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If your group is having any sort of event that you feel progressive Knoxvillians would enjoy, please write us at leftopentn@gmail.com. We'll be glad to put up an announcement. Events can be anything from meetings to protests and everything in between.


Special Events

PICNIC - (People Intentionally Creating Nonviolent Inclusive Community). Sunday, June 25th 3-5pm. Sam Duff Park, 4060 Chapman Highway. Hosted by Rebecca Parr, candidate for City Council, District #1 (South Knoxville). Come out for a community picnic and bring your favorite picnic potluck if you would like. There will be games, face painting, entertainment, and more! Please come out for some family friendly fun.



Outdoor Events All Year Long - Legacy Park's Outdoor Event Calendar.



Healthy Taste Of Knoxville - Sunday, September 17, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. 3611 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. (Seventh Day Adventist Church). Welcome to the third annual Healthy Taste of Knoxville featuring local restaurants, classes and resources promoting a plant based, healthy, cruelty free lifestyle. While we are passionate about what we do, we want to make sure that our message is simple and clear, it's about health and creating a better sustainable environment for everyone. Details.





Regular Meetings & Announcements

The Green Party of Knox County regularly meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. We have recently moved our location to the Sustainable Future Center, 201 Ogle Avenue, in South Knoxville. This is a wonderful location that hosts many green activities.

Solidarity Circle. Discussion on pipelines and related issues such as fracking and mining. These are held on Market Square Mall (at the stage every Sunday at 2PM. Bring your own folding chair.

Democratic Socialists Meeting (DSA) meets first Monday of every month from 5:30-7:00PM at the Parish Hall, St James Episcopal Church, 1101 North Broadway, Knoxville.

The Platypus Group is a weekly reading/discussion group meeting on campus focused on the problems and possibilities historically inherited by the political Left. Every Thursday 7-9 pm at the Hodges library of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, room 235P on main floor. Website: www.playtpus1917.org

The Birdhouse is a community center that hosts several types of progressive events from theater and art to practical lectures. Keep up with what's happening at the Birdhouse here.

The Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee holds regular meetings on the first Sunday of each month, 6 pm, at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919, one mile west of the UT campus. The cost to attend a regular monthly event is $4 per non-member, $3 per member, or $10 per family, with a potluck supper following each educational program. Please donate $5 to $7 extra if you are attending without bringing food or drinks. We are happy to list the events hosted by other organizations that promote a plant-based diet.