gathered our top 3 things to do this weekend that will be fun for everyone, young and old. Keep reading to discover our recommendations. Have a wonderful holiday!

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Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN behind treesSunsphere and Big Kahuna Wing Festival

A huge event happening on September 1, 2019, is the Big Kahuna Wing Festival at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville! Sample some of the best wings in the area, participate in a wing eating competition, listen to live music, and much more! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Kids eight years old and under get in for free!

Once you’re done with the Big Kahuna Wing Festival, explore the inside of the iconic Sunsphere right in the park! See a 360° view of Knoxville, where you can see the University of Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains, downtown Knoxville, and more! The best part is that entry into the Sunsphere is free for everyone.

Historic Gay Street

Looking to explore the history of Gay Street? This street in downtown Knoxville has seen plenty of historical moments that impacted Knoxville, Tennessee, and America. Gay Street was the location in which Tennessee became a state and then became a hotspot for political rallies. As the Civil War drew near, Union and Confederate rallies were held on Gay Street to bring in soldiers and support. In the 1960s, civil-rights demonstrations were conducted in lunch counters and outside movie theaters that segregated. The street is home to historical landmarks like the Lamar House, restaurants, and attractions like the Tennessee Theater. There’s so much to experience and learn on Gay Street that it’s hard to cover everything in one day!

Navitat KnoxvilleLittle girl harnessed and completing a course in trees

Perfect for adventurers, Navitat Knoxville offers a variety of outdoor courses for you to complete. These courses are self-guided and are in the trees with challenges connecting tree to tree. Descent by zipline, net, or be lowered by equipment. Choose your course based on difficulty and type of challenge, such as balance bridge, strength traverse, climb traverse, and more!