We hope you will take time to enjoy our beautiful scenery, music, heritage and culture. From fossils to live music to golf or riding the rapids, you will find an experience like none other.

 

We want to extend a special welcome to you and thank you for choosing Johnson City to Start Your Adventure. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, we want to provide you with the best information to make your experience a memorable one.

 

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Top 10 things to do in Johnson City
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Visit one of our Craft Breweries downtown

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Take a trip down the Tweetsie Trail

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Catch a show at the Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room

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Learn what animals roamed the region millions of years ago at the Gray Fossil Site

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Rent a bike at Trek Bicycle Store and cruise around town on two wheels

06

Take a hike up Buffalo Mountain

07

Check out the public art trail downtown at Founders Park

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Take the kids for a “hands on” learning experience

09

Shop till you drop downtown

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Dine at one of the many Johnson City original restaurants

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Southern Dozen

If you’re looking for a driving adventure like none other, then you’ve found it in our “Southern Dozen.” If you’re traveling by car or motorcycle, we have a ride that’s perfect for you. Whether you enjoy the scenic back roads, a challenging terrain or just a relaxing journey through our beautiful mountains, you won’t want to miss this Northeast Tennessee experience!

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Tweetsie Trail

The Tweetsie Trail is a rails-to-trails project traversing the former ET&WNC (“Tweetsie”) railroad right-of-way between Johnson City and Elizabethton. The trail provides opportunities for walking, hiking, running, biking, etc. on a relatively flat grade in a beautiful, natural setting.

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Johnson City Events
Friday November 16 - Saturday January 5

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA

The largest holiday light show in the South.  Speedway in Lights produces one of the larges holiday light shows in the country.  A route of approximately four miles and two million lights provides entertainment for thousands and raises money for children’s charities in and around the region.

Tuesday December 4 - Sunday December 30

Break the Tension

Join us as we learn all about the seemingly “magical” bond of water molecules and discover the properties of surface tension.  Try out the Penny Drop, Swimming Fish, Magic Handkerchief, and Rainbow Milk experiments.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

Tuesday December 11 - Thursday December 13

K’nex

Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

Thursday December 13 - Saturday December 15

Christmas Story – The Musical

Thursday December 13 - Sunday December 16

On Air – 1940’2 USO Show

Friday December 14

Jill Andrews

Friday December 14

The Honeycutters

Saturday December 15

Gingerbread Houses and Polymer Snow

Stop in anytime between 10-3 to test your engineering skills by building your own graham cracker and candy “gingerbread” house as well as make your own polymer snow to take home.  Children must be supervised at all times. (May contain small parts and food allergens.)  Materials fee of $3 per person for Hands On! Discovery Center members, $5 per person for non-members, while supplies last.

Saturday December 15

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Storyteller Tim Lowry

For a truly special holiday outing, see Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show.  Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic.

Saturday December 15 - Sunday December 16

On Air – 1940’2 USO Show

Saturday December 15

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Storyteller Tim Lowry

For a truly special holiday outing, see Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show.  Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic.

Saturday December 15 - Sunday December 16

On Air – 1940’2 USO Show

Saturday December 15

Newsboys in Concert

Tuesday December 18 - Thursday December 20

K’nex

Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

Tuesday December 18

Reina del Cid

Wednesday December 26

K’nex

Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

Saturday December 29

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Furman

Thursday January 3

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Samford

Saturday January 5

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Chattanooga

Saturday January 12

MJ Live

The #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the world.

 

Saturday January 12

WWE Wrestling

Thursday January 17

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Virginia Military

Friday January 18

Crowder

Lyrically powerful, musically intricate and eclectic christian and gospel songs sung everywhere from churches to clubs.

Saturday January 19

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. UNC Greensboro

Sunday January 20

STOMP

Straight from Broadway, STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages.  The percussion sensation has garnered an armful of wards and rave reviews.

Friday February 1

Balsam Range

A bluegrass band of 5 outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from western North Carolina.

Thursday February 7

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Wofford

Thursday February 14

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Citadel

Saturday February 16

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Mercer

Sunday February 17

The Platters & The Drifters

Spend a nostalgic evening with two of the world’s most beloved Motown groups who were instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll and Doo Wop sound. Hits like “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes'””Some Kind of Wonderful,” and “Under the Boardwalk.”

Sunday February 24

America

Known for tunes such as “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” the band paved its way with an impressive string of hits.

Saturday March 2

ETSU Men’s Basketball vs. Western Carolina

Sunday March 3

Russian National Ballet – Cinderella

The esteemed Russian company brings the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet to the stage with one of the most magical and well-known works from their repertoire.

Tuesday March 5

American Girl Live

Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home in this American Girl musical.

Friday March 15

Casting Crowns – Only Jesus Tour

Saturday March 16

Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles

Faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award-winning sound of the Eagles.

Sunday March 24

Broadway Comes to Greeneville

An afternoon of song and dance to raise awareness for the Niswonger Children’s hospital.

Tuesday March 26

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour

Saturday March 30

Murphy’s Celtic Legacy

Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman.

Friday April 12

Lightwire Theater – The Ugly Duckling

Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and evocative music scores that create an imaginative audiovisual experience.

Saturday April 13

Little Texas

Little Texas shook up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles.

Friday April 26

Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

#1 tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world.  Tusk covers all the greatest hits.

Saturday April 27

Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of the award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession.

Saturday May 4

The Texas Tenors

Billboard #1 recording artists and three-time Emmy Award-winners, The Texas Tenors present an unforgettable musical experience the whole family can enjoy.

Saturday May 18

The Scared Scriptless Tour – Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, the 2-man show takes to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes from audience suggestions and participation.  Known from the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

Sunday May 19

Trace Adkins

Three time Academy of Country Music Award winner performs hits like “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Just Fishin’.”

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