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Christmas Parade Road Closures

The Downtown Kingsport Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 6pm.  The parade route is attached.  Center Street (and the entire route) will be closed to thru traffic starting at 5:30pm and will remain closed until the conclusion of the parade.  The 300 and 400 block of Broad Street […]

A Polar Party at the Kingsport Aquatic Center

Join the Kingsport Aquatic Center for Santa’s South Pole Swim! On Saturday, December 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., bring your kids to the KAC for a holiday pool party. Don’t worry—the KAC’s indoor pools are warmer than the Antarctic. Kids can enjoy reindeer games, paddle board rides with the elves, and aquatic sled riding! […]

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

If the frigid temperatures have got you missing long walks in the park under sunny skies, come help Kingsport Parks and Recreation make a plan for the future! The City of Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing a master plan that will create both short and long-term goals for the […]

Opportunity Zone Road Show

How can you take advantage of Opportunity Zones in our region? On December 11, the City of Kingsport is hosting the TN Department of Economic & Community Development for a Regional discussion on getting the most out of Opportunity Zone legislation. From 1 to 5 p.m., regional stakeholders are invited to MeadowView Conference Resort & […]

Kingsport Fills Two Key Positions

The City of Kingsport has filled the Economic Development Director and Assistant to the City Manager positions. As Economic Development Director, Jason Hudson supports City Manager Chris McCartt and works closely with the city’s Development Coordinator, Nathan Woods, to advance Kingsport’s economic development efforts. Originally from Kingsport, Hudson joins the city after more than 23 […]

See the Transit of Mercury at Bays Mountain Park

Join the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club in viewing the transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the Sun! A transit is when a celestial object, like an inferior planet (Mercury and Venus), pass directly in front of the Sun. If you are on the correct side of the Earth to see this event, […]

Longtime Public Works Employee Retires After 41 Years

Ronnie Hammonds, a dedicated member of Kingsport’s Public Works team, recently announced his plans to retire this December. When Hammonds started with the City of Kingsport in November of 1978, the city limits were generally contained within John B. Dennis and Stone Drive and the city population was about 31,000. Starting in the engineering division, […]

Journey to Space at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

What’s our place in the universe? Can you “hear” gravity? Two new shows at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium answer these questions and more this November. The new alternate feature, “Under the Milky Way,” begins on November 2 and highlights our very own Milky Way galaxy. Learn about the structure of our galaxy and how […]