Community Events

Fall Events in Knoxville

The weather is finally cooling down and the leaves are about to change. With fall right around the corner, now is a great time to head out to local events with your friends and family. Here’s a list of a few things going on in Knoxville this fall.
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Movies on Market Square, every Friday night, downtown Knoxville
The Knox County Public Library present Movies on Market Square beginning September 13th and running through October 18th. This FREE event happens every Friday night beginning at dusk in downtown Knoxville. Bring your chairs, blankets, and –of course– the kids for these fun, family friendly movies. For a list of the movies shown, visit their website.

34th annual Greek Fest, September 20-22, Friday & Saturday 11 am-10 pm, Sunday 12 pm-6 pm, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike.

Enjoy authentic Greek food, Greek pastries, live music and traditional Greek dancing. Admission is $2.00 for adults. Weekend Passes are $3.00. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit

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7th Annual Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival: A Celebration of the Life of Howard (Louie Bluie) Armstrong, Saturday, September 28, 10 am- 8 pm at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN
The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is named in honor of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, internationally acclaimed string band musician who grew up in the area and became one of the nation's finest string band musicians, as well as artist, storyteller, and writer. Enjoy live music, theater performances, a kid’s fun-zone, craft fair, and food court. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information, visit
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Foothills Fall Festival, October 11-13, downtown Maryville, TN
Nestled at the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Maryville, Tennessee hosts the #1 family event in East Tennessee. Enjoy music from local and famous entertainers, works from over 75 artists and crafters while the kids explore Children's Adventure Land. For a full schedule of concerts and events, visit

It's a "Grand" time for Grand Tour of Homes!

Mark your calendars! The 2013 Grand Tour of Homes is set for Saturday and Sunday July 13-14, and 20-21. This year's tour will include fourteen of our model homes--please join us for this special event. In total, the Tour features 38 homes, located in Lexington, Scott and Woodford, and Jessamine Counties. Homes are open 1 to 5pm both weekends, and admission is free!

This annual Central Kentucky event is presented by the Lexington Home Builder's Association and offers a great chance to see the latest in new homes. Read more about the Tour on their website.

Tour and Parade of Homes events will also be on our calendar for Scott County in mid August, and for Knoxville this fall.

Making their debut on the Tour this year are our new model homes in Masterson Place, The Jackson II, Brooklyn, and Preston. These homes represent some of our newest plans.

Our brand new Hartford II model in our upcoming new neighborhood, The Enclave, will be featured as well.

Also new is our Arlington II Expanded model, which will be on the Tour in The Reserve at Bryant Oak.

The Florence II and Milan II models in The Walnut Hill Club at Chilesburg, our luxury townhome community, will also be on the Tour.

Other featured homes in Lexington include our Hudson and Monroe models in Chilesburg Landing, and our Rockwood II model in Glasford . Our Ramsay model in Huntertown Glen in Versailles, and our Manhattan II, Cavanaugh II, and Baldwin models in Pleasant Valley in Georgetown will also be on the Tour.

To view these and other model homes by appointment, please contact a Ball Homes Specialist at Milestone Realty Consultants.


Spring Activities in Knoxville, TN

If you’re looking for a little Spring-time fun in Knoxville, TN, here’s a list of events going on in your area!

·         The City of Knoxville presents The Market Square Concert Series. Enjoy free concerts on Market Square from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Concert-goers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the Square and enjoy the shows. For a full list of performers, visit the Market Square Concert Series website

·         The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. You can visit the Market Square Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, May through November on historic Market Square. Free parking is available in the Market Square, Locust St. and State St. Garages, and at meters, on Saturdays. Parking is $1 per hour on Wednesdays in all three garages. Visit the Market Square website for more information and special events. 

·         If you’re looking for a little adventure, the Ijams Nature Center is full of activities and events for people of all ages! Explore nature trails, enjoy children’s day camps throughout the summer, and experience the heart of Knoxville’s richest urban landscape. For a full schedule of programs, camps, and events, visit the Ijams Nature Center website.

·         June 6-13, catch a phenomenal display of nature at its best at the Firefly Display at the Great Smoky Mountains. Synchronous fireflies are the only species in America whose individuals can synchronize their flashing light patterns and they do so each year in early June as a mating ritual. The Elkmont area of the park has a high population of these fireflies and has become a very popular viewing area. For parking passes to this unique event, visit the National Park Services website.

·         The most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action is heading to The Cove at Concord Park. On June 22, the Knoxville Dragon Boat Festival will showcase competitive community and corporate teams racing for title of Grand Champion. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic 41-foot long Chinese dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can participate, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win. Visit the event’s website for more information.

Education Builds Hope Luncheon

Since our founding over 50 years ago, Ball Homes has made it a priority for our company to support various charitable causes. We actively and enthusiastically partner with organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.

We would like to share information about some of the non-profit organizations that have impressed us with their commitment to serve, their success rates, and their overall willingness to take on difficult tasks and provide services to those who desperately need them.  Watch this space for short features on some of the organizations that we admire!

This week, we would like to highlight the One Parent Scholar House.  As a Hope Center agency, One Parent Scholar House (formerly known as Virginia Place) provides single-parent families with affordable housing, higher education opportunities and child development. One Parent Scholar House is a comprehensive self-sufficiency program that includes housing, child care, counseling, workshops, support from neighbors and staff and special activities.
Ball Homes has supported this organization since its inception, and this week there is a special event that we are pleased to sponsor: the Education Builds Hope Luncheon on May 16, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. at the Carrick House. 

This luncheon will feature University of Kentucky’s Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari, Assistant Coach Orlando Antigua and best-selling author Jeannette Walls. All proceeds will benefit the One Parent Scholar House. We’re excited to be a part of this special event! 

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And They're Off!

After waiting all year long, the most exciting two minutes in sports are coming! The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is just a few days away, and here in Kentucky, we are getting ready for what is sure to be a great race! 

For many of us, the Kentucky Derby is a time to gather with friends and family, watch the races, and celebrate the simple Southern comforts that Kentucky is famous for--from Mint Juleps, to fancy hats, to delicious Derby pie. Since it’s difficult to watch the Derby from inside Churchill Downs, use your new Ball home to your advantage and watch this season’s best run for the roses in your comfortable bonus room. You’ll always have the best seat in the house!
At Ball Homes, a bonus room or loft area is a popular plan feature that is standard in a large number of our spacious home designs, like our Cavanaugh II or Rockwood II floor plans. In addition to spacious living rooms rooms, these bonus spaces provide a cozy place to sip on your mint julep or sample the Derby Pie while you cheer on your favorite horse and jockey with millions of other racing fans. These multipurpose rooms can also provide the ideal space to hold family game night, read a good book or work on your next DIY project.
Whether you watch the Derby for the horses or the hats, keep up to date with all the action in the comforts of your new Ball home. For more information on our plans with bonus and loft areas, visit the Ball Homes website today!
The Kentucky Derby will be televised on your local NBC-affiliate television station. Coverage begins at 11:00am.