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festival on the fourth
Festival on the Fourth
Held at the World's Fair Park, Festival on the Fourth offers a wide variety of family fun, including entertainment, activities, and treats. Festival on the Fourth activities begin at 2 p.m. with a Salute to Our Troops. Bluegrass bands begin entertaining at 4:15 p.m. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Symphony Festival Choir takes to the main stage at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:35 p.m. Food and beverages are available throughout the park.

525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite
 
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Greekfest
Greekfest is an annual festival sponsored by Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. In the Greek tradition, members of the 250-family church make and serve exquisite 'old country' dishes. Greekfest offers fabulous food, delectable desserts, live Greek music and folk dancing, and shopping/imported gifts from Greece. The festival is held annually in October for two and a half days.

4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 • Map ItWebsite
 
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Hola Festival
The Hola Festival is a day-long celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to the East Tennessee community. The festival, organized by HoLa Hora Latina, 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 more. The Hola Festival features Latino Countries Exhibits and the acclaimed Parade of Nations. The festival is a family event with free admission.

W. Depot Ave & N. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite
 
anvil shoot
July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot
The Museum of Appalachia's July 4th Celebration & Anvil Shoot recreates an old-fashioned Independence Day with the ever-dramatic anvil shoot, authentic old-time music, patriotic ceremonies, demonstrations of pioneer skills, and summertime picnic fare. The anvil shoot is always the highlight of the Museum's July 4th festivities. The earth literally shakes, and the deafening boom, it is said, can be heard as far as 15 miles away.

2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716 • (865) 494-7680 • Map ItWebsite
 
kuumba festival
Kuumba Festival
People from the U.S. and Africa come together to demonstrate the shared heritage of the African, African American and African Appalachian communities in diaspora and to show how this heritage is an integral part of the culture of this region. The Kuumba Festival ("kuumba" means creativity in Swahili) showcases visual arts, folk arts, dance, theater, music, storytelling, games and foods.

Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map It • (865) 217-6786 • Website
 
meadow lark music festival
Meadowlark Music Festival
The Meadow Lark Music Festival is a day of incredible Americana music at beautiful Ijams Nature Center, just minutes from the heart of downtown Knoxville. Hosted by Ijams and community radio station WDVX, Meadow Lark is a day of music, food, and local artists.

2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 • Map It • (865) 577-4717 • Website
 

mountain makins' festival
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Marty Carson
Mountain Makins'
This folk life festival celebrates the traditions of Appalachia, honoring the rich traditions of the past, and supports modern interpretations of those traditions. Over 50 juried crafters will showcase their work during the festival. You will have an opportunity to view and purchase fine art, folk art, pottery, baskets, photography, woodworking, bath products, jewelry, decorative painting, candles, and other hand-crafted items.

Visitors to this family-friendly event enjoy a variety of activities including two stages of mountain music, storytelling, prize-winning dancers, regional authors, children’s activities, and an abundance of good food.

The festival features a variety of mountain music including old time, bluegrass, Celtic, traditional gospel, dulcimer, and bagpipe. Prize-winning clogging teams, line dancers, and nationally recognized Tsoyaha Indian Dancers perform on Jackson Street.

A special feature is a live demonstration of traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, hide tanning, basket making, beekeeping, broom making, wood turning and and apple butter making. Sons of the Confederate Veterans form a Civil War display.

442 W. Second North St., Morristown, TN 37814 • Map It • (423) 581-4330 • Website
 
rossini festival
Rossini Festival
Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival brings a taste of Europe to East TN and celebrates the color, fun and excitement of opera and Italian culture. The festival combines two opera productions, art exhibitions, wine tastings, and a wide variety of other community events with a vibrant Italian Street Fair in which Knoxville’s Gay Street is transformed from a busy downtown thoroughfare to a festive European festival with six stages featuring a range of entertainment options, an upscale Artisan’s Market, the smells and tastes of authentic Mediterranean foods and beverages, and a special children’s area with entertainment, fun and games.

S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map It • (865) 524-0795 • Website
 
symphony in the park
Symphony in the Park
Symphony in the Park is Ijams Nature Center's largest fundraiser of the year and the nature center's longest running special event. The Knoxville Chamber Orchestra performs in the twilight of a summer evening, against the backdrop of natural beauty at Ijams as attendees dine on elegant gourmet fare set at a table under the stars. All proceeds benefited Ijams' quality environmental education programs, 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and care of the non-releasable animals.

2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 • Map It • (865) 577-4717 • Website
 
tennessee fall homecoming
Tennessee Fall Homecoming
Tennessee Fall Homecoming is an annual festival held at Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee. It has been called the country's most extensive and authentic American Cultural festival featuring hundreds of people engaged in old-time, pioneer, mountain, and rural activities, along with over 400 traditional folk, early country and bluegrass musicians.

2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716 • (865) 494-7680 • Map ItWebsite
 
 

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