Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
The annual Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival is held each spring. Rossini Festival International Street Fair Highlights include:
-- 5 stages, with 50 hours of free entertainment by 700+ artists
-- YMCA FunZone on Market Square
-- Eagle Distributing Beer Garden
-- 100+ Artisans and Food Vendors
-- Welcome Ceremonies with Elected Official
-- Mini-recitals by KO's April 29 Puccini Gala Concert Guest Artists
-- Streamliner's Swing Orchestra free concert 8-10 pm at the Instrumental Music Stage
Typically in April
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Learn more about the Rossini Festival.
World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.
It shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees every single day, international days like World Refugee Day help to focus global attention on the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution. Many activities held on World Refugee Day create opportunities to support refugees.
June 20, 2024
Knoxville celebration location, exact date & time varies - check back closer to date
Learn more about World Refugee Day
Knoxville Asian Festival
The Asian Festival features authentic traditional food vendors representing Asian Cultures such as Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistani, and Vietnam. The Asian Culture Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the water fountain on the park lawn and ends at 10:30 a.m. at the Amphitheater stage. We are especially proud of the featured performance art that includes traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, and Philippine dance & music.
August 25-26, 2023
World's Fair Park, Knoxville
August 25 - 6 - 9 p.m. - VIP event
August 26 - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Learn more about the Knoxville Asian Festival.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church has celebrated its annual Greek Fest since 1977! Originally, the Knoxville Greek Fest was organized to introduce Greek food, culture, and dance to the local community. Greek Fest is one of the most popular events in Knoxville, attracting over 20,000 visitors over the weekend.
The festival features a variety of traditional dishes, dances, music, and more! In addition, the award winning Greek dancers train and compete annually in competitions around the country. There is also an introductory church tour for those wishing to learn more about the Greek Orthodox history and faith.
October 20-22, 2023
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
$3 - Day Pass; $5 - Weekend Pass
Learn more about Greek Fest.
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