Purchase tickets now for Knoxville’s first-ever Dragon Lights Festival

Knoxville’s first-ever Dragon Lights Festival starts Friday, March 16, and tickets are available now for the spectacular display of larger-than-life lanterns at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center. The festival, which will be held March 16-April 22, will run from 5:30-10 p.m. each evening. Ticket prices range from $10.50 to $16.50, and event parking will be free. A box office at … Read More

First-time festival expected to bring tens of thousands to East Knoxville

Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center set to host five-week festival that has attracted 100,000+ attendees in similar markets Dragon Lights, Knoxville’s first-ever Chinese lantern festival, will take place in the Midway at Chilhowee Park from March 16-April 22, 2018. Featuring 40 larger-than-life lantern displays with thousands of light components, the displays are constructed on-site by dozens of Chinese artisans who … Read More

Misti Lewis named director of Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

SMG Knoxville has named Misti Lewis director of Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center. She will begin her new position Monday, Nov. 13. “Misti’s love of community and management and leadership skills make her a great fit as director at one of Knoxville’s most-beloved places,” said Mary Bogert, general manager of SMG Knoxville. Lewis served for the past year as accounting … Read More

Neighborhood-commissioned mural dedicated at Chilhowee Park

Thanks to the creativity and dedication of several East Knoxville neighborhood associations, a new mural was unveiled at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center on Friday, Sept. 9. This community-led project was funded by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the East Tennessee Foundation and the First Tennessee Foundation. Knoxville City Councilman Daniel Brown joined neighborhood association representatives, donors and … Read More