Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Juneteenth Commemoration

  • June 19, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage, Kids, family and Lecture, panel

The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators and Valuing the Voice of our Young Adults

4 PM: Unshackled Discussions
A Taste of Soul Food
10 AM - 4 PM Tours, exhibitions and activities

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461, www.beckcenter.net

MLK March/Parade and Juneteenth Celebration

  • June 19, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Meetup

June 19, 2024
Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, 3300 E. Magnolia Avenue
Time: 10:00 AM

Join us for the vibrant 2024 MLK March/Parade and Juneteenth Celebration, a celebration of freedom and heritage! The event will begin with registration and lineup at Chilhowee Park, offering community members the chance to participate actively in this historic march. Parade Line Up begins at 8:30am, then we will step off at 10:00 am. The festivities will culminate at Dr. Walter Hardy Park, where the Juneteenth Celebration will commence at noon with a range of activities, performances, and educational opportunities. The MLK Parade will begin at Midway (Chilhowee Park) 3300 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville TN 37914. The Midway Chilhowee Park entrance is directly off of North Beaman Street, parallel to Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. The parade route will run through MLK Avenue and end at Walter Hardy Park. For further information or questions please be sure to contact us at Parade@MLKKnoxville.com.

Rings on the Square

  • June 19, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

The road to Paris runs through Knoxville! Get ready for an unforgettable experience (and one of a kind photo op!) as the Olympic Rings make their way to downtown Knoxville, an iconic stop along their current cross-country road trip! FREE and open to the public, this spectacular 20-foot-long display of the Olympic Rings will be in Market Square on Wednesday, June 19, from 10 AM – 7 PM. The stop in Knoxville will feature an interactive exhibit, offering fans a unique and engaging way to connect with the excitement of the upcoming games. This is your chance to see and touch this enormous symbol of unity and excellence!

Want to further experience the Olympic spirit? The Visit Knoxville team will be on-site to provide information and assist with ticket purchases for the U.S. Olympic Trials – Diving, taking place at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center from June 17 – 23!

https://www.visitknoxville.com/event/rings-on-the-square/27525/

City of Knoxville: Kid A'Riffic Fun in the Parks

  • June 5, 2024 — July 31, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family, Meetup and Science, nature

Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park is an event for children offering hands on crafts and activities provided by City departments and entities. Kid A’Riffic will be held on Wednesdays in June and July from 10am-1pm at a different park each week. Come enjoy making crafts, playing games and so much more while making fun memories over summer vacation. All activities are free!

June 5 - Baxter Ave Park & Fire Station #3, 204 E. Baxter Ave
June 12 - Chilhowee Park with Touch-A-Truck, 401 Lakeside St
June 26 - Fort Kid, 1049 World's Fair Park Drive
July 10 - Morningside Park, 1600 Dandridge Rd.
July 17 - Fountain City Park, 117 Hotel Rd.
July 24 - West Hills Park, 410 N. Winston Rd
July 31 - World's Fair Park, 910 World's Fair Park Dr.

*No events on June 19 and July 3

https://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/special_events/kid_a__riffic_fun_in_the_park

Market Square Farmers' Market

  • May 1, 2024 — November 23, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Meetup

Every Wednesday, May 1 – November 20, 10 am – 1 pm
Market Square in downtown Knoxville

Every Saturday, May 4 – November 23, 9 am – 1 pm
Market Square, Union Avenue, and Market Street in downtown Knoxville

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market managed by Nourish Knoxville. Everything at the Market Square Farmers’ Market is grown, raised, and/or made by our vendors within a 150-mile radius of Knoxville, Tennessee. Products vary by season and include fresh fruits & vegetables, eggs, honey, pasture-raised meats, edible & ornamental plants, cut flowers, bread & baked goods, jams & jellies, coffee, artisan crafts, and more! We offer SNAP & SNAP Doubling services every Wednesday and Saturday, and Nourish Kids – a free kids activity on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

New Harvest Farmers Market

  • April 25, 2024 — September 26, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family, Meetup and Science, nature

Get ready for an exciting kickoff to the 2024 season of the New Harvest Farmers Market! Join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 3-6 PM at New Harvest Park for a fantastic event packed with fun activities and fresh, local goods! Here's what's in store for you:
FARMERS MARKET: Explore a diverse array of local produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, crafts, and more at our vibrant market stalls!
NOURISH MOVES: Lace up your sneakers and join us for the launch of the 2024 season of Nourish Moves! Learn more about how you can turn your steps into Produce Bucks by visiting nourishknoxville.org/nourish-moves/
SNAP & SNAP DOUBLING: shoppers with SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) are able to swipe their EBT cards at the info booth for tokens to spend on groceries at the market! Plus Nourish Knoxville will be doubling those dollars, up to $20/day, in Double Up Food Bucks tokens to spend on fresh fruits & vegetables! Learn more about this program at nourishknoxville.org/programs/snap/

Thursdays from 3 pm – 6 pm
New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918

https://www.nourishknoxville.org/new-harvest/

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • January 1, 2024 — December 31, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Storyteller Laura Still helps you live the stories of pioneers, soldiers, outlaws, and even fictional characters who walked these streets before you.

Knoxville has a rich history full of colorful characters and famous, and infamous, figures whose lives have been the inspiration for books, movies, and works of art. Take a stroll through history in beautiful downtown Knoxville while listening to true tales of the heroes, heels, and hardened criminals that are part of the hidden lore of this unique East Tennessee town.

A portion of the proceeds for downtown tours go to help fund the work of the non-profit Knoxville History Project. Many stories are based on the books and stories of award-winning journalist and writer Jack Neely. Knoxville Walking Tours opens a window to Knoxville’s varied past and leads you on a journey through both hard times and high times of a city growing through over two centuries of history.

Tours include:
• Knoxville: The Early Years
• Misbehaving Women
• Civil War
• Gunslingers
• Musical History
• Literary Heritage
• Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours
• Knoxville Botanical Garden
• Old Gray Cemetery
• Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours

Tour on Your Schedule! Rather than posting a calendar, we’re letting you pick the tour and time — subject to availability. Call (865)309-4522 or visit http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/