Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Spring Craft Fair

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Kids, family and Science, nature

11 AM - 5 PM

Join us for a day of creativity and community at Marble Springs' Spring Craft Fair! Explore unique handmade treasures from talented artisans, experience interactive activities, and savor delicious bites from local food vendors. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon! This event will take place outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of our arboretum! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support local artists and find one-of-a-kind creations! Best of all, admission is FREE!

Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076,

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale

  • April 13, 2024

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Most books $2 or less! Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library

Upcoming Sales
Karns Branch: April 13, 10:00-5:00
Sequoyah Branch: April 27, 10:00-5:00
Halls Branch: May 3-4, 10:00-5:00
Bearden Branch: May 10-11, 10:00-5:00
Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park: May 18, 10:00-3:00

Holleroo Street Fair

  • April 13, 2024
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events

Holleroo Street Fair, Saturday, April 13, 10:00 AM-11:00 PM on N. Central Street.

Twice a year, the historic streets of Happy Holler in Knoxville burst into life with the vibrant energy of Holleroo, a cherished community event that embodies the spirit of this unique neighborhood. As they stroll through the bustling streets, visitors are greeted by a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and smells. Local vendors proudly display their handmade crafts and artisanal goods, while food trucks tempt passersby with tantalizing aromas of barbecue, tacos, and funnel cakes. The air resonates with laughter and lively chatter as families and friends gather to revel in the festive atmosphere. Against the backdrop of historic buildings, live music fills the air, further enriching the sense of celebration. Holleroo is a joyful celebration of community, culture, and the rich history of Happy Holler.

Holleroo ‘24, HHP24 LLC, 1207 N Central, Knoxville, TN 37917

Historic Ramsey House: Regency Tea Party

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and History, heritage

You are invited to a Regency Tea Party, Saturday, April 13th, at Historic Ramsey House.

Have you dreamed of stepping into the enchanting worlds of Bridgerton or Sanditon? Here's your chance! Join us on April 13th for an unforgettable journey back in time at the Historic Ramsey House during our Regency Tea event! Indulge in a tea party like no other, featuring a selection of exquisite teas, scrumptious sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and more. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere with special presentations and delightful company. Whether you come dressed in your finest Regency attire or opt for a more casual look, you're sure to have a splendid time. Don't let this extraordinary experience pass you by!

Tickets are available now at

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

WDVX: KidStuff LIVE with Ajeet Khalsa & Alex Pulsipher

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Music

Bring the kids for a free show with host Sean McCullough and special guests Ajeet Khalsa (Yoga for Families) & Alex Pulsipher

Be a part of our live audience at 10am at Visit Knoxville. It's fun for the whole family!

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029,

Social Dance Knoxville: April Dance Party

  • April 13, 2024

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events and Meetup

Our dance party this month will be Saturday, April 13th at Champion Ballroom Center of Knoxville. The cost will be $15 per person. Water and light snacks are provided. A group class is included in admission, and will begin at 6pm. The dance party will start at 7pm and end at 9pm. If you have a Facebook account, be sure to RSVP and share on Facebook. You do not have to RSVP to attend our parties, and you do not need a partner.
4028 Papermill Drive, Knoxville

Knoxville LEGO® User Group: 3rd annual Brick Blast

  • April 13, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

The show will feature almost exclusively custom LEGO builds of all scales and sizes. FREE admission and parking!

Family friendly fun for all ages with brick built displays, interactive build areas, scavenger hunt, games and vendors.

