Downtown Bristol Events
October 25 | Bristol Public Library
As part of “One Book, One Bristol,” Bristol Public Library’s exciting new community read project, the library will offer space-themed events to patrons and visitors throughout October. On October 25, the Bristol Public Library is excited to welcome a professor from the University of Tennessee to the Tri-Cities for “The Intersection of Science and Space.”
At 6:00 p.m. a professor from the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineer (MABE) Department at UT will speak with visitors about the history of the space program, including how Sputnik kicked the space race into high gear, and look at the incredible work NASA has done since man was first sent into space. Make sure to drop in to the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room for this very special program celebrating science, space, and the power of human ingenuity!
October 25 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
On Wednesday October 25 from 6-7 pm, Breathe Bristol Yoga will host it’s first annual GLOW YOGA Class. Join Breathe Bristol for all ages, all level yoga movement under the black lights. Glow necklaces and bracelets will be available, so wear your neon or dark clothes to ‘glow with us’. For younger children who prefer not to participate in the yoga practice, there will be activities in the back room to enjoy while other family members ‘glow’!
Quaker Steak & Lube next door will also offer ‘Kids Eat For Free’ after 4pm with the purchase of an adult entree!
Come enjoy the fun. Single, married, families – this event is open to everyone! Log onto breathebristol.com to register for the event!
October 26 | Bristol Public Library
It’s time for the library’s Halloween edition of Classic Movie Corner! On October 26, Bristol Public Library presents Frankenstein (1931), starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, and Boris Karloff.
Victor Frankenstein (Clive) is obsessed. As a man of science, he wants to create the perfect living being—he wants to create life—but in his attempt to defy death, Frankenstein creates a monster (Karloff) that may prove his undoing. Adapted from the classic novel by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is a spine-tingling horror movie that’s perfectly spooky and darkly eerie.
Classic Movie Corner is open to everyone and free to the public, so make sure to stop by Bristol Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on October 26 for an exciting Halloween presentation of Frankenstein. Popcorn and water will be available for all movie attendees.
Not rated. 71 minutes.
October 26 | Blackbird Bakery
From East Tennessee, The Diamonds play a diverse mix of music, specializing in jazz standards. The group performs at various venues and events throughout the region, including weddings, parties, and restaurants. They have also volunteered at many nursing homes, assisted living homes, and charitable organizations in the area.
October 27 | Downtown Bristol
Appalachian Region Antique Automobile Club of America invites you to Trunk and Treat, Friday, October 27th from 5pm until dark at Home Trust Bank. This event will feature a 50/50 Raffle, candy, fellowship, costumes, and old cars & trucks. Children of all ages are welcome to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume!
Please bring at least one canned food item per participant to be donated to Communities in Schools of Southwest Virginia.
October 27 | Downtown Bristol
Join Bristol Station and Studio Brew for a brew crawl and costume contest to raise money for Girls Inc of Bristol.
October 27, 2017
6-8pm Bristol Station
8-10pm Studio Brew
*9pm Costume Contest*
1st Place Winner $250
2nd Place Winner $150
3rd Place Winner $100
Purchase tickets and wristbands at Girls Inc. of Bristol, Bristol Station, and Parkway Wine and Liquor. Your wristband ticket gets you discounts on food and brews, enters you into our raffle for door prizes, and those that would like to compete for the best dressed Halloween costume! Come support Girls Inc of Bristol!
October 28 | Downtown Center
It's time for the Annual Pumpkin Palooza and Trick-or-Treating on State Street! On Saturday October 28, 9am to 12 noon, kids of all ages can come to the Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street for a spooktacular event! Hosted by Bristol Tennessee Parks & Recreation Department and Believe in Bristol, there will be fun and games galore — children can decorate a pumpkin with a variety of fun craft materials. There will be treat bags for kids to take home (while supplies last), along with the pumpkin they decorated. The fun continues as downtown merchants are open for trick-or-treating at various shops along State Street from 10am until 12 noon, or until the candy runs out! It's fun for the whole family!
October 28 | Cumberland Square Park
Join Bristol VA Parks & Rec for A Bootiful Morning Costume Contests at Cumberland Square Park. Contests for all ages with prizes! Call 276-645-7275 for more informaton.
October 28 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Infant – 2 yrs.
3 – 6 yrs.
7 – 14 yrs.
15 yrs. and up
Quaker Steak and Lube invites you to be a part of their annual Kids' Boo Bash! Kids can enjoy crafts, games, face painting, and a bounce house (weather permitting). The event is free to the public and kids' meals are only $0.99 during the event!
October 28 | Bristol Public Library
On October 28, Bristol Public Library will offer a fantastic fall Creative and Crafty project: Mini Fall Fabric Wreaths! Visit the library to join this free, fun, family-friendly craft from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.
For this project, registered participants will create fabric wreaths using mason jar lids. The library will have a selection of fabrics available in a variety of textures and colors, but participants are welcome to bring their own fabric if they have a design in mind. Please note: All fabric will be pre-cut to an approximate size to fit this project; however, a limited number of scissors will be available for adults and parents who wish to cut and use other fabrics.
Registration is required for this event. In order to ensure every participant has supplies, the library will need an accurate count of attendance. If you are interested in this Creative and Crafty project, contact Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 to have your name added to their list. If you have further questions, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Head to #BristolStation Saturday, October 28 for a FREE concert featuring The Rhythm Revue.
They are a classic rock, funk, and blues band from the Surgoinsville, TN area. A band heavily immersed with the passion and love for all genres of music, and the relentless search to restore balance to music with feeling and expressive color.
The Rhythm Revue has played hundreds of events since June of 2014. While they are not a full-time band, touring the globe, they choose to be a band for the people, and for the musicians of our beautiful area.
Halloween Costumes are optional.
To celebrate the conclusion of “One Book, One Bristol,” Bristol Public Library’s community read project, the library will offer a free showing of October Sky (1999)!
Based on Rocket Boys, Homer Hickam’s classic memoir, October Sky tells the story of Hickam’s childhood in the coalfields of West Virginia. Inspired by the first Sputnik launch, Homer and his friends studied rocketry and science and, one day, hoped to visit the stars. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer Hickam and Chris Cooper as his father, John Hickam, October Sky is a heartwarming story of what it means to follow your dreams.
The library will kick things off in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m. on October 30. Popcorn and water will be available for movie attendees.
October 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Rated PG. 108 minutes.
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass!
November 1 | Bristol Public Library
On November 1 at 5:30 p.m. BPL will offer a Christmas Canvas Class. Registered participants will have the opportunity to create a fun, holiday-themed canvas. Participants will have two different ideas from which to choose, and will have the chance to give it their own personal flair.
Supplies will be provided for a nominal fee of $5, but participants are welcome to bring their own canvas and painting supplies to waive this fee. Registration is required, and space is limited.
To sign up, visit the Reference Desk at Bristol Public Library to add your name to the list or call 276-645-8781.
November 4 | Bristol Public Library
BPL's Jones Creativity Center will host a free 3D Printing Workshop on November 4. Starting at 3:00 p.m., the JCC will offer ongoing demonstrations to highlight all the amazing things 3D printers can create. From making small, plastic toy frogs to constructing a prosthetic hand, 3D printers are truly incredible! No registration is necessary.