Downtown Knoxville offers holiday activities amid school break, family travel

The final countdown to Christmas has started, and Downtown Knoxville has fun, family-friendly activities for all to enjoy as schools dismiss and relatives return home for the holidays. “There are so many ways to make merry memories with loved ones in Downtown Knoxville,” said Michele Hummel, executive director of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. “We are proud to offer activities for … Read More

Magical elves, festive flavors and holidays happenings come to Downtown Knoxville

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Downtown Knoxville with immersive experiences for residents and visitors of all ages, including the return of The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure, Peppermint Trail, ice skating, seasonal shopping and more – and it all starts Nov. 25. “It’s the most wonderful time of year in Downtown Knoxville,” said Michele Hummel, … Read More

Downtown Knoxville hosts ‘Wicked Cool’ costume contest through Halloween

Show off your haunting Halloween style in Downtown Knoxville for a chance to win prizes as part of “Wicked Cool,” a collection of experiences bringing chills and thrills to the city center this month. Now through Oct. 31, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance is hosting a costume contest and rewarding the best-dressed participants with gift cards from local businesses. To enter, … Read More

‘Wicked Cool’ experiences coming to Downtown Knoxville through Oct. 31

Something is brewing in Downtown Knoxville this Halloween season with “Wicked Cool” photo opportunities, activities and specials returning to the city center for a frighteningly fun and family-friendly time. Through Oct. 31, Market Square, Gay Street, the Old City and other downtown areas will transform into a “Wicked Cool” world of startling spiders, floating ghosts, hidden black cats and eerie … Read More

Where’s Waldo? scavenger hunt returns to Downtown Knoxville

Knoxvillians might have wondered, “Where’s Waldo?” over the past couple of summers. For the first time since 2019, the sneaky literary character will be hiding inside downtown merchants in his signature stripes, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance has announced. The fifth annual scavenger hunt is happening July 1-31 with a record-number of merchants participating. More than three dozen downtown shops, restaurants, … Read More

Peppermint treats – and prizes – are coming to Downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville’s favorite holiday festivities are returning on Nov. 26. Residents and visitors of all ages will enjoy an immersive holiday experience, including a new twist on the popular Peppermint Trail, seasonal photo opportunities and more merry activities for the entire family. “We are transforming Downtown Knoxville into a winter wonderland with fun activities and sights for both residents and … Read More

Downtown Knoxville celebrates Halloween with ‘Wicked Cool’ costume contest

Don your best Halloween look in Downtown Knoxville and have a chance to win a prize as part of Wicked Cool, a collection of experiences bringing chills and thrills to the city center this month. Now through Oct. 31, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance encourages Halloween lovers to submit their costumed photos taken on Gay Street with the Tennessee Theatre sign … Read More

Downtown Knoxville features ‘Wicked Cool’ experiences Oct. 15-31

Downtown Knoxville is gearing up for a fun-filled and family-friendly Halloween season with Wicked Cool, a collection of spooky experiences that will bring chills and thrills to the city center. From Oct. 15-31, Market Square, Gay Street, the Old City and surrounding areas will have a “Wicked Cool” atmosphere with 3D installations, scary spiders, haunting ghosts and spooky lighting. “There … Read More

As new school year starts, Downtown Knoxville businesses announce job opportunities

More than 50 businesses in downtown Knoxville are hiring as college students start the new school year. The Downtown Knoxville Alliance has compiled a list of opportunities on its website for those seeking the flexibility and convenience of working in the city center. “Just like the university, Downtown Knoxville is open for business,” said Michele Hummel, executive director of the … Read More

Fireflies light up the nights in Market Square

Downtown Knoxville celebrates spring with Firefly Nights, an enchanting new light installation that adds a bit of sparkle to the trees of Market Square. Inspired by the synchronous fireflies that attract thousands of visitors to Elkmont and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park every spring, Firefly Nights includes more than 12,000 lights that “flash” from sunset to sunrise through the … Read More