Jamie Hanson, Author at Kabino

Knoxville, Tennessee, is an exciting city full of music, art, and community fun. If you want to experience the best of Knoxville, here are some must-see events and places:

August Events

  1. Market Square Farmers Market
    • Dates: Every Wednesday (10am-1pm) and Saturday (9am-1pm) through November
    • Location: Market Square
    • Description: An open-air farmers’ market featuring local produce, crafts, and goods made within 150 miles of the market​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.
  2. History Hootenanny
    • Date: August 17
    • Location: East Tennessee History Center
    • Description: A day-long celebration of East Tennessee history with music, activities, workshops, and more​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.

September Events

  1. Big Kahuna Wing Festival
    • Date: September 1
    • Location: World’s Fair Park
    • Description: A festival featuring some of the best wings in the South, with eating competitions, live music, and family-friendly activities​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.
  2. Concerts on the Square – Jazz
    • Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays)
    • Location: Market Square
    • Description: Free jazz concerts featuring various artists. Enjoy the music in the open air​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.
  3. First Friday ArtWalk
    • Date: September 6
    • Location: Various downtown locations
    • Description: A monthly event where downtown Knoxville comes alive with art exhibits, open houses, and more​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.
  4. Knox Asian Festival
    • Date: September 8
    • Location: World’s Fair Park
    • Description: A celebration of Asian culture with food, music, dance, and crafts​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.
  5. Family Day at KMA (Knoxville Museum of Art)
    • Date: September 21
    • Location: Knoxville Museum of Art
    • Description: A day of family entertainment with live music, food, and hands-on art activities. Free admission​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​.
  6. HoLa Festival
    • Dates: September 21-22
    • Location: World’s Fair Park
    • Description: An annual festival celebrating Hispanic culture with music, dance, food, and crafts​ (Welcome to Downtown Knoxville)​​ (Songkick)​.

Join the Fun with Kabino

Knoxville’s events and venues are full of excitement and charm. The Southern Skies Music Festival, Big Ears Festival, Tennessee Theatre, and Bijou Theatre offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a music lover, history buff, or just looking for a good time, Knoxville has it all.

Come be a part of the magic in Knoxville with Kabino!

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August is a great time to visit Island Park, West Yellowstone, Victor, and Driggs. Each of these places has lots of fun activities and events that you and your family can enjoy. Here’s a look at what’s happening this month!

Island Park

Sawtelle Music Festival (August 23-24)
The Sawtelle Music Festival at Sawtelle Mountain Resort features live music and entertainment. It’s a perfect way to spend time outdoors while enjoying great performances.

Island Park Festival (August 30-31)
This festival has lots of fun activities for the whole family, including games, food, and entertainment. It’s a wonderful event that brings the community together.

West Yellowstone

Music in the Park (Every Saturday Night)
Every Saturday night in August, you can enjoy live music at West Yellowstone City Park. It’s a fun way to spend the evening with family and friends.

Yellowstone Trail Race (August 3-4)
If you love outdoor activities, don’t miss the Yellowstone Trail Race. It’s a great way to experience the beauty of the area while participating in a friendly race.


Music on Main (Every Thursday Evening until August 15)
Every Thursday evening in City of Victor Park, you can enjoy live music, delicious food from local vendors, and a lively atmosphere. It’s a perfect way to relax and have fun.

Teton Valley Rodeo (Every Friday Night- June 14- August 16)
When visiting the West – or even if you live here – catching a summer rodeo is a must-do, and there’s no better place to embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl than at the Teton Valley Rodeo.


Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Bike Festival (August 30- September 1)
Ride epic cross country and lift-access downhill trails, improve your mountain biking skills with clinics hosted by professional coaches, join group rides, enjoy discounted lift pass access and meet people who love bikes as much as you.

Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (August 9-11)
Held at Grand Targhee Resort, this festival has bluegrass music from top musicians. Enjoy a weekend of great music and beautiful mountain scenery.

Plan Your Visit with Kabino

With so many exciting events in August, Island Park, West Yellowstone, Victor, and Driggs are perfect places to visit. Whether you like music, outdoor activities, or art, there’s something for everyone. Make the most of your stay by choosing a Kabino short-term rental. Our properties offer comfort, convenience, and the perfect home base for all your adventures. Enjoy beautiful accommodations, top-notch amenities, and easy access to all these exciting events. Check us out at Kabino.com!

