The next Festival will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
To apply to be a vendor, please fill out the appropriate application below.

Artisan Application – Rossini 2019

Food Vendor Application – Rossini 2019

Exhibitor Applications – Rossini 2019

Completed applications may be submitted to Don Townsend via email at, fax at 865-524-7384, or mailed to the Knoxville Opera office at 612 East Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. 

Previous Rossini International Street Fairs

The most recent Rossini Festival International Street Fair took place on April 14, 2018. This annual gift to our community has been designated a “legacy event” by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as a celebration of the performing arts. The public enjoys 11 consecutive hours of live entertainment on several outdoor stages (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles) and the YMCA FunZone, while shopping at exhibits of over 100 prominent Artisans and enjoying cuisine from dozens of food vendors.  This unique event transforms downtown Knoxville  into a European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family.  The Rossini Festival has entertained over 500,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding region in its first 17 years. As the Street Fair is offered free to the community, it is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding.


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Knoxville Opera’s 2018
Rossini Festival
International Street Fair

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Downtown Knoxville

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Ruby Knox Band closes the 17th Annual Rossini Festival!


Rossini Festival Sponsors