World's Fair Park - Knoxville

World's Fair Park - Knoxville The new World’s Fair Park is a state-of-the-art urban paradise that incorporates most of the major landmarks from the 1982 World’s Fair.
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With all its lovely landscaping, wide, open spaces and wonderful water features, the new World's Fair Park provides endless possibilities for celebrating life in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Festival Lawn, Performance Lawn, Amphitheater, and space at Volunteer Landing are all available to rent for your event. Please contact the World's Fair Park Events Office by email at [email protected] or call 865-215-8161 for more information.

We are getting an abundance of frequently asked questions so we wanted to share some updates with you as of Thursday, Ju...
06/04/2020

We are getting an abundance of frequently asked questions so we wanted to share some updates with you as of Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Q: Are the Splash Pads open?
A: The WFP Splash Pads are currently closed until further notice.

Q: Is the Sunsphere Observation Deck open?
A: The Observation Deck is currently closed until further notice.

Q: Is the Park open to the Public?
A: The Park is open for passive use only. Foot and bicycle traffic are allowed for pass-thru walks/rides. The playground, Amphitheater and lawns are currently closed for gatherings of any size.

Please know the City of Knoxville has chosen to pause the reopening of these areas until there is a way to put better controls in place for following the safety recommendations of social distancing and health checks. We are eager to open the Park to our Knoxville friends and neighbors and promise to keep you updated as we know more.

Stay healthy!

On this Memorial Day we remember those who fought and gave their lives to protect our freedom. ❤🤍💙
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day we remember those who fought and gave their lives to protect our freedom. ❤🤍💙

Hi! Hello! WFP events staff checking in to let you know we're still here!We are anxious to reopen the Park and bring Kno...
05/16/2020

Hi! Hello! WFP events staff checking in to let you know we're still here!

We are anxious to reopen the Park and bring Knoxville some wonderful events when the time is right.

You might hear talk of large Tennessee attractions reopening soon. Please know Knoxville will continue to follow individual, *county-specific* reopening plans created in consultation with State and local health departments. WFP plans to adhere to Knoxville's specific reopening plans and does not fall under the "Tennessee reopening phase for large attractions".

With this said, here are a few reminders. We promise to keep you updated as we know more! Feel free to drop any questions you may have below.. Stay healthy, friends!

City of Knoxville - Government
04/13/2020

City of Knoxville - Government

Hi friends! Just checking in to make sure you're all staying well.Also, a quick update: the Sunsphere, public restrooms ...
03/30/2020

Hi friends! Just checking in to make sure you're all staying well.

Also, a quick update: the Sunsphere, public restrooms and the playground at WFP are currently closed to the Public until further notice.

We know these are very challenging times and we greatly appreciate your understanding. We encourage you to explore other great urban wilderness areas around Knoxville for the time being. Stay healthy!!

World's Fair Park & Volunteer Landing Event offices along with the Sunsphere Observation Deck are now temporarily closed...
03/21/2020

World's Fair Park & Volunteer Landing Event offices along with the Sunsphere Observation Deck are now temporarily closed until further notice, in accordance with Mayor Kincannon's executive order. We will continue to post updates as they become available. We are eagerly looking forward to a fun and event-filled Fall. Stay well, Knoxville!

In regards to Mayor Indya Kincannon's Executive Order that goes into effect at 8 p.m. Friday, March 20 and remain in effect for 2 weeks:

• Restaurants will still be able to offer delivery and take-out service.
• The City will be designating metered parking spaces in front of restaurants and relaxing meter enforcement to help expedite pick-up service for restaurants and bars.
• The Mayor encourages small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to tap into the resources and guidance being offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the
Knoxville Chamber.
• The executive order is posted at http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/emergencyorder.

💥Please Note💥The Sunsphere Observation Deck will be CLOSED to the public until April 6th.Please know we are taking every...
03/17/2020

💥Please Note💥

The Sunsphere Observation Deck will be CLOSED to the public until April 6th.

Please know we are taking every precaution possible to help flatten the curve and keep Knoxville healthy during this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

03/17/2020
City of Knoxville - Government

Amid growing concerns about COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, all World's Fair Park & Volunteer Landing events scheduled within the next 8 weeks have been cancelled or postponed.

Updates will be made as available.

For more information please visit https://knoxcounty.org/health/coronavirus/

Urgent: Knoxville Medical Panel Addresses COVID-19

World's Fair Park is excited to have Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon back for year ✌️. We can't wait to celebrate wit...
03/11/2020

World's Fair Park is excited to have Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon back for year ✌️. We can't wait to celebrate with you on the Lawn. See you on March 28th and 29th!

