Town of Unicoi to celebrate 25th Anniversary with cookout, music, fireworks

Published 8:22 am Friday, October 11, 2019

UNICOI — The Town of Unicoi will host its 25th Anniversary Celebration Friday, Oct. 11, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Tourist Information Center in Unicoi. Guests will enjoy hotdogs, live music and games, as well as a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.

“This is going to be a big night for the community,” said Mayor Johnny Lynch. “We’re proud to be one of the youngest towns in the state and I’d say we’ve come a long way in our 25 years.”

The Unicoi Ruritan will be serving dinner while residents enjoy live music from the Monday Night Cabin Pickers, the Sheltons and headliner Spivey Mountain Boys who will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The Tanasi Art Gallery will be open inside the visitor center and the Mountain Harvest Kitchen will be giving tours from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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“There is going to be something for everyone,” said Communications and Programs Director Ashley Shelton. “The Town of Unicoi has really done a lot with a little over the years and it’s time to take a moment to celebrate the progress we’ve made as a community.”

Children can enjoy playing on the free inflatable jump house and slide after they take a tour of a real fire truck, hosted by the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department. Attendees can also swing by the photo booth for a commemorative keepsake of the town’s 25th birthday.

The evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m., as long as high winds and dry weather are not a problem.

For more information, contact Patricia Bennett at 423-735-0517 or email