Gay Street

You can’t fully experience the history and culture of Knoxville without a stroll down this historic thoroughfare

Since the 1790s, Gay Street has played a primary role in Knoxville’s historical and cultural development. Gay Street is home to art galleries, historic theaters, the East Tennessee History Center and more – with many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The street welcomes annual St. Patrick’s Day, Pride, Veterans and Christmas parades and more. Take in a view from a rooftop bar and make sure you snap your photo in front of the Tennessee Theatre blade.





Knoxville Historic Theatres

Knoxville Arts District - 100 Block Gay Street