Train Mural Restoration Celebration
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Train Mural Restoration Celebration

Join us on First Friday to celebrate the restoration of our Historic Train Mural in the Old City!

Specials and Giveaways:

  • $3 Pulled Pork Sandwiches all day
  • $5 Moscow Mules in Free Keep Knoxville Beautiful Stainless steel cups - While supplies last starting at 5:00 pm
  • Oyster and Champagne specials (inside Lonesome Dove only) 4:30-8:00pm

Keep Knoxville Beautiful commissioned artist Walt Fieldsa to create the Knoxville Historic Train Mural in 2001, just one year after commissioning the Knoxville Music History Mural around the corner. The Train Mural was created during a time when the Old City was nearly derelict, and the site was deliberately chosen both to elevate it and to memorialize the nearby train line, which transformed Knoxville from a small river town into a major wholesale center. After 16 years, the Train Mural was cracked and faded due to wear and tear from the elements. Keep Knoxville Beautiful thanks the Central Business Improvement District (Downtown Knoxville), the Historic Southern Railway Station, Blue Slip Winery & Bistro, and numerous individual donors for providing the funds to revitalize and repair the mural.

Join us for a toast at 6:30! 

 

Accenture Cleanup
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Accenture Cleanup

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will work with employees of Accenture to cleanup the railroad next to Mimosa Ave. This is a closed event.


Open Streets Knoxville
May
21
2:00 pm14:00

Open Streets Knoxville

  • Magnolia Ave. from Randolph St. to North Chestnut St Knoxville, TN

Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, hula hoop, and much more - all in a setting that is fun and safe! More than a street festival, Open Streets Knoxville gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space. 

KKB will have a table set up and will provide plastic bags and gloves to pick up litter while you explore the festival! Bring us back your bag when you're done and have your choice of a free water bottle or reusable bag. 

Mechanicsville Cleanup
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Mechanicsville Cleanup

  • Danny Mayfield Park

We are looking for volunteers to help clean up one of Knoxville's oldest neighborhoods, Mechanicsville. Whether you live in Mechanicsville or just want to lend a helping hand, we would love to see you volunteer your time to help make Knoxville a cleaner, greener and more beautiful city!

Participants will meet at the kickoff event to gather supplies then disperse into their own groups. Snacks and beverages will be available, as will the use of litter-pickers, gloves, garbage bags and safety vests - free for all participants. 

If you are interested in registering to volunteer for this event, you can click here

 

 

Plastic Bag Education at the Market Square Farmer's Market
May
20
9:00 am09:00

Plastic Bag Education at the Market Square Farmer's Market

  • Market Square Farmer's Market

On Saturday, May 13th, KKB will be on the main stage at the Market Square Farmer's Market to educate shoppers about ways to reduce plastic bag usage. We're teaming up with Nourish Knoxville and the Power of Produce club for this event. There will be a t-shirt bag making activity for kids and tips on how to reduce plastic bag waste. 

Trash Run
May
9
5:30 pm17:30

Trash Run

  • SoKno Taco Cantina

Join us at our spring Trash Run in South Knoxville at SoKno Taco Cantina. SoKno has offered a free beer and taco to all those who complete the run. This FREE event is an hour-long fun-run/walk where runners pick up litter as they go. All levels of runners are welcome to this family-friendly event. We will provide gloves, trash-pickers, vests, and trash bags. Just bring your enthusiasm and some comfortable shoes! Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the run will kick off at 6:00 p.m. At the end of the event, we will have a drawing for prizes. 

This is a free event, but please register here to let us know if you can make it! 

 

East Knoxville Cleanup
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

East Knoxville Cleanup

  • Eternal Life Harvest Center Plaza

KKB has teamed up with Five Points Up for the East Knoxville Cleanup. We are looking for individuals, neighborhood groups, businesses and others to participate! We look forward to seeing those who live, work, worship, or play in East Knoxville--as well as anyone who just wants to lend a helping hand.  Participants will meet at the kickoff event to gather supplies then disperse into their own groups. Snacks and beverages will be available, as will the use of litter-pickers, gloves, garbage bags and safety vests - free for all participants. Volunteers can meet back at Eternal Life Harvest Center Plaza for a free lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

If you're interested in this event you can click here! 

