CONCERTS & FESTIVALS
Ijams' Summer Solstice Celebration: June 21. 3 p.m. • Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Ave.) • 865-577-4717, ext. 110 • ijams.org
Soak up every second of sun on the longest day of the year, with activities for kids, solar-powered entertainment and room to spread your own picnic blanket on the Ijams' grounds. Cost is $3 per person for members and $6 for non-members; visit the website for more info.
KARM's Dragon Boat Festival: June 22, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • The Cove in Concord Park (11808 S. Northshore Dr.) • email@example.com • karm.org
Be there to cheer on your team and enjoy all-day family fun as Knox Area Rescue Ministries hosts its 11th annual competition of majestic 46-foot dragon boats. Each boasts 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer, all racing for champion status and to help KARM's local good works. More than 60 boats are slated to race at press time; visit the website for more info.
BOATING & WATERSPORTS
Civil War Sandwich Cruise with NavCal: June 14, 15, 21, 22 • 300 Neyland Dr. • firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-765-3407 • navcal.com
NavCal River Rides and Captain John give you the waterside scoop on Knoxville's colorful past and present, with a 90-minute cruise around the Tennessee River waters. Cost is $26 per person; book online (and reserve your sandwich of choice). There's also a strictly sightseeing cruise June 16. Call or visit the website for more info.
Father-Daughter Ball on the Volunteer Princess: June 15, 5 p.m. • Volunteer Landing Marina (956 Volunteer Landing Lane) • email@example.com or 865-541-4556 • volunteerprincess.com
So this is love, Dad: taking your little princesses on the Volunteer Princess for a Cinderella-themed cruise featuring dancing, a dessert buffet and a chance to be crowned King and Queen of the Ball. Cost is $25 per father-daughter pair and $10 per additional daughter; reserve in advance online or call or visit the website for more info.
Father's Day Weekend Dinner Cruise on the Star: June 15, 5:30 p.m. • 300 Neyland Dr. • 865-525-7827 • tnriverboat.com
In addition to its popular Pop's day brunch, the Star has added a prime rib dinner to this year's celebration of fathers. Cost is $32.95 per adult and $19.90 for children 10 and under. Reserve in advance online or call or visit the website for more info.
Father's Day Brunch on the Volunteer Princess: June 16, 10:30 a.m. • Volunteer Landing Marina (956 Volunteer Landing Lane) • firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-541-4556 • volunteerprincess.com
It's Dad's big day, and it must be celebrated with bacon (and many other yummy brunch items, plus the sights on area waters). Cost for the Father's Day cruise is $42.95 per adult, $39.95 for seniors and $21.95 for children 10 and under. Reserve in advance online or call or visit the website for more info.
Father's Day Brunch Cruise on the Star: June 16, 10:30 a.m. • 300 Neyland Dr. • 865-525-7827 • tnriverboat.com
Live entertainment, a brunch buffet and a two-hour cruise add up to one satisfied sire when you and Pop embark on the Father's Day cruise on the Star. Cost is $32.95 per adult and $19.90 for children 11 and under. Reserve in advance online or call or visit the website for more info.
Blues Cruise on the Star: June 16, 3 p.m. • 300 Neyland Dr. • 865-525-7827 • tnriverboat.com
Leave your blues on land and sail with a host of talented musicians as the Smoky Mountain Blues Society kicks off its 2013 season of "blues cruises." Cost is $13 per adult; book in advance.
Murder Mystery Cruise on the Star: June 19, 6:30 p.m. • 300 Neyland Dr. • 865-525-7827 • tnriverboat.com
Mystery-themed hijinks and a menu of southern barbecue classics, served up on a rolling riverboat. Cost is $32.95 per adult and $19.90 for children 11 and under. Reserve in advance online or visit the website for more info.
Sea Breeze Dinner Cruise on the Volunteer Princess: June 19, 6:30 p.m. • Volunteer Landing Marina (956 Volunteer Landing Lane) • 865-541-4556 or volunteerprincess.com
Make a date for fun with one of the Volunteer Princess' popular Sea Breeze cruises, featuring a plated dinner and sweet water views. Cost is $28.95 per adult and $15.95 for children 10 and under; reserve in advance.
Summer Comedy Booze Cruise on the Star: June 21, 10 p.m. • 300 Neyland Dr. • email@example.com or 865-226-9113 • comedyboozecruise.blogspot.com
Laugh in the summer solstice with a late-night cruise around Knoxville, as the Star features Chad Riden, Paulina Combow, Bryce Damuth, Jay Kendrick and other masters of stand-up, including host David Wright. Features a cash bar. Cost is $10 per adult; call or visit the website to reserve in advance.
Discover Kayaking: June 15 & 22, 10 a.m. • The Cove in Concord Park (11808 S. Northshore Dr.) • firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-523-0066 • riversportsoutfitters.com
Learn the basics of kayaking in this beginner's class presented by River Sports Outfitters. The class will be presented each Saturday through the summer. Cost is $35 per person, and space is limited; reserve your spot in advance.
SUP Social Paddle: June 15 & 22, 9 a.m.; June 18, 6 p.m. • Downtown Knoxville • email@example.com or 865-523-0066 • riversportsoutfitters.com
Stand-up paddling enthusiasts get together each Saturday morning downtown to meet and mingle with other SUP-ers. River Sports Outfitters will provide gear for a fee, or you may bring your own. Registration is limited; call or email to reserve your spot. (There are also SUP Discovery programs at The Cove in Concord Park Sunday afternoons through season; call or visit the website.)
