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Spring in Knoxville: Top 5 Things To Do

Stroll through UT Gardens

Looking for a place to enjoy Spring in Knoxville with friends? Maybe have a picnic or relax? How about a place to take some pictures? UT Gardens in Knoxville is the perfect place for you! The gardens offer beautiful views as well as education into these sights, plants, and designs of the space. The gardens, free to the public and open 24/7, also offer volunteer programs, horticulture workshops, and even event space upon reservation. The UT Gardens are the perfect space to enjoy Spring in Knoxville with your friends!

Explore Knoxville’s Quarries

Need a way to cool off during Spring in Knoxville now that the weather is warming up? Knoxville is the right place to be! Two of Knoxville’s most popular quarries, Mead’s Quarry and Fort Dickerson Quarry are less than 5 minutes away from UT’s campus where friends and family can gather to hang out and enjoy the sun. Spend your Spring in Knoxville and cool off at these local attractions!

Watch UT sports (baseball, softball, tennis)

UT’s Spring sports are in full swing! Spring in Knoxville brings Tennessee baseball, softball, tennis and more. The baseball team is coming off of a historic year being ranked 1 in the country for most of the season, currently ranked 10th this season. The softball team is currently 3rd in the nation holding a 26-2 record on the season. And the Tennis team with indoor and outdoor courts is 14th in the country. No matter what sport you’re interested in, Tennessee has teams playing at the highest level and performing well! Spend time this Spring in Knoxville cheering on your favorite teams!

Downtown Knoxville

Market Square and the Old City are a staple for anyone visiting or living in the Knoxville area. It is packed with activities and places to explore for all types of people, so if you’re looking for things to do during Spring in Knoxville, Downtown is the place.

Market Square and Gay Street are home to some of Knoxville’s most delicious restaurants. Stock and Barrel is perfect for the burger connoisseur with their gourmet renditions on a classic burger. Tupelo Honey and Cafe 4 have all the Southern cooking one could want that are perfect for brunch, and Myrtle’s Chicken and Beer will satisfy any fried chicken and comfort food cravings. Old City has plenty of bars to pop into for a refreshing beer or cold drink to cool you down on hot days during Spring in Knoxville.

Not hungry? Wake up early a Wednesday or Saturday morning during Spring in Knoxville to meet some local vendors and purchase something locally grown, made, or raised at the farmer’s market. Or, take a walk through historic World’s Fair Park and see the Sunsphere, two of Knoxville’s claims to fame. It has a playground and splash pad to keep your kids entertained, and it’s the perfect spot for a Springtime picnic.

Fancy something a little more artsy? The Knoxville Museum of Art is the perfect place to check out some of East Tennessee’s artistic claims to fame as well as learn a few things about many different types of art. Go see a concert, comedy show, or opera at the Bijou or Tennessee Theatre. Whatever you’re interested in or looking for, Downtown is the perfect place to enjoy Spring in Knoxville.

Enjoy Knoxville Food Trucks

If you’re looking for a spot to eat on a beautiful day during Spring in Knoxville, we recommend checking out one of Knoxville’s many food truck spots. From BBQ to tacos, there’s something for any craving. The Cave Food Truck Park rotates with different cuisines so you can definitely find something to satisfy your hunger. Or, if you wanna have a quick bite after exploring Market Square or Old City, The Southside Garage located right outside of downtown has food trucks to go alongside one of their locally brewed beers.

If you’re looking for a quick bite on the go, you can’t go wrong with one of these mobile eateries. Food trucks are a great way to try new foods and support local businesses. They’re perfect for a lunch break or a quick dinner. Enjoy your Spring in Knoxville, and be sure to check out the food trucks and see what all the fuss is about!

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