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Local residents can visit Anakeesta for $5 during local appreciation week

To qualify for the offer, local residents must present a photo ID with their address or a current paycheck stub with identification.
From May 10 through May 16, local residents can visit Anakeesta during ‘Local Appreciation...
From May 10 through May 16, local residents can visit Anakeesta during ‘Local Appreciation Week’ for only $5.(Anakeesta)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 11:55 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Anakeesta invited residents of Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox, Hamblen and Sevier Counties to celebrate during the new Blooms and Tunes event.

From May 10 through May 16, local residents can visit Anakeesta during ‘Local Appreciation Week’ for only $5.

To qualify for the offer, local residents must present a photo ID with their address or a current paycheck stub with identification.

Guests can also apply their $5 ticket to an Annual Pass upgrade for $59.99. The year pass can be used during the Annual Passholder Celebration on May 20. The event will feature a tour of the newest park additions, the Watering Can and Vista Plaza, live music, games, free food tastings and non-alcoholic beverages and giveaway prizes.

A portion of the week’s proceeds will go towards Friends of the Smokies whose mission is to help the National Park Service protect and maintain the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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