Chinese Festivals

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East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival

This large celebration, held yearly in February during the Chinese New Year, brings together many local Chinese Organizations for an evening of singing, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate the Lunar Festival.

Our 2020 Year of the Mouse show was held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Auditorium of the new Student Union on the University of Tennessee Campus. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Mouse and the coming of Spring. For more details, please see our page on this event.

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Knoxville Asian Festival

The Seventh annual Knoxville Asian Festival will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in WORLDS FAIR PARK in downtown Knoxville. This exciting outdoor event is organized by Kumi Alderman and involves exhibits of culture, performances, and more from China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, and many other asian countries. There will be more than 40 food vendors for you to enjoy authentic asian cuisine throughout the day. Please visit their website for the latest information on this exciting outdoor festival.

UTK International Festival

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) has one or more international festivals throughout the year, featuring food, singing, dance, and other performances to celebrate the diverse groups on campus. For more information about the next festival, please check the UTK International House website.

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 Team. There are also booths with Chinese food 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.