Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Mayor

Madeline Rogero
mayor@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knoxville is home to a rich culture and diverse people nestled together within a beautiful urban wilderness. Plentiful festivals provide locals and visitors with a taste of Knoxville's daily diversity in food, language, dance and song.


Arab Fest
https://www.facebook.com/arabfairatut
Food, craft vendors, children's activities, and demonstrations of Arabic music, dance, fashion, cooking, and much, much more. Admission is free and open to the public. Held on the UT Campus between Andy Holt Ave. and Volunteer Blvd. The festival is usually held in October.


Casa HoLa
http://www.holahoralatina.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/holaknoxville
Casa Hola at the Emporium. On First Fridays come celebrate the art, craft or work of a Latino artist member of HoLa. Once a month, Cinema at Casa HoLa features a Hispanic film (typically in Spanish with English subtitles), accompanied by a light meal or dessert typical of the country featured in the film and followed by commentary and conversation.

Emporium for the Arts
100 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


Centro Hispano de East Tennesseentro Hispano
www.centrohispanotn.org
Centro Hispano is a welcoming community center, serving as a source of essential information and as a gathering place for the civic participation of Hispanics in our community. Language Exchange and volunteer opportunities (English classes, GED, etc.)

2455 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-522-0052
info@centrohispanotn.org


German Fest
http://www.firstknoxville.org/
The German Fest is presented by the First Lutheran Church and School during August.

1207 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-524-0366


Greek Fest
GreekfestTN.wordpress.com
Enjoy authentic Greek food, delicious Greek pastries, live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, shopping and more at the Greek Fest each year on the last weekend of September/beginning of October. Festival is presented by St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
4070 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-522-5043
stgeorgeknoxville@gmail.com


Haiti Fest
https://icknoxville.org/category/community-discussion
The Annual Hait Fest is held by the Immaculate Conception Haiti Committee usually in October. Haiti Fest is a celebration of the rich culture, delicious Haitian food, steel drum music and more.

Immaculate Conception Church
414 W Vine Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-522-1508


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee (HCCET) Networking Events
www.hccet.org
HCCET hosts a variety of networking events so that members and sponsors have opportunities for interaction in relaxed, informal, bilingual and bicultural environments. These events promote connections between potential vendors, employees and customers.

P.O. Box 31552
Knoxville, TN 37930
865-659-4652


Hola Festival
https://www.facebook.com/groups/holafestival
The Hola Festival is a day-long celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to our East Tennessee community. The festival is part of the local celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated nationwide from the September 15 through October 15. This is a great opportunity for the general public to learn and enjoy the best of our music, food, arts, crafts and so much more!


International Food Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/1126246547442517
The International Food Festival provides the public a chance to taste some of the most popular and tastiest foods from different countries around the world. Festival also includes market place shopping, kids corner and entertainment. The event is usually held in October at the World's Fair Park.


India Fest
The Hindu Community Center of Knoxville holds the India Fest each year in August. Attendees can enjoy food, dancing, music and art from India.

Hindu Community Center of Knoxville
8580 Hickory Creek Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-988-3820


Irish Fest
https://dioknox.org/event/9th-annual-irish-fest-on-the-hill/
This festival features live Irish music, tours of the historic church, Celtic goods, a silent auction, Irish food and drinks and activities for kids. Event is usually held in August at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Immaculate Conception Church
414 W Vine Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-522-1508


Knox Asian Fest
http://www.knoxasianfestival.com
Knox Asian Festival aims to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. The Festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony, unity and healthy life style. Each participating country will showcase its unique music, dance, food, fashion, handicrafts and other products. The event is usually held in August at Market Square.

Asian Culture Center of TN, 831-241-1189
Contact: Kumi Alderman, asianfestivalknox@gmail.com


Kuumba Festival
http://www.KuumbaFestival.com
The Kuumba Festival (KUUMBA) was started in 1989 by local Knoxville artists and community activists who were looking to showcase local African American art and artists therefore sharing, educating and exposing rich cultural art forms to the Knoxville community. This event gives African American Appalachian Arts Inc.(AAAA) an avenue to reach out and service the Greater Knoxville community through the offering of cultural arts activities. The event is usually held in June in Downtown Knoxville.

865-546-9705 
kuumbafest@gmail.com


University of Tennessee International House

http://web.utk.edu/~ihouse
The essence of the I-House is its multi-cultural atmosphere. It is here that individuals from all over the globe come together to share experiences and dreams and to learn mutual understanding and respect. It promotes cross-cultural exchange and understanding. Everyone is welcome here because we are all citizens of the world. Events include: Culture Night, International Film Series, Language Tables, International Festival and more.

University of Tennessee
1623 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996


World Refugee Day Celebration
www.bridgerefugees.org
Organized by Bridge Refugee Services, this celebration offers an opportunity to learn about Knoxville’s resettled refugees.

3839 Buffat Mill Road
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-540-1311