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Special Events are a very important part of any community’s quality of life, they enhance our local community, provide an economic benefit to businesses, promote cultural diversity and provide affordable entertainment. The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is committed to working with event organizers and city departments to produce successful and safe events with minimal impact on the environment, surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. 

This office is responsible for all special events that happen on city property within the City of Knoxville.  


Special Events Coordinating meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Knoxville Coliseum Ball Room.

For more information, call the Office of Special Events at 865-215-4248.

Please fill out the appropriate forms and return to our office 60 days in advance to your event.

*Events during Covid-19

All special events taking place on public property in the City of Knoxville must follow COVID-19 Safety guidelines. These guidelines are based on, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), guidance. Each event organizer must submit a COVID plan to address how they will comply with each standard below. If the City event team feels that a requirement is not addressed to the standard of safety that is expected, the application for an event will not be approved until the event organizer has submitted a plan that meets the standards. The final COVID plan will be submitted to the City’s COVID coordinator for approval before a contract can be executed or an event application approved. DUE TO THE CONTINUOUS CHANGES WITH COVID-19 GUIDANCE, THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SAFETY REGULATIONS AND MAY CANCEL YOUR EVENT AT ANY TIME FOR SAFETY REASONS

See Updated Event Guidelines


To have your event added to the city's event calendar, please submit the event to the Special Events Office by calling 865-215-4248 or send an email to specialevents@knoxvilletn.gov.

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Kyndra Brewer
Director of Special Events

Elaine Frank
Deputy Director of Special Events

Rachel White
Special Event Coordinator