‘Tennis Court Dance’ returning to Oak Ridge

Put on your dancing shoes, Manhattan Project National Historical Park will commemorate the Jackson Square Tennis Court Dances that occurred 75 years ago with dancing. The National Park Service is partnering with Explore Oak Ridge to host a dance in the Jackson Square Tennis Courts in Oak Ridge, from 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 11.

All ages are welcome to attend and everyone is encouraged to participate in the Costume Contest with their best 1940’s costume. One winner will be announced for best individual costume and one for group costumes. This free event will feature swing dancing music from the 1940’s Worl War II era. Food trucks will be on site thanks to Explore Oak Ridge. Public parking is available along Broadway Avenue near Kentucky Avenue and within the public parking in Jackson Square. In the event of inclement weather the dance will be held at the Ball Room at Doubletree by Hilton at 215 S. Illinois Ave.

Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the story about the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the Atomic Bomb. For more information or directions, please contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 482-1942. Visitors are encouraged to visit our website for more information on the park https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, follow us on the park’s Twitter feed @MnhtnProjectNPS, or follow us on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.