2018 Asian Festival Bigger Than Ever

The organizers for the fifth annual Knoxville Asian Festival hoped and projected the festival might draw as many as 40,000 people to its expanded downtown footprint. This wasn’t simply a fantasy number. Last year the festival drew an estimated 30,000. If they missed 40,000, I’d be surprised. The new layout and the press of the […]

Asian Festival Highlights Upcoming Weekend

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since the first small edition of the Asian Festival appeared one Saturday on the Krutch Park extension. Even in that first year, the event attracted enough attention that the park was crowded enough that the festival needed to be expanded. Last year the very expanded festival, which […]

Asian Festival Highlights a Fun-Filled Weekend

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the “recent unpleasantness,” from last weekend, but what an incredible, fun-packed weekend it was! The Market Square Farmers’ Market is at its peak. The Lego Fan Expo in the Convention Center paired off with the sixth annual Tattoo Convention at the Holiday Inn to keep the World’s […]