Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival: On Saturday and Sunday, Roan Mountain State Park will host the annual Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day celebration, featuring vendors and more, is held to “memorialize and perpetuate the most gorgeous display of natural beauty on the North American continent.” For more information, visit www.roanmountain.com/rhododendron-festival.
Live music in Downtown Johnson City: On Friday at 6 p.m., 49 Winchester will be performing at Founders Park during the Founders After 5 concert series. The free 2019 concert series featuring various acts began May 10 and will continue Friday evenings until Sept. 27. For more information on this event and others at Founders Park, visit www.facebook.com/FoundersParkJC. Capone’s will host Jake Quillin Band and the Kindest People on Friday from 6-10 p.m., followed by Breakfast Club with Secret Love, Saturday at 9 p.m. The Down Home will host Eddie Lynn Snodderly on Friday at 8 p.m., followed by Beth Snapp with Jacob Johnson, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Strut Your Mutt Dog Show: The 2nd Annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Show at Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, hosted by Handbags for Hounds and Passion Animal Welfare Society. Celebrate shelter and rescue dogs as they strut their stuff and take home the top ribbons in their classes, or better yet, Best in Show. Registration and vendors start at 11 a.m.
Raise the Roof: Go to downtown Jonesborough on Saturday at 6 p.m. for a Raise the Roof Celebration at the Christopher Taylor House. The log house is an important icon of Jonesborough’s historic preservation movement and is one of the few remaining examples of v-notch log house construction that was popular during the 1700s. Call 423-753-9580 or email [email protected] http://www.heritageall.org/
Grand Slam Workout 2019: Hosted by Greater Kingsport Family YMCA and Kingsport Mets, Saturday 8-9 a.m. at Hunter Wright Stadium, Kingsport. One-hour bootcamp-style interval workout that will push each person regardless of fitness level. $10 for Y members and $15 for guests. Price includes admission into Saturday’s Kingsport Mets game. Register now through Friday, June 21. www.facebook.com/ymcakpt/
Music at the lake: Live music this weekend at Lakeview Marina, 474 Lakeside Dock Drive, Kingsport: Quarter Bounce with Rusty Steel, 7-11 p.m. Friday; Borderline 7-11 p.m. Saturday; and Ivy Road, 7-10 p.m. Sunday. www.facebook.com/marker2grille/
Summer Solstice Events: Celebrate the official start of the summer Saturday at the Summer Solstice Celebration, held at Shakti in the Mountains, 409 E. Unaka Ave. At 6 p.m., the event will begin its potluck dinner. On Saturday at noon, Tipton Haynes State Historic Site on South Roan Street will also be hosting its $5 Summer Solstice Festival. The festival will feature vendors, crafts, live entertainment, an ax throwing competition and more. On Saturday from 7-11 p.m., Spiritual Awakenings, 3694 W. Market St., will host a summer solstice celebration and TriPride fundraiser. The event will feature psychics, mystic card readers, a palmist, vendors, food and much more. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/tripridetn.
Light up the Night: An American Cancer Society event to honor survivors, caregivers and loved ones lost to cancer. Event includes Relay For Life fundraisers and teams with family friendly games, food and activities. The night wraps up with a Luminary Ceremony with 3,000 luminary bags. Saturday 6:30-11 p.m. in Johnson City’s Founders Park.
The Wizard of Oz: Theatre Bristol celebrates the 80th anniversary of the beloved musical, “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, at the Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., beginning Friday through June 30. Visit www.paramountbristol.org for show times and tickets.