Entries by adrienne

Kingsport POPS!

Join us for Kingsport POPS!, a centennial July 4th celebration that will be one for the history books! Food trucks, local restaurants and music will kick off the evening with a special concert by Symphony of the Mountains. Symphony of the Mountains will play current and past big hit pop songs to keep the expanded […]

“Safe Exchange Zone”

The Kingsport Police Department is offering a “Safe Exchange Zone” service to citizens. K.P.D.’s “Safe Exchange Zone” consists of two designated parking spaces in the parking lot behind Kingsport City Hall, located at 225 West Center Street, adjacent to the Kingsport Justice Center. These two parking spaces are under video surveillance, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, […]

Recycling at Civic Auditorium

Due to planned construction, congestion and parking issues associated with the DBHS expansion project, this County Recycling Convenience Center will be closing on June 15. Please visit one of our 5 other Kingsport locations: 1921 Brookside Lane (at City Landfill) 609 Industry Drive (across from Wastewater Plant) 101 Lakecrest Drive (in Colonial Heights near Ingles) […]

‘GateKeyper’ Greets Residents & Visitors to Downtown

Kingsport has another colorful creative piece of art for residents and visitors to admire – the ‘GateKeyper’ by Joe Maye. It’s located at the intersection of Center and Sullivan Street. ‘The GateKeyper,’ is a neo-cubist piece meant as a welcoming to the downtown community. The area of the installation influenced the title and idea of […]

Don’t Get Blinded!

Check Out The Solar Exhibit Creation Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is happy to announce their latest exhibit creation for the public. The display highlights the major points regarding total solar eclipses, especially the one coming up on August 21! The exhibit features wonderful design elements, including nine different panels. Visitors can learn about eclipses, […]

Greenbelt Section Closed from August 7 to September 4

The Reedy Creek Trunk Sewer Line improvement project’s next phase is happening along the Greenbelt near Industry Drive. The section of the Greenbelt from Industry Drive to the Scott Adams Skate Park will be closed from August 7 to September 4. Please see map for more details. For the safety of the public, no pedestrian […]

Saturdays with the Chef

The Saturday cooking series offers a free cooking demo showcasing some of our local chefs each Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in June and July. This summer, discover how to take advantage of those peak season produce items with creative tips and new recipes from our chefs. Buying from our local farmer’s market not only […]

Top 5 Outdoor Spots in Kingsport

Kingsport is a great city to find something to do outdoors. We have many natural resources within a 10-minute driving distance, why not take advantage of them? Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium A local Kingsport nature preserve, Bays Mountain is full of adventures and things to see! Did you know you can take a barge […]

‘Totality’ – You Don’t Want To Miss This

Bays Mountain is proud to announce their latest planetarium show creation, “Totality,” running now through August 20, 2017. “Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. An eclipse is described as when one celestial object blocks another from view. The staff of the planetarium and exhibits departments at […]