2021 Calendar of Events
Discovery Park of America is excited to announce the 2021 calendar of events. Many of your favorite events are returning, and there will be new ones for you and your whole family to enjoy.
We are closed closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
New at Discovery Park of America
On Dec. 5, 2020, Discovery Park opened “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival” in the Simmons Bank Ag Center. This permanent exhibit tells the story of farming innovation in the past, present—and especially—future in a fun and interactive way.
- July 2, 2020 – Spring 2021 – “The Outdoor Art of John Toras: Man of Stainless Steel“
- March 4 – Sept. 27, 2021 – “Southern Artist Showcase: The Caldwell Collection, Works by Southern Self-taught Artists“
- July 21 – Sept. 6, 2021 – “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World”
- Dec. 2, 2021 – March 1, 2022 – “The Fascinating World of Murry Hudson’s Globes and Maps”
Children 17 and under will receive FREE admission to Discovery Park’s museum and heritage park the whole month of January 2021. Plan a visit to explore our ten exhibit galleries focused on topics like Native American history, the military, natural history, science, space, technology, art and transportation. Also, walk through our 50-acre outdoor heritage park that includes a man-made river.
April 23-25, 2021
This three-day event features a variety of programs and interactive activities that will interest the entire family. Enjoy a weekend that explores the past, present and future of the military. Sponsored by Union City Coca-Cola and Dixie Gun Works.
Aug. 6-7, 2021
Families from all over Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi load up their antique tractors and bring them in to showcase on the beautiful grounds of Discovery Park. This event is sponsored by Blue Bank Resort and First Choice Farm & Lawn – Kubota.
Sept. 18, 2021
Discovery Park and Pediatric Place of Union City are partnering on Sept. 18, 2021, to provide information about a wealth of resources and services available to children in this area. There will be vendors and organizations located throughout the park with information, fun activities for kids and plenty of swag for both children and adults.
Sept. 25-26, 2021
Numerous vendors will have their unique makings displayed inside Discovery Center at Discovery Park. See homemade pillows, jewelry, pottery, glassware, wood carvings and more as you walk through the galleries. The craftspeople will be selling their items, so bring some cash in case you find something you cannot leave without buying.
Nov. 12 – Dec. 31, 2021
The popular “Let It Glow” drive through light show returns in 2021, with a new component where guests can walk through a light show on part of the grounds. This event is sponsored by McDonald’s.
From here, you can return to the Visit page, find information about hours and location, group admission, our education resources, lodging and visitin