Once Memorial Day rolls around in Jonesborough, it’s hard to keep up with all the activities going on throughout town. Just a few things to keep in mind if you’re visiting, whether it’s for a day outing or for several days: Wetlands Water Park – Open now through Labor Day, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Day passes for adults (ages 13 and over) are $12, children (ages 4-12) are $9, Seniors (age 55 and over) are $9 and children aged 3 and under will be admitted free. If you’re a late arriver, tickets are half price after 3 p.m.! Wetlands features a rain tree, an 80-foot, 100-foot and 200-foot fiberglass slide, lazy river with tube rental, water bubblers, tumble buckets, zero depth wading area, children’s otter slides, shaded pavilions, lounge/deck chairs, sand volleyball court, covered dining area and shower facilities and restrooms. Music on the Square – Every Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., from now through September, Main Street is blocked off to through traffic and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the concerts. This is a free event but donations are appreciated and don’t forget to bring a chair! Movies on Main – Select Saturdays through September at 8 p.m., kick back on Main Street for a free family movie in front of the Lollipop Shop. The evenings begin with Candy Bingo and the movie at dusk. Main Street Brews and Tunes – Every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. through September at the International Storytelling Plaza, a local craft brewery will be featured, along with live music and a featured food truck. Bring a chair and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon in downtown. Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence – Now through October, you can visit the International Storytelling Festival and hear some of the world’s finest storytellers. Taking place each Tues. – Sat. at 2 pm, tickets are $12 per person and reservations are recommended. There are several evening performances schedules throughout the season so be sure to check the schedule for more information.
We’ve also got plenty of great dining, shopping and historical attractions you won’t want to miss, so make sure historic Jonesborough is part of your summer!
In this very budget-conscious world, people are always looking for ways to cut corners and save money. If you’re worried about coming up with a lot of cash for a little day trip, Jonesborough’s the perfect spot to visit. Why? Not only is it full of history and offers a myriad of cool stuff to do but there are also plenty of great things to do for under 10 bucks – and lots are even free. Since most of us are always interested in free activities, let’s start there. If you have little ones, Wetlands Water Park is a great place to visit, particularly during the hot and humid summer months. Kids age three and under get to enjoy the park at no cost at all (and it’s just $12 for adults).
It’s always great to be able to get away with some of your besties and if you’re looking for the perfect place to go with your gal pals, Historic Jonesborough’s got plenty to keep you entertained and busy! How you kick off your R&R time in Jonesborough has lot to do with the kind of mood you and your friends are in … do you want to shop first, be pampered, eat, head to the water park or take a tour? Shopping is generally pretty close to the top of the list and for good reason – there are all sorts of great places that are locally owned and operated. If you’re looking to add a few things to your closet there are some cool boutiques and some amazing one-of-a-kind gifts - who wouldn’t love handmade jewelry - and crafts (handmade quilt, anyone?). If you’re into art, there are wonderful little galleries and if antiques are your weakness you’re going to be over the moon in Jonesborough.