Downtown Roads Close for Knox Pride Weekend Events

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Kristin Farley
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400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Downtown Roads Close for Knox Pride Weekend Events

Posted: 10/04/2023
Some roads will be closed in downtown Knoxville on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, for the Knox Pride Parade, and Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, for Knox Pride Fest on World’s Fair Park. 

This year’s route for the Knox Pride Parade begins on the south side of the Gay Street Bridge and continues down Gay Street to Magnolia Avenue. Parade step off is at 7 p.m., and the event is expected to last approximately one hour.

On-street parking on Gay Street between Hill and Magnolia avenues will be unavailable starting at 3:30 p.m.

Gay Street Bridge between Hill and Sevier avenues will close at 5 p.m. The remainder of the parade route will close at 6:45 p.m. 

Parade attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking and an observation spot along the parade route. Free parking after 6 p.m. on weeknights and weekends is available in City-owned parking garages, as well as the Dwight Kessel Garage.  

World’s Fair Park Drive and Clinch Avenue, between Henley and Eleventh streets, will be closed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, during the Knox Pride Fest at World’s Fair Park. Festival hours are 12-8 p.m. 

For more information about Knox Pride events, visit

For additional information about the City’s Office of special Events, which assists festival planners with road closures and other services, visit