Art, Culture & Natural Beauty at the Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee


The Dogwood Arts Festival officially kicked off on April 2nd and if you visit your favorite Knoxville, Tennessee bed and breakfast throughout the month of April, you will see what the buzz is all about! With more than 60 miles of trails throughout the city and surrounding areas, this is an arborist's paradise! Visit Knoxville and see why this is a House and Garden favorite!

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The Dogwood Arts Festival


For more than 50 years, the Dogwood Arts Festival has celebrated the natural beauty of the Dogwood Trails. It began as a response to John Gunther's 1947 New York newspaper commentary calling Knoxville the ugliest city in America. Ten years later the Knoxville Garden Club organized a city wide beautification project that became known as the Dogwood Trails. Today, The Dogwood Arts Festival is an internationally recognized success!


Over the years, The Dogwood Arts Festival has seen its share of famous faces. In 1970, Bob Hope visited the festival and in 1972 Elvis Presley performed during the festival. Knoxville is home to HGTV and each February the House & Garden show kicks off the event with a spectacular flower and garden festival showcasing some of the latest designs in water features, blooms and garden art.

The Dogwood Arts Festival will run from April 2nd through April 30th with trees to peak from April 10th to the 15th.

Address:
602 S. Gay St.
Mezzanine Level
Knoxville, TN 37902

For information on the Dogwood Arts Festival contact:
Knoxville Visitor Center
301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Rhythm N' Blooms Fest

April 5th - 7th

It is a known fact that Tennessee is the birthplace of country, rock & roll, bluegrass and blues! Tennesseans who have left their mark on the face of music include Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Elvis, BB King, Dolly Parton, the Allman brothers and Chet Atkins to name a few.

The Rhythm N' Blooms Fest celebrates Tennessee's stake in music in a month long concert series featuring artists from Tennessee and some from far away. Erick Baker, the everybodyfields, Dawes and the Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill are scheduled to perform in this year's Rhythm N' Blooms Fest. Performances are in scheduled in the historic Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, Market Square as well as other venues. For tickets and artist schedule visit the website.

Address:
S. Gay St.
Mezzanine Level
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The Chalk Walk


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The Chalk Walk will be held on Saturday, April 6th in downtown Knoxville and in Market Square as the city's sidewalks will become the canvas for artists. Street art actually got its start in 1500s Italy. This event is free to the public! The Chalk Walk will begin at 8am until 5pm.

Address:
The Chalk Walk
Market Square & Krutch Park Downtown
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Trail & Gardens

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Of course the stars of the Dogwood Arts Festival are the Dogwood trees, along with special guests: Spring Time Blooms! This year's trails are sure to be a big hit with the featured trail: The Farragut Dogwood Trail throughout Fox Den. There are more than 60 miles of trails and gardens throughout Knoxville with road ways marked by the bright pink lines and arrows. Maps of the trails are on the website and bus tours are available

You can expect to see azaleas, Japanese maples, irises (the Tennessee State flower), nandinas and tulips, among other blooming favorites. For a complete list of maps from all the marked trails go to http://www.dogwoodarts.com/trails-and-gardens/


Address:

Dogwood Arts Featured Trail
Fox Den
12255 Kingston Pike (Farragut)
Knoxville, Tennessee

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