💥 Please Note 💥 The Sunsphere Observation Deck will be CLOSED to the Public on Saturday February, 1st for repairs. We ap...
01/31/2020

💥 Please Note 💥 The Sunsphere Observation Deck will be CLOSED to the Public on Saturday February, 1st for repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

01/21/2020
Southern Skies Music Festival

💥There's a new music fest coming to WFP this summer!💥

Southern Skies Music Festival comes to the Park on May 16th and we can. not. wait!!

Tickets on sale this Friday 1/24 at 10 AM (EST)! Get to know Knoxville’s newest music festival, curated by The Dirty Guv'nahs → www.southernskiesmusicfestival.com

Get to know Southern Skies 🎶✨ Knoxville's newest music fest coming to World's Fair Park on May 16th. Our inaugural lineup + more info drops tomorrow at 10AM (EST). While you wait, sign up to receive exclusive access to pre-sale codes + festival updates at 👉🏼 southernskiesmusicfestival.com (🎥: Loch & Key Productions)

Sunsphere Observation Deck Holiday Hours:..12/24, Christmas Eve: 9a-3p.12/25, Christmas Day: CLOSED.12/26, Day after Chr...
12/20/2019

Sunsphere Observation Deck Holiday Hours:
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12/24, Christmas Eve: 9a-3p.
12/25, Christmas Day: CLOSED.
12/26, Day after Christmas: 9a-3p.

Oh okay, we see you @caitlani9 with those photography skills 😍.Thanks to @sunsphere_events for sharing this incredible i...
10/18/2019

Oh okay, we see you @caitlani9 with those photography skills 😍.

Thanks to @sunsphere_events for sharing this incredible image.

Susan G. Komen East TN Race for the Cure returns to WFP this Saturday, October 19th. Not registered? That's okay! Online...
10/17/2019

Susan G. Komen East TN Race for the Cure returns to WFP this Saturday, October 19th. Not registered? That's okay! Online registration open until 5pm Friday, 10/18 or register on site Saturday morning beginning at 630a.

Be sure to check out Rosie's Little Free Library right here in the Park! Help yourself to a book or donate books for oth...
10/10/2019
Pay It Forward: Mom opens Little Free Library in memory of daughter

Be sure to check out Rosie's Little Free Library right here in the Park!

Help yourself to a book or donate books for others to enjoy. Located right across from the Security Building inside WFP.

Thank you to Rosie's Little Library for choosing WFP as the location for this special tribute.

Rosie's Little Free Library is located in World's Fair Park.

💦 It's been an unseasonably warm Fall but soon the Splash Pad will be shut off for the season. Be sure to take full adva...
10/04/2019

💦 It's been an unseasonably warm Fall but soon the Splash Pad will be shut off for the season. Be sure to take full advantage while you still can! Running daily from 10a-9p.

📣 Make sure to stay up to date here on Facebook for the official closing date.

Make the Greater Knoxville Heart Walk part of your weekend plans! A completely FREE event, simply show up! Tons of famil...
09/27/2019
Greater Knoxville Heart Walk will be held this Sunday at World’s Fair Park

Make the Greater Knoxville Heart Walk part of your weekend plans!

A completely FREE event, simply show up! Tons of family friendly activities, even a giant bubble wrap stomp. Who doesn't love bubble wrap?!

Sunday 9/29 from 3p-530p right here in the Park.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Greater Knoxville Heart Walk will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the World’s Fair Park event lawn. There is still time to register and donate. As o…

A huge thank you to Inside of Knoxville for covering another successful event here in World's Fair Park! And, thank you ...
09/25/2019
IndiaFest 2019 Hits the World’s Fair

A huge thank you to Inside of Knoxville for covering another successful event here in World's Fair Park!

And, thank you to IndiaFest Knoxville for choosing WFP as your event location, we loved having you!

(Article and Photos by Caitlin McLawhorn)   When asked to cover the IndiaFest this year, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was told there would be plenty of delicious food, so of course I …

Scroll stopper!This image was captured during the @knoxvillegaymenschorus event last week and it has us in awe.Photo cre...
09/23/2019

Scroll stopper!

This image was captured during the @knoxvillegaymenschorus event last week and it has us in awe.

Photo creds to Bethany Love

Experience the Indian culture today until 4p. Free admission plus tons of activities, food and shopping!  @ World's Fair...
09/21/2019

Experience the Indian culture today until 4p. Free admission plus tons of activities, food and shopping! @ World's Fair Park - Knoxville

Tailgating 101: embrace the competition but keep it friendly!It's not orange and rest assured we're still #allvol but we...
09/07/2019

Tailgating 101: embrace the competition but keep it friendly!