Goose Creek Cleanup
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Goose Creek Cleanup

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will work with employees of Keen River Sports to clean a section of Goose Creek. This is a closed event. 

Earthfest
Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

Earthfest

  • Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

EarthFest is a free, zero-waste event for the whole family, including pets. During the event, attendees can learn about sustainable living while enjoying environmental exhibits and attractions, an interactive educational scavenger hunt, and a youth area with free activities for kids of all ages. KKB will have a craft set up in the youth activity area. 

Earthfest is in need of more volunteers, if you are interested you can click here.

Rhythm n Blooms - Volunteer with KKB and the Green Team
Apr
7
Apr 9

Rhythm n Blooms - Volunteer with KKB and the Green Team

  • Jackson Avenue Knoxville, TN

Rhythm n Blooms is a music festival that honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history while providing a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. KKB will be helping with the Green Team volunteers, who will be helping with recycling. Rhythm n Blooms volunteers receive a free day pass to the festival for every four-hour shift they complete! If you're interested in volunteering, you can click here. 

River Rescue with Ijams Nature Center
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

River Rescue with Ijams Nature Center

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a group of volunteers in Knoxville's annual River Rescue. This fun, community-wide event hosted by Ijams Nature Center and focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its associated creek tributaries. Each year, about 1,000 volunteers spend several hours removing tons of trash from these areas. 

South Knoxville Cleanup
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

South Knoxville Cleanup

  • Sam Duff Park

The community-wide South Knoxville Cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 9 am - 12 pm, followed by lunch. The event will kick off at Sam Duff Memorial Park. (Duff Park is located at 4060 Chapman Highway, which you can access via the driveway to the left of the Krystal Burger. There is also additional street parking on Hedgeapple Lane.) Participating community leaders will meet at the kickoff event, pick up supplies, and then disperse into their own neighborhoods to pick up litter. Individuals who are not with groups can join the effort to clean the streets surrounding Duff Field. Snacks and beverages will be available, as will the use of litter-pickers, gloves, garbage bags, and safety vests--for no cost to the participants. We will reconvene at Sam Duff Park from 12 pm - 1 pm for lunch.  

OVER 300 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP SO THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Call or email us to set up a cleanup in your community on another day, and thank you for your interest!

Please contact Keep Knoxville Beautiful at programs@keepknoxvillebeautiful.org or (865) 521-6957 with any questions you may have.

Neighborhood Conference
Mar
11
7:30 am07:30

Neighborhood Conference

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be tabling at the Neighborhood Conference. This conference is a project of the City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods and is planned in cooperation with the Neighborhood Advisory Council, a program committee that includes representatives of more than a dozen neighborhoods across the City, and many volunteers.

2017 Orchid Awards
Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Orchid Awards

  • The Standard

Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 3, 2017. The Orchid Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties since 1979. Join us to celebrate the people who are beautifying our dynamic city.  Enjoy music, a silent auction with complimentary beer and wine reception, dinner, and the awards ceremony.

Visit the full event page for more information.

Glenhurst Avenue Cleanup
Feb
4
12:00 pm12:00

Glenhurst Avenue Cleanup

Keep Knoxville Beautiful partnered with the Arnold Air Society, a student group at UTK, to pick up litter from Glenhurst Avenue, and parts of Chapman Highway and Martin Mill Pike. 

MLK Day of Service
Jan
14
12:00 pm12:00

MLK Day of Service

Volunteers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville partnered with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to remove graffiti from Downtown Knoxville. 

Campbell Station Exit Beautification Mob
Nov
20
12:00 pm12:00

Campbell Station Exit Beautification Mob

  • Campbell Station Rd. Exit

On November 20, 2016 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be planting 16,000 bulbs at the Campbell Station Rd. exit off I-40. Join us from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM as we beautify I-40 by planting a mix of Daffodil and Tulip bulbs. Volunteers will receive a free lunch and a snack. Please don't forget to bring drinking water! Volunteers are asked to park and meet behind the Marathon.

If you would like to be one of the 75 volunteers that participate in this FREE event, please register below. 

South Knoxville Beautification Mob
Nov
19
9:00 am09:00

South Knoxville Beautification Mob

  • Sevierville Pike and Compton Street

This Fall Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be beautifying the medians of Sevierville Pike near the end of James White Parkway. The event will last from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, but feel free to join us for the hours that you are available. We will supply a light breakfast and lunch, but we suggest bringing snacks and your water bottle. Parking will be available at Sevierville Pike and Compton Street, as well as on surrounding streets. This event is FREE.

