Rossini Festival International Street Fair

The next Festival will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Details will be posted to this page as soon as they become available.

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.


Downloadable applications for food and artisan vendors, and exhibitors will be available on this website by October 31, 2018. Please note that these are “fillable” pdf documents, which you can conveniently complete and return from your computer (or print and mail them directly to Knoxville Opera). We look forward to welcoming all of our deeply appreciated vendors and exhibitors in 2019.



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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!


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