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DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL

APRIL 23-25, 2021 | WORLD'S FAIR PARK

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 23: 10AM-7PM*

    • *10AM-12PM reserved for the elderly and immunocompromised​

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 24: 10AM-7PM

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 25: 10AM-5PM

Established in 1961, the Dogwood Arts Festival is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville! Following a year of virtual events, the Festival will return IN-PERSON to World’s Fair Park April 23rd - 25th! Festival organizers have been working closely with the City of Knoxville and following Knox County Health Department guidelines to bring this important springtime event back to downtown while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved. 
 
The festival will move to the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and will feature 75 art vendors working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more. The Dogwood Arts Festival provides an important opportunity for professional artists to sell their work–an opportunity that was sorely missed last year. 
The Dogwood Arts Festival is free to attend, although you will have to reserve a ticket online prior to the event.

ONLINE ARTIST DIRECTORY

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LOCATION

Why make the move to World's Fair Park? We are working closely with the City of Knoxville to plan an event that follows all health and safety guidelines for large gatherings. Greater in size than two football fields, the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park provides ample space for attendees and vendors to safely social distance. There is a strict capacity limit and guests will be required to reserve a free ticket online prior to the event. Tickets are available in two-hour increments and there will be a designated period on Friday morning for elderly and immunocompromised attendees. 

World's Fair Park

963 Worlds Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

PARKING:

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss live music from local favorites on two stages during the festival. We're working with Born & Raised Productions to keep you entertained all weekend long! Musicians will be safely distanced from attendees. Attendees will be required to maintain at least 6' from those not in their party. 

 
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SPONSORED BY:

FRIDAY 4/23

JASMINE HOISINGTON

12-12:30PM

HALEY LABELLE

1-1:30PM  

KELSI WALKER

1:30-2PM

REDD

2-2:30PM / 4-4:30PM

PALE ROOT

2:30-3PM / 5:30-6PM

EVIE ANDRUS

3-3:30PM / 4:30-5PM

ZACK MILES

3:30-4PM / 5-5:30PM

SATURDAY 4/24

MATT MORELOCK

12-12:30PM / 1:30-2PM

TWICEGOOD

1-1:30PM / 3:30-4PM

THRIFT STORE COWBOYS

2-2:30PM / 4:30-5PM

BRIAN CLAY

2:30-3PM / 4-4:30PM

GRADY MILLIGAN

3-3:30PM

ADEEM THE ARTIST

5-5:30PM

MARLEE HART

5:30-6PM

SUNDAY 4/25

SCHOOL OF ROCK

12-12:30PM / 2-2:30PM

BRANDON GRAHAM

1:30-2PM / 3-3:30PM

TRAVIS BIGWOOD & THE LONESOME DOVES

2:30-3PM / 3:30-4PM

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.

FESTIVAL FAQ

Your one-stop shop for all things festival related. Browse the list below of frequently asked questions and give us a call at (865) 637-4561 if you still have questions! If it's during festival weekend, sending a message via social media will be the quickest way to get a response. 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

  • There are thousands of parking spots within just a few blocks of World's Fair Park (37 parking lots and garages). Visit Parkopedia.com or download the Parkopedia app. Enter "Knoxville" when prompted to enter a city or place to find the perfect spot! World's Fair Park Drive will also remain open throughout the festival for drop-offs/pick-ups close to the entry gate.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

  • This event is rain or shine, however we will have to close in the event of inclement weather (thunderstorms, etc.).

DOES MY CHILD NEED A TICKET?

  • Yes, every person entering the festival grounds must have a ticket.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?

  • Yes, there will be several food trucks/vendors on-site as well as a beer garden with craft beer, wine, and specialty cockails.

WHAT IF YOUR'RE SOLD OUT OF TICKETS FOR THE ONLY TIME I CAN COME?

WHERE IS THE ENTRANCE?

  • The only entrance is at the gate on Worlds Fair Park Drive (963 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916).

PROHIBITED ITEMS?

  • No camping chairs, weapons of any kinds, alcohol, skateboards, skates, scooters. Pets are discouraged.

PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS

Dogwood Arts is committed to prioritizing the health and wellness of our community.  The following protocols will be in place to keep our staff, attendees, and volunteers safe and reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 spread in our community:

  • Masks are required for all patrons over the age of 12 and must remain on throughout the event unless guests are seated in the concession area

  • Temperature checks and COVID-19 symptom screenings will be required for all staff, volunteers, and vendors before each shift 

  • Hand washing/sanitizing stations will be available throughout the festival lawn

  • Ground markers will be installed anywhere a line may form to encourage physical distancing 

  • Food and beverage service will be confined to a specific area where attendees will be required to sit while eating and drinking

  • High traffic areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitized

  • All tents and tables will be separated by a minimum of 6ft on all sides

  • Performers will be at least 12ft from the audience​

 

Please follow CDC/Health Department recommendations as you decide whether to participate in events. As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check our website for updates.
 

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FESTIVAL TEAM

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SHANNA BROWNING

2021 Festival Co-Chair

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BROOKE CARPER

2021 Festival Co-Chair

KATE CREASON

Dogwood Arts Program Manager