10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Tennessee!

Does the perfect Thanksgiving exist? The folks in Tennessee might think so. Throughout the state, you’ll find everything you need to make your 2024 Thanksgiving a holiday worth remembering. From races to holiday-themed events and festivities, there’s no shortage to the fun you can have with your family as you pause to give thanks. Check these 10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Tennessee.

Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, Clarksville, TN

There’s nothing more to start your long Thanksgiving holiday than with a little Drinksgiving pre-gaming. Head to Blackhorse Pub & Brewery for tasty eats, frosty brews, and down-home service that makes you feel like part of the crew. Their appetizers alone are worthy of a full meal, and they also have tasty burgers, pizza, flatbreads, salads, and sandwiches.

Arts & Crafts Corner – Seed Bead Indian Corn, Cookeville, TN

November 13, 2023 at 10:15am

Invite the whole family to prepare for Thanksgiving with a special fall craft! Join them at the Cookeville Downtown Library and show your creativity as you make your Indian corn keepsake. This free event is open to adults and children aged 12 and up. No registration is necessary, just bring your imagination and get crafty!

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Multiple locations

Your guests might be expecting a homemade pie for dessert, but that doesn’t mean you have to be the one who makes it. Let the folks at Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop handle the final course for you, so you can spend more time with family and friends and more time savoring your tasty pie purchase!

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Take and Make Craft: Fall Gnome, Cookeville, TN

November 20, 2023 at 9:00am

Looking to get crafty this Thanksgiving? Join them at the Cookeville library to create an adorable Peek-a-boo gnome. All supplies are provided for each child - but hurry, there's only one craft per child while supplies last. Get creative with them and make a memorable Thanksgiving.

Teen Program- Thanksgiving Trivia, Clarksville, TN

November 21, 2023 at 4:00pm

Gather your friends and join your library this holiday season. Put your knowledge to the test with Thanksgiving-themed trivia and a sweet treat. Enjoy cupcakes and trivia at The Loft- Young Adult Room. This is a great opportunity to have some holiday entertainment!

Tanger Outlets, Sevierville, TN

For some Black Friday shopping, head to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville to find something for everyone on your Nice list. This sweeping expanse of outlet stores offers everything, from fashions and accessories to fragrances, toys, housewares, and more.

Gobbler Gallop, Crossville, TN

November 25, 2023 at 12:00am

This Thanksgiving, head to Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville and embark on a strenuous race route that winds through rolling hills and sharp inclines, beginning and ending at the swimming pool lodge. The trip ends with a descent to the Hollow Branch bridge across Byrd Lake Dam. Participate in the race to experience this special Thanksgiving event.

Chucalissa Museum, Memphis, TN

This Native American museum takes you back to when the Chucalissa indians flourished along the Mississippi River. This archeological site lets visitors discover more about the rich culture of this group. The site includes an Indian mound, an archeology lab, exhibits, and fun for kids and adults.

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BoroDash, Murfreesboro, TN

This family-friendly four-mile walk/run race will make you all the more ready to sit down to a yummy feast. Start your Thanksgiving with a medal and race shirt awaiting you after you finish. All proceeds go to benefit various charities.

Nashville Rescue Mission, Nashville, TN

You may already know what you’re thankful for, but do know how many people are thankful for you? You might not notice the difference you make when volunteering, but that doesn’t mean your efforts go unappreciated. This Thanksgiving, consider partnering with Nashville Rescue Mission to provide food to area families and individuals who may otherwise not have a holiday meal. Contact the organization to find out how just a couple hours of your time can make someone else’s entire day.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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