DOWNTOWN

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Downtown

Between the railroad and the river lies the heart of Knoxville, TN: downtown. With sidewalks and patios galore, it’s easy to walk the entire span – and yet, scooters and trolleys are also available if those heels end up being a bad idea. Park in one of the many cheap parking garages (free during nights and weekends) and then spend a worry-free afternoon galavanting around the many local parks, museums, bars, and eateries.

What is there to do Downtown?

  • Head downtown on the First Friday of every month for extra art, shows, and snacks

  • Get a view of the mountains and the city via the top of the Sunsphere

  • Spend the night bowling at Maple Hall or catching a show at one of the various venues!

  • Enjoy a cocktail on a rooftop bar or a tucked away speakeasy

  • Spend your day exploring the museums and historical sites!

KNX CTY WRSHP at The Mill & Mine
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    27 May

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    27 May

  • Knoxville TN 37917 

Free

KNX CTY WRSHP at The Mill & Mine

KNX CTY WRSHP (or "Knox City Worship" if you're a fan of vowels) is celebrating five years of worship nights by throwin' a big one at The Mill & Mine! People spanning neighborhoods, churches, and denominations are welcome to come together to worship, pray, and be encouraged in one (pretty…

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Knoxville Dolly Fest
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    03 June

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    03 June

  • Knoxville TN 37902 

Free

Knoxville Dolly Fest

Head to Knoxville's Old City neighborhood to celebrate East Tennessee's patron saint (Dolly Parton, duh) at Dolly Fest! Dolly Fest is a free event on the streets of the Old City filled with markets, costumes, and obviously plenty of live music. Local businesses will go full Dolly for the day…

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Friend Speed Dating
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    11 June

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    11 June

  • Knoxville TN 37902 

Free

Friend Speed Dating

We're on a mission - to find you your new Knox BFF in one solitary afternoon. Are you in?? We'll be hanging out at Pour Taproom from 1:30-3pm on Saturday, June 11th for FRIENDSHIP SPEED DATING. We do this in our New2Knox Small Groups and it's always one of our…

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Knoxville Brewfest
Festival
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    18 June

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    18 June

  • Knoxville TN 37902 

$50/person

Knoxville Brewfest

Brew Fest is the one stop shop to try out all of Knoxville's local and regional breweries - from your very favorites to ones you've never stepped foot into - and have a whole lot of fun doing it. Best part? Your beer drinking ways are making the world a…

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    3:00 pm

  • 412 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

BABALU

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Enjoy Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri from 3-6pm and additional daily specials Mon-Thurs at Babalu. (Margarita Monday? Sign us up.)

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  • 530 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

FIVE THIRTY LOUNGE

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Five Thirty Lounge (Hyatt Place downtown's swanky rooftop bar) has specials on select apps and drinks from 4-6pm Monday-Thursday! Our fave deal is their half-off Farragut Old Fashioned's and Prickly Pear Margaritas.

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  • 101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

JIG & REEL

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ask about Jig & Reel's $5 Whiskey specials any day, at any hour!

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    2:00 pm

  • 207 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

POUR TAPROOM

Monday, Wednesday

Kick off the week at Pour Taproom with "Mimosa Mondays." Get half off prosecco and all juices for free. Then "Wine Down" with half off all wines every Wednesday!

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    08/03/2021
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    3:00 pm

  • 506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

NAMA SUSHI BAR

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Get half off select sushi rolls and deals on select drinks at all Nama locations from 3-6pm daily or ALL DAY Mondays and Thursdays.

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20 April, 2022

5 Flights to Try in Knoxville
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Top Places to Cozy Up by a Fire in Knoxville
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All Things Valentines Day in Knoxville
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New2Knox Brick & Mortar: Press Release!
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16 November, 2021

Glitterville: A Look Inside
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18 October, 2021

5 Rad Basement Bars in Knoxville
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2 October, 2021

7 Best Spots to Watch a UT Football Game
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27 September, 2021

KBrew Coffee: A Look Inside
If you moved to Knoxville longer than, say, a day ago - chances are you've heard of K Brew. Known for their hammock chairs and delicious specialty lattes (they rotate with the season), it’s no surprise KBrew quickly made a name for themselves as one of the best coffee shops…
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18 August, 2021

The Star of Knoxville: A Look Inside
When we sat down with Bailee Bridwell to learn more about The Star of Knoxville riverboat, we figured this thing you’re reading now would be about said boat. After all, it is one of only four authentic paddlewheel riverboats in the USA, right on the Tennessee River in good ole…
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28 June, 2021

5 Fave Rooftop Bars in Knoxville
The Knoxville bar scene has expanded by leaps and bounds in just the last couple of years. From breweries and taprooms to CBD-infused beer bars, speakeasies and kitschy rum cocktail joints, Knoxville isn't short on fun places to go when you want to wet your whistle. However, when it comes…
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28 May, 2021

5 Must-Try Burgers in Knoxville
We are firmly of the opinion that there is no wrong time to eat a good burger, but we have to admit - they hit different in the summer. Whether you're dreaming of backyard cookouts or aesthetic patio hangs, most of us are bound to experience a craving over the…
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27 May, 2021

Knoxville Adventure Collective
When you walk through the doors of Knoxville Adventure Collective, there's a good chance you'll meet the goodest of good boys: Japhy. Japhy is not just the KAC shop dog. His wagging tail and sweet demeanor are sure to dispel any lingering fears of things like "exercise" or "being outdoorsy."…
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11 May, 2021

Boyd’s Jig & Reel: A Look Inside
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20 March, 2021

7 Days of Asian Cuisine
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16 April, 2021

7 Date Night Ideas in Knoxville
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28 February, 2021

Knox Brew Hub: A Look Inside
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26 February, 2021

7 Dog-Friendly Businesses
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5 January, 2021

Knox Box Karaoke: A Look Inside
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7 March, 2021

Guide to Greenways
Knoxville is home to miles upon miles of greenways connecting all over the city. This city is essentially a biker, hiker, and runner’s dream - or in our case, extreme amateur bikers, hikers, and runners. Before we get too far into this, two things are helpful to know: 1.) Greenways…
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