Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens open this week

Susan EspirituOur Town Neighbors

The community is invited to the Dogwood Trails & Gardens Ribbon-Cutting & Community Celebration on Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5-7:30 p.m. at Sequoyah Hills Dogwood Trail, Talahi Park, 1034 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include city officials at 5 p.m. followed by a free community block party with food vendors, live music and a maker market.

The 2024 Dogwood Trails open April 1-30, covering more than 90 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout Knoxville.

Since 1955, The Dogwood Arts Trails and Gardens, open gardens and camera sites have invited visitors to drive, walk or bike the trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime.

Dogwood Arts is celebrating the 69 years of blooming trails by featuring the Trails of West Knoxville this year: Sequoyah Hills, Westmoreland, Deane Hill, West Hills and Farragut.

The Dogwood Arts Trails is the precursor to the The Dogwood Arts Festival, taking place April 26-28 in World’s Fair Park. The event will feature 100 fine art vendors, live art demonstrations and workshops, a culinary arts tent, over 40 live performances, food vendors, plant and flower sales, blooming beer gardens, a maker market and free activities for the entire family.

The festival has been one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville and now The Dogwood Arts Festival has been voted the No. 3 out of 20 Best Art Festival nationwide in the 2024 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Poll.

Charles and Deb Henry have a long history of volunteering and working on the Dogwood Arts and Trails committees. Chuck served on the board at one time and has been the trail chair. They love this time of year in their neighborhood on the trail as the flowers and trees welcome this beautiful season.

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