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Fun Fest block parties kickoff this weekend

Jamey Vicars • Jul 5, 2019 at 1:21 PM

KINGSPORT — It’s almost time for Fun Fest, and that means block parties. This Friday will start the fun, with many of the parties taking place over the weekend. There are a few exceptions, with some carrying over into next week.

There are a total of 20 Block Parties open to the public, sponsored again this year by Culligan of Tri-Cities.

Friday, July 5

  • Be Transformed — 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Scott Adams Memorial Skatepark, 747 E. Center St.

  • Active Older Adults Block Party — 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Greater Kingsport Family YMCA, 1840 Meadowview Parkway

Saturday, July 6

  • Calvary Baptist Church Block Party — 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1238 Pine St.

  • Farmers Furniture Block Party — 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Farmers Home Furniture, Memorial Boulevard, next to Spa and Pool World

  • 2450 Memorial Blvd — 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and East Center Street behind Broad Street BBQ

  • Bethel Church — 12-3 p.m. at 1593 Warpath Drive, church picnic shelter on Bridwell Street

  • Market Street Shakers — 12-5 p.m. on the 100 block of East Market Street, hosted by several business owners on the block

  • Broad Fest Block Party — 12-5 p.m. at Mercantile on Broad Street, 237 Broad St.

  • Temple Baptist Church — 1-4 p.m. at 2200 Memorial Court, across from Ross N. Robinson baseball field

  • Ridgefields Area Neighborhood Block Party — 3-7 p.m. at Ridgefields Park

  • Mount Carmel Block Party — 4-10 p.m. on Main Street

  • Home Sweet Home Block Party — 4-7 p.m. at Kingsport Farmers Market

  • Kingsport FurFest 2019 — 5-8 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 800 Granby Road

Sunday, July 7

  • The Blake at Kingsport — 3-6:30 p.m. at 915 Holston Hills Drive

  • St. Luke UMC-Highland Community — 5-8 p.m., 2600 E. Center St.

  • Heritage First Church of God — 5-8 p.m. at 470 Rock Springs Road

Wednesday, July 10

Sunnyside Baptist Church — 6-8 p.m. at 406 Cooks Valley Road

Thursday, July 11

Rotary Pack the Park Against Polio — 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Hunter Wright Stadium

Sunday, July 14

CJ’s Summer Heat 2 — 2-8 p.m. at 516 G Morelock St., on hill above Pitstop and beside Kingsport Speedway

Wednesday, July 17

Dogwood Terrace — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Dogwood Terrace Community Building

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