Calendar of Events

What's happening in Paris and Henry County, TN
August 17

HCHS vs. Haywood at 7 pm. Show your BIG RED PRIDE at the first home football game of the season at Henry County High School. For information call 731-642-9733.

August 25

JT’s General Store Second Trade Day starts at 10 am. Got something to sell or trade? Bring it and set up for free! Food, drinks and desserts available. For more information call 731-782-3337.

August 25

Join golf pro Keith Hickman for the Audubon Wildlife Tour at Paris Landing State Park from 5:30-6:30 pm. Ride on an electric golf cart and enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning how the golf course became a wildlife sanctuary. Cost is $5 and preregistration is required. Contact Ranger Jeff Utley at 731-641-4465 for more information.

August 25

Come to Paris Landing State Park and enjoy a Night Hike and S’mores from 8-10 pm. They’ll take a hike around the picnic area and end with a campfire, s’mores and a few tall tales. Cost is $2. For more information contact Ranger Brandon Williams at 731-641-4465.

August 28

Downtown Cruise-In at 5:30 pm. Bring your classic car or truck and have a good time listening to Tabitha, Mark & Jim in a Trifekta Reunion. For more information log on to

August 31

Connie McSwain’s Retirement Party at W.G. Rhea Public Library from 5-6:30 pm. Come to this informal gathering and say thank you to McSwain for 19 years of service. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact 731-642-1702.

September 3

LABOR DAY! Hats off to our country’s workforce. No school for PSSD or Henry County School System.

September 6

Give Blood and Save a Life! Lifeline Blood Mobile will visit First United Methodist Church from noon until 6 pm. For more information call Tammy Hurst at 1-800-924-6572 extension 310.

September 7

It’s Noon on the Square, 12-1 pm, sponsored by Commercial Bank. Concessions available. So bring a lawn chair and a friend to beautiful Downtown Paris. For more information call 731-642-3341.

September 9

It’s Grandparent’s Day so hug your Nanny or Papaw!

September 10

Need a little playtime? Join the fun at the W. G. Rhea Library for LEGO Free Play from 3:30-4:30 pm. For information call 731-642-1702.

September 14

Enjoy a little music at Noon on the Square, 12-1 pm, sponsored by Commercial Bank. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this autumn tradition. Call 731-642-3341 for more information.

September 21

Noon on the Square, 12-1 pm, sponsored by Commercial Bank. Bring a lawn chair, visit with friends and enjoy the entertainment. For more information call 731-642-3341.

September 21-22

Operation Christmas Child Yard Sale at First Baptist Church gymnasium. Feel free to donate or just come buy a bunch for a good cause. For more information call 731-642-5074.

September 25

Downtown Cruise-In at 5:30 pm. Bring your classic car or truck and have a good time listening to “The Chill Tonics” and enjoy Perry’s delicious Barbeque. For more information log on to

September 28

Come on out one last time for Noon on the Square from 12-1 pm on the courthouse lawn, sponsored by Commercial Bank. Concessions available. Call 731-642-3341.

September 29

Head out to the Tennessee Wildlife Refuge Center for Monarchs/Pollinator Day from 10 am-3 pm. For more information contact 731-642-2091.

October 1-26

Visit Scarecrows on The Square on the Downtown Paris courthouse lawn. Local organizations will decorate the square with haunted inhabitants. Sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association. For information go to www.VisitDowntownParis. com. BOO!

October 4

Lifeline Blood Mobile is open from 12-6 pm at First United Methodist Church. Call Tammy Hurst at 1-800-924-6572 extension 310 for more information.

October 6

Arts ‘Round the Square, 9 am-4 pm, where visual artists, amazing entertainers, and great food converge on Historic Downtown Paris. Artists of all genres showcase their work and hold demonstrations. Children love the FREE interactive Kids Zone Live! For information, call 731-642-3955, or log on to Admission is FREE!

October 6

Oktoberfest is being held at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 11 am- 7 pm! Don’t miss the booths, games, face painting, funnel cakes, silent auction, petting zoo, bake sale, home-style German meal, authentic Mexican meals and much more. Hosted by Holy Cross Catholic Church. For information call 731-642-4681.

October 8-12

Take a break! It’s Fall Break for kids in the Henry County School System and the PSSD. For more information call 731-642-9733 or 731-642-9322, respectively.

October 12-13

Paris Century Bike Ride starts at 7 am at Paris Landing Conference Center and showcases the best of Henry and Stewart counties. Four distances to choose from each day, there’s a ride for everyone. Preregistration required. For information call Ranger Caldwell at 731-641-4465.

October 13

Touch-a-Truck, purchase local arts and crafts, play games, eat hotdogs, snap a pix in the photo booth at the first-ever HAPNA in the Park, 11 am-3 pm, at Atkins-Porter Recreation Center. Proceeds benefit Historic AP Neighborhood Association. Visit the Atkins-Porter Neighborhood FB page for more information.

October 13

Look at those stars! Take your friends and head out to Astronomy Night at the Refuge from 7-8 pm at the TN Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. For information call 731-642-2091.

October 19-21

“Once Upon A Mattress” presented by the Arts Council and the HCHS Thespians at the Krider Performing Arts Center. For more information visit

October 20

Grab a costume and come to downtown Paris for the free Spooktacular featuring silly fortune tellers, activity booths, trick or treating with the merchants and costume contests for kids, adults and even pets! 12-3 pm. For more information go to

October 27

Halloween Show at the W. G. Rhea Library from 2-4 pm. For more information call 731-642-1702.

October 31

Watch out for those wee little ghosts and goblins on your way home from work…it’s HALLOWEEN!

Ongoing Events for Autumn

  • Go Teams! Support the PSSD’s and Henry County School System’s talented sports teams. Call individual schools for up-to-date schedules.
  • Don’t forget Saturday mornings are “kicking” with sports too! Upward Flag Football at Eiffel Tower Park (731-642-5074) and Paris Soccer at McNeil Park (731-333-9464).
  • Come Play Inside – The Paris Civic Center has an indoor pool, track, weights, and fitness machines. Pay by the visit or become a member. Located on Volunteer Drive. Call 731-644-2517.
  • Pickin’ ‘n Grinnin’– Jam with fellow country music lovers or just listen in at the Civic Center on Volunteer Drive. Call Bob Perry at 731-641-7577.
  • Throw a Pot! – Lee Academy for the Arts has all sorts of classes from painting to pottery to dance for children and adults. Visit their website for schedule of classes.
  • Learn about health – Henry County Medical Center offers monthly seminars including Chronic Disease Management Screenings, Childbirth Education and many more. All are free but you must pre-register by calling 731-644-3463.
  • Popcorn anyone? – Enjoy a new movie at the Parisian Theatre with nightly shows on six screens and matinees also on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and movie schedules call 731-642-7171.


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