Norris lake events

Will Shepard Band at Stardust Marina
Will Shepard Band at Stardust Marina

2023 & 2024 Events
on Norris Lake

So much Still Going on in September and October

Complete List of Marinas and Phone numbers at end


Sept. 28, Afternoon Lake Cruise. Join Ranger Trent on Thursday, September 28th at 2:00 pm at the Norris Dam Marina for a cruise up beautiful Norris lake. We will discuss the history of Norris Dam, and take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the shores. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you are bringing children 12 and under please bring a life jacket for them. $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 6 and under. Trip will last for around 1 hour and is dependent on good weather. Registration is required. 
              Norris Dam State Park

Sept. 29, Live Music, w/ Kenny Everette & Kat Bray,
           Lone Mountain Marina

Sept. 29, Live Entertainment w/ Dirt Floor Dancers 4-6pm,
         Bubba Brew’s/Beach Island

Sept. 30, TWRA Boaters Safety Class, 9am. If interested you will need ot bring Type 600 permit sold at anywhere fishing license are sold. Please call office to sign up (865) 494-9649
           Waterside Marina

Sept. 30, Live Entertainment w/ Morgans Mill 7-11pm,
         Bubba Brew’s/Beach Island

Sept. 30, Live Music, w/ Jackson and Blake,
           Lone Mountain Marina

Sept. 30, Sharps Chapel Fall Music Festival with Live Music from ChillBillies, Thunder Rose Band, Tennessee 90, Str8 Up, LA Woods & the BTN and Cayden Brown, 12-9
Sharps Chapel Community Park


October 6, 15th Annual Pickin' in the Park. The 15th Annual Pickin’ in the Park event will be held this year on Friday, October 6th from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Shelter 2, located on the east side of Norris Dam State Park. Please bring your chairs, flashlights and join us for this free (Donations Accepted), family-friendly event. Parking is available at 1810 Norris Fwy, Norris, TN 37828. Hayrides will be available to take participants to shelter 2 from the parking lot. Accessible parking ONLY is available at the Tea Room. This event is FREE, but you have the option to donate on this page to support your state park! There is nothing quite like a fall October evening spent outdoors enjoys natures beauty while enjoying the good sound of music in the background, the smell of food in the air and meandering through the fine displays of craft and artisan booths!
              Norris Dam State Park

Oct. 6 & 7, Clinch River Fall  Antique Festival, Music, food, & more! With 80+ juried vendors from NC, GA, and local favorites from here in town, Knoxville, Nashville and beyond already committed there is something for everyone. Antique dealers and artisans will line the streets of Historic Downtown Clinton, there will be live music, food trucks, and more. Friday 12pm-8pm & Saturday 9am-4pm.
              Downtown Clinton

Oct. 14, Jacksboro City Fall Festival, Live Music, Food, Drinks, and Games 12-8pm
             Main Street Jacksboro, TN 

Oct. 14, Norris Lake Cleanup, (9:30am - 1:30pm) the team will be cleaning the area around Bunch Hollow Campground located at 1651 Bunch Hollow Road, Volunteers will clean up the lakeshore near the launch points and on nearby islands. Boat transportation will be provided but if you have a boat, you are welcome to bring it.  You are also encouraged to bring a life jacket if you have one. Bags will be provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority at all of the locations. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and wear tennis shoes, boots or other shoes with tread.  The lake banks will be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt.  For more information, email or call 865-659-2829. .
              Call for Locations

October22- Nov 3, Fall Color Boat Trips on Norris Lake, Each year nature displays a spectacular array of fall colors. Join us as we venture along the shores of Norris Lake via pontoon boat ride and view this beautiful display of nature’s artistry.  Each boat ride will last approximately one hour and will depart from the Norris Dam Marina. Park Rangers will narrate your trip with tree identification and park history. Limited to only 10 people. This trip is $15.00 per adult (13 years and over) and $10.00 per child (12 years and under). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan on bringing children please bring a life jacket for them. To sign up for this trip register online or by  calling the park office at 865-425-4500. Trips will be dependent on good weather, and please dress warmly for the occation. 
              Norris Dam State Park

Oct. 17,  New Tazewell Main Street Fall Festival.                 
              Tazewell Main Street

Oct. 28, Bubba Brews Halloween Party. Karaoke competition and a costume contest! We'll also have the full bar open and serving some tasty food.
              Beach Island Marina - Bubba Brews


SaturdayNov 11, 4th annual "A Claiborne County Christmas" Festival with Local Performers, Vendors, Food Trucks, Children's Activities, and Santa, Starts at 1pm  with Lighted Tractors Parade at 5:30
        Main Street, New Tazewell



Dec. 1-24, Christmas in Old Appalachia. Decorated cabins in pioneer style with music.     
              Museum of Appalachia

2024 Events

Watch this site for the 2024 Norris Lake Marina Events, including Live Music, Karaoke, Food and Drink Specials, Themed Parties, Boat Tie-ups, Lake Clean-Ups, Boat Demo Rides, Worship Services, Movies, Games, Holiday Parties, Firework displays and More things happing on Norris Lake! Updates Coming!