For more details and a complete list of events, visit the Yellowstone Teton Events Calendar. Don’t miss out on these fun opportunities, and book your stay with Kabino today!

Teton Pass, a crucial mountain pass connecting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with Teton Valley, Idaho, is known for its breathtaking views and vital role in local transportation. However, recent news of the Teton Pass being washed out has brought significant challenges and concerns for travelers, residents, and businesses in the region. Here’s what you need to know about the situation and how to navigate it.

The Incident: What Happened at Teton Pass?

On June 7, 2024 heavy rainfall and melting snow led to severe flooding in the Teton Range. The relentless water flow caused a significant washout at Teton Pass on HWY 22 at milepost 12.8, resulting in substantial damage to the road infrastructure. The washout has rendered parts of the pass impassable, disrupting travel and prompting emergency repairs.

Immediate Impacts on Travel From the Teton Pass Closure

The washout of Teton Pass has several immediate consequences:

  1. Road Closures: Sections of the pass are closed for safety and repair work, causing detours and extended travel times.
  2. Traffic Congestion: Alternate routes are experiencing increased traffic, leading to delays.
  3. Impact on Businesses: Local businesses, especially those dependent on tourism and transport, are facing challenges due to reduced accessibility.

Alternative Routes and Tips for Travelers

While the pass undergoes repairs, here are some tips and alternative routes for those traveling in the area:

  1. Plan Ahead: Check current road conditions and closures before you travel. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and local news outlets provide updates on the progress of the repairs and road statuses.
  2. Alternate Routes: WYDOT has been prompt in their attempt to address the impact of the pass closure and WYDOT crews are “hoping to have the detour in place within two weeks, weather permitting.”  WYDOT is working around the clock to “build a safe, temporary detour…likely with strict weight and width restrictions…around the slide area using local fill material and paving two temporary lanes.” In the meantime, consider using Highway 22 via Hoback Junction or Highway 31 through Victor and Swan Valley as alternative routes. These roads may be longer but provide viable options to bypass the closed sections of Teton Pass.
  3. Travel During Off-Peak Hours: To avoid congestion, try to travel early in the morning or late in the evening when traffic is lighter.
  4. Stay Updated: Follow local news and social media channels for real-time updates on the repair progress and any changes to the road closures. A great resource is the Wyoming DOT Road Conditions MAP.

Long-Term Implications and Community Efforts

The washout of Teton Pass has prompted a collaborative effort among local authorities, community members, and businesses to address the challenges:

  1. Infrastructure Improvements: WYDOT is working diligently to repair and reinforce the damaged sections of the pass. This includes assessing long-term solutions to prevent future washouts and enhance the resilience of the infrastructure. They are optimistic a detour can be opened within a few weeks.
  2. Community Support: Local businesses and residents are coming together to support one another during this challenging time. Initiatives include offering alternative services, promoting local tourism in less affected areas, and providing resources for those impacted by the travel disruptions.
  3. Environmental Considerations: The incident highlights the importance of addressing environmental factors that contribute to such events. Efforts to improve water management, maintain healthy forest ecosystems, and address climate change impacts are crucial for the region’s future resilience.

Supporting Local Businesses in Jackson, WY and Teton Valley

Local businesses in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley are feeling the impact of reduced traffic and accessibility. Here are ways to support them:

  1. Shop Local: Whenever possible, support local businesses by shopping locally or using online services they may offer.
  2. Spread the Word: Share information about local businesses and their services on social media to help them reach a broader audience.
  3. Be Patient and Understanding: Recognize the challenges these businesses face and show patience and understanding when dealing with delays or service disruptions.

Looking Ahead

The washout of Teton Pass is a significant challenge, but the community’s resilience and adaptability are already shining through. By staying informed, planning ahead, and supporting local efforts, we can navigate this situation together and emerge stronger.

As the repair work progresses, we can look forward to a restored Teton Pass that’s better prepared to withstand future environmental challenges. In the meantime, let’s continue to appreciate the natural beauty of the region, support each other, and remain optimistic about the road ahead.

Stay tuned for updates on the repair progress and any new developments. We will continue to post helpful and informational Teton Pass Updates on the Kabino website as more news is available.  Safe travels!

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