Knoxville Festivals & Shows

Knoxville Festivals & ShowsThe potent mix of Knoxville's deep historical roots and southern charm prove to be the perfect combination of ingredients for a great party. Throughout the year, Knoxville is the host city for various festivals and annual events that celebrate the seasons, the city's varied history and some of the area's most significant cultural elements. So get your friends and family together and make plans to be a part of all of these great happenings on Knoxville's very busy event calendar.

Boomsday Festival
The Boomsday Festival happens every Labor Day. It is a fireworks display that has been recognized as the largest of its kind in the nation. There's also a tremendous selection of food, games and music, and it's all free. So make plans to spend your Labor Day at the biggest celebration in town!

Address: Volunteer Landing, Knoxville, TN 37902 - MAP
Phone: (865) 342-9191
Web: www.boomsday.org

Dogwood Arts Festival
The Dogwood Arts Festival is highly recognized as the best 17 days in April. Spring into spring with special events all over Knox County that include art shows, craft fairs, lots of great food and live music, too! Also, the event features more than 60 miles of landscaping and garden trails.

Address: 602 Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 - MAP
Phone: (865) 637-4561
Web: www.dogwoodarts.com

Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off
A great event for a great cause is the perfect way to describe the Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off. The festival takes place every October and serves as a fund-raiser for Knoxville's Second Harvest Food Bank. It takes place at the Renaissance Shopping Center in Farragut and features a generous helping of live music, food, and fun.

Address: 922 Delaware Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921 - MAP
Phone: (865) 521-0000
Web: www.etnchilicookoff.com

Knoxville Jazz Festival
The Knoxville Jazz Festival aims to make jazz lovers of as many people as possible. The event not only strives to foster a deep appreciation for this uniquely American musical genre, but to also direct fans to their local libraries to further study this music. To that end, the Festival makes it possible for jazz buffs to interface with jazz masters at local libraries during the days leading up to and during the main event. It's all designed to continue the tradition of jazz, the music that has survived to become an iconic musical treasure.

Address: The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Suite 303c, Knoxville, TN 37902 - MAP
Phone: (865) 215-8729
Web: www.knoxjazzfest.org

Sundown in the City
Sundown in the City is a free monthly live music event held between April and June. It celebrates Knoxville's live music scene as it gives local talent a chance to be heard alongside regional and national acts that are booked over the course of this multi-month event. Another beneficial side effect of this popular event is that the bars and shops in downtown Knoxville see a welcome surge in visitors and customers that only increase the enthusiasm for Sundown in the City.

Address: Union Avenue, Downtown, Knoxville, TN - MAP
Web: www.sundowninthecity.com

Hola Festival
The Hola Festival is held in Knoxville every September as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long celebration of all things Hispanic has been observed in the United States since 1968. This day-long event is a salute to the cultural diversity of East Tennessee. The Hola Festival's goal is to welcome visitors and familiarize them with new flavors of food as well as culturally diverse music, arts, crafts and much more. Hola means "hello" in Spanish, so come greet your new friends and have a great time!

Address: West Depot Avenue, Downtown, Knoxville, TN - MAP
Phone: (865) 335-3358
Web: www.holafestival.org