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Mar. 01, 2024

Knoxville named No. 2 ‘Best Arts District’ in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 poll

Knoxville did it again! The city’s art district has been voted No. 2 “Best Arts District” nationwide in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 poll after ranking No. 4 in 2023. Twenty cities were nominated by expert panelists. Then, community
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Jan. 22, 2024

Knoxville again competing for ‘Best Arts District’ in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

A panel of industry experts and editors at USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has chosen Knoxville as a nominee for Best Arts District in its 2024 poll. This is the second consecutive year Knoxville has been nominated to join
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Dec. 18, 2023

Make holiday memories in Downtown Knoxville during school break, family travel

The final countdown to Christmas has started, and Downtown Knoxville has family-friendly activities for all to “unwrap” as schools dismiss and relatives return home for the holidays. “Spend your holiday break or gathering in Downtown Knoxville,” said Michele Hummel, executive
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Nov. 20, 2023

Holiday magic returns to Downtown Knoxville from Nov. 24-Jan. 7

Jingle all the way to Downtown Knoxville for this year’s holiday happenings. The festive fun includes the much-anticipated return of The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure scavenger hunt, delectable Peppermint Trail, ice skating, shopping and more. It all begins Nov.
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Nov. 01, 2023

First Friday ArtWalk celebrates 20 years of uplifting local artists, merchants

On Friday, Nov. 3, Downtown Knoxville merchants, along with local artists and makers, will recognize the 20th anniversary of downtown’s First Friday ArtWalk. The tradition started with a small group of Market Square businesses and has since been embraced by
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Oct. 23, 2023

Downtown Knoxville’s ‘Wicked Cool’ costume contest happening through Halloween

Downtown Knoxville Alliance is encouraging residents and visitors to carve out some time through Halloween to show off their costumes for the chance to win gift cards from local businesses. The costume contest is part of Wicked Cool, a collection
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Oct. 11, 2023

Wicked Cool experiences return to Downtown Knoxville through Oct. 31

Downtown Knoxville’s frighteningly fun Wicked Cool event returns with family-friendly Halloween activities and experiences to celebrate the spooky season through Oct. 31.Events and activities include an all-ages scavenger hunt, themed offerings at Downtown Knoxville businesses and a costume contest with
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Sep. 22, 2023

Downtown Knoxville reports two years of record growth

Year-over-year revenue is up nearly 20% from 2021 to 2022 After an impressive 64% rebound in revenue from 2020 to 2021, Downtown Knoxville has achieved another year of high growth, according to 2022 numbers. In comparison to an average of
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Aug. 29, 2023

Downtown Knoxville businesses on a ‘hiring spree’: Hundreds of jobs available

Sixty businesses in downtown Knoxville are hiring from front desk staff to back-of-house workers, with hundreds of opportunities available. Downtown Knoxville Alliance has a list of the openings, including those in restaurant, retail and the service industry, at downtownknoxville.org/hiring for
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Jun. 26, 2023

Where’s Waldo? Scavenger Hunt unfolds around every corner in Downtown Knoxville

Record number of businesses to participate Knoxvillians and visitors can solve the classic question of “Where’s Waldo?” this summer in Downtown Knoxville. The master of hide-and-seek returns to local merchants, thanks to the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, for the sixth annual
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