Knox Pride FESTIVALS 2024

 OCT 4-5 2024


Knox Pride John Camp Interview with Serving Knoxville from Knoxville Community Media 

YouTube Video interview from Knoxville Community Media, Outreach Series: Serving Knoxville- Titled  Serving Knoxville 4093 _ Knox Pride

Knox Pride Center

Store Front with Class window Text Reads Knox Pride, Rainbow curtains hanging on roof

Photo of Knox Pride Center June 2023 Photo credit Beau Knowles

Knoxville's Pride Organization runs a Store Front Pride Center on Chapman Hwy in Knoxville TN. This location offers many events to teach, support and empower the LGBTQ Community of Knoxville TN. To best keep up with all the new and repeat events visit Knox Pride Event Calendar.

Knox Pride Thriftique

Store Front with Class window Text Reads Open, Rainbow curtains hanging on roof, planters by the door,

Photo Knox Pride Thriftique Store June 2023 Photo credit Beau Knowles

In January 2023 Knox Pride turned it's clothing closet into a Thrift store Boutique ~ Thriftique. Item's are low priced, sells will go to help run this center but if anyone is unable to pay let the staff know. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Proceeds support the center, Items can be taken free of charge, Located in the Collaboration Suite of the center. To Learn more about this and other Knox Pride Programs by visiting their website at knoxpride.com 4044A Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 



Youtube Video from WBIR News station on the The Knox Pride Community and Resource Center has opening the Knox Pride Thriftique. "You can shop for free or pay to help cover the cost of the center. All are welcome!!!"Knox Pride Thriftique 4044A Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 

To learn more about Knox Pride 

Please visit their website

Knox Pride 2023

October 2023 Knox Pride Festival Events

Knox Pride March Oct 6, Knox Pride Annual March on Gay Street  Festival Oct 7 Knox Pride Fest 2023 @ World's Fair Park World's Fair Park Knoxville TN. Oct 8 Knox Pride Fest: Sunday Market @ Knox Pride Community and Resource Center 4044A Chapman Hwy, Knoxville TN Statement from Knox Pride "Knox Pride Festival is an open (and free) celebration of music, celebration and speakers focused on promoting Equality and Inclusion of ALL people. 

Knox Pride 2022

Knoxville TN Jan 11, 2022, Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses

Knoxville hasn't had an in-person Pride Festival in 2 years. In 2020 Knox Pride wisely decided to postpone the Knox Pride Festival 2020 due to the pandemic, then in 2021 Knox Pride opted for a Digital Online Festival, titled DigiFest which had poems, yoga, bingo, -and-comedy. I know celebrating pride and being proud isn't just one day or now 3 days a year, but it will be nice to get out to see our "Community Family" together again. ~Beau

Knox Pride announced in a LIVE steam of their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, that they are moving the 2022 Knox Pride Festival to Fall of this year. The festival will now be a 3-day event, which is the first of its kind for our area.  Knox Pride President John Camp stated, "we are still a FREE festival".  Here is the list of the 3 days of events.

Knox Pride Festival 2022 Sept 30-Oct 2 2022

Friday Sept 30 Evening Parade down Gay Street. 

Saturday Oct 1 Pride Festival at World's Fair Park 

Sunday Oct 2 Brunch and Shopping with Vendors at World's Fair Park

Mr. Camp explained, "For the month of June different organizations will be doing things, we will be doing things as well. We felt like October would be a little bit cooler...Organizations like South Side Pride will continue to do their events." Changing the event to the fall will coordinate with the 1-year anniversary of the opening of the (Knox Vocational) Pride Center. The Pride center is open throughout the year. 

When asked about South Side Pride looking for a new lead organizer John replied, "We have a meeting to talk with them coming up this month...we aren't looking to run another entity, but we will be happy to assist." 

Along with more events, to include Affirmation Days, Knox Pride is helping the Community Action Committee's Homeless Youth Program Youth Wins to assist their youth by organizing a giving tree in December, classes in the coming months, and their current effort to help a youth find furniture for their new home. Contact Knox Pride or Youth Wins to find out how you can help.  

If you have any questions about this news blog email Beau at knoxlgbtbusinesses@gmail.com