Rossini Festival International Street Fair

Rossini Festival International Street Fair
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 at 12:00pm

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

12:00 pm Songs of Inspiration & Hope

1:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Orchestra MS Band

2:00 pm Knoxville Opera

3:00 pm Fairytale Parade led by the CattyWampus Puppets

4:00 pm Pellissippi State Percussion

5:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra

6:00 pm Knoxville Opera

Union Ave. Stage

12:30 pm KSO Youth Orchestra String Quartet

1:30 pm UT Saxophone Ensemble

2:30 pm Knoxville Opera

3:30 pm UT Trombone Choir

4:30 pm The Bobby Band

5:30 pm Brand New Box of Matches

Clinch Ave. Stage

12:30 pm Broadway Academy of Performing Arts

1:30 pm Knoxville Opera

2:30 pm Pellissippi Brass Ensemble

3:30 pm Tinadre Dancers

4:30 pm Oasis Dancers

5:30 pm Mike Jones

South Market Stage

12:00 pm Knoxville Opera

1:00 pm West Valley Middle School Choir

2:00 pm Hailey Joy

3:00 pm Powell HS Chamber Singers

4:00 pm Knoxville Opera

5:00 pm TN Children's Dance Ensemble

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Date: April 20-21, 2021