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17th Annual Rossini Festival

City of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37901
City of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37901

(865) 524-0795

  • Date(s): April 14, 2018 to April 14, 2018
  • Event Times: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Market Square

Now in its 17th year, the Rossini Festival International Street Fair is Knoxville Opera’s perennial celebration of the performing arts. Designated a “legacy event” by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, this unique gathering transforms downtown Gay Street, Market Square and the adjoining streets into a European-style pedestrian street mall.

Over the course of 11 hours, the public is treated to non-stop entertainment on five outdoor stages showcasing everything from opera, classical, jazz, gospel and ethnic music to ballet, modern and world dance. Attendees can purchase from scores of food vendors and more than 100 artisans throughout the day, while the YMCA FamilyZone keeps the kids entertained.


17th Annual Rossini Festival