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Downtown Parking Tip Sheet: Oct. 26 
This is part of a weekly blog series posted by the City’s communication team to help keep you in-the-know about downtown events and best parking practices. 

Starting Monday, Oct. 29, the State Street Garage construction project to add two new decks and 570 parking spaces begins accelerating, and S. Central Street between Union and Clinch avenues will be closed to traffic. That means, if you use S. Central Street to reach points south of Union, like First Presbyterian Church or the Dwight Kessel Garage, your best alternative route is via Hall of Fame Drive to Hill Ave or Gay Street. 

By the end of that week, a large crane will arrive and be set in place. On Monday, Nov. 5, the real work starts: The crane begins hoisting large slabs of prefabricated concrete decks as the parking additions are set in place.
Learn more about the project in this update

Now is a great time to consider downtown’s many parking options when planning your next visit. 

This weekend: 

Friday: Disney on Ice presents Frozen at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum with performances at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday; performances at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; at 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Knoxville Opera performs a double bill of short operas The Impresario and Gianni Schicchi with a special guest at the Tennessee Theatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  (There’s also a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday.)

A production of Wait Until Dark continues at Theatre Knoxville (319 N. Gay Street). Free parking is available within a block of the theater in the City lot under I-40 accessible from N. Gay Street, Magnolia Avenue and Williams Street. 

Saturday: Market Square Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Market Square. While parking in the Market Square Garage tends to fill up fast, there should be plenty of spaces available in nearby Locust Street and Langley garages. 

Monsters at the Museum is at East Tennessee History Center, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Bijou Theatre hosts a 25th anniversary screening of the film Hocus Pocus at 2 p.m. Free parking is available nearby at the Dwight Kessel garage located on the corner of E. Hill and State Street.

Dwight Kessel is also a perfect location to park if you’re attending the first night of Mysterious Past of Blount Mansion: Legends, Customs and Myths, 8, 8:30, 9 or 9:30 p.m. These spooky tours will also be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The James White’s Fort Halloween Bash happens just down Hill Avenue from 7 - 11 p.m.

The UT Vols play South Carolina in South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday: The 4th Annual Special Spaces Bed Race is 1-5 p.m. at World’s Fair Park. This competition raises money to create creating dream bedrooms for children battling life threatening illnesses. 

Upcoming in the week: Bob Dylan performs Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Tennessee Theatre. 
Posted by ptravis On 25 October, 2018 at 4:22 PM