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Knox Pride Festival 2017

  • Mary Costa Plaza and Performance Lawn 500 Howard Baker Junior Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37915 United States (map)

Knox Pride Festival 2017 is an open (and free) celebration of music, entertainment and speakers focused on promoting Equality and Inclusion of ALL people. This year it will be held at the Mary Costa Plaza at the Civic Coliseum lawn in downtown Knoxville on June 17, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Pride Parade is at 11am.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, vendors will have the opportunity to display information about their organization and/or business, sell or handout items of interest and interact with our community to promote inclusion and equality for the LGBTQ citizens of Knoxville and surrounding areas!

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

  • 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 a weather emergency we will evacuate everyone into the parking structure adjacent to the lawn.

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

*If medically necessary please contact us at to arrange an exception.

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