2023 Dogwood Arts Festival

World’s Fair Park

Friday, April 28th: 10AM – 7PM | Saturday, April 29th: 10AM-7PM | Sunday, April 30th: 10AM-5PM

The Dogwood Arts Festival brings artists and art lovers from across the country to Downtown Knoxville for a 3-day celebration of art, culture, and natural beauty. This year, the festival will expand outside of the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn with live music and performances in the Amphitheater alongside a culinary arts tent, Maker Market, and live art demonstrations taking place on the greenway and along the waterfront.

Over 100 fine art vendors will be set up on the Performance Lawn with food vendors, plant and flower sales, a blooming beer garden, and free art activities for the kids in the ORNL Federal Credit Union ‘Creation Station.’

Event Details

Don’t Miss A Taste of Real Good Kitchen on Saturday & Sunday

Experience A Taste of Real Good Kitchen: featuring 12 local food entrepreneurs — from Authentic Ghanaian cuisine and fresh pasta to chicken & waffles, bao buns, and chilaquiles — there’s something to inspire every palette!

Tickets are $35 and include tastings from 5 participating vendors during a particular time frame in the Real Good Kitchen tent located near the top of the World’s Fair Park Amphitheatre. Enjoy your tastings alongside live music and entertainment in the Amphitheatre!

Ticketed Time Slots:

  • Saturday, April 29th: 10AM-2PM (lunch/brunch options)
  • Saturday, April 29th: 3-6PM (dinner options)
  • Sunday, April 30th: 11AM-4PM (all-day brunch options)

All time slots include gluten-friendly & vegetarian options, as well as a selection of offerings from dessert and beverage vendors. Participating Vendors (5 in each time frame): Pastabilities, Empanada Mama/D’Lish Bakery, Irvey’s Ice Cream, Mima’s Thai, Knox Bodegas, Kandillige, NeverFull Waffles, SoothSayer Teahouse, Butter From The Block, Taps Tacos, Mama Lana’s Kitchen, and Silver Queen Kitchen.

Purchase Tickets Here
100+ Fine Art Vendors, Maker Market

The Dogwood Arts Festival will feature a diverse array of artists –– with styles and price points for art lovers of all kinds. Over 100 fine art vendors are participating this year; from mixed media, pottery, and painting, to photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more!

New This year: on Saturday & Sunday there will be a Maker Market along the waterfront in World’s Fair Park featuring 865 Studio Screens, KnoxFill, French Broad Lavender, Tonya Rea’s, Bake That Dough, English Rose Farms, Green Yams LLC, Proper Popcorn, Old Bailey Farms, Smokey Mountain Spice Factory, Butter from the Block, and Frog Juice Kombucha.

Artist Directory
Emerging Makers Tent – Sunday, April 30th (10AM-5PM)

Join us in the World’s Fair Park Amphitheater on Sunday for the first ever Emerging Makers Tent at the Dogwood Arts Festival! This is a new initiative designed to support emerging local and regional makers by providing a supportive environment for makers to gain practical experience selling their artwork at a professional art fair.

Participating Emerging Makers: Crafty Girl Expressions, Blooming Potential , GRIDWERK LEATHER, OWLTOPUS , Sunkissed Design, Carolina Lebar Art, DC Pottery, Gulya ELHAN, Twyla Designs, Artistic Expressions Woodworking, RESIN BY REESE, Caoyu Studio / The Bottom, Ford William Art, Love + Lino, Tangled Pottery, TickseedGlass, Nidhi Jani, Rabbit and Fox Pottery, For Tha Masses, Alex Broussard Pottery, Abigail Lauren Originals, Whittled, Sarah Byrd Humphreys Art, Reem’s Art, Eyes of Faith, AshleyAnne Ceramics, Melissa Everett Textiles, and Derrick Freeman.
From opera and slam poetry to dance, contemporary ballet, and award-winning Americana artists — the entertainment lineup at the Dogwood Arts Festival has something for everyone! Check out the daily schedules on our website and make plans to join us this weekend. New this year: there will be live music + entertainment on the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn AND on the Amphitheater Stage! Entertainment at the Dogwood Arts Festival is sponsored by Home Federal Bank.
A daily rotating lineup of mobile food vendors will be available, alongside a beverage area with beer & wine selections and specialty cocktails from Sugarlands Distilling Company.

  • Friday: Captain Muchacho’s, Denton’s, Big O’s, Sleepy Dog Coffee, Real Good Kitchen, and Kazoku Hibachi
  • Saturday: Appe Thai, CTL Events, Mama Bear Sweet Treats, Captain Muchacho’s, Denton’s, Big O’s, Sleepy Dog Coffee, Real Good Kitchen, and Kazoku Hibachi
  • Sunday: Appe Thai, CTL Events, Mama Bear Sweet Treats, Captain Muchacho’s, Denton’s, Sleepy Dog Coffee, Real Good Kitchen, and Kazoku Hibachi
FESTIVAL PARKING: With 37 parking lots and garages – many with free weeknights and weekends – Downtown Knoxville has plenty of options close to World’s Fair Park for you to park. The closest public lots to the festival are the Fort Kid and World’s Fair North Parking Lots (the 11th Street Parking Garage will also be accessible on Saturday & Sunday). If you park in one of the Downtown parking lots — There is a FREE trolley from Downtown Garages with a stop on Clinch Avenue right around the corner from the Festival Gate – make sure you hop on the ORANGE LINE. For more info about the trolley CLICK HERE.

World’s Fair Park Drive will remain open throughout the event for ADA drop-off and pick-up right at the Festival Gate. CLICK HERE for an interactive map of parking availability in Downtown Knoxville.