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Special Events are a very important part of any community’s quality of life, they enhance our local community, provide an economic benefit to businesses, promote cultural diversity and provide affordable entertainment. The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is committed to working with event organizers and city departments to produce successful and safe events with minimal impact on the environment, surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. 

This office is responsible for all special events that happen on city property within the City of Knoxville.  


COORDINATING EVENTS

Special Events Coordinating meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Knoxville Coliseum Ball Room.

For more information, call the Office of Special Events at 865-215-4248.

Please fill out the appropriate forms and return to our office 60 days in advance to your event.

**These event meetings are currently canceled due to Covid-19, please contact us at specialevents@knoxvilletn.gov with any questions.


*Events during Covid-19

As of July 1, the City of Knoxville is following Phase 2 Guidelines for events per the Knox County Health Department Strategy for Phased Reopening. All special events taking place on public property in the City of Knoxville must follow these guidelines for permitted events. If the Special Events team feels that a requirement is not being addressed to the standard of safety that is expected, then the application will not be approved until the event organizer has submitted a plan that meets the standards. Due to the continuous changes with Covid-19, the City of Knoxville may cancel your event at any time for safety reasons.


See Phase 2 Event Guidelines

EVENT CALENDAR

To have your event added to the city's event calendar, please submit the event to the Special Events Office by calling 865-215-4248 or send an email to specialevents@knoxvilletn.gov.

View the Event Calendar
View Visit Knoxville's Event Calendar


STAFF

Judith Foltz
Director of Special Events
865-215-2024
jfoltz@knoxvilletn.gov

Kyndra Brewer
Deputy Director of Special Events
865-215-2955
krbrewer@knoxvilletn.gov

Elaine Frank
Special Events Coordinator
865-215-4248
efrank@knoxvilletn.gov