Dogwood Arts Festival starts today

Shannon HerronDowntown, Our Town Outdoors

The Dogwood Arts Festival starts today (4/26/24) and runs through Sunday at 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 are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. until 5.

This link takes you to the festival website where vendors (and vendor locations) are listed.

Admission is free but brings some cash for food and vendors.

Maker workshops, for instance, will run throughout the festival. Registration is $10 per session. Register here.

A Taste of Real Good Kitchen’ 

Dogwood Arts is excited to partner with Real Good Kitchen to showcase the culinary arts at the 2024 Dogwood Arts Festival!

Real Good Kitchens = real good food

You’re invited to experience A Taste of Real Good Kitchen, featuring seven 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 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 only. Regular festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day.

Buy tickets online here.

  • Tastes from 4 vendors for $20
  • Tastes from all 7 vendors for $32

Vendors are:

  • Tarik’s North African: Za’atar chicken, couscous, veggies
  • AppeThai: Steamed chicken and mushroom dumplings with seasoned soy sauce
  • GraceCakeUS: Steamed buns and Kimbap
  • Silver Queen Kitchen: Charcuterie samplers with housemade snacks
  • Breezy’s Plant Powered: Plant-based brisket and a side
  • Smoaked & Irveys: Vanilla ice cream with Smoaked cherry syrup
  • Daddy D’s: Earnest’s banana pudding

Note: Tickets cannot be used at any other food vendors at the Dogwood Arts Festival and must be used within the specified time frame (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27).

Shannon Herron oversees marketing, communications and design services for the 18 annual events and programs of Dogwood Arts.


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