The Jonesborough Day’s Kick-off Dinner returns with the popular Low Country Shrimp Boil, sponsored by Food City of Jonesborough. The event will take place on Thursday, June 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the International Storytelling Center and will include food and entertainment.

The menu features shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and crawfish with fruit cobblers for dessert. Entertainment during the dinner will be provided by The Jonesborough Novelty Band, a favorite among locals with their sing-a-longs and interactive style. Tickets are $15 and it is highly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as this event always sells out.

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Jonesborough Days Kicks off on July 2nd!

Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. The festival begins Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. with a parade to kick off the festivities. Activities, music, contests and more will continue throughout the weekend. The fireworks display starts at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 to wrap up the celebration.

Jonesborough Days Parade

The 2022 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Saturday, July 2nd at 10 am with the locally favorite Jonesborough Days Parade. The parade kicks off a weekend full of activities, music, contests, festival food and will wrap up on Sunday night with the annual fireworks display beginning at 10 pm.  The festival is free and open to the public.

Jonesborough Days Festivities & Market

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The festival has been voted as one of the top events in the southeast and is known for its community patriotism and nostalgic atmosphere.  Various entertainment ad activities take place throughout the historic district on both Saturday and Sunday.  Doc’s Front Porch sponsored by ETSU will feature a variety of storytellers and musicians on the plaza at the International Storytelling Center during the day.  The BrightRidge Main Stage will feature entertainment each evening. There will be over 70 local artists and craftsmen showcasing a variety of handmade wares. Of course there will be a variety of great festival foods including everything from cheese steaks to funnel cakes.

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Children will have many activities to do in Discovery Park on Saturday and Sunday located on the lawn of Central Christian Church. Discovery Park will offer various activities for children and their families including McKinney Center Art activities, mining for gems hosted by The Crystal Raven, sprinklers and more. Heritage Games will also be hosted by the Heritage Alliance in front of the Christopher Taylor Cabin.

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will also present the USO Show with performances scheduled all weekend. You can visit their website;   jonesboroughtheatre.com for show times and links to purchase tickets

Jonesborough Days Firework Finale

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2019 Jonesborough Days Fireworks. Photo by Cameo Waters

This year’s Jonesborough Days fireworks display will be bigger and better than ever! Be sure to join us on Sunday, July 3rd at 10pm. Viewing of the show can be seen throughout the town limits. We are also excited to be partnering with Electric 94.9 to air music synced with the fireworks show. Listen as you watch!

Jonesborough Days 2022