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Chinese New Year Festival
This large 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 singing, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate the Lunar Festival. Please see our web pages for more details on this very special Chinese New Year event !
Dragonboat Race Festival
The Dragonboat Race Festival is an annual summer fundraiser for Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries featuring over 70 teams of local organizations racing authentic Dragon Boats. The day-long festival at the Cove Park in Farragut, held near the end of June, has in recent years featured live performances of Chinese dance, martial arts, and music. There is also a Chinese Culture Booth, as well as games and activities for kids sponsored by the Families with Children from China (FCC). For more information about the festival, visit www.knox.racedragonboats.com; to volunteer Chinese performances or displays for this festival, contact email@example.com.
UTK International Festival
The University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) has an International Festival each spring featuring food, singing, dance, and other performances to celebrate the diverse groups on campus. There are usually booths sponsored by the UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association (UTCSSA) and the UT Taiwanese Students Association (UTTSA). For more information about the festival or to participate, contact the UTCSSA or UTTSA, check the events calendar, or check this description of last year's festival.
UTK China Week
The International House (I-House) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) has a China Week and a Chinese Culture Night each spring. They explore different interesting Chinese dance and musical performances, learn about Chinese Calligraphy and how to write your name in Chinese language. They also feature delicious Chinese Food. For more information about this celebration, contact the UTK I-House, check the UTK events calendar, or check this description of last year's festival.
Oak Ridge Children's Museum International Festival
The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge has an annual International Festival in February. In recent years, the festival has featured performances of Chinese Dance from ETCS and FCC, Wushu from the East Tennessee Wushu Team, and Tai Chi from the East Tennessee Tai Chi Club. There are also booths with Chinesefood and gifts for sale and cultural items for display. See more information at this page.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month and many local businesses have displays, performances, and seminars celebrating Chinese culture.