Knoxville Christmas Parade 2019, Part Two

As promised, here’s a second round of photographs from this year’s Christmas Parade. I’ll just leave it to the photographs on this round. Hint: This batch ends with a fat guy with a white beard.

Knoxville Christmas Parade 2019, Part One

Due to the personal situation I’ve encountered in recent weeks, I haven’t written nearly as much about downtown Knoxville Christmas celebrations this year. Traditionally our family has enjoyed the Fantasy of Trees, the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, and much more. This year, we’ve missed all of that. However, we were able to gather to […]

Mardi Growl 2019 Kicks Off Festival Season

It was a bit chilly for this year’s edition of the Young Williams’ Mardi Growl event, but not nearly so bad as it could have been. A large crowd of humans and canines lined the parade route and, at least from my vantage, no puppy problems ensued as the costumed canines cavorted their way past. […]

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 […]

Knoxville Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Style

It’s interesting: Knoxville has a tremendous Irish heritage. According to a recent book, Knoxville: Holidays and Festivals, written by Jack Neely and published by the Knoxville History Project, the group held an important place in local leadership: ” . . . at least three of the first seven members of Knoxville’s first Board of Aldermen in […]