Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.

Ongoing

Lake Winnepesaukah, just eight miles from downtown Chattanooga, began construction on Soakya Waterpark, a new five-acre waterpark that will open during the Summer 2013. For more information, visit www.lakewinnie.com.

Feb. 2 – 3

Pulaski – “Be My Valentine Celebration” – Milky Way Farm will host an all-day romantic event. For more information, e-mail Lynn at info@milkywayfarm.com.

Feb. 8 – 10

Nashville – Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville – Celebrating its 23rd year, the show welcomes magnificent gardeners, antique dealers and world-renowned lecturers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Nashville Convention Center. For more information, visit www.antiquesandgardenshow.com.

Feb. 14

Knoxville – Valentine Tea – Bring your sweetheart to Crescent Bend for high tea from 2 – 4 p.m. and enjoy a commanding view of the crescent bend of the Tennessee River and a tour of the house and museum. For more information, visit www.crescentbend.com.

Feb. 16

Nashville – “The Singing Tortoise” – The loveable, family-friendly West African Folk Tale will delight audiences at 2 p.m. in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theatre. For more information, visit www.tpac.org.

Oak Ridge – International Festival – The annual festival celebrates international cultures through food, performances, children’s activities and more at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org or call 865 482-1074.

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