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Top 5 Knoxville Murals

Mural hunting and street art searching is a popular thing to do for tourists and locals alike, but when you’re short on time, it can be hard to know where to go to find the best murals in Knoxville. We’ve got a Top 5 list of the most sought-after Knoxville murals and where to find them, along with…

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Knoxville's Ongoing Festival of Film

FILM FEST KNOX, the film festival, opens this November 9-12. Why is Knoxville a great place to have a film festival? One reason is that Knoxville is home to Regal Cinemas, one of the largest theater chains in the world, and they’re one of the sponsors of this festival. Another reason is that for the…

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Local Places to Find Books

As the leaves change and the air becomes crisp, there is nothing better than cozying up in a local bookstore. Luckily for you, Knoxville has 6 great options that fit the needs of book lovers far and wide. 1. Union Avenue Books This shop checks all the boxes – locally owned, independent, hosts…

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Culinary Tour of Latin America in Knoxville

We hope you were able to join us for HoLa Hora Latina’s HoLa Festival in September celebrating the cultural diversity of Latin America and Hispanic Heritage Month, nationally celebrated between September 15th and October 15th. With multiple different food vendors, a dozen artisan crafts vendors…

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Guide to First Friday - Off the Beaten Path

Knoxville is a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-ARTSY-kinda town, and at no time is that more evident than on First Friday. First Friday is a monthly event, taking place – you guessed it – the first Friday of every month, where galleries and other venues throughout the city feature various artists’…

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Top 10 Date Night Ideas in Knoxville

The year just flies by with such a whirlwind it can sometimes be hard to disconnect and reconnect with the ones who matter in our lives. As the temperatures go down this fall, things can heat up – today we’ve got several ideas for romantic date nights (or mornings…or afternoons)! 1. First Friday…

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Knoxville's Asian Festival: It Started a Long Time Ago

It didn’t start in recent years, with UT’s Min Kao building, named for the influential Taiwan-born scientist who a fond alumnus of the 1970s, or the Chinese Pavilion, the most popular and significant feature of Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair. Tennesseans were always fascinated with all things Asian…

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The Maker Exchange

The Maker City monthly blog takes a look at locations where makers are found in The Maker City and features some of Knoxville area’s outstanding makers – artists, crafters and so much more. This month’s blog features Raina Nief, Project Manager for Dogwood Arts, the Maker Exchange, and ceramicist…

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10 Things to Know About Market Square

Historic Market Square is the heart of downtown Knoxville. It’s a must-do for any visitor to our city, and we’re happy to tell you why! But you can’t know the present if you don’t know the past, so we’ll start with a brief history lesson to get your bearings. 1. Market Square History The history of…

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The Maker City – Whimsy & A Dream, 865 Candle Company

The Maker City monthly blog takes a look at locations where makers are found in The Maker City and features some of Knoxville area’s outstanding makers – artists, crafters and so much more. This month’s blog features Whimsy & A Dream, a shop where you can find many local and regional makers, and…

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