This page contains; Security, Map, Things to know, Entertainment Schedule, Interfestival Entertainment Schedule, VIP Info

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To all Attendees, 

We hear and understand your concerns surrounding safety at the parade and festival with regards to the protesters that will be in attendance.  Please know that KPD will be present as in past years at both events to ensure safety.  While it may be difficult to do so, we ask that you please not engage with the protesters as it further fuels their speech and actions.  The day is one of love and acceptance and for our community to gather and celebrate being our true selves.  We look forward to spending the day with each of you and always remember, LOVE TRUMPS HATE.

If you don't have bags there will be an expedited lane for entry.

In order to ensure the safety of everyone and to comply with our obligations please be aware of the following:

The following items are not permitted into Knox Pridefest: bottles or cans; outside food; coolers; backpacks; Frisbees and beach balls; laser pointers; any noisemaking devices; fireworks; illegal drugs and outside alcohol; weapons or any dangerous devices of any type; tents/canopies; and beach umbrellas.

Blankets/Towels, small umbrellas, purses, fanny packs, small bags, sunscreen, strollers, diaper bags, chairs, dogs in adherence with city ordinance

All patrons, employees and entertainers will be subject to a search of personal belongings. Anyone that refuses to turn over unauthorized items or refuses to be searched will not be allowed access into the KCAC.

There is water provided at Knox Pridefest for free. All Bags will be searched by KPD before entry. Please have folding chairs out of their bag to help speed up KPD's security search.

*All bags entering the festival grounds are subject to search.
*Coolers are NOT permitted.
*Weapons are prohibited.
*You may not bring alcoholic beverages into the festival or carry them out with you.
*In the event of lightning, we will evacuate everyone into the parking structure adjacent to the lawn.

You may bring folding\camp chairs and small umbrellas are permitted. Leashed dogs are permitted, but please clean up after your pet. We reserve the right to have you move or remove chairs\pets to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests.

*If you require a medically necessary exception, please contact us at to make arrangements.


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Things To Know


Knox Pride takes both cash and card. It is recommend to bring cash, as not all vendor take cards and an ATM is available onsite.

Who Is Working?

Staff are in Green shirts that say staff on the back.
Volunteers are in Blue shirts that say volunteer on the back.
Either can assistance you with any questions. 


There are three garages at the Coliseum which cost $5. 
In addition, KAT buses will be in service and Pace Bikes is offering a new user credit of $10 with code "KnoxPride". 

Food & Drink

We provide free chilled bottle water all day at the event.

There are several food trucks offering a variety of food for your dietary cravings.

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage

2nd Stage

12:20 - 12:30

12:30 - 12:45

1:00 - 1:45

1:55 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:15

3:15 - 4:15

4:20 - 4:50

4:55 - 5:55

6:00 - 6:30

6:35 - 7:00

7:00 - 8:00

Introduction to Knox Pridefest 2018

Knoxville Opera

Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus

Jeanine Fuller & The Boyz

DJ / Kid Friendly Foam Party

Pulp Friction

Local Drag Queens

Girl Cursh

Yara Sofia

DJ / Foam Party

Hundson K

12:00 - 12:45 

12:45 - 1:00

1:00 - 1:45

1:45 - 2:00

2:00 - 2:45

2:45 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:45

3:45 - 4:00

4:00 - 4:45

4:45 - 5:00

5:00 - 5:45


Turnaround Norman


J. Luke Cochran


Brent Meet Hyder


Turnaround Norman


J. Luke Cochran


Brent Meet Hyder


Interfestival Entertainment Schudle


Stilt Walking

12:00 - 1:30 Stilt Walkers

2:30 - 4:00 Stilt Walkers





12:00 - 12:20 Aerialist

1:00 - 1:20 Aerialist

3:00 - 3:20 Aerialist

4:00 - 4:20 Aerialist

5:00 - 5:20 Aerialist

Circus Play

1:00 - 1:45 Circus Play

4:00 - 4:45 Circus Play

Foam Party

Kid Friendly Foam Party

2:15 - 3:45


Adults Only Foam Party

6:30 - 7:45

Painting With An Ally

3:30 - 4:30 Painting with an Ally

5:00 - 6:00 Painting with an Ally

Creativity Viewing

12:00 - 2:30 Live Painting

12:00 - 6:00 Granite Goddess


Sports Demonstrations 

2:15 - 2:45 Derby

3:15 - 3:45 Rugby


Pick Up

VIP Passes and wristbands are available for pick-up and purchase at the VIP Tent.

Please have your I.D. available when entering the VIP Tent. Your name will be written on the back of your pass for comparison.

Please see the Merchandise Tent for T-shirt pick up. 


  • Tent with patio
  • A/C
  • Exclusive Portable Bathroom
  • Yard Games
  • Center view of the stage
  • Open bar
  • Fresh complimentary food