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
April 22, 2023
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Learn more about the Rossini Festival.
The Kuumba Festival (Kuumba means Creativity in Key Swahili) was started in 1989 by local Knoxville artists and community activists who were looking to showcase local African American art and artists for the sole purpose of sharing, educating and exposing rich cultural art forms to the Knoxville community. This free event gives African American Appalachian Arts Inc.(AAAA) an avenue to reach out and service the Greater Knoxville community through the offering of cultural arts activities.
June 24-26, 2023
Market Square, Morningside Park & Haley Heritage Square, Knoxville
Learn more about the Kuumba Festival.
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.
Since 1999, HoLa Hora Latina has celebrated the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America by inviting the community to share in live music, dancing, food and drinks, craft vendors, and educational activities for children. The annual event takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – November 15th)
Local vendors offer handmade, artisan crafts, art, home décor, apparel, jewelry, and other unique items authentic to Hispanic cultures. Draft beer is available while food vendors serve up homemade Latin American cuisine. Visitors may enjoy various performances by Latin jazz, rock, salsa, and traditional bands and dancers. Children can learn more about Spain and Latin America at the Hispanic Heritage Booths or enjoy a fun and educational activity at the children’s stage nearby. The community fair and sponsor section provide important information and fun activities to our Knoxville community.
2023 dates have not been set, typically in October
Saturday, 4-10 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
World's Fair Park Performance Lawn, Knoxville
$1 entry fee for those 12 years and older
Learn more about the HoLa Festival.