Rossini Festival International Street Fair
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Knoxville Opera’s annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair, now in its 17th year, 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 five 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 Gay Street, Market Square, and the adjoining streets into a European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family. The Rossini Festival has entertained well over 500,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding region in the first 16 years! As the Street Fair is offered free to the community, it is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding.
New this year: Knoxville Opera wants YOU to enjoy the best that Rossini Festival has to offer. While the City garages and other parking lots are still available, why worry about the hassle of driving, parking, traffic, street closures, etc. when you can catch a ride via taxi, Uber, Lyft, or friends and be conveniently dropped off and picked up? Each location has been staged to provide the easiest access for both drivers and riders to the 17th Annual Rossini Festival, all within just 1 block of the festivities. We are proud to partner with Garza Law and WATE 6 On Your Side Traffic to bring these convenient staging locations to all who attend the Rossini Festival. “Click Here” above or scroll down this page to see a map of the 4 locations. Conveniently download the free WATE 6 On Your Side app for a digital version of the map and entertainment schedule. Text APP to 36729 to download. Look for our signs to signify that you have found the right place (no parking is available in these locations, they are pick-up and drop-off zones).
Downloadable applications to vend food/beverage, artisan, or exhibit for the 2018 Rossini Festival are now available. Note that these are “fillable” pdf documents which you can conveniently fill out and return from your computer (or print them out and mail them if you wish). We look forward to welcoming all valued vendors and artisans this year!
Knoxville Opera’s 2018
International Street Fair
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Garza Law Smart-Ride presented by WATE 6 On Your Side Traffic location 1
Garza Law Smart-Ride presented by WATE 6 On Your Side Traffic location 2
Garza Law Smart-Ride presented by WATE 6 On Your Side Traffic location 3
Garza Law Smart-Ride presented by WATE 6 On Your Side Traffic location 4