Wide Range of Events this Weekend; Temporary Lane Closures

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Wide Range of Events this Weekend; Temporary Lane Closures

Posted: 08/20/2015
There will be something for everyone as races, crafts and festivals will be held around Knoxville this weekend.

The Gathering, a local craft show, will be held in the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The craft show will feature primitives and antiques, with a focus on seasonal and gardening decorations.

Sole of Hip Hop Music Festival, to be held in the Homer Hamilton Amphitheater at Chilhowee Park, will showcase hip hop artists such as Wave Chapelle, Cyhi The Prynce and several up-and-coming artists while also highlighting the newest sneaker and clothing trends. The music festival runs from 2-10 p.m. Saturday.

If you're looking for a family activity, head down to Market Square. BLANKfest features music, comedy and the arts of Tennessee from 5-10 p.m. Saturday.

University of Tennessee Medical Center will offer Knoxville's seventh annual The Man Run, presented by Regal Entertainment Group. All proceeds benefit prostate cancer research, outreach and educational programs in East Tennessee. The Man Run is a 10K run/5K run/1-mile fun run/walk at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Visit http://www.outdoorknoxville.com/calendar/event/6992-the-man-run for more information.

Aspiring runners can attend the Knoxville Track Club's Youth Greenway Series at Tyson Park beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. It's geared specifically for local children 12 and under in an effort to encourage the joys and benefits of running on local greenways. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/KTCYouthGreenwaySeries for more information.

Some of this weekend's special events will prompt a few temporary Saturday lane closures:

Farmers' Market

• Market Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue will be closed 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Temporary no-parking zones are in effect on Market Street and Union Avenue starting at 5 a.m.

BLANKfest

• Market Street between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue will be closed from 4-11 p.m.
• Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed from 4-11 p.m.
• Temporary no-parking zones on Market Street and Union Avenue begin at 5 a.m.