Tennessee’s Oldest Town will celebrate the 48th annual Jonesborough Days Festival 2018
The festival begins June 29 through July 1. Activities include music, handmade arts and crafts, patriotic parade, fireworks, storytelling and much more! The Annual Kick Off Dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. with music and more until 10 p.m. The festival will continue on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. with the parade marching through downtown and festivities continuing until 10 p.m. On Sunday, July 1 activities start at noon and the event wraps up with the annual fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. The festival has been voted as one of the top events in the southeast and is known for its community patriotism and nostalgic atmosphere. Various entertainment and activities will take place throughout the historic district on all three days.
Get your tickets now for the popular Kick Off Dinner on Friday evening at the International Storytelling Center. A low country shrimp boil is on the menu with entertainment by the Jonesborough Novelty Band and lots of family fun all for $15/person. Doc’s Front Porch will feature a variety of storytellers and musicians on the plaza at the International Storytelling Center during the day.
The Main Stage will also feature entertainment each evening including headliners The Beach Nite Band, Johnny Cash NOW and the Music City Stones. Shop over 70 vendors, showcasing local handmade crafters with a variety of wares. And of course, there will be a variety of great festival foods with everything from BBQ and tacos and of course funnel cakes being offered. Discovery Park, located behind the Storytelling Center, will offer even more activities for children and their families this year. There you will find lots of hands-on ways to experience activities only found in Jonesborough including a taste of what they offer at the McKinney Center for the Arts classes, Oak Hill School sessions complete with a schoolmarm, heritage games and an archaeological dig provided by the Heritage Alliance and more. Visit Discovery Park each day and see what all Jonesborough has to discover!
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will also present 1776 the Musical with performances scheduled all weekend long. Visit their website, jonesboroughtheatre.com for show times and tickets. Parking available at the Jonesborough Middle School for $5/car. Free shuttle will be running all weekend long. For a complete event schedule, tickets or for more information on the 48th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival, call 423.753.1010 or visit our website at jonesboroughdays.com