Register by clicking the button below!

Honors Community Service Post-Game Cleanup
Nov
13
2:00 pm14:00

Honors Community Service Post-Game Cleanup

  • James Agee Street Knoxville, TN, 37916 United States

Honors community volunteers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will be partnering with KKB to perform a post-football game cleanup in the Fort. This is a closed event.   

Honors Community Service Post-Game Cleanup
Nov
6
2:00 pm14:00

Honors Community Service Post-Game Cleanup

  • James Agee Street Knoxville, TN, 37916 United States

Honors community volunteers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will be partnering with KKB to perform a post-football game cleanup in the Fort. This event is a closed event.  

Goose Creek Cleanup
Oct
29
9:00 am09:00

Goose Creek Cleanup

  • Vestal United Methodist Church

Join KKB, Vestal United Methodist Church, and the Tennessee Clean Water Network as we continue our work cleaning up Goose Creek! There is a ton of trash in the creek that needs to be removed, and we could really use your help. All are welcome! Wear boots or waders if you have them; we'll supply them if you don't. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a water bottle and snacks.

For lunch afterwards, nearby King Tut's restaurant is offering us a Special Cleanup Deal! $5 falafel sandwich, $7 gyro sandwich, both with a side of Greek Salad. When you sign up, let us know if you'll join us for lunch!

PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING BY SIGNING UP HERE.

South Knox Trash Run
Oct
26
5:30 pm17:30

South Knox Trash Run

  • Trailhead Beer Market

Join us for our fall trash run in South Knoxville at Trailhead Beer Market! Trailhead has generously offered to give runners $1 off beer during this FREE event. This event is an hour-long fun-run/walk where runners pick up litter as they go. All levels of runners are welcome to this family-friendly event. We will provide gloves, trash-pickers, vests, and trash bags. Just bring your enthusiasm and some comfortable shoes! At the end of the event, we will have a drawing for prizes.

Registration starts at 5:30, run from 6-7 PM.

This event is FREE, but please let us know you can make it by registering at the link below: oogle.com/a/keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEkq3g-UGk02K3srv7i3T9j9pM7TyN4jdFxCoLz8GQbjGczg/viewform

America Recycles Day
Oct
22
9:00 am09:00

America Recycles Day

  • 36 Market Square Knoxville, TN, 37902 United States

KKB, along with our recycling partners, will be on the market square stage to celebrate America Recycles Day. Come take our quiz, pickup some great waste-prevention swag, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about recycling in our community.

UT Sustainability Day
Oct
20
12:00 pm12:00

UT Sustainability Day

  • HSS Amphitheatre Lawn

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be participating in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Sustainability Day. Come by our table to learn everything you could ever want to know about recycling in our community! 

Rocky Top Pickin Party
Oct
14
6:00 pm18:00

Rocky Top Pickin Party

  • Mabry-Hazen House

Join Keep Knoxville Beautiful for a unique musical event: The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party will feature the musical talents of The Bearded and the Hardin Valley Thunder under an East Tennessee full moon at the historic Mabry-Hazen House. This family-friendly and waste-free fundraiser for KKB is unlike any other in Knoxville; in between sets, pickers of all levels will form break out pickin' parties around the grounds.

Visit our expanded event page for more information.

 

The Bearded at WDVX's Blue Plate Special
Oct
10
12:00 pm12:00

The Bearded at WDVX's Blue Plate Special

  • WDVX

The Bearded Band will be playing on WDVX's live performance radio special! Tune in to hear their old-time style band and music! If you like what you hear, they will also be performing at the Pickin' Party hosted by KKB at Mabry-Hazen House on October 14th at 6:00 pm. 

Open Streets in Bearden
Oct
9
2:00 pm14:00

Open Streets in Bearden

  • Homberg Drive Knoxville, TN, 37919 United States

Come join us at Open Streets in Bearden! Just like during the last two Open Streets, we'll be there keeping the street clean. Collect litter as you cruise around and then exchange it for a stainless steel KKB water bottle or reusable bag!

See the event website for more info.