Ok, so you are planning to come to Knoxville this weekend to see a friend, eat a biscuit or maybe take the kids to the Children's Festival of reading. Well, that's all fine and dandy until you realize that there's a whole mess of stuff going on downtown and you aren’t sure where to park and DANABBIT that road is closed. It’s ok. We’ve got you covered! First let’s run down some of the stuff that is actually going on this weekend!
Tonight you can go check out Concerts on the Square, it’s FREE! Bring a chair and a friend and enjoy this lovely weather!
Friday ride your bike to work as part of, you guessed it Bike to Work Day! Hey they’ll have coffee and biscuits on the stage at Market Square. (It’s actually the Bill Lyons Stage; we swear there’s a plaque!)
Sadly Friday night Knoxville bids adieu to Lucas Richman, we have had him here with the Knoxville Symphony for a long time and well we need to share him a little more. The Knoxville Symphony will be over at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30.
The Standard will be rockin’ it with the Cleverly’s for the Biscuit Bash kicking of the International Biscuit Festival.. here you have to hear this! You can thank us later!
If you like to exercise then we’ve got the perfect evening event for you! Light up Knoxville during an evening of family fun, where you can take part in the REV 3 Glow Run 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. http://www.rev3glow.com
Then you’d better get some rest because Saturday Is JAM packed (literally) with things to do!
Grab the kids for the Children’s Festival of Reading down at World’s Fair Park. We promise lots of learning and fun and no one knows the difference! Just remember every hero has a story! http://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs/childrens-festival-reading-2015
Then you can go up the Market Square Farmer’s Market and find some great local produce, meat, baked goods and amazing crafters and food trucks if you are on the run. Don’t forget the people watching from all of the great patios along the square.
Head down to Biscuit Boulevard after that to taste some of the most scrumptious biscuits by local and national talent as they try to get the Best Biscuit. Drop by the tent where they’ll be a little baking contest going on. Plus who will win the pageant? Lots of spreadable fun right there.
Then on Sunday someone has to work off all those calories at the Challenge Americas triathlon. These World Class athletes will amaze all of us so if you aren’t quite that level go make sure you cheer them on and show them how much Knoxville loves them… plus it’s nice to hear when you think you might be too tired to go on, one cheer can really HELP!
So with all of this stuff going on what’s a person to do?
First let’s find a place to park. PSST weekends are free! http://www.cityofknoxville.org/newcomers/parking.asp
NOW before you go breaking my heart that you can’t get there here are the road closures because of some events. BOOM
May 15 – Glow Run
Eastbound lanes of Neyland Drive between Walnut & Lake Loudon will be closed from 8:20pm-9:20pm
May 15 – May 16 - Biscuit Festival
Market Street between Cumberland & Clinch will be closed from 3pm May 15 - 5pm May 16
Clinch Ave between Gay & Walnut will be closed from 3pm May 15 - 5pm May 16
Church between Gay & Walnut will be closed from 3pm May 15 - 5pm May 16
*Temporary No Parking on Market and Union begins May 15 at 1pm
May 16 – Farmers Market
Market Street between Clinch & Union will be closed from 6:45am – 3:00pm
Union Ave between Walnut & Gay will be closed from 6:45am – 3:00pm
*Temporary No Parking on Market St. and Union begins at 5:00am
May 17 – Challenge Knoxville
Neyland Drive between James White Parkway and Lake Loudon from 5am-2pm
OK what else can we get for ya? Well if you want a list of things to do we’ll leave you with our calendar of events so you can plan accordingly! http://www.visitknoxville.com/content/events-calendar
Have a GREAT weekend and remember #KNOXROCKS!