From humble origins as a small-town hub for buying produce, Knoxville’s Market Square has become the heart and soul of downtown Knoxville. Residents and visitors, young and old alike visit Market Square for dining, entertainment, shopping, and more, surrounded by great friends, friendly strangers, and new experiences.

Knoxville’s Market Square is always a destination. From regular events like First Friday to annual internationally recognized events like the famous Biscuit Festival, there’s always something to do with more right around the corner. Whenever you have time, however much time you have, you’re sure to have a great time at Market Square.

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Market Square has become a prime location for festivals and special events in Knoxville, whether they be annual extravaganzas or one-time affairs you don’t want to miss.


An array of top-tier restaurants await you on the Square and just off. Every cuisine you can imagine, from casual walk-in to formal black-tie for those special occasions, you’ll never grow bored with the fare at Market Square.


Market Square and the surrounding area is never more than a few days away from a new event. Local artists, musicians, and more provide entertainment on the Market Square or just off of it.


Market Square boasts destination stores and shops enticing enough that you won’t be able to resist going on a spree. Take home a memento or browse the unique offerings you won’t see elsewhere.


Knoxville’s Market Square started as a place for local farmers to share their produce with the locals, and it remains a prime location to get fresh, locally grown produce.


Downtown Knoxville has too much to do to see it all in one day. World-class lodging options in the heart of downtown let you relax and recharge between outings.