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 2017, Ijams is celebrating the 32nd annual Ijams Symphony in the Park, the 8th Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival and the 28th Ijams River Rescue. These events are beloved annual traditions for many East Tennessee residents. Each year, we reconnect with old friends and make new ones who are discovering Ijams for the first time.

While Ijams offers 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. For example, Ijams is proud to present the Mayapple Festival on April 23 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!

Events Calendar

Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival, Aug. 26, 2017

Symphony in the Park Sept. 10, 2017

Ijams River Rescue April 1, 2017