COMMUNITY FAMILY ARTS AND CULTURE
Dogwood Arts Festival, Apr 26 at 11 AM – Apr 28 at 9 pm, 58th Annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be in the heart of downtown Knoxville. This spring celebration features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults. For all events visit, dogwoodarts.com/calendar-of-events/
COMMUNITY EGGHUNT, Beardsley Farm, 1-3 pm. Sun, April 7
Dogwood Nature Trail Guided Walk Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:35 PM – 4:35 Pm. Knoxgarden.org.
SWOPERA: A Spoken Word Opera created by The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. 7:30 pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat. April 11-13 and 4 pm, Sunday, April 14. Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre, UT Campus. The Carpetbag Theatre’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Swopera tells a contemporary story of gentrification, one family’s efforts to save their business. The text is delivered in spoken word poetry and rhyme, accompanied by elements of hip-hop and soul. Directed by Steven and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp Sponsored by the Roy Cockrum Foundation.
Rossini Festival Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM – 10 pm, Knoxville Opera’s 18th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair, Sat, April 13, 10am to 9pm in Downtown Knoxville. A European-style pedestrian street mall featuring 100 local prominent artisans to shop from, amazing cuisine from dozens of food vendors, eleven(11) consecutive hours of live entertainment (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles), including 45 Live Performances, 750 performers, and four sound stages.
Egg Hunt! Knoxville First Church of God, 6708 Westland Dr. April 13th Saturday, 11:30 AM – 1:30 pm Free Lunch. We will also have a few inflatables for a little extra fun!
An Easter Party will be inside the church after the egg hunt where 12 brand new bicycles will be given away.
Community egg hunt at Harriet Tubman Park, Saturday, April 13. 15,000 plastic eggs stuffed with candy and prizes will be dropped by helicopter. Sponsored by Overcoming Believers Church and the City of Knoxville.
ZOO KNOXVILLE BIG EGG HUNT, Sat April 20, 8-9 am Hunt for eggs throughout the Zoo, meet some of our animals, and take a photo with the Easter Bunny! Special prizes for children who find one of the golden eggs! After your hunt, turn in your Easter Eggs for a chocolate bunny! There are limited tickets! Reserve tickets online in advance.
Knoxville Water Lantern Festival, Chilhowee Park, Sat, April 13, 2019 at 4:30 – 10 pm. Water Lantern Festival is the magic of lanterns lighting up the water. Tickets at www.WaterLanternFestival.com
7th Annual Hats in Bloom, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Knoxville Botanical Garden, Friday, April 12. Sip champagne mimosas at a seated lunch at the beautiful Knoxville Botanical Garden.
GIANT PUPPET PARADE, Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Line up at Walter Hardy Park to Paul Hogue Park on Wilson at Harrison St. In the event of incliment weather, festivities will be held at Phyllis Wheatley YWCA on Cruze St. Sponsored by Cattywampus Puppet Council.
THE MUSE (Monthly) 4th FRIDAY FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT, March 22. The Muse stays open late with free admission for you to enjoy the exhibit floor and planetarium shows. Limit 3 children per adult. First-come first-admitted, space is limited.
Coffee, Donuts & A Movie: Green Book, 10:30 am, Mon, April 8, Burlington Library, free senior event.
GAME NIGHT, Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Hwy. From 5:30-8 pm, 3rd Thursday monthly game night offers board games to Wii video games and has added PlayStation 4 and Robotics. Robotics kits and games provided, and you may also bring a favorite from home. No registration required. Light snacks will be provided. Fun for friends, neighbors and the whole family.