SUP'n in the Quarry: June 18, 6 p.m. • Ijams Nature Center • firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-523-0066 • riversportsoutfitters.com
Splash around Ijams' Mead's Quarry with other SUP-ers and the friendly folks from River Sports Outfitters every Tuesday night through season. Cost is $10. Call or email for more information.
Social Paddle at the Cove: June 15 & 22, 9 a.m.; June 18, 6 p.m. • The Cove in Concord Park (11808 S. Northshore Dr.) • email@example.com or 865-523-0066 • riversportsoutfitters.com
River Sports Outfitters sponsors this paddling get-together. It's free if you bring your own gear or $15 to get outfitted. Call or e-mail to reserve your spot. (The two-hour social paddle takes place each Saturday morning and Tuesday night through season.)
Ijam's Morning Canoe Cruise: June 22, 8 a.m. • Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Ave.) • 865-577-4717, ext. 119 • ijams.org
Naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales guides an informative paddle around Mead's Quarry Lake, pointing out the flora and fauna that now call this man-made lake home. Cost is $15 per person for members and $17.50 for non-members. Call to register in advance or visit the website for more info.
Father's Day Fishing Event: June 16, 4 – 7 p.m. • Victor Ashe Park (4901 Bradshaw Road) • cityofknoxville.org
Lure Dad into some quality time on the water at this Father's Day fish-in. TWRA is stocking the park pond with prime catfish, and Mast General Store is giving out prizes. There will also be fried catfish and fried green tomatoes for sale.
Tuesday Night Toad Tournament: June 18 • Loudon • Facebook: Tuesday Night Toad Tournament
The Toad tourney, which is actually a bass tournament, goes on every Tuesday night through season. Check out the group's Facebook page for info and locales.
CLASSES & CAMPS
Orvis Fly Fishing 201: June 15, 16 • Orvis Company Store (136 Apple Barn Road, Sevierville) • 865-774-4162 • orvis.com
Fly-fishers swear there's something almost religious about the experience, and, if so, outfitter Orvis is a practiced evangelist, offering free weekend in-store seminars on the basics of tying, rigging, casting and more. Call or visit the website for more information.
FOOD, DRINK, AND MUSIC NEAR THE WATER
CALHOUN'S ON THE RIVER: 400 Neyland Dr. • 865-673-3355 • calhouns.com
Happy Hour: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Fri. Drink specials.
June 14, 8 p.m.: John Titlow Band
June 15, 8 p.m.: J. Eric
June 17, 8 p.m.: J. Eric Duo
June 21, 8 p.m.: Hillbilly Jedi
CALHOUN'S AT THE MARINA, FORT LOUDOUN, LENOIR CITY: 4550 City Park Dr. • 865-988-9838 • calhouns.com
Happy Hour: Mon & Tue, Thu & Fri 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Drink specials.
June 14, 8 p.m.: J. Eric
June 15. 8 p.m.: Hillbilly Jedi
June 22, 8 p.m.: J. D. Cable and the Empty Bottle Band
FOX ROAD MARINA - BAMBOO BAR / FOX ROAD GRILL: mile marker 617 • 1100 Fox Road • 865-966-9422 • themarinas.net
Happy Hour: Fri. – Sat., 6 - 9 p.m. Beer specials, $2 domestic, $3 import. Fox Road Grill open Fri – Sun, all day, serving breakfast through dinner.
June 15: Matt Tillery
June 22: Ben Bale
INTERNATIONAL HARBOR MARINA: mile marker 612 • 259 Cedar Crest Lane, Friendsville • 865-995-2375 • themarinas.net
Restaurant reopened for summer, serving Archer's BBQ.
KEY LARGO GRILLE AT FORT LOUDON MARINA: mile marker 602.5 • 5200 City Park Dr., Lenoir City. • 865-210-0869 • fortloudonmarina.com
Hours: Sun: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Thu: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
LAKESIDE TAVERN – CONCORD PARK: mile marker 16 • 10911 Concord Park Dr. • 865-671-2980 • lakeside-tavern.com
1/2 Price Wine Night: Every Monday.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.. $3 off appetizers, 1/2 price draft beer, house wine at the bar.
RUTH'S CHRIS: 950 Volunteer Landing Lane • 865-546-4696 • ruthschris.com
Ruth's Prime Hour: Mon-Fri before 6:30 p.m.. Food and drink specials.
June 13, 6 p.m.: Mondavi wine dinner, $100 per person; reserve online
SWEET P'S BARBECUE AND SOUL HOUSE: mile marker 635.5 • 3725 Maryville Pike • 865-247-7748 • sweetpbbq.com
Hours: Tue-Thu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
June 20, 6:30 p.m.: Jimmie D
VOLUNTEER LANDING MARINA - PIRATE'S COVE TIKI BAR: mile marker 648 • 956 Volunteer Landing Lane • 865-633-5044 • themarinas.net
Fri. 6 - 9 p.m.; Sat 12 – 9 p.m. Beer specials, and now serving Archer's BBQ
June 22: Matt Tillery
WILLY'S: mile marker 612.4 • 2600 Whitten Lane • 865-288-3480 • willysbandg.com
Hours: Thu, 4 - 11 p.m.; Fri Thu, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Sat: 11 a.m.- 12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Happy Hour: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
June 13 & 20: Karaoke
See our Lake Life events listings, photos, and stories in the Calendar throughout the summer!