Historic Jonesborough has much to offer when you are looking for things to do. With events occurring year round, guided tours, theatre shows, music, dancing and attractions, Tennessee's oldest town has something for everyone. While Jonesborough may be a vacation, you will feel right at home with the charm of yesteryear and the ease of finding what to do.
Jonesborough is home to many annual events including the International Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough Days, Music on the Square and other seasonal activities. Storytelling is everywhere you turn here, from the Teller In-Residence program to scheduled performances in restaurants. You can definitely catch a great tale. Also be sure to check out the latest show at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre where you will laugh, cry and experience the world of drama.
If you love dancing, we have that too. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, the Jonesborough Dance Society hosts dances with live music and a caller. Many tours are also just around the corner, either take a self-guided tour with our walking tour brochure available at the Visitors Center and International Storytelling Center or schedule a tour with one of our groups and travel through time as you hear all about Jonesborough's past.
The Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee is the perfect setting for many events including weddings, reunions and business meetings. Let us cater to your needs while enjoying all the region has to offer. Just minutes away from surrounding Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol, you can also visit other attractions nearby. Visit the Gray Fossil Site and Natural History Museum which plays home to several fossilized remains of previous East Tennessee residents. Some of the extinct animals date back over 4 million years ago. And don't forget Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR is at its finest. Come experience Jonesborough and all there is to offer. We assure that you will not have a dull moment in the “Storytelling Capital of the World."