Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Springtime busy schedules

If you're like me, you start getting excited about all the festivals and events happening in the spring and summer. To help a little with your planning, below is a list of events (ones I know about) that you may want to mark in your calendar. To come up with this list, I was first inspired by the schedule I get via email from Market Square District Association, then I added a few favorites, such as the Lavender Festival and EarthFest, and finally, I visited the City of Knoxville's event listings page. There's always something to do!

March 18-20: Knoxville Flea Market, Knoxville Expo Center on Merchants/Clinton Hwy
April 1: First Friday
April 1-3: Rhythm 'N Blooms, Dogwood Arts
April 9: Rossini Festival, Gay St., 11am-10pm
April 14: New Harvest Park Farmer's Market re-opens, 3-6 p.m.
April 15-17: Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair
April 16: EarthFest 2011, Pellissippi State Hardin Valley campus
April 19-30: Knoxville Botanical Gardens' Tapestry of Flowers, Krutch Park Extension
April 21: First Sundown in the City concert, Market Square
April 29: Dogwood Parade, Gay St., 7p.m.
April 30: Ijams Plant Sale, Ijams Nature Center
April 30: Spring Herb Festival, Erins Meadow Herb Farm, 10a.m.-3p.m.
April 30: Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk, Market Square & Krutch Park, 8a.m.-5p.m.
April 30: Market Square Farmers' Market in conjunction with Chalk Walk, Market Street, 9a.m.-2p.m.
May 6: First Friday
May 7: Market Square Farmers' Market Opening Day, 9a.m.-2p.m.
May 13: Symphony on the Square, Market Square
June 17-18: Secret City Festival, Oak Ridge
June 18: Jackson Square Lavender Festival, Oak Ridge (haven't verified this date, but it's part of the Secret City Fest.)

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