Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 23, 2018

KIN and Bridge Refugee Services: World Refugee Day Celebration

  • June 23, 2018
  • 6-8 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed globally every year to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

KIN and Bridge Refugee Services have partnered for the third year in a row to host a World Refugee Day Community Festival to welcome and celebrate our international neighbors and friends.

PERFORMANCES: Multi-cultural Music, Dance, and more.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: Crafts, Face Painting, Boy Scouts of America Archery, Soccer, Knoxville Zoo and many more activities and attractions.

FOOD: Multi-ethnic food: African, American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, and more.

ARTISANS: Refugees will have booths to share their various talents in arts and crafts. Many items available for purchase.

RESOURCES: Dozens of organizations will have booths to share information, resources and connect with refugees and volunteers who advocate for and serve among our international neighbors.

Where: On the grounds of Bridge Refugee Services /St. Luke's UMC, 3839 Buffat Mill Rd,

Cost: FREE...Bring your chairs/blankets, easy-up canopies for additional shade and join us on the lawn for music, crafts, food and FUN!

Nourish Knoxville: Market Square Farmers' Market

  • May 2, 2018 — November 17, 2018

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Wednesdays from 11 am – 2 pm
Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more. With interactive fountains, delicious local food, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, the MSFM is a perfect family destination.

Free parking is available on Saturdays at several parking garages downtown including the Market Square, Locust Street, Walnut Street, and State Street Garages, as well as in commercial loading zones. Parking is $1 per hour on Wednesdays in all four garages. Short-term parking meters around Market Square are in effect Wednesday and Saturday, and are $1.50 per hour. See for more information on downtown Knoxville parking options.

East TN Farmers Association: Farmers Markets

  • April 10, 2018 — November 24, 2018

Category: Culinary arts, Free event and Science & nature

Tuesdays 3-6 PM: Ebenezer Road Farmers Market, 1001 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville
Wednesdays 3-6 PM: Oak Ridge Farmers Market, Jackson Square
Fridays 3-6 PM: Lakeshore Park Farmers Market, 5908 Lyons View Drive, Knoxville
Saturdays 8 AM-Noon: Oak Ridge Farmers Market, Jackson Square

We bring the farm to you! Since 1976, the East TN Farmers Association (FARM) has offered fresh, local food and farm-based crafts. We have three convenient farmers market locations. All three locations offer sustainably produced grass-fed meat, hand-picked produce, farm fresh eggs, artisan bread and cheese, local honey, flowers and farm-based crafts. We inspect our vendors to make sure they are 100 percent local, all the time. The market is open mid-April through late November. Join us this season for high-quality food and crafts, in a convenient location!