Rossini Festival International Street Fair

Rossini Festival International Street Fair
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 10:00am

The Rossini Festival is Knoxville Opera’s annual International Street Fair that celebrates the global impact on the music, food, art, and culture of East Tennessee. Throughout the festival, the public is treated to non-stop entertainment on four outdoor stages showcasing opera, classical, jazz, gospel, ethnic music, ballet, modern, and ethnic dance. Attendees can purchase from scores of food vendors and more than 75 artisans throughout the day, while The Y FunZone keeps children entertained. More than half a million residents of Knox County and the surrounding area have enjoyed the Rossini Festival over the years.

Embark on an enchanting journey where opera and adventure intertwine, guiding you through international fairytales to unravel mysteries that span from German forests to Persian palaces. Start at the Journey Around the World Tent, collect stamps, and solve riddles to uncover your fairytale and claim a prize in this captivating quest!


Hundreds of artisans from all over East Tennessee gather to show off and sell their wares.  From booths scattered all over the festival footprint, you will find clothing, jewelry, and home items–all handmade in our region.

Food Vendors:

From Tacos to Greek specialties to your favorite adult beverages, Rossini Festival Food and Beverage Vendors offer a plethora of local and international cuisine. With this many possibilities, everyone can get what they want!


Four stages offer eleven hours of non-stop choral, opera, jazz, instrumental, gospel, chamber, dance, and ethnic artistic performances. You are sure to experience something new at every turn.


Market Square Stage

10:00 am University of Tennessee Vocal Students

11:00 am Knoxville Community Band

12:00 pm Alexia and the Alexandria Dancers

1:00 pm Cendrillon Singers - Knoxville Opera

2:00 pm Mayor Welcome

2:15 pm Knoxville Opera Children's Choir

3:00 pm Jeanine Fuller

4:00 pm Cinderella School Tour

5:00 pm Ensemble Swing Time

6:00 pm Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir

7:00 pm Bungle O's

8:00 pm Teen Spirit

9:00 pm Silent Disco

Union Ave. Stage

110:30 am William Lovelace Harp Ensemble

11:30 am Ramya Kapadia Ensemble Indian Dance

12:30 pm Hardin Valley Thunder

1:30 pm Knoxville Opera

2:30 pm HartStrings

3:30 pm Marble City Opera

4:30 pm Powell Middle School Steel Drum Band

5:30 pm UT Jazz Ensemble

6:30 pm Black Oak Brass

7:30 pm Knoxville Opera

Clinch Ave. Stage

10:30 am Lucia Andronescu Flamenco Dancers

11:30 am Knoxville Opera

12:30 pm Veekhor Russian Folk Dancers

1:30 pm Sandsation Dancers

2:30 pm Albi Belly Dance

4:30 pm Circle Modern Dance

5:30 pm GO Contemporary Danceworks

6:30 pm TCFA Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm Southern Taps Clogging Company

South Market Stage

10:00 am Knoxville Opera

11:00 am Webb School Madrigals

12:00 pm Cedar Bluff Middle Concert Choir

1:00 pm South Doyle MS Showchoir

2:00 pm PSTCC Variations

3:00 pm Appalachian Equality Chorus

4:00 pm West Valley MS Orchestra

5:00 pm Holston MS Showchoir

6:00 pm Pellissippi Jazz Band

7:00 pm Momentum Dance Lab

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Date: April 20-21, 2021