Dogwood Arts Festival 50th Anniversary

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Dogwood Arts Festival 50th Anniversary

Posted: 04/07/2010
On Wednesday, Mayor Haslam presented a proclamation to the Dogwood Arts Festival declaring the month of April as Dogwood Arts Festival Month.

The Dogwood Arts Festival was created in 1961 to showcase the natural beauty Knoxville is blessed with each spring.

The Dogwood Arts Festival's perennial return is a tradition that East Tennessee has grown to cherish.

It is a celebration of the region’s natural beauty as well as its rich cultural and artistic offerings in all their vast varieties.

From art fairs to Americana music concerts, outdoor sculptures to open gardens in full bloom, each Festival-goer can create his or her own aesthetic adventure.

There are activities for artists and art-appreciators of all ages, so bring the whole family out to play.

Just follow the pink-dotted trail!

A few favorite Dogwood Arts Festival events of note include the following:


April 7-25 - Dogwood Trails & Open Gardens
April 9-11 - Market Square Art Fair
April 16-18 - Rhythm 'N Blooms
April 17-18 - Chalk Walk at Market Square and Krutch Park
April 18 - Historic Fourth & Gill Tour of Homes
April 23 - Dogwood Parade