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DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
APRIL 25-27, 2025 | WORLD'S FAIR PARK

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 & Saturday: 10AM - 7PM 

  • Sunday: 10AM - 5PM

  • Voted #3 Best Art Festival in the Country according to USA Today's 2024 Reader's Poll
  • 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)
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LOCATION

World's Fair Park

963 Worlds Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

The Dogwood Arts Festival takes place annually at World's Fair Park in Downtown Knoxville, TN. There will be 100+ fine art vendors, food trucks, and children's activities on the Performance Lawn. Saturday & Sunday will include live music, dance performances, and more on 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.

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DAF PARKING
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Real Good Kitchen Tasting Tent

Experience 'A Taste of Real Good Kitchen:' featuring 7 local food entrepreneurs — from North African and Thai cuisine to charcuterie and plant-based brisket — there's something to inspire every palette! The RGK Tasting Tent will be open from 11AM-6PM. Regular festival hours are 10AM-7PM.

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THE MAKER EXPERIENCE: DAILY WORKSHOPS

We're partnering with the Maker City & KnoxMakers on a brand new activation space at the Dogwood Arts Festival called the Maker Experience - which will include a series of hands-on workshops throughout the weekend! Click the link below for more information about each workshop and to purchase tickets (workshops are $10 each and have limited seating). 

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Salves & Balms

The Chicken Librarian

Fri: 11AM

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Sewing Monsters

Monsters Made with Love

Sat: 3PM

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Block Printing

Relay Ridge

Fri: 1PM

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Stool Making

KnoxMakers

Sat: 5PM

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Sashiko Basics

Wabi Wear Repair

Fri: 3PM

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Crochet Dogwoods

KnoxMakers

Sun: 11AM

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Terrarium Creation

Plush Moon Terrarium

Fri: 5PM

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Candle Making

Flower Fire

Sun: 1PM

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Candle Making

Verba Candle

Sat: 11AM

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Fire Cider Making

Happy Little Herbs

Sun: 3PM

Maker Experience

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 (within walking distance) 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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