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There’s a new event coming to Tennessee’s Oldest Town June 4 and it’s guaranteed to spark the interest of both young and old.

Soda Fest will take place June 4th from 4 to 8 p.m. with soda stop tastings all along Main Street and Jonesborough’s Historic District. Each soda stop will include a soda jerk who will be pouring the samples in 2 oz. cups for festival goers to enjoy. Beginning at 7 p.m. there will be live music and a sock hop.  At 8 p.m., Bottle Cap Bingo will take place in front of The Lollipop Shop, followed by the popular Movies on Main featuring a family friendly outdoor movie at 8:45 p.m. 

Soda Fest will also feature a separate "Root Beer Garden" with more than 30 flavors of Root Beer to sample from vendors all over the United States.  The Root Beer Garden will be available 5 to 7 p.m. and will require a separate ticket that will be available for purchase during Soda Fest at 4 p.m.

Soda Fest will take place on June 4th and will be similar to the popular Chocolate Fest event held in Jonesborough this past February, with each soda tasting requiring one ticket. Ticket packs are available in increments of 15 tickets for $11.50.  Each ticket pack purchase will include a commemorative 2016 Soda Fest bottle and each child attending Soda Fest will get their own soda jerk hat while supplies last. 

For more information on Soda Fest visit their event on Facebook or call 423-913-2663.  Tickets will be available May 11 by visiting jonesboroughtn.org or calling the Jonesborough Visitor Center Box Office 423-753-1010.


Jonesborough’s Senior Center will host an emergency preparedness event in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety and Fire Department on Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public with required registration by Monday, June 13.

Jonesborough Public Safety will discuss ways to be safe in the Senior Center, in your home and public settings in the event an active shooter situation or other threat. Yellow Dot information will also be available for(to) educate attendees on vital information that should be kept in vehicles in for emergency situations.

Jonesborough Dept. of Public Safety will also be completing Senior ID cards and the Jonesborough Fire Department will conclude the program with a fire drill exercise at the Center. 

For additional information about the Jonesborough Senior Crime Prevention Academy on June 20, contact 423-753-4781 by the June 13 deadline.

The Jonesborough Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting entries for the 46th Annual Jonesborough Days Parade to be held Saturday, July 2nd at 10 a.m.
The parade sets the stage for the final day of the Jonesborough Days festival with a celebration of the community and its heritage. The theme of the 2016 parade is “Only In Jonesborough.” It is requested that entries be designed and decorated to focus on the Only In Jonesborough theme. Music and historic representations of the theme are encouraged as it is a great way for businesses, churches and individuals to help reflect on history and community.

Entry fees include $50 for commercial and political entries and $25 for non-commercial entries. A mandatory safety meeting will take place on Monday, June 28 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 6 p.m. to review rules and line-ups of the parade.  A refund of $10 will be given for attendance to the meeting.

For a parade application and additional information, visit www.jonesboroughtn.org.


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