Chinese Festivals

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East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival

This large celebration, held yearly in late January - early 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 upcoming Festival will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:30pm in Cox Auditorium on the University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS for the 2024 East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Cox Auditorium on the University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus. Our Special Guest this year will be singer/songwriter/pianist Vivian Fang Liu from New York City (shown above), who will dazzle our audience with her talents! Our event will also include a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, as well as Chinese dancing, singing, martial arts, and more.

For more details, please click here to see our page on this event.

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Knoxville Asian Festival

The 11th annual Knoxville Asian Festival will be held on September 7 - 8, 2024 in WORLDS FAIR PARK in downtown Knoxville. This exciting outdoor event is being organized by Kumi Alderman and will involve 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 the crowds to enjoy authentic asian cuisine throughout the day. Please visit their website for the latest information on the upcoming 2024 Knoxville Asian 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.