2020 Festival Guide

It’s that time of year again, and, as usual, definitions of when Festival Season starts and what constitutes a festival will continue to bedevil the effort to make any kind of coherent list. I also tend to think of Festival Season as a spring thing, but here we are in a rainy, warm, early March, […]

IndiaFest 2019 Hits the World’s Fair

(Article and Photos by Caitlin McLawhorn)   When asked to cover the IndiaFest this year, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was told there would be plenty of delicious food, so of course I couldn’t say no. Formerly held at the Hindu Community Center in Lenoir City, IndiaFest relocated to the World’s Fair […]

IndiaFest Comes to the World’s Fair Park This Weekend

It might be a surprise to some (it was to me), that the latest festival to hit downtown has been going strong since 2005. Traditionally held at the Hindu Community Center and Temple, its growth has paralleled the growth of the local Indian community which numbered in the low hundreds in 1992 when the Temple […]

Hola Festival 2018

I’m pretty sure I’ve never reported on an Hola Festival this far after the event itself. Modern attention spans being what they are, people have moved on. Still, I think the event is worth documenting each year as it is one our most colorful and joyful events. It starts on Saturday night, and that’s an […]

Sidewalk Sideshow Debuts Downtown

There was a lot going on in downtown Knoxville this weekend. Saturday, particularly, was the point of intersection for multiple events that could put a squeeze on downtown parking. The Orange and White game drew somewhere between 40,000 and 65,000, depending on who you believe, and many of them parked downtown. The annual Dogwood Arts […]