Kuumba Festival


The 24th annual Kuumba Festival will be held Thursday June 20th to Sunday June 23rd at four locations in Knoxville including, Market Square in Downtown Knoxville, Krutch Park, Haley Heritage Square, and Chilhowee Park. The event is sponsored by African American Appalachian Arts and area businesses. Kuumba will feature 200 entertainers performing, demonstrations and services by more than 100 crafts people, and food vendors. The festival's first day will be held at Krutch Park where there will be a luncheon. The most popular day will be Saturday at Chilhowee Park for people looking to find something to do, from 8-10 p.m., there will be music by “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and Grammy nominee Alvin Garrett!