Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Heart of Town Music & Maker Festival

  • May 9, 2020
  • 4:00-11:00PM

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Music

Heart Of Town Festival is back for 2020! The festival was founded in 2019 as a spring celebration of music, art, and community. Located in the heart of Knoxville, we set up shop at a lot beside Riot Printing in the warehouse district to bring life back to a forgotten neighborhood. We want to bring our community together for a chance to enjoy the springtime weather and enjoy great music, art and a friendly festival atmosphere. Join us this spring for The Heart Of Town Festival. We’re going to party all day and spread good vibes all over this city. Look, if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

The festival features Knoxville’s, arts, wears and jewelry. Don’t miss out on the amazing makers! And, it’s a full day of music and we’ve got your meals covered. The festival features the tastiest of Knoxville’s food trucks.

Old City Market: Spring Market

  • May 9, 2020
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

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

Old City Market transforms Jackson Ave into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists, crafters, and creative makers.
On West Jackson Ave each 2nd Saturday of the month:


Information: 865-806-1960 or

Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo**

  • May 9, 2020

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

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to the 36th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo at Anchor Park for a morning of fishing and competing for prizes. This event is free and open to the public. Registration begins on site at 9 a.m. with fishing to follow from 9:30-11 a.m. The Town will provide worms for bait, and a limited number of fishing poles will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring their own poles if possible. Participants may also bring their own bait. For more info, visit

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Exhibition by Cumberland and Stone Mountain High Schools**

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will sponsor a special art display for the month of May! Call the Center for hours.

The original art of the graduating seniors that was displayed at the Crossville Art Circle Library in February and March will be shown at the PCAC. During the display at the Art Circle Library, ballots were available for voting to determine the favorite choices of the viewing public.

The home of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), will re-open May 1 with limited hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for Monday-Friday. The hours will be kept through May 15. Starting May 16, normal hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm will resume. Browse through the displays of paintings, photography, woodwork, jewelry, glass mosaics, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind cards. All displayed artwork is available for purchase.

Due to these uncertain times for gatherings, please check the Art Guild website for the most current information: or the Facebook page:

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Succulent Planters

  • May 7, 2020 — May 13, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Kids & family

$12 - All Ages - 30-40 minute Recorded Demo available on Friday, May 15

Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: May 13th @ Noon

Calling all plant lovers! Want to make an adorable little home for your favorite succulents? Well join us for this fun on-line class just in time for spring planting. By learning simple handbuilding techniques make a unique pot and base to give your succulents the pizzaz they deserve. Amanda will provide video demonstrations and written instructions and KAFCC will provide all materials, tools and firings needed to complete this lovely little planter! This class does require pick-up and drop off of materials and access to a computer!


Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Animal Plaques

  • May 7, 2020 — May 13, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Kids & family

$12 - All Ages - 30-40 Minute Recorded Instruction available on Friday, May 15

Instructor: Emily Webb
Registration Deadline: May 13th @ Noon

Great for Kids & Adults! Keep creating with this clay animal plaque class! This cute project is for kids and adults alike! Make it a family night activity or something to do on a rainy spring day during our "safer at home" time. We'll provide you with everything you need to complete an animal of your choice, including clay, templates, and under glazes to decorate! We'll fire and glaze the plaques with a clear glaze once you return them to the studio. This class requires that you can pick-up materials from KAFCC and have access to a computer.


Nourish Knoxville: Market Square Farmers' Market

  • May 2, 2020 — December 19, 2020

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

COVID-19 UPDATE: the Market Square Farmers’ Market will be temporarily relocated to Mary Costa Plaza by the Civic Coliseum. While at Mary Costa, our hours on both Wednesday and Saturday will be 9 am – 1 pm, with the 9 am – 10 am reserved for at-risk shoppers. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more details about the COVID-19 safety protocols in place at our markets.

Dates and Hours:
May 2 – November 21, 2020
Wednesdays/Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM

December 5, 12, & 19, 2020
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market. 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.

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: COVID-19 Program

  • May 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours have created the highest level of enjoyment. With the hard times we are facing as a country, we feel that entertainment IS 100% essential. Getting out of the house, enjoying the outdoors with loved-ones is extremely beneficial to personal health.
With this being said, we have decided to adjust our Tours operation so we can offer service to the public, while also maintaining social distancing requirement.
Public Tours are postponed till social distancing requirements are lifted. (RESCHEDULES will be available once social distancing requirements are lifted.)
Private Tours will be offered for “Households” and social circles. (We have decided to offer these events to individuals who spend time in close proximity of each other.) This is a great solution for slowing the spread of the virus while also offering activities that can bring enjoyment to families in the community.

Information: 865-377-9677 or

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Virtual Studio

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Kids & family and Music

We are here to motivate and train our artists to progress and grow as dancers and musicians. The site includes weekly classes, bonus exercises and materials.

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions

  • May 1, 2020 — December 20, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Jam sessions offered throughout the week at various locations, for beginners and experienced alike! Check for locations and times

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.

Knoxville Asian Festival: Year of the Mouse 5K & 1 Mile Virtual Run

Category: Festivals & special events, Health & wellness and Kids & family

As an athlete, we appreciate the efforts you make to train and your commitment to maintaining a health and fitness routine. And now let’s channel that energy to create the most fun virtual run experience ever!

The race is part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the United States every May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout United States.

The mission of the Asian Culture Center of TN is to invest in the Greater Knoxville Community and East Tennessee and promote cultural diversity by bringing families together to experience the richness and beauty of a diverse culture. Thus, this 5K race strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle.
Asian Culture Center of TN Web site:

Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020

  • May 1, 2020 — August 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Although the installation of this exhibition has been delayed due to COVID-19, works are available now (and are for sale)! Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.

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