Downtown Knoxville filled with weekend events, road closures

Downtown Knoxville filled with weekend events, road closures

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A large crowd is expected in Market Square Saturday for both the Market Square Farmers' Market and the 20th annual Bark in the Park event A large crowd is expected in Market Square Saturday for both the Market Square Farmers' Market and the 20th annual Bark in the Park event
Teams of loved ones will gather in World's Fair Park, pitching tents and cooking out for Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The relay kicks off at 5 p.m. with the "Survivor Lap" and runs through 2 a.m. Teams of loved ones will gather in World's Fair Park, pitching tents and cooking out for Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The relay kicks off at 5 p.m. with the "Survivor Lap" and runs through 2 a.m.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Downtown Knoxville will be packed with people this weekend, with some of the city's most popular family-friendly events being held. This means there will be a number of road closures as well.

The fun starts Friday night with Knoxville's Largest Kids Party. Children can enjoy bounce houses, train rides, magic shows, face painting princess manicures, hair spray art, plasma car rides and more.

More online: Knoxville's Largest Kids Party


The event begins at 3 p.m. on Market Square and is $5 for children, free for adults.

Later that night, teams of loved ones will gather in World's Fair Park, pitching tents and cooking out for Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The relay kicks off at 5 p.m. with the "Survivor Lap" and runs through 2 a.m.

More online: Relay for Life

A large crowd is expected in Market Square Saturday for both the Market Square Farmers' Market and the 20th annual Bark in the Park event. Families will have a chance to show off their furry friends at this popular event, hosted by the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley.

More online: Market Square Farmers' Market

For $10 per dog, your pet can show off in a peanut butter lick-off contest, enter a costume or talent contest, compete in a sock hop race and vie for Mr. and Mrs. Bark in the Park pageant honors.

More online: Bark in the Park


Road closures:

Knoxville’s Largest Kid Party

  • Wall Avenue - The avenue, between Walnut Street and Gay Street, will be closed 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.  

Relay for Life

  • World’s Fair Park Drive - The road between Clinch Avenue and Grand Avenue will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

Market Square Farmer’s Market

  • Market Street - Market between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Union Avenue - Closed between Walnut Street and Gay Street, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Temporary no-parking zones start at 5 a.m. Saturday and continue through the day’s events.

Bark in the Park
 
  • Market Street - Closed between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
  • Union Avenue - Union between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
  • Temporary no-parking zones start at 5 a.m. Saturday.

In addition, work to repair a water main leak will close the eastbound curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue between 18th and 19th streets on Sunday, June 15, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A separate construction project will close Walnut Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Monday, June 16, until Thursday, June 19.
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