Signature Events

Ijams hosts a series of signature events throughout the year that are a combination of fundraisers, community cleanups and festivals.

Several key events have longstanding positions on the Knoxville calendar. In 2018, Ijams is celebrating the 33rd annual Ijams Symphony in the Park, the 9th Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival and the 29th Ijams River Rescue. These events are beloved annual traditions for many East Tennessee residents. Each year, Ijams reconnects with old friends and makes new ones who are discovering the nature center for the first time.

While Ijams offers several signature events, that doesn’t mean there aren’t new activities on the horizon. Be sure to check back for new events as well as some surprising twists to old staples. In 2018, Ijams will present the second annual Mayapple Festival April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fun-filled event is a celebration of spring and features gardening vendors, local artists and crafters, live music, kids’ activities and some tasty fare. Whether you’re looking for wonderful plants for your yard, unique art for your home or just a great way to spend a beautiful spring Saturday afternoon, the Mayapple Festival has something for everyone. Ijams also will partner with Central Cinema for Movies in the Park, and bring back the Music in the Park series with partner Wayne Bledsoe, so stay tuned!

Events Calendar

Ijams River Rescue, April 7, 2018

Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival, Aug. 25, 2018

Symphony in the Park Sept. 9, 2018