Tennessee Smokies Baseball

Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Smokies Stadium and the end of summer with the Tennessee Smokies! August is packed full of home games and theme nights, from All-You-Can-Eat Wednesdays and Free Beer Night to Thirsty Thursday and a 50-Cent Hot Dog Night. Family-friendly, laid-back and full of fun, Smokies games are a must-do before summer ends.

Nightly home games:

  • Biloxi Shuckers: Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 11. 

  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp: Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 17

  • Birmingham Barons: Friday, Aug. 23 through Tuesday, Aug. 27

Be sure to stay for the last two nights of fireworks on Aug. 10 and 23. 

Shakespeare on the Square

Every summer Shakespeare on the Square features two magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. From mid-July to mid-August, a blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances by The Tennessee Stage Company. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Summaries from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.)

Aug. 1, 3, 9 and 11 – The Comedy of Errors – After both being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave, Dromio, go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins lives in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of incidents of mistaken identity.

Aug. 2, 4, 8 and 10 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.