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.


Events in March 2017

L’Amour Duvin
March 4 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Knoxville Museum of Art
Gala, dinner, and auction fundraiser

Mardi Growl
March 4 – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Old City, Market Square
Dog lovers rejoice: Mardi Growl is back! An annual Downtown event for dogs and their owners throughout Knoxville, visitors to Mardi Growl will be able to follow the Dog Parade starting from Willow Avenue all the way to Market Square, where a pet party to remember will go down. Costumes strongly encouraged! Mardi Growl benefits the Young-Williams Animal Center.

6th Annual Circus Extravangaza: Adventures in Neverland
March 10 – 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM; March 11 – 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM; March 12 – 2:00 PM
Pelissippi Clayton Performing Arts Center
See all your favorite Peter Pan characters in a setting you’d never expect! Trapeze, stilts, juggling, and more bring great fun to all ages, featuring local-grown talent — including fan favorite Cuddles the Tiger!

Lucky Kidney Run & Irish Fest
March 18 – 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Market Square
The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is the beneficiary of the annual Lucky Kidney Run! Reward yourself after the run with games, activities, and music at Market Square!

Marble City Opera Presents “La Traviata”
March 16, 17, 18 – 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike
In a special production of Verdi’s La Traviata, the audience will be as guests and onlookers to Violetta’s public affairs — and her private life. Limited seating is available, so be sure to act early to join us at Knoxville’s Historic Westwood Mansion!
Tickets may be purchased online at: www.MarbleCityOpera.com/tickets

Barley’s St Patrick’s Day 5k
March 19 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Barley’s/Old City
Head to the starting line at Barley’s Pizzeria and Taproom and get ready to participate in the best St Patrick’s Day 5k in Knoxville! All proceeds got o Emily’s Power For A Cure, raising funds for neuroblastoma research.