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GET INTO THE OUTDOORS

KINGSPORT

The Sunset Concert Series closes out the final three nights of the festival and features well-known artist performances and a huge fireworks finale. Info at funfest.net

• The DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT WINE FESTIVAL features wineries from across Tennessee and GET INTO THE OUTDOORS “DON’T MESS WITH THE ORIGINAL” takes place each October. Known for its variety of outdoor opportunities, Did you know that the Long Island Iced Tea • On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the SANTA TRAIN distributes toys, food items and Kingsport is the perfect location for those originated on Long Island in Kingsport, Tenn.? joy to children at multiple stops throughout seeking the thrill of adventure or a leisurely stroll. In the 1920s, during prohibition, Charley Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Tennessee. • Kingsport’s GREENBELT, a paved eight-mile “Old Man” Bishop created the original recipe The final stop is in Kingsport where SANTA’S scenic fitness trail, is a favorite destination using vodka, rum, gin, tequila, whiskey and DEPOT hosts interactive children’s activities. maple syrup. Twenty years later, his son, for runners, walkers, and cyclists. Ransom tweaked the recipe a bit by adding UNIQUE EATS: • Kingsport is home to Tennessee’s largest lemon, lime, and cola to the original. Check city-owned park—BAYS MOUNTAIN PARK out visitkingsport.com for unique drinks, There are several great local dining experiences, AND PLANETARIUM, a 3,550-acre nature chocolates, cupcakes and other items featuring including the original PAL’S in downtown preserve that features a lake, nature center, the Bishop family signature ingredients—lemon, Kingsport. If you’re craving delicious Italian food look no further than GUISEPPE’S, while MAIN animal habitats, and an Adventure Ropes lime, and maple syrup. STREET PIZZA features a farm-to-table experience. Course. The park boasts 38 miles of trails for FESTIVALS/EVENTS: If seafood is your favorite, a visit to RIVERFRONT hiking, running, and mountain biking. SEAFOOD is a must. • WARRIORS PATH STATE PARK offers camping, • SPRING WING FLING offers wing enthusiasts the opportunity to sample the region’s best TAKE A LIBATION VACATION: an 18 hole-golf course, swimming pool, marina, offerings each MAY. Vendors compete in fishing, horseback riding and more. DARRYL’S Sample some local brews and libations while multiple categories while the competitive spirit DREAM PLAYGROUND is a magical experience, trying some southern treats. Check out Kingsport’s and love of flavor continue the next day with offering fun for all ages and all abilities. Libation and Cuisine Field Guide to assist with RACKS BY THE TRACKS, a BBQ, micro-brew, planning your route. You’ll love visiting BAYS • Featuring indoor and outdoor waterparks, wine and music festival. MOUNTAIN BREWERY, GYPSY CIRCUS CIDERY, the KINGSPORT AQUATIC CENTER features two water slides, a water playground, and a • FUN FEST, Kingsport’s nine-day festival, MODEL CITY TAP HOUSE, HOOK AND LADDER, packs in over 100 events for all ages each JULY. and HIGH VOLTAGE and trying their tasty brews! 900-foot lazy river.

ALL ABOUT KINGSPORT: See VisitKingsport.com for more information and the events calendar. northeasttennessee.org

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