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DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
APRIL 26-28, 2024 | WORLD'S FAIR PARK

  • Voted #1 Festival in Knoxville according to CityView Magazine's 2022 Best of the Best Readers Poll
  • Named the #2 Best Dogwood Festival in the U.S. according to Travel Awaits (2023)
  • Awarded Best Festival according to Tennessee Magazine's Best of Tennessee Reader's Choice Awards (2022)

Established in 1961, the Dogwood Arts Festival is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville! The festival is held on the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and features over 100 fine art vendors, live music, entertainment, children's activities, food & beverage vendors, and more.

FESTIVAL HOURS:

  • FRIDAY: 10AM - 7PM 

  • SATURDAY: 10AM - 7PM 

  • SUNDAY: 10AM - 5PM

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FINE ART

VENDORS

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GENERAL VENDORS

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MOBILE FOOD VENDORS

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EMERGING MAKERS

TENT

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PERFORMING ARTS

2024 ARTIST & VENDOR APPLICATIONS

2023 ARTIST DIRECTORY

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NEW IN 2023:
EMERGING MAKERS TENT

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH 10AM-5PM

  • WORLD'S FAIR PARK AMPHITHEATRE

The Emerging Makers Tent is a new initiative at the Dogwood Arts Festival to support emerging local and regional makers. This opportunity was developed to provide a supportive environment for makers to gain practical experience selling their artwork at a professional craft fair. Thirty vendors were juried into the event.

The Emerging Makers Tent will be open on the final day of the 2023 Dogwood Arts Festival on the stage in the World's Fair Park Amphitheater! Featuring 30 local & regional artists, this space was developed to provide a supportive environment for Makers to gain practical experience selling their artwork at a professional craft fair. 

NEW IN 2023:
A TASTE OF REAL GOOD KITCHEN
APRIL 29TH: 10AM-2PM | 3-6PM

APRIL 30TH: 11AM-4PM


Dogwood Arts is excited to partner with Real Good Kitchen to showcase the culinary arts at the 2023 Dogwood Arts Festival! You're invited to experience 'A Taste of Real Good Kitchen:' featuring 12 local food entrepreneurs — from Authentic Ghanaian cuisine and fresh pasta to chicken + waffles, bao buns, and chilaquiles — there's something to inspire every palette! $35 tickets include tastings from 5 participating vendors during a particular time frame. 


VENDORS INCLUDE:

  1. Pastabilities

  2. Empanada Mama/D'Lish Bakery

  3. Irvey’s Ice Cream

  4. Mima’s Thai

  5. Knox Bodegas

  6. Kandillige

  7. NeverFull Waffles

  8. SoothSayer Teahouse

  9. Butter From The Block

  10. Taps Tacos

  11. Mama Lana's Kitchen

  12. Silver Queen Kitchen

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LOCATION

World's Fair Park

963 Worlds Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

The 2023 Dogwood Arts Festival will take place at World's Fair Park in Downtown Knoxville, TN. There will be fine art vendors, food trucks, and children's activities on the Performance Lawn. New this year: on Saturday & Sunday, there will be live music, dance performances, and more in the Amphitheatre Stage plus local Makers and community organizations along the waterfront. 

PARKING:

World's Fair Park Drive will remain open throughout the event for easy drop-offs and pick-ups right at the Festival Gate. There is also a FREE trolley from Downtown Garages with a stop on Clinch Avenue right around the corner from the Festival Gate - make sure you hop on the ORANGE LINE. For more info about the trolley CLICK HERE.

 

With 37 parking lots and garages – many with free weeknights and weekends – Downtown Knoxville has plenty of options close to World's Fair Park for you to park. Click the button below to plan your trip! World's Fair Park Drive will also remain open throughout the festival for drop-offs/pick-ups close to the entry gate. Visit Parkopedia.com or download the Parkopedia app. Enter "Knoxville" when prompted to enter a city or place.

DAF PARKING

WHERE

TO STAY?

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Combining luxurious comfort with quiet sophistication, Crowne Plaza Downtown Knoxville offers a home away from home in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. Their prime location is just minutes from the Festival site and steps away from bustling Market Square where you'll enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars, and retail stores. Tasteful decor, a peaceful atmosphere, and superior service combine to provide you with an exceptionally memorable stay in downtown.

SPONSORED BY

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FESTIVAL TEAM

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SHANNA BROWNING

Festival Co-Chair

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BROOKE CARPER

Festival Co-Chair

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