The Music and Events at the Marinas
Memorial Day to Labor Day

Every Thursday, Taco Night, 6pm - Tacos with Acoustic Music,
              Sugar Hollow Marina

Every Thursday, 6-9 pm,  Thirsty Thursdays with Karaoke & Centurion Boat Demo Rides,
              Twin Cove Marina

Every Thursday, Karaoke,
              Flat Hollow Marina 

Every Thursday Night, Trivia Night,
              Powell Valley Resort

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night, Live Entertainment,
              Bubba Brew’s/Beach Island   

Every Friday, theme nights and funky Fridays with live music and live music on Holiday Weekends,
              Sequoyah Marina

Every Friday and Saturday, Live Music,
              Bo’s Indian River Marina

Every Friday, Famous Seafood Broil
              Stardust Marina

Every Friday, Acoustic Music,       
              Sugar Hollow Marina

Every Friday & Saturday Night, 7-10:30  Live Entertainment,
              Twin Cove Marina

Every Friday & Saturday Night, Live Music at Jimmy’s Place,
              Norris Landing Marina

Every Friday & Saturday Night, Music,
              Flat Hollow Marina

Every Friday & Saturday Night, Music,
              Powell Valley Resort

Every Saturday Night, Live Entertainment,
              Whitman Hollow Marina 

Every Saturday Night, Live Music,
              Hickory Star Marina

Every Saturday Night,  Live Music,
              Sugar Hollow Marina

Every Saturday, Sundown Saturday, 6-10, Live Entertainment on the Patio,
              Stardust Marina

Every Sunday Morning till August, Worship on the Water at 11am,
              Sugar Hollow Marina

Every Sunday Afternoon, Live Entertainment,
          Bubba Brew’s/Beach Island

Every Sunday Afternoon, Acoustic Music,
            Sugar Hollow Marina

Some of the above events ma change once booking are secured, we will post updates here.

Jun4 14, Malibu Beach Barbie Party
          Shanghai Resort

June 15 3rd annual Luau Event
          Shanghai Resort

"Fire in the Sky" to be announced
          Shanghai Resort

July 4, Patriot Party
          Shanghai Resort

Fireworks Displays around the lake - to be announced
          Shanghai Resort

August 3, Halloween Bash
          Shanghai Resort

August 9 & 10, Christmas at the Lake
          Shanghai Resort


Marina and (Restaurant) Info

Beach Island Resort Marina  (Bubba Brew's Sports Pub & Grill).   (865) 992-3091
Blue Springs Boat Dock.   (423) 562-9953
Bo's Indian River Marina & Resort  (Bo's Place).  (423) 562-5290
Cedar Grove Marina.   (865) 278-3131

Flat Hollow Marina & Resort  (Twisted Pickle Bar and Grill).  (423) 562-8314
Hickory Star Resort & Marina   (Arjay's Grill).  (865) 992-5241

Lakeview Marina.  (865) 278-3666
Lone Mountain Boat Dock  (The Shipyard Bar and Grill).  (423) 626-9437

Mountain Lake Marina  (Lindsey Mill Grille).  (865) 630-1221
Norris Dam Marina  (Norris Dam Marina Restaurant).  (865) 494-8138
Norris Landing Marina  (Jimmy's Place Bar & Restaurant).  (423) 626-1818

Powell Valley Resort  (Powell Valley Marina Restaurant).  (423) 562-5975
Sequoyah Marina ( Sequoyah Marina Restaurant).  (865) 494-7984
Shanghai Resort  (Castaways Grill and Bar).  (423) 562-7651
Springs Dock Resort.  (Springs Dock Restaurant). (423) 562-2405

Stardust Marina & Resort.   (The Harbor Grill).  (865) 494-7641
Straight Creek Dock.  (423) 626-5826
Sugar Hollow Marina. (The Galley Restaurant).  (423) 562-3466
Twin Cove Resort & Marina. (Twin Cove Marina Restaurant).  (423) 566-0976
Union County Boat Dock.  (423) 562-8902

Waterside Marina  (Monterrey Tacos and Beer).  (865) 494-9649
Whitman Hollow Marina  (Froggie's Patio Bar).  (423) 562-9941