Spring Events

This is a joint venture between the Townsend Artisan Guild and Cades Cove Cellars.

Blount County
May 27, 2017

A variety of pottery vendors and live demonstrations.

Blount County
May 6, 2017

FREE admission and features over 40 artisans.

Blount County
April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017

This kid-friendly festival features storytelling, arts, crafts, music, science exploration, food and more!

Knox County
May 20, 2017

FREE 5 day event features guided hikes, field trips, hands-on workshops, children’s activities and more!

Sevier
May 9, 2017 - May 13, 2017

This festival offers plenty of food, music and free entry to the public. You can taste the competition food, with the purchase of a $10 “tasting spoon.”

Sevier
May 11, 2017

This weekend-long arts and crafts fair features culinary arts demonstrations, performing arts, artisan crafts with live demonstrations, food vendors and much more!

Knox County
April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

These FREE outdoor concerts are held on Market Square every Tuesday (8 pm – 10 pm) and Thursday (7 pm – 9 pm) evening in the spring and summer. Please note that city-owned parking garages are FREE after 6 pm.

Knox County
May 2, 2017 - August 29, 2017

For more information on this Alcoa 5K or to register for the event, please contact the Blount County Parks and Rec.

Blount County
April 8, 2017

This FREE family event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture,  features activities, story time, crafts, tours and more! The theme for this event is: the role of museums in the community.

Knox County
April 29, 2017

This fun and FREE festival features classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collie sheep-herding. There will also be animals on display including lamas, rabbits, sheep and goats.

Blount county
April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017

This event will be held at Talley Ho Inn.

Blount County
May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017

These events are held in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games held at Maryville College.

Blount County
May 21, 2017

This Smoky Mountain festival features arts and crafts vendors, clogging, live bluegrass, food vendors, a kid zone and more! The festival is FREE, but parking is $8/per car. Parking proceeds go to the Volunteer Fire Department.

Blount County
May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

This roaring event will feature classic cars, parts and accessories vendors, music and food vendors.

Sevier
May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017

This is Tennessee’s official BBQ championship competition. Don’t miss the excellent food, entertainment, and fun kid’s zone.

Sevier
May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Free admission to this craft show with a ton of vendors!

Sevier
April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Held at the Nawger Nob shopping area, this festival will feature dozens of arts and crafts vendors.

Blount County
May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017

This annual festival, held at the Talley Ho Inn, will feature a variety of stunning British Cars. Some years there have been over 150 cars!

Blount County
May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

A really RAD run that will dust you with multi-colored powder throughout the course.

Knox County
April 8, 2017

At this year-round monthly event, you can enjoy the late-night openings of local shops and art galleries. While your out, you can also delight in local street performances and/or grab some grub from one of downtown Knoxville’s many tasty restaurants.

Knox County
May 5, 2017 - March 2, 2018

This huge end-of-the-school-year concert features a variety of local artists. Admission is free to UT students. General admission tickets are $20/advance and $30/at the gate.

Knox County
April 28, 2017

Admission to this festival includes a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited samples of various flavors of beer and bourbon. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day.  $35/general admission,  $49/VIP admission

BBQ vendors will also be on-site, but food is not included in the admission price.

Knox County
May 20, 2017

A variety of educational programs and guided hikes throughout The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Sevier
April 11, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Bring your Bronco or Ford to this family-friendly festival hosted by the Talley Ho Inn. Throughout the weekend there will be organized games, contests, sight seeing drives, and more!

Blount County
April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Mustang show

Sevier
March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Come celebrate the art and heritage of quilting.

Sevier
March 21, 2017 - April 25, 2017

featuring entertainers, floats, music and food!

Sevier
May 5, 2017

This FREE opera inspired street festival features a variety of food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and opera performances.

Knox County
April 22, 2017

This awesome new festival will celebrate the rich logging history of Townsend. The festival’s main event will be the 2017 Southeastern College and University Lumberjack Competition! Yes, a real lumberjack competition!  There will also be live music, walking tours, historical discussions, food vendors, woodworking demonstrations and more!

Blount County
April 15, 2017

Proceeds from this event go towards supporting the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, especially the programs for school children.

Blount County
May 20, 2017

This weekend long music festival takes place at multiple venues along Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Bands include both national and local favorites.

Knox County
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Get a taste of downtown living by touring various lofts, condos, and apartments throughout downtown. Tickets are $25/per person.

Knox County
May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Come our and celebrate the rich history of Cades Cove at this FREE event.

Blount County
May 6, 2017

This FREE event at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture features activities, craft, tours and more! All kids will have the opportunity to work with clay and bring home their own work of art.

Knox County
May 6, 2017

This fun and FREE event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, is for parents and children ages infant to 4. Children will have the opportunity to examine masks from the museum and make a mask of their very own to take home.

Knox County
May 15, 2017
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