Known as the city of festivals, visitors can expect year-round celebrations in Knoxville. The city is known for its vibrant culture, captivating attractions, and spectacular cuisines that jive with the festivities. Discover one of America’s fastest-growing cities and most romantic cities by attending these annual Knoxville festivals.
Usually held in March in Downtown Knoxville
Do you love music? Experience music in all forms at the Big Ears Festival, where local artists and composers perform live at theaters, nightclubs, and museums. They also have pop-up events in restaurants, hotels, bars, and alleys. The New York Times called Big Ears the “World’s Greatest Music Bashes.”
Usually held in April at 11221 Outlet Dr.
There’s nothing like good tacos and tequila to spice up the weekend. There are over 100 tequilas to try here! General admission costs $40, which includes five samples of tequila, beer, or cocktails and three taco tickets. On the other hand, the early entry admission gives you six drink samples and four taco tickets for $60.
Usually held in April in Downtown Knoxville
Explore the best things that Downtown Knoxville has to offer. Drop by the Rossini Festival International Street Fair and experience free entertainment from over 700 artists. Also, delight in superb food choices while listening to a free concert with an orchestra.
Usually held in April at 963 World’s Fair Park Drive
Take a break from digital screens and get lost in the beauty of paintings and sketches from local artists. Dogwood Arts Festival also features hands-on art activities for the family.
Usually held in July at 3140 McClure Lane
Get your dose of sunshine to blow away a cloudy day. The Knoxville Sunflower Festival features a 28-hectare sunflower landscape at Forks of River Wildlife Management Area. Hike the blooming sunflowers for free, and snap a photo with friends.
Usually held in June at 10960 Concord Park Dr
Are you a fan of water sports? Paddle through the Tennessee River in 41-foot-long dragon boats and help raise funds for homeless families in Knoxville.
Usually held in June
Enjoy bottles of cold craft beer and live music at Knoxville Brewfest held every last week of June. Learn about different brews and get your commemorative beer glass.
Usually held in August at World’s Fair Parks
Experience a taste of Asia with cosplay events, martial arts, and cultural booths at Market Square. Watch the parade and live performances on August 28, 2022, and try different food booths.
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