Knoxville has an array of fun, educational, cultural and musical festivals throughout the year from Italian Street Fairs to Civil War reenactments.
Enjoy the spring's Dogwood Arts Festival, the Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival and the International Biscuit Festival. Experience African-American heritage with the summer's Kuumba Festival or relive a day in the life of the Cherokee Indians at James White's Fort's Cherokee Heritage Days. Find something for every member of the family to enjoy at the fall's Tennessee Valley Fair or watch the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display at Boomsday. Don't forget about the month long Christmas in the City festival which celebrates the holidays in grand fashion.
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Join 400,000 friends on September 1, 2013, and experience the largest Labor Day fireworks show in the Nation. We've got great food, games and live entertainment. And it's all Free as always! See you there.
Christmas in the City is Knoxville's most anticipated winter festival. Our city dresses for the holidays with lighted trees and decorations - including the popular and growing Up on the Rooftops displays - plus dozens of events guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!
Celebrate spring in April 2014 with special events throughout Knox County including art shows, crafts fairs, delicious food and live music plus more than 60 miles of landscaping and garden trails.
Earthfest is a free event with food, fun and entertainment for the whole family including the pets! Earthfest promotes environemtn awareness and provides opportunities for individuals to reduce their environmental footprint in East Tennessee. Earthfest features exhibits that attendees will enjoy!
Celebrate the birth of our nation with vendors, food and music leading up to a fabulous fireworks display. The Festival on the Fourth promises once again to deliver a wide variety of family fun including entertainment, activities and treats at the City of Knoxville’s Fourth of July celebration.
Greekfest is hosted by St. George Greek Orthodox Church and is a 3 day event filled with authentic Greek food, delicious Greek pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes.
The HoLa Festival is a day-long celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to our East Tennessee community. The festival is part of the local celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is an invitation to the general public to learn and enjoy the best of our music, food, arts, crafts and so much more! Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated since 1968 in the United States.
The International Biscuit Festival celebrates the heritage of home cooking through that most perfect of foods – the Biscuit. The festival will take place in May 2013. Enjoy all the events the festival has to offer including the Biscuit Breakfast, Blackberry Farm Biscuit Brunch, Biscuit Bazaar, Biscuit Boulevard, Biscuit Bake Off and much more.
The most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action, dragon boat racing grows in world-wide popularity each year. Teams rave about the excitement, friendly competition and community spirit surrounding the sport.
The Kuumba Festival (KUUMBA) was started in 1989 by local Knoxville artists and community activists who were looking to showcase local African American art and artists therefore sharing, educating and exposing rich cultural art forms to the Knoxville community. This event gives African American Appalachian Arts Inc.(AAAA) an avenue to reach out and service the Greater Knoxville community through the offering of cultural arts activities.