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WXBQ Area Events and Happenings
A listing of nearby events, happenings and activities the Rabbit thought you might enjoy

The Rabbit knows that many WXBQ listeners enjoy getting out and partaking of the excitement around us, so we keep a list of some of the upcoming local events, concerts, festival, and activities here on our website. When you are looking for something to do or some place to go, stop by the Rabbit's "Area Events" page for some suggestions.

Bristol Dragway Street Fights @ Thunder Valley, Bristol Tn
March 28, 2015  Thru October 3rd, 2015.
The Bristol Dragway Street Fights Season begins @ Thunder Valley on Saturday, March 28th and ends on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. $5 to watch, $10 to race, Trailered Racer: $15, Children 12 & under are free! The majority of events take place on Thursday evenings, with select Saturday events in 2015. Come out and join the fun!! Go to: www.bristoldragway.com for Events Schedule and more information.

Concert Full Moon Jam Series
June 2, 2015  through 9/24/2015
Downtown Bristols longest running concert series--Full Moon Jam will be held @ the Downtown Center, 810 State Street, Bristol, Tn June 2nd through September 24, 2015. Live Music Outdoor Stage Shows start @ 7pm. The dates below will reflect the type of music and what event it is: TUESDAY nights (bluegrass), June - August 4th. THURSDAY nights (country, southern rock and nostalgia) June - September. Family fun for all. For more information, Go to www.bristoltn.org.

Giant Screen Outdoor Movies At The Pinnacle--FREE
June 18, 2015  through August 13, 2015
The Tri-Cities most popular outdoor movie events are back and at a new location with more movies on our exciting Giant Screen at The Pinnacle in Bristol for six free movie events in June, July and August. The Giant Screen Outdoor Movies are always family-friendly and free to everyone. Movies will be shown (weather permitting) on 7/30--The Goonies, 8/6--Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, 8/13--When The Game Stands Tall. Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and the whole family for a fun night out under the stars. Activities will feature some limited games and drawings for prizes prior to sunset, and the movie starts at dusk!

Whiskey Sticks @ Winged Deer Park Lakeside Concert Series
July 30, 2015  Thursday, 7-9pm
Winged Deer Park Lakeside Concert Series July 30th, 7-9pm. Whiskey Sticks will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and your dancing shoes. Winged Deer Park is located at 4137 Bristol Highway, and the lakefront amphitheater is off Carroll Creek Road. Join us for a memorable musical experience featuring a dynamic mixture of the areas top talent! Future concerts will be posted @ a later date. For more information, call (423) 283-5815, or visit jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org.

3rd Annual Appalachian Challenge Sup & Kayak Race
August 1, 2015  Saturday, Signup begins @ 8:30am
The Appalachian Challenge Stand Up Paddleboard Race will be held on South Holston Lake @ Sportsmans Marina, 23511 Sportsman Drive, Abingdon, Va on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Signup begins @ 8:30am, the event starts @ 10am. This year we will allow kayaks, surf skis, and prone to join the race. Go to www.paddleguru.com to sign up in advance. Call 423-652-0220 or go to www.Trisup.net for more information.

Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington County 4-H Poultry Show & Sale
August 1, 2015  Saturday, Beginning @ 8:30am
Your invited to attend the Sullivan, Unicoi & Washgington County 4-H Poultry Show & Sale @ the Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray, Tn. on Saturday, 8/1/2015. Event judging of poultry begins @ 8:30am with a public auction @ 9:00am. Proceeds from the auction will support chick purchases for the 2016 4-H Chick Chain Program. For additional info, call 423-279-2723-Sullivan, 423-735-1637-UniCoi, 423-753-1680-Washington.

Happenings @ Natural Tunnel
July 30, 2015  Through August 6, 2015
Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy, Duffield, Va. invites you to the following events: 7/30--Stock Creek Passage, 10am-2pm, Campers Craft, 10-11am, Snorkel the Clinch, 2-4pm, CSI, 2-3pm. 7/31--Outdoor Skills, 10-11am, Longhunters Run Kayak Trip, 11am-4pm. 8/1--Nike Hike, 8:30-9:30pm. 8/2-- Boones Kayak Trip, 9:30am-1:30pm, Cherokee Canoe Trip, 2:30-5:30pm. 8/5--Canorkel, 10am-1pm. 8/6--10am-12pm, Campers Craft, 10-11am, Wild Cave Tour: Bowling, 2-4pm, CSI, 2pm-3pm. www.virginiastateparks.gov

Dont Miss the Boat with Sandra Rhymer
August 4, 2015  Tuesday
Dont Miss the Boat with Sandra Rhymer will be held on Tuesday, 8/4/2015 at 300 Senior Drive in Abingdon VA 24210 in the Virginia Ballroom to benefit the Abingdon Senior Center. A free event which will be defining senior housing & long term care communities. Visit Health Care Booths. Free Lunch @ 12pm with RSVP. Call 276-628-3911 to RSVP and for more information.

67th Virginia Highlands Festival--Abingdon, VA.
July 31, 2015  through 8/9/2015
Your invited to visit the 67th Virginia Highlands festival in historic downtown Abingdon…..10 fun filled days…..Friday July 31st through Sunday August 9th. Enjoy a festival filled with artisans, crafters, impeccable cuisine, performance artists and of course, live music! Go to www.vahighlandsfestival.org for more information.

Upcoming American Red Cross Community Blood Drives
July 30, 2015  Through 8/12/2015
The American Red Cross blood drive program is being hosted by several sponsors in the area. Here are several locations: 7/30 in Wytheville, Va., 12 noon – 6pm. @ Bolling Wilson Hotel. This is the only site for donors to donate and be entered in the summer car giveaway. 8/5 in Bristol, Va., 1pm –6pm. @ Holiday Inn Conference Center. 8/12 in Glade Spring, Va. 1pm – 6pm. This is the Mekayla Simpson scholarship blood drive hosted by the Glade Spring Life Saving Crew. Go to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or call 540-330-3966.

6th Annual Wash N Wag Fundraiser
August 15, 2015  Saturday, 1-5pm
Join us for the 6th Annual Wash-N-Wag at the Kingsport Town Center (lower parking lot at the intersection of Fort Henry Drive and Memorial Boulevard) on Saturday, August 15th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Wash-N-Wag will offer dog washes for dogs up to 100 lbs for an $8 donation and a $12 donation for dogs over 100 lbs. All proceeds/donations support the low cost Spay & Neuter of Companion Animals in Sullivan County. Go to: http://www.sullivancountyhumanesociety.com for more information or call: 423-246-1697 or 423-246-1864.

Appalachian Fair Music Lineup
August 24, 2015  Through August 29, 2015
The Appalachian Fair takes place off Interstate 26, Exit 13. in Gray, Tn. The music that is scheduled for 8pm each night of the fair is as follows: Monday, August 24: Scotty McCreery. Tuesday, August 25: Cole Swindell. Wednesday, August 26: Chris Stapleton. Thursday, August 27: The Charlie Daniels Band. Friday, August 28: Official Dailey & Vincent. Saturday, August 29: Matthew West. Ticket sales begin July 25th. Call 423-477-1420 for tickets/information.

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