Festival Lawn
Two acres of special turf designed to withstand a large crowd, the Festival Lawn can accommodate a variety of events. This multi-purpose and carefully manicured lawn is centrally located within the park and is a favorite location for festival promoters. The Festival Lawn is bordered on the west by native plantings and to the east by a tree lined plaza. The Court of Flags Fountain is located on the northern end of the lawn.

The Festival Lawn is easily accessed from World’s Fair Park Drive and can be secured for ticketed events. Electricity and water are readily available for use by event planners. Two large restroom facilities are located nearby.
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Park Hours: 6:00 am until midnight

Fountain Hours: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Mid-April to Mid-October)

Park Rules

• Electric scooters must be ridden in the streets and are not allowed on sidewalks, lawns, or greenways
• No skateboarding
• Keep pets on leashes and clean up after your pet
• No littering
• No pets allowed in the fountain
• Vending, solicitation or use of alcoholic beverages without proper permits is prohibited
• No swimming or wading in the pond areas
• Possession of firearms or other weapons is prohibited
• The use of charcoal grills is prohibited
• Glass containers are prohibited in the fountain area only
• Cleats/spikes are not allowed on the lawn
• All events must be scheduled through the Public Building Authority at (865) 215-8160
• All visitors are subject to video monitoring while on these premises.
• Please contact Park Patrol at 215-2246 if you are in need of assistance


PARK PATROL: (865) 215-2246

The park is staffed by Park Patrol officers at all times. Emergency phones are located throughout the park. All visitors are subject to video monitoring while on these premises.


Eleventh Street, Clinch Avenue and World’s Fair Park Drive provide direct vehicular access to numerous parking areas:

Fort Kid Lot (78 spaces)
WFP North Lot (100 car spaces and four bus spaces)
Blackstock Lot (364 spaces)
Locust Street Garage (642 spaces)
Visit PBA Parking for More Information


60,000 square feet (200 x 300)


Commercial Rate
$750 per day*. Any event lasting over three days will receive a 25% reduction on the per day cost beginning on the fourth day

Non-Profit Rate (Must provide copy of charter)
$550 per day. Any event lasting over three days will receive a 25% reduction on the per day Cost beginning on the fourth day

Other special event rates
$100/hour* (weddings, family reunions, company picnics, etc.) 4-hour maximum includes move-in and move-out (daily rate applies beyond 4 hours)

Six 200-amp electrical boxes; all 3-phase.

Backstage Phone Lines
Promoter/Lessee responsibility

Cable TV Lines
Promoter/Lessee responsibility

Refer to section 3.1 of Lease

Ticket Booths
Promoter/Lessee responsibility

Backstage Access
Promoter/Lessee responsibility

Backstage Office Facilities
Promoter/Lessee responsibility

Restrooms – Security Building
Women's - 11 stalls including a handicapped stall. Men's - 2 stalls including one accessible, 7 urinals

Restrooms – Under Clinch Avenue Bridge
Women's - 12 stalls including a handicapped stall. Men's - 5 stalls including one accessible, 2 urinals

Portable Toilets
Provided by Promoter/Event Sponsor/Lessee

Only the west side of the lawn is fenced


Promoter/Lessee responsibility

Standard permits required by City of Knoxville – see attached permit information

* Any event lasting over 4 hours, including move-in and move-out, is considered a full day.

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