It's not orange and rest assured we're still #allvol but we've welcomed @byufootball to the Festival Lawn today.

BYU Alumni Association - Nashville Chapter

📸 Oh snap! Another album full of great photos from last weeks Music Feeds Series with Second Harvest Food Bank of East T...
09/06/2019

📸 Oh snap! Another album full of great photos from last weeks Music Feeds Series with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

Photography by Judson Hall Photography

The temps are still in the 90's and we've got the perfect place for you to be!Hours of operation are currently 10am-9pm ...
09/04/2019

The temps are still in the 90's and we've got the perfect place for you to be!

Hours of operation are currently 10am-9pm daily!

Thank you Inside of Knoxville for this great article on Asian Festival 2019 held right here in WFP! Knox Asian Festival ...
09/03/2019
Asian Festival 2019: New Location is a Hit

Thank you Inside of Knoxville for this great article on Asian Festival 2019 held right here in WFP!

Knox Asian Festival Aug 25th 2019 at World's Fair Parks

It’s hard to imagine that a very few years ago, the Asian Festival was held in Krutch Park Extension. And it had plenty of space. The festival has exploded in popularity, growing with each su…

No fowl play here, come on down to the Performance Lawn to checkout the 7th Annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival! You’ve got ...
09/01/2019

No fowl play here, come on down to the Performance Lawn to checkout the 7th Annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival! You’ve got until 9pm tonight to get a taste of these wings! #thewfplife #knoxrocks @ The Big Kahuna Wing Festival

It's a whole mood, honestly. 📸: @stefan.s.punkt
08/30/2019

It's a whole mood, honestly.
📸: @stefan.s.punkt

No plans for Labor Day weekend? No worries! 🎵 Friday, August 30th Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee brings Stev...
08/29/2019
World's Fair Park - Knoxville

No plans for Labor Day weekend? No worries!

🎵 Friday, August 30th Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee brings Steve Earle + the Dukes to the Amphitheater for Music Feeds. Grab your tickets at knoxvilletickets.com or purchase them at the gate starting at 5:30p Friday.

🐔 Sunday, September 1st Big Kahuna Wings is back with Wing Fest 2019 on the Performance Lawn. Purchase tickets here bkwfestival.com because the price goes up at the gate on Sunday!

Wings are the answer. Who cares what the question is. Big Kahuna Wing Fest is coming....
08/28/2019

Wings are the answer. Who cares what the question is. Big Kahuna Wing Fest is coming....

@knoxasianfestival has filled the Park with loads of food, entertainment and shopping vendors. Free admission so what ar...
08/25/2019

@knoxasianfestival has filled the Park with loads of food, entertainment and shopping vendors. Free admission so what are you waiting for?!

Booths and Food until 6p.
Performances until 8p. @ Knoxville, Tennessee

With only 9 days until kickoff it just felt right to throw things back to the Neyland side of the '82 Fair.
08/22/2019

With only 9 days until kickoff it just felt right to throw things back to the Neyland side of the '82 Fair.

Tag us in your pics if you were part of the @easttnchildrens Butterfly Dash + Burger Bash!
08/10/2019

Tag us in your pics if you were part of the @easttnchildrens Butterfly Dash + Burger Bash!

Were you at the Shining Star Concert this past Saturday? Judson Hall Photography captured some amazing images! Take a lo...
08/06/2019

Were you at the Shining Star Concert this past Saturday? Judson Hall Photography captured some amazing images! Take a look, you may just see yourself 😁

Shining Star brought a whole mood with them tonight for @secondharvestetn Music Feeds Concert Series. 🕺🕺🕺
08/04/2019

Shining Star brought a whole mood with them tonight for @secondharvestetn Music Feeds Concert Series. 🕺🕺🕺

Drop your favorite memories of the '82 World's Fair in the comments! We're feeling nostalgic today. #tbt
08/01/2019

Drop your favorite memories of the '82 World's Fair in the comments! We're feeling nostalgic today. #tbt

Less Monday, more splash pad.📸: @milkmoonhouse
07/29/2019

Less Monday, more splash pad.

📸: @milkmoonhouse

Address

963 World's Fair Park Dr SW
Knoxville, TN
37916

http://katbus.com/trip-planner/

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 00:00
Thursday 06:00 - 00:00
Friday 06:00 - 00:00
Saturday 06:00 - 00:00
Sunday 06:00 - 00:00

Telephone

(865) 215-8161

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Map of Worlds Fair Park 1982
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From my family's trip to the 1982 World's Fair.