10 AM - 4 PM at Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville

The Bottom: Cicely Hill Exhibition Reception

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Our exhibiting artist for the month of April is Cicely Hill, you can join us on the second Saturday of the month (4/13) for the exhibition reception! 4-6 PM

Race, equality, and justice are at the forefront of Cicely's artistic expression. Using a variety of materials and mediums, sculptures, acrylic, sculpture, and print transfers, her artwork proposes questions and narratives that provide a platform for change. Learn more about Cicely and the exhibition reception:

865-444-5915 or
2340 East Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

TVUUC Gallery: Works by Pamela Salyer and Jack Retterer

  • April 12, 2024 — June 5, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Reception Friday, April 12, 2024, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Free and open to the public, Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday and 9:00-1:00 Sunday

Pamela Salyer: A View Through the Trees

This series uses mixed media (acrylic, collage, photo transfer) to explore the relationship between bare trees and their surroundings—how a tree, a group of trees, or even just a few branches, can change our perspective on the world around us. Pamela Salyer studied with UK’s Open College of the Arts and was juried in as a member of the Art Gallery in 2017. She has been part of many juried exhibits in the Knoxville area, including the Arts & Culture Alliance National Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Arts in the Airport, and The District Gallery’s “The Big Tiny Show.”

Jack Retterer

Jack Retterer says his goal as an artist is simple: “Use photography to help others experience and understand life more deeply and more completely by making it easier to ‘stop and smell the roses.’” He maximizes the emotional impact in his photography to increase the viewer’s awareness. Retterer is a fine art photographer, teacher and poet. His American Impressionist style photography and large canvas prints have been displayed at the Art Market Gallery, the Arts & Culture Alliance, Arts at the Airport, and many other locations in East Tennessee. He is an active member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee.

Fountain City Art Center: Members Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring a variety of media by local artists.
Reception: Fri Apr 12, 6:30-8 PM with awards at 7 PM

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

UT Arboretum Society: 57th Spring Plant Sale

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s 57th Spring Plant Sale will take place on April 12th and 13th. The public sale will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the UT Arboretum at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Hwy. 62) in Oak Ridge. The Society’s “Members Only” sale will be on Friday evening, April 12th from 4-7 p.m.

Society memberships or membership renewals may be purchased on Friday evening for this “early bird” shopping opportunity. By joining UTAS on Friday night, people can enjoy the membership benefit of having the first pick of our beautiful selection of plants, some of which sell out that evening. Checks, cash and credit cards will be accepted.
Tennessee Naturescapes from Clinton, Riverdale Nursery from Knoxville and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville will be offering a large and varied selection of shrubs, native plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable starts, berries and brambles.

Each nursery will be featuring special plants. East Fork Nursery will feature four native azaleas new to the sale in limited numbers: Bob's Choice Yellow, Auburn Orange, Pink Peppermint Stripe and Coleman's Sunshine. They will also feature one new conifer, Chamaecyparis thyoides ‘Red Velvet’ and an evergreen azalea, Venus' Baby. Tennessee Naturescapes will feature Elderberries in quart and gallon pots. Riverdale Nursery will be featuring the re-introduction of some old-fashioned hydrangeas that they are bringing back into cultivation. These include Michael Dirr’s Hydrangea serrata ‘Painter’s Palette’, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Jogasaki’ and Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ and many more! Riverdale will also feature beautiful White Lady Banks Roses.

UT Arboretum Society members will be on hand to help answer questions and to help load plants. We will also have our red wagons available to help you in loading your plants. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to

The District Gallery: Colorful Conversations with Pamela Padgett and Karen Philpott

  • April 12, 2024 — April 13, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday, April 12 from 5-8, Opening of Colorful Conversations by Pamela Padgett & Karen Philpott
The District Gallery is thrilled to present "Colorful Conversations," a two-person exhibition by Pamela Padgett & Karen Philpott. This show features large landscapes by both artists. Pam’s work is a celebration of color, creating light and shadow with moody hues and vibrant shades. Karen’s work is a contrasting combination of line work and delicate brushstrokes that capture the peaceful views that surround us.

Join us Friday, April 12 from 5-8 for cocktails and live jazz by Nashville based composer, producer and pianist, Will Padgett. We are excited to explore these colorful conversations between artists and lifelong friends.

Saturday, April 13 from 1-4, Demo & Discussion by Pamela Padgett & KarenPhilpott
Join us Saturday, April 13 from 1-4 for a two-person demo & discussion. Karen & Pam will be walking viewers through the show paintings as well as at their easels for a dual demonstration.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452,

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