Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Nov. 4 - 16

Nov. 4 – 5

New Johnsonville, Tenn. – 148th Anniversary Battle of Johnsonville – Tour various areas pertaining to the historic 1864 Civil War battle beginning at 1 p.m. at Johnsonville State Historic Park. For more information, visit www.tn.gov/environment/parks/Johnsonville/ or call 931-535-2789.

Nov. 5

Sevierville, Tenn. – Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick-Off Music, Lights & Magic – Enjoy live entertainment, kids’ games, free food, fireworks and more from 3 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitsevierville.com or call 865-453-6411.

Nashville, Tenn. – Hike for the Homeless – Join Frist educators at Edwin Warner Park for a day of free, outdoor, family fun. The event benefits Safe Haven Family Shelter. For more information, visit www.fristcenter.org.

Nov. 6

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Winterfest Kickoff – See the Salute to Veterans Day Parade at 4:30 p.m. followed by the illumination of five million lights and fireworks display at 8 p.m. in Patriot Park. For more information, visit www.pigeonforgewinterfest.com.

Nov. 7

Gatlinburg, Tenn. – Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff – Sample cups of chili from 5 – 8 p.m. on the downtown Parkway. More than three million LED Christmas lights will be turned on throughout the resort city. For more information, visit www.gatlinburg.com.

Nov. 8

Nashville, Tenn. – “The Guitar: An American Love Story” – The Tennessee State Museum will display some of the rarest guitars ever created through Dec. 30. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tnmuseum.org.

Nashville, Tenn. – “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer” – Get a glimpse of Elvis before he became the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” as Alfred Wertheimer’s striking images of the singer will be displayed through Jan. 8, 2013 at the Tennessee State Museum. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tnmuseum.org.

Nov. 9

Sevierville, Tenn. – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium – More than a mile-long drive-through experience, featuring thousands of LED lights in synchronization with Christmas tunes. For more information, visit www.ShadrackChristmas.com.

Sevierville, Tenn. – Sevierville’s Sugarfest 2012 – Sample and bid on the area’s best desserts to benefit local high schools from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at River Plantation Conference Center. Tickets are $5 before Nov. 6 and $7 after. For more information, call 865-453-6411.

Huntingdon, Tenn. – “The Music Man” – The Dixie Players and Dixie Youth Theatre will present this tribute to Smalltown, USA Nov. 9 – 17. Tickets are $15. For a list of performances and ticket information, visit www.dixiepac.net.

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Chattanooga Skydiving Company – Fly with high altitude training for $299 at 18,000 feet through March 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.855projump.com/ or call 855-776-5867.

Nashville, Tenn. – Sparkle and Twang VII – Celebrate the Tennessee State Museum’s Costume & Textiles Institute Inductees from 8 – 11 p.m. at The Bridge Building. Tickets are $80 a person and $160 for couples. For more information, email Beth Lekander at beth.lekander@tn.gov.

Nov. 10

Millington, Tenn. – Ride to Randolph – Bike 48 miles at 9 a.m. from Shelby Forest Baptist Church to Randolph Bluff, located on the Mississippi River. Enjoy food, drinks and music. Tickets are $25 for riding and $15 for non-riding guests. For more information, visit www.msrivertn.org.

Nov. 11

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Veterans Day Concert – A free concert to honor American veterans at 3:30 p.m. at The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org/ or call 423-267-8583.

Gatlingburg, Tenn. – Veterans Day Celebration – The city of Gatlinburg will pay tribute to U.S. veterans with a military aircraft flyover, patriotic music, remembrance and recognition of veterans at 2 p.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.gatlinburg.com.

Nov. 12

Clinton, Tenn. – The 6th Annual Anderson County Veterans Day Parade – Celebrate U.S. veterans with a parade and party immediately following at the Ritz Theater. For more information, call 865-463-6803.

Nov. 16

Memphis, Tenn. – Graceland Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Join American Idol star, Skylar Laine at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 as she turns on the Christmas lights and decorations at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. There will be a visit from Santa, music and much more. For more information, visit www.elvis.com or call 901-332-3322.

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