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Downtown Jonesborough

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Downtown Jonesborough is an energetic and lively place with ample entertainment, shopping, dining, lodging, culture and history.

Entertainment is plentiful in downtown Jonesborough which is home to annual events such as the International Storytelling Festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind, bringing in thousands of visitors every first weekend in October. Jonesborough Days has been celebrating our nation’s birthday every 4th of July since 1970 with a parade, music, food, crafts, history, entertainment and fireworks. Music on the Square features live bands of all different types, from Americana, Bluegrass, Celtic, Irish, Old-Time, Blues and Jazz every Friday night from May through September. The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society holds dances and lessons regularly, with contra dances held every first and third Saturday of the month, and Tartan Days held each year to celebrate Irish folk music, dancing, and sports.

Locally owned retail shops in downtown Jonesborough include: antique stores, art galleries, a children’s clothing store, a doll store, several craft shops, two fashion boutiques, a gift shop, three bakeries, a brewery, a Christmas shop, furniture stores, and several sewing and quilt shops.

A restaurant with Cuban-inspired cuisine, a court house diner, a pancake house, a café, and a general store and eatery are among the dining options.

Seven bed & breakfast houses are among the lodging options in historic Jonesborough for guests who wish to be treated to some true southern hospitality, food, and charm. 

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