This list of more free things to do in Knoxville, Tennesee, may top your list for a family road trip this summer. It’s within an easy day’s drive of much of the southeastern U.S. and is only a few hours from Nashville, Chattanooga or Kingsport. The major interstates of I-40 and I-75 provide easy access to much of the city.
Visitors won’t be disappointed with all the free things there are to see and do in Knoxville, TN. It is a never ending list. The town is popular for tourists and locals because of the many free events and festivals. There is always something fun to do here. Check out the attractions listed below to find out more.
World’s Fair Park
1060 World’s Fair Park Drive
This is the site of the 1982 World’s Fair. Much of it has been preserved and is now in use as a city park. There are interactive water fountains, Veterans Monument and playground. The grassy spaces around the park are perfect for spreading out a picnic blanket.
Victor Ashe Park
4901 Bradshaw Road
Enjoy a playground, fenced off-leash dog park, picnic pavilion with grills and pond. A paved walking track offers the opportunity to walk or jog. Park benches are great spots to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Leashed dogs are welcome on the paved walking trail.
Shakespeare on the Square
60 Market Square
Free Shakespeare plays are offered on Market Square Mall during the summer. The mall has many unique shops and some of the most popular restaurants in the city. It is perfect for couples or families who are looking for a different kind of evening out.
Cradle of Country Music Walking Tour
601 South Gay Street
Self-guided walking tour of downtown Knoxville. Explore the early history of country music in the city of Knoxville.