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The Mall at Johnson City Invites Families to Beat the Heat

Family-friendly events feature community outdoor activities, summertime fun and plenty of cool, sweet treats

JOHNSON CITY, TN (JULY 9, 2021) – The Mall at Johnson City is excited to announce a weekend filled with family-friendly summer activities as part of their Beat the Heat event. Beat the Heat will take place on the lower level parking lot facing North Roan Street.

On Friday, July 16 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. guests are invited to Beat the Heat featuring character meet and greets, a variety of oversized yard games, selfie stations and crafts and activities with Appalachian Stars Gymnastics. In addition, local favorite Mimi’s Creamery will be on hand serving up sweet treats and ice cream.

Night Owl Circus Arts will round-out the Beat the Heat event on Friday night with a Fire and Ice Circus Arts performance from 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. For guests unable to attend the circus performance on Friday, Night Owl Circus Arts will host an encore performance on Saturday night from 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Beat the Heat and the Night Owl Circus Arts performances are free to attend, however, registration is required here.

“We’re excited to offer the community another unique summer event,” Ashley Grindstaff, General Manager at The Mall at Johnson City. “Beat the Heat will be an all-out event that really shows how versatile The Mall at Johnson City can be. It will be a great opportunity for families to play games together and soak up summer.”

The Mall at Johnson City is proud to partner with Night Owl Circus Arts to feature their Fire and Ice show at Beat the Heat.

The Mall at Johnson City remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. The Beat the Heat event will follow The Mall at Johnson City’s COVID-19 safety protocols, including rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices. The Code of Conduct is posted at the Center and available online.

Beat the Heat is just one of many free, family-friendly events at The Mall at Johnson City, part of parent company Washington Prime Group’s focus on creating innovative, engaging experiences at its properties. Washington Prime Group is focused on transforming its centers into community hubs, much more than traditional shopping destinations. For more information on Beat the Heat, visit