The Kingsport Carousel will offer free rides on Saturday, January 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m! The free rides are sponsored by an anonymous patron who grew up in Kingsport and now seeks to honor his parents and help his hometown celebrate its 100th birthday. “Kingsport is a wonderful place to grow up,” the gentleman remarked. “My parents have always done a lot of volunteer work and supported many ways to improve the lives of children. This is my way to honor my parents and give back to the community that I grew up in.”
The Kingsport Carousel is open year round 5 days a week and located at 350 Clinchfield Street. The Carousel is a working menagerie-style Carousel that includes 32 platform animals and 2 chariots and many elements of art that have been hand-crafted and hand-painted by over 300 volunteers. The Carousel is a volunteer-led project that begs in in 2010 and opened to the public in July 2015.