Street Closures for Water Feature, Farmers' Market

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Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Street Closures for Water Feature, Farmers' Market

Posted: 07/29/2016

Two special happenings on Saturday, July 30 – a downtown farmers’ market and the return of a 1,000-foot-long water slide – will mean the closure of a handful of streets.

Market Square Farmers’ Market

The 13th season of the downtown farmers’ market offers locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as well as locally-made artisan foods and crafts. For details, visit The Market Square Farmers’ Market connects local growers and buyers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Market Square and along Union Avenue and Market Street. The following streets will be closed:
• Market Street, between Clinch and Union avenues – closed from 6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday;
• Union Avenue, between Walnut and Gay streets – closed from 6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday;
• Temporary no-parking zones on Market Street and Union Avenue will be in effect starting at 5 a.m. Saturday.

Slide the City

A 1,000-foot-long slip-and-slide, with music and food, will be set up by a private vendor near the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum all day Saturday. For complete details on what to bring and how to purchase wristbands, visit These streets will be closed:
• Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, between Hall of Fame Drive and East Hill Avenue – both eastbound lanes will be closed, from 3 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday; one westbound lane between Hall of Fame and Hill will be closed, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
• Honor Our Troops Drive, between Historic Preservation Drive and Howard Baker Avenue – closed to through traffic, 3 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.