Looking for a great night on the town? Don’t worry if there isn’t a big festival going on — Market Square and the surrounding downtown area is constantly alive with events big and small to make every night out one to remember. Local artists, musicians, and storytellers can be found providing entertainment on the street or just off of it. Our restaurant scene is thrilling and lively, with everything from down-home cooking on a food truck to gourmet experiences just off the Square.


Market Square Knoxville Events for April and May 2018

Rhythm N Blooms Music Festival
April 6-8
Various Venues
Yearly music festival featuring a long list of local and regional bands!

Rossini Festival
April 14
Market Square
For it’s 17 year, the Rossini Festival will feature a full day of music (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as local crafts and artisans and a great selection of food! Free to the public.

Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk
April 21
Market Square
A street painting festival that turns Knoxville’s downtown sidewalks into a seemingly infinite canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists.

Dogwood Arts Festival
April 27-29
Market Square
More than 100 local and regional juried artists exhibiting and selling their original work as well as children activities, live performers, and a selection of colorful flower markets filled with live blooming plants, herbs, flowers, and trees.

April 28
Knoxville Botanical Gardens
EarthFest is an annual Earth Day celebration with several green objectives: provide family-friendly (pets included) environmental education, support our sustainable local marketplace, showcase responsible environmental leadership, and demonstrate low- to zero-waste principles.