Knoxville Festivals – Tennessee

Your festival event guide for the Knoxville, Tennessee Area, including Anderson, Blout, Knox and Sevier Counties.

Welcome to a comprehensive festival listing pagefor Knoxville, Tennessee and the greater area. Once area festivals are confirmed on the main Tennessee Festival Guide, they are copied over to this page to make it easier to plan your weekend festival adventures. Please keep in mind that you should not see area festivals that have been canceled or have not yet been confirmed.

Another area of Tennessee with a Festival Schedule Page is Nashville.

Festivals listed here include music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, town festivals, church festivals, cultural festivals and more, but they do not include craft shows, machinery shows, bazaars, county fairs and some other events. Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.


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2023 Knoxville Festival Schedule

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11/3 – Museum of Appalachia Fall Heritage Days II – Clinton
11/4 – Townsend Grains and Grits Festival – Townsend
11/4-11/5 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas I – Pigeon Forge

11/7-11/12 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas II – Pigeon Forge
11/9 – Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff – Gatlinburg
11/9-11/12 – Wonders of Light Christmas Village I – Pigeon Forge

11/13-11/19 – Lights Over Gatlinburg I – Gatlinburg
11/14-11/19 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas III – Pigeon Forge
11/17-11/19 – Wonders of Light Christmas Village II – Pigeon Forge

11/20-11/26 – Lights Over Gatlinburg II – Gatlinburg
11/21-11/26 (Closed 11/23) – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas IV – Pigeon Forge
11/22-11/26 – Fantasy of Trees – Knoxville
11/22-11/26 – Gatlinburg Festival of Trees – Gatlinburg
11/24-11/26 – Wonders of Light Christmas Village III – Pigeon Forge

11/27-12/3 – Lights Over Gatlinburg III – Gatlinburg
11/28-12/3 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas V – Pigeon Forge


12/4-12/10 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas VI – Pigeon Forge
12/4-12/10 – Lights Over Gatlinburg IV – Gatlinburg

12/11-12/17 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas VII – Pigeon Forge
12/11-12/17 – Lights Over Gatlinburg V – Gatlinburg

12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas VIII – Pigeon Forge
12/18-12/24 – Lights Over Gatlinburg VI – Gatlinburg

12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas IX – Pigeon Forge
12/25-12/31 – Lights Over Gatlinburg VII – Gatlinburg
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration – Gatlinburg

I’m going to stop listing events on this page in 2024.

You can always find these festival on the State Festival Guide.

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