JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Oldest Town will celebrate the 48th annual Jonesborough Days Festival June 29-July 1 with family activities, music, handmade arts and crafts, patriotic parade, fireworks, storytelling and more.
The 2018 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and 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. Activities start at noon Sunday, July 1 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. 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 for $15 per 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 more than 70 vendors, showcasing local handmade crafters with a variety of wares. And of course, there will be festival foods like barbecue and tacos and funnel cakes.
Discovery Park, located behind the Storytelling Center, will offer activities for children and 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 Jonesborough has to discover.
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will also present 1776 the Musical. For show times and tickets, visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com. Parking will be available at the Jonesborough Middle School for $5 per car and a free shuttle will be running all weekend.
For more information, call 423-753-1010 or visit www.jonesboroughdays.com .