East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival

Our upcoming Spring Festival will be on Sunday, February 18, 2018!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS for the 2018 East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival on February 18, 2018, at the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus.

This large family-friendly celebration, held yearly in February during the Chinese New Year, brings together all the major Chinese Organizations in Knoxville and surrounding areas for an evening of song, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate Chinese Culture and the coming of Spring!

Our upcoming 2018 Year of the Dog show will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of Tennessee Campus. Our Special Guests this year will be The FABULOUS CHINESE ACROBATS! This group, who trained with the Shanxi Changzhi Acrobatics Troupe in China, will put on a spectacular show for us. We will also have another Special Guest this year, Ms. Kerry Lee from the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company. She will enthrall us with a Tibetan Drum Dance and a Red Ribbon Dance. Our Festival will also feature dance performers from the East Tennessee Chinese School, hip-hop dancing from Kascade, and much more. We hope you join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog with our exciting variety show!

For more photos and info on our event, please visit us on Facebook.

Please visit this website to buy tickets for the 2018 show.

Please Click Here for a Flyer for the 2018 show

Time, Date, and Place of our upcoming 2018 Show

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Cox Auditorium
Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37916
 on the campus of the
 University of Tennessee at Knoxville


1. Take I-40 to Exit 387 (17th Street)
2. Turn left at a traffic light onto Cumberland Avenue
3. Turn right onto Phillip Fulmer Way
4. Turn right onto Middle Drive, go up the hill
5. Alumni Memorial Building is the first building on your right
6. You can drop off passengers at AMB, then park at the 11th Street Garage or the White Avenue Garage


Our venue is the beautiful Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UTK Campus. All seats are reserved. The ticket prices are $5 and $8.50. All tickets are being sold online.

You can help spread the word about the Festival by downloading our Flyer and sending it to friends and colleagues, and by printing some copies and distributing them to the local community.


Our 2018 show will feature The FABULOUS CHINESE ACROBATS as well as many talented local performers. Please check back here to see more information on our upcoming event!
Many images from past performances can be found on our Facebook page -- please like and follow us there!

For memories of our 2017 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2016 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2015 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2014 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2013 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2012 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2011 show, please click here.


The 2018 East Tennessee Chinese New Years Festival is being organized by a team led by Michael Smith of the East Tennessee Wushu Team / East Tennessee Tai Chi Team


We rely heavily on sponsors to keep our ticket prices low. We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2017 Festival:
the Confucius Institute of the University of Tennessee, the UTK Multicultural Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Anytime Fitness, Arbonne, China King Buffet, Confidence Learning Services, Coolsports, Jin Harmon, Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, Jai Khanna CPA, The King's Academy, Penny Kleinschmidt, Knoxville Asian Festival, MassageWorks, Mr. Ed’s Adventure Swim School, Shono's Japanese Grill, Rose Swanger. and the Tennessee Clean Water Network.

Would you like to advertise in the printed commemorative brochure of the upcoming Festival to help out our show -- and your business? Your ad will go out to all attendees of the Festival, and also be distributed at cultural events throughout the year. We provide up to 4500 impressions of your message and brand to the audience. You will also be listed and linked on our website !

Please click here for more details on sponsoring our show, and please click here to get a list of our sponsorship levels

Please send any suggestions for the show to Coordinator@KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org.