Knoxville’s Fall Festivities
If there’s any town that knows how to celebrate the fall season, it’s Knoxville, and there are plenty of upcoming events and happenings to prove it. Here’s a look at what’s in store for this year’s autumn calendar.
2022 Knoxville Film Festival
The Knoxville Film Festival is a glittering celebration of the art of independent cinema. With 2022 marking its 19th year, the event has become the largest and most complete film festival in the region. Featuring a panel discussion, two filmmaking competitions, and of course, screenings of independent films, the Knoxville Film Festival is one to add to your fall agenda this year. Tickets are available for purchase online now.
Sept. 16th – 18th, 2022
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8
24th Annual Fall Festival at Maple Lane Farms
Marking its 24th year, Maple Lane Farms will open its locally famous Corn Maze and other seasonal favorites on the evening of September 30th. This year’s unveiling is especially exciting as it’s a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair. Guests will be able to navigate the Sunsphere shaped Maze all the way through October 31st.
2022 Water Lantern Festival
The Water Lantern Festival is coming to Knoxville. Enjoy a magical night that includes food, games, activities, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope, and dreams reflected upon the water. It’s the perfect way to spend a crisp fall evening.
Oct. 1st, 2022, from 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center
Keith Urban: The Speed of Now World Tour
Country music lovers, this one’s for you. Keith Urban is bringing his Speed of Now Tour to Thompson-Boling Arena, making for an exciting start to the season. Special guests include Tyler Hubbard and Ingrid Andress.
Oct. 14th, 2022, at 7pm
2022 Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo
The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo is a Knoxville favorite, and everyone is looking forward to the cuteness. Catering to our dog-loving community, this year’s parade will promote the invaluable resource of its sponsors, UT Gardens and UT College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as many other nonprofits and businesses in our area. Everyone is invited to enjoy a judged costume parade, an expo of educational booths, pet businesses and rescue groups, food trucks, and more. The event will also include a pet food drive to benefit Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (CAIT). Attendance is free, but there is a small fee for parade participants.
Oct. 23rd, 2022, from 1pm – 5pm
The UT Gardens, Knoxville