6 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Knoxville
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6 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Knoxville

Fun activities for you and your friends to try this spring!

6 Fun Spring Activities To Do In Knoxville
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Knoxville is starting to show some life with spring in the air. The air feels a little warmer, smells a little sweeter, and the sun is shining a little brighter. With the warm air causing buds to pop up and flowers to bloom, it is the perfect time to take advantage of the spring season before the muggy heat of summer hits us.

1. Rythm N' Blooms Music Festival

This music festival runs from April 6-8, 2018 and is a great way to get outdoors and listen to some jazzy tunes. Put on in the Old City of Knoxville, this popular festival brings rhythm and blues tunes to you. There are also food trucks set to be there and who does not love food trucks? So while your jamming to a bluesy song, enjoy one of the many food trucks like Bruster's Real Ice Cream or Chelsea's gourmet grilled cheese truck! Yummy! If that is not enough to win you over, they have Silent Disco, a silent dance party with a ton of people who are all getting down to what the DJ is playing!

2. Hike through Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

This time of the year, with trees blooming and nature painting a pretty pastel scenery, get out and hike through it all! Knoxville's historic preservation of land is about 1,000 acres and offers different trails to get you moving. Whether you are looking for a quick stroll or a long, strenuous hike, this preservation offers different amenities for every kind of outdoorsy man and woman. You will find playgrounds, lakes, quarries and historical sites throughout the many different trails and recreational areas they have.

3. Zipline with Navitat

Rated number one on trip advisor for outdoor activities, this outdoor adventure park offers zip lining and testy pole structures which challenge endurance and balance. If you are looking for something to challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone, this is the place to go. Also, do not worry if you feel this is too difficult for you, they offer different levels of difficulty for those that rather play it safe.

4. Zoo Knoxville

Ready to see some cute monkeys or furry lions? The Zoo here in Knoxville is a hot spot for people to go to and see some of nature's most amazing animals. With the weather warming up and a refreshing breeze in the air, the zoo this time of year is a great place to be. Experience behind the scene tours and night safaris. Or, check out their newest addition, the Boyd Family Asian Check. Here, Malayan Tigers and White Naped Cranes dwell. You can go and check out these animals along with a suspension bridge and a multi-level tree house!

5. Dogwood Arts Festival

One of the longest-running festivals in Knoxville dating back to 1961, this festival offers talented artists coming together to showcase their greatest skills. See the culture of the city and experience the Chalk Walk, where artists show their skills on the city's sidewalk with chalk. There are also trails and gardens to be explored during this enchanted festival!

6. Billy Lush Boards and Brew

If you are looking for something to do on the Tennessee River, this is the activity for you! Offering paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks, this rental company allows you to rent water equipment to get your float on. Not only can you just rent equipment, they offer classes on the water ranging from yoga classes to paddleboard classes. Get amazing views of campus and enjoy the green scenery of fresh bloomed flowers and trees on the water's edge.

These are just some of the many things to do around Knoxville this spring! Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal, so get out there and try something new for yourself and friends!

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