Here in East Tennessee, there are events worth celebrating all year long. That’s why our area-wide calendar is full of annual festivals, fairs and dozens of special and seasonal events. Celebrate our musical and cultural heritage, the changing of the seasons and the beauty of the great outdoors. Best of all, many of the festivals and events in Tennessee are filled with old-fashioned entertainment that’s fun for the whole family. Use the calendar search below to find unforgettable East Tennessee events for your vacation or getaway.
Chinese Lantern Festival3301 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914
Knoxville’s first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival features more than 30 larger-than-life lantern displays with over 1,000 LED light components. The displays are constructed on-site by dozens of Chinese artisans who travel across the world to keep this century old tradition alive. In addition to the light displays, the festival will feature stage performances by Chinese acrobats and Chinese folk art demonstrations. There will also be various children's activities and food and drinks available.