Knoxville's Bike Boat Brew & Bark
Will Return June 2022


No Registration Required

• Blount Mansion Guided Tours
• James White’s Fort
• Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
• Young-Williams Animal Center

Registration Required

Vol Landing Riverwalk with Historian Jack Neely (10am — Noon)

Knoxville History ProjectJoin Historian, Jack Neely for a 2-hour Vol Landing Riverwalk tour.  Ever notice those historical markers along Volunteer Landing? They tell a non-chronological story of soldiers, authors, and sailors who had something to do with Knoxville's waterfront since 1791, connecting Cherokee chiefs to the Civil War to the Tennessee Vols. Jack Neely, historian of the Knoxville History Project, did the research for those markers back in the 1990s, and will help tell the stories, including that of Vagabondia, the long-vanished riverfront home of author Frances Hodgson Burnett that inspired the title of one of her early novels. It was surprisingly near the ramshackle houseboat home of Cornelius Suttree, the stoic protagonist of a very different novel by Cormac McCarthy.  

Arrive at 9:45am at Knoxville Adventure Collective.  Walk will depart at 10am.  Event will happen rain or shine. Cancel for lightning. Space is limited.  Registration Required; click button below. 

For more information about Historian Jack Neely, visit the Knoxville History Project.

A Walk Through Knoxville: Past, Present, and Future with Alan Sims (10am – Noon)  

Inside of KnoxvilleTake a leisurely stroll through the city with Alan Sims, Knoxville Urban Guy of Enjoy Knoxville's oldest buildings, including James White Fort, Blount Mansion and the James Park home. Learn of businesses that have recently begun operation in the city, including over 40 which opened during the pandemic! You'll also learn about current development that is shaping downtown Knoxville's future for many years to come.  

Arrive at 9:45am at Knoxville Adventure Collective.  Walk will depart at 10am. Event will happen rain or shine. Cancel for lightning. Space is limited.  Registration Required; click button below. 

For more information on Alan Sims, visit Inside of Knoxville.

Guided Urban Bike Ride with Bike Walk Knoxville (10am – Noon)  

Bike Walk KnoxvilleDiscover a new round-trip route on this urban bike ride starting at UT Gardens.  This 2-hour round-trip ride will travel the greenway to Knoxville adventure collective for a short stop, then continue to Suttree’s Landing.  The ride will be led by Bike Walk Knoxville.  

Meet at 9:45am at the main entrance to the UT gardens off of Jacob Dr.  Ride will depart at 10am. Event will happen rain or shine. Cancel for lightning. Space is limited. Registration Required; click button below. 

For more information, visit Bike Walk Knoxville.

Legacy Parks Guided Hike with Carol Evans to Morningside Park  (10am – Noon)  

Legacy ParksJust minutes from downtown, Morningside Park features an 18-hole disc golf course, gently rolling terrain, large shade trees, and plenty of open space and play areas. We’ll walk from the Knoxville Adventure Collective along the waterfront to the Morningside Greenway where we’ll loop through the park and visit the Alex Haley Heritage Square located at the northwest end of the park. Be sure to bring water and wear good walking shoes for this 3-mile hike.   

Meet at 9:45am.  Tour will depart at 10am.  Tour will start and return to Knoxville Adventure Collective and will take approximately an hour and a half.   Event will happen rain or shine. Cancel for lightning. Space is limited. Registration Required; click link below. 

For more information, visit Legacy Parks Foundation.

Guided Brewery Slow Rides [11am – 3pm (Picture at Knoxville Adventure Collective at 1pm)]  

KABAInterested in Knoxville’s brewery scene? We would love for you to join some of the Knoxville Area Brewers Association’s member brewers as they showcase Knoxville’s great breweries (click registration button for meet up locations)!  

Representatives from Crafty Bastard Brewery, Clinch River Brewery, Next Level Brewing Co., Hexagon Brewing Co., Alliance Brewing Co., Fanatic Brewing Company, Elst Brewing and Printshop Brewing Company will partner up and lead round-trip rides from the breweries to Knoxville Adventure Collective in a relaxed, slow bike ride.  Riders will be able to see how easy it is to ride and enjoy some of the best local craft beer in Knoxville! 

Registration required. Space is limited. Meet-up locations vary, see registration for info.  Meet at 10:45am, Slow Rides will begin at 11am at respective meet-up locations noted on your confirmation email from Eventbrite. 

For more information on the Knoxville Area Brewers Association, visit KABA.

Volunteer Princess  

Volunteer PrincessThe Volunteer Princess will be offering exciting activities during the day for Bike Boat Brew & Bark. These activities include three Sightseeing Cruises and two Open Houses where you can come meet the captain and tour the boat (see schedule below).  Sightseeing Cruises require registration.  Each Sightseeing Cruise will cost $20 per person and will include a one-hour cruise on the Tennessee River.  Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  The Volunteer Princess is proud to serve Elst and Next Level brews along with other bar options. 

If you’re looking for a dinner option, register for the Sunset Dinner Cruise!        

