Downtown Delights and Natural Eye Appeal

Knoxville & Middle East

A place with wholesome fun for kids, an eclectic night scene, lots of live music, the arts, and edgy Southern cuisine. All in a just-the-right-size city area, Knoxville lives and plays large.

Set against the backdrop of the Smokies and surrounded by water for recreation, Knoxville is an urban playground with upbeat nightlife, crowd-crazy sports, an exquisite and historic state theatre and World War II secrets.

Knoxville and its surrounding area have the perfect blend of historic charm and urban fun. The beauty of the water and mountains inspires you to come out and play. Historic Market Square and downtown are a mecca for shopping, farm-to-table food, live music and dramatic performances. The University of Tennessee’s Game Day pulses with “Rocky Top,” a sea of orange and white, tailgate aromas and the Vol Navy streaming down the Tennessee River.

A vein of creative energy distinguishes Knoxville and surrounding towns. Knoxville is home to a rich arts community. The International Biscuit Festival, Dogwood Arts, and other festivals will entertain and inspire. Award-winning WDVX radio station offers daily concerts and streams lunchtime Americana music and roots worldwide. In nearby Oak Ridge, you’ll find World War II history, renowned museums and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Take the Knoxville Civil War Driving Tour to learn how the war changed the region.

It’s easy to be inspired at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore as you learn about the Native American who created a written language for the Cherokee people. And, what could be more creative (or tasty) than the fine-honed culinary art achieved by Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams & Bacon? Sail the Lost Sea, the nations largest underground lake. Sample treats at area wineries and farms. Explore the great outdoors and an original way of life at Norris Dam State Park

Experience the Knoxville Area

Explore culture and heritage. Marvel at the landscape. Dip a paddle into a picture-perfect lake. Eat dinner with a side of live music. Feel the chill of the fresh mountain air and the thrills of Knoxvilles surroundings.


Knoxville & Middle East Aug 29 - 30 Ridin Dirty Event at Trails End Campground! Huntsville, TN Trails End Campground learn more Knoxville & Middle East Aug 30 Boomsday Knoxville, TN Boomsday returns to the Tennessee River for another year of thrilling effects and thunderous sounds of celebration! learn more Knoxville & Middle East Sep 4 - 21 Hank Williams: Lost Highway Knoxville, TN “The best example of a musician’s bio put on stage that I’ve seen!” ~ New York Post learn more Knoxville & Middle East Sep 4 Goodwill Vintage Fashion Show Knoxville, TN Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. will host their 30th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Sale on Thursday, September 4 at the Downtown Knoxville Hilton. learn more Knoxville & Middle East Sep 5 - 7 Wicked Wildcat Weekend Oliver Springs, TN Presented by Wildcatforums.net, this event includes guided trail rides, vendors, and more for off-road riders with an Arctic Cat Wildcat machine. learn more

Knoxville & Middle East City Guide

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