Now that school is back in session, the countdowns have begun until when school is out again! So, what’s the first holiday that the kids get to take a day off of school for? Labor Day!

The team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know exactly what fun is in store in the Knoxville area for families this Labor Day weekend—and how to make sure you are taking care of your self as you celebrate. Are you excited?

There’s Plenty of Fun to Be Had!

Here are some fun Labor Day weekend activities that you and the family can take advantage of.

First, make plans to attend one of the last movie showings for Movies in the Park. Here, you can enjoy a night of cinema fun by bringing some lawn chairs and a blanket and chilling on the lawn of the Ijams Nature Center. While food trucks will be on hand to serve your family at the event, consider packing your own healthy picnic and popcorn for the Sept. 1 showing of Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Second, if you haven’t taken the kids out to the ballpark this year, time is running out! Labor Day weekend is the perfect opportunity as the Tennessee Smokies take on the Jackson Generals. Games will be held Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and Monday at noon.

The last suggested activity isn’t open for Labor Day, but it’s a big one! Did you know that as of this year, the Tennessee Valley Fair will be celebrating 98 years of family fun?

The fair is dedicated to showcasing east Tennessee heritage, agriculture and the arts.

With all the entertainment, concerts, exciting rides and delicious foods, your family will not want to miss out on this annual celebration! Plus, with an entertainment lineup like this, who could miss out on such a fun and exciting event?

  • Friday, Sept. 8—LOCASH
  • Saturday, Sept. 9—UT FOOTBALL DAY!
  • Sunday, Sept. 10—Michael Ray with Drew Baldridge
  • Monday, Sept. 11—Matthew West
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12—Josh Turner
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13—Cheap Trick
  • Thursday, Sept. 14—Jagged Edge
  • Friday, Sept. 15—Kool and The Gang
  • Saturday, Sept. 16—Con Hunley
  • Sunday Sept. 17—John Michael Montgomery

While we know family fun will be at the top of your mind this September, safety should also be top of mind. So weather you are at the park or the ball game, make sure you pack plenty or water. Staying hydrated, especially in the fall is extremely important as the cooler temperatures can make you think you are fine when in reality you are not.

Secondly, make sure you bring plenty of hand sanitizer and wash your hands as Flu and Strep can spread very quickly in large crowds especially when food and drinks are being passed out. If you or one of your family members are not feeling well come see us to get tested to make sure that you don’t spread flu or strep before you even realize you have it. We will get you back on your feet in no time because when you visit AFC Urgent Care Knoxville, you don’t have to worry about the long waits.

Instead, you can usually be in and out in under an hour having been seen by a physician who is always on-site to help better care for your family. Plus, while most medical offices are closed this Labor Day weekend, our urgent care center will be open to help serve our community members with their health needs, since medical issues never take a break for the holidays.

No appointment is necessary. If an injury occurs this Labor Day weekend, visit AFC Urgent Care Knoxville, which is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.