Upcoming events in Johnson City and the surrounding area!

Blue Plum Festival is a great time in downtown Johnson City! I plan to be there again this year to celebrate. There are 2 music stages with several bands. If you like live music and craft beer – I highly recommend coming!

From their website: This year’s festival features an amazing Kid’s Zone, open Friday from 4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm.Our Silent Disco is Friday and Saturday from 4 pm – 11 pm and a special kid-friendly option from 6 pm – 8 pm.The Ferris Wheel returns, giving you an incredible view of downtown, this has a fee, but so worth it!All your favorite festival food can be found in the Food Court along Commerce Street.And the Arts and Craft vendors will be some of the best ever!

June 22nd & 23rd, 2019
Roan Mountain State Park

I missed last year’s Rhododendron Festival, but plan to attend this year. From their website:

June 1947 saw the first of the Rhododendron Festivals, conceived and carried out by the Roan Mountain Citizens Club as a two-day celebration to memorialize and perpetuate the most gorgeous display of natural beauty on the North American continent. This festival has continued uninterrupted for over sixty years. The festival is held annually in June. Originally the festival was held at the top of Roan Mountain. In recent years the festival is held in Roan Mountain State Park, located at the foot of Roan Mountain and features handmade crafts, food, and a variety of traditional music, plus an array of old-time folkway demonstrations.