Join District 1 neighbors for a free, family-friendly event open to the public to encourage residents to take notice of all the wondrous happenings in East Knoxville-District 1!
Organized by local resident and activist Michael Covington, ‘We Love District 1 Day’ aims to pay tribute to District 1’s historic venues and tourist attractions with informational booths, fun activities for all ages, entertainment and more.
The event kicks off at noon, Saturday, June 18 at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens, 2743 Wimpole Avenue, with a performance by Knoxville Opera followed by Mayor Tim Burchett introducing elected officials in attendance and Rep. Joe Armstrong recognizing community dignitaries with both men making brief remarks about District 1.
‘We Love District 1 Day’ has fun activities for all ages including: tours of Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum and Farms, facepainting, balloon animals, antique cars on display, and booths from the following exhibitors: James White Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Beck Cultural Center, TN Valley Fair, Zoo Knoxville, Knoxville Coliseum & Auditorium, The Change Center, Chilhowee Park, League of Women Voters, The Muse, Williams Creek Golf Course, The Odd Fellows Honors Program, Knoxville Police Department(safety education), Knoxville Fire Department, KAT, Wounded Warrior Project, Kickstand bike raffle and more. There will also be food trucks in attendance.