11:00am Noon Sightseeing Cruise
Noon – 1:00pm Open House – Tour the Boat & Meet the Captain
1:00pm – 2:00pm Sightseeing Cruise 
2:00pm – 3:00pm Open House – Tour the Boat & Meet the Captain
3:00pm – 4:00pm Sightseeing Cruise 
6:30pm – 8:30pm Sightseeing Cruise 

The Star of Knoxville – Tennessee Riverboat Company  

Tennessee Riverboat CompanyEnjoy the scenic Tennessee River aboard an authentic paddlewheeler.  The Star of Knoxville is a great way to explore the sights of Knoxville from the water!   

For Bike Boat Brew & Bark, the Star of Knoxville will be offering a FREE opportunity to tour the boat and meet the captain from 10am – 11am!  Registration required; visit link below.  Note: This is not a cruise.   





Knoxville Adventure Collective  

Knoxville Adventure Collective

Have you ever wanted to try Stand-up Paddleboarding or Kayaking? Join Knoxville Adventure Collective during Bike Boat Brew & Bark on June 5th and learn how or just enjoy a day on the water!  The team at Knoxville Adventure Collective will be offering instructor guided open sessions for SUP and kayaking.  If you’re hungry, they will also be offering brats and beverages.  End your day with a sunset paddle!  See schedule below.

Registration required for all activities.  Equipment available for additional discounted cost through Knoxville Adventure Collective. If you have your own equipment, it is free but be sure to register below!

Volunteer Landing Marina Pontoon Boat Shuttle to Suttree Landing Park  

Volunteer LandingVolunteer Landing Marina is Downtown Knoxville’s only Marina!  For Bike Boat Brew & Bark, Volunteer Landing Marina will be offering FREE pontoon boat shuttles round-trip to Suttree Landing Park from 11am – 2pm. Call the marina to reserve! 

For more information, visit Volunteer Landing Marina




No Registration Required

Blount Mansion Guided Tours  

Blount MansionCome check out Blount Mansion – The Birthplace of Tennessee and home to U.S. Constitution signer William Blount. Circa-1792 William Blount was appointed by President George Washington to govern the Southwest Territory, which Blount shepherded into admission to the union as our nation’s sixteenth state, Tennessee.   

In addition to a family home, this fine wood frame dwelling also served as the territorial capital. Blount Mansion is Knoxville, Tennessee’s only National Historic Landmark and the city’s oldest operating museum, opening in 1926. 

As part of Bike Boat Brew & Bark on June 5, 2021, Blount Mansion will be offering FREE admission and guided tours at the top of each hour from 11am – 3pm.  No registration required. 

For more information, visit Blount Mansion.

James White’s Fort  

James White's FortCome enjoy the rich history that James White’s Fort has to offer as The Birthplace of Knoxville.  The Fort is one of the most visited historical sites in Knoxville. It is a museum home highlighted by the original 1786 residence of James White the founder of Knoxville. 

James White was born in 1747 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was an American pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1783, he led an expedition into the upper Tennessee Valley, where he discovered the future site of Knoxville. The fort was chosen as the capital of the Southwest Territory in 1790, and White sold the land and donated lots for a permanent city, Knoxville, in 1791. James White died on August 14, 1821 and was buried next to his wife in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 620 State Street in Knoxville. 

As part of Bike Boat Brew & Bark on June 5, 2021, James White’s Fort will be offering FREE admission and self-guided tours from 11am – 3pm.  No registration required. 

For more information, visit James White’s Fort.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame  

Women's Basketball Hall of FameThe Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame opened in June 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 35,000 square foot facility is the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women’s basketball. With the 2019 Induction, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will celebrate its 21st Anniversary and added seven new members to their prestigious Hall, honoring 171 inductees.  

The WBHOF is home to the world’s largest basketball. The Hall of Fame basketball measures 30-feet tall and weighs 10 tons! 

While at the WBHOF, you can test your skills on three different courts, a dribbling course, and a passing skills area. There is also a photo area where you can pretend to be different players throughout history. 

For Bike Boat Brew & Bark, the WBHOF will be offering FREE admission from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, June 5th, 2021.  In addition, the WBHOF will be offering a Hall of Famer Scavenger Hunt where you will be entered into a drawing if you are able to find everything on the list!  At the end of your adventure, you will receive a Children’s Activity Packet to take home!  No registration required. 

For more information, visit Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Young-Williams Animal Center  

Young Williams Animal CenterYoung-Williams Animal Center will be set up at Knoxville Adventure Collective for Bike Boat Brew & Bark.  Bring your furry friend to enjoy the doggie splash pools, “pupuccino’s”, and join in on the Pet Photo Contest where you can dress up your furry friend for prizes!   

The contest will start at midnight on June 4th and will close midnight on June 6th.  To participate, submit photos of your pup on Instagram and use #knoxfido! Visit Knoxville will pick the top two winners at the conclusion on the contest!     

Young-Williams Animal Center’s mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond.  

For more information, visit Young-Williams Animal Center.

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