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With so many things going on in and around Downtown Knoxville, South Knoxville, and Happy Holler, it can be hard to decide what to do, so we here at Marble Alley Development have chosen to showcase some of the most interesting events for you. Enjoy!

Farmers Market, Wednesday, July, 29th, 10am at Mary Costa Plaza Civic Auditorium

Producer-only farmers' market featuring locally-grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, and prepared foods.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Market Square Farmers' Market cannot operate on Market Square. Until a return is deemed safe by the City of Knoxville and Nourish Knoxville, we will be operating at Mary Costa Plaza by the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Free parking is available in Garage A, directly across Howard Baker from the Coliseum entrance.

The first hour of the market is reserved for at-risk shoppers, during which face coverings are required. Food and beverages may not be consumed on-site, but a variety of food trucks and food producers will offer their delicious treats to go! Please visit their website for a full list of COVID-19 guidelines:


9th Annual Girl Talk Fashion Show. Saturday, August 15th, 7pm Live Stream on WVLT

This year, the 9th Annual Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala will be hosted virtually and streamed LIVE on WVLT-TV

Tune in to WVLT-TV on Saturday, August 15th for a night to remember! For the first time ever, you can experience our signature event from anywhere you choose! Professional women and the Girl Talk girls will still work the runway showing poise, confidence, and elegance all while having fun and engaging with you from wherever you choose to view!

Scenes from the show will feature looks and music that showcase our 2020 Girl Talk Graduates, our mission, and our Role Models! The night will also include a live band, silent auction, and award presentations throughout the scenes. More information here.


36th Annual Patricia Neal Golf Classic. Monday, August 17th, 6:30am to 7:30pm, Holston Hills Country Club

Since its beginning, this prestigious golf tournament has raised more than $6 million in net proceeds to support the programs, services and staff of the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. The tournament brings together Tennessee professional golfers and amateurs from across the U.S. for a worthwhile cause at one of the nation’s premier courses. More info and tickets can be found here.
Pop Up Women’s Suffrage Motorcade!! Saturday, August 22nd, 10am to 12:30pm, Old City

Join the Suffrage Coalition for a pop up suffrage motorcade to commemorate the 19th Amendment (the amendment that gave women the right to vote) centennial in August! Decorate your own car, ride in air conditioning, and be safe! The motorcade will line up in the public parking area under the overpass just east of Barley's on Jackson Avenue at 10 AM. The motorcade will begin at 11. Dress in suffrage clothing for the occasion if possible, and will have music.

The motorcade will go through through downtown and some distance into each of the four corridors. They will have suffrage face masks available on the website ( and at line up prior to the event. Please let coordinator Janice Spoone know if you plan to come--the more the merrier! RSVP to Janice at More information here.

Tuesday Self Care and Serenity Workshop-Tuesday, August 25th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM via Zoom
Take a break in the midst of a NEW NORMAL. Self-care is NOT selfish.

Free and open to the public, these weekly drop-in sessions are intended to support anyone interested in developing and sustaining a regular self-care & mindfulness practices. This opportunity is for anyone including the curious who are seeking to learn new practices to increase their sense of serenity and self-worth. Each session includes self-care & mindfulness meditation practice as well as discussions on self-worth related themes. For more info and sign up instructions click here.
For Sale! Historic Jake Butcher Estate!

Rarely will you have an opportunity to own a true piece of history. The former Jake Butcher estate, Whirlwind is this type of opportunity. After an amazing amount of rehabilitation from the present owners, this estate is ready for your finishing touches. Here, your imagination can run wild. Truly the possibilities are endless. With over 22,000 square feet, endless bedrooms and baths, 7 car garage, 7+ acres, views galore, a swimming pool, Helipad and a tunnel you will be truly amazed. Make no mistake- there is still work to do however most of it is the cosmetic touches for you to decide. Come home to Whirlwind. For more information, please contact Realtor™ Amani Jones at 865-809-6389.
Mystery Link: Expect The Unexpected!

In this era of Zoom meetings and Skype calls, Many of us have learned video chat etiquette-no visible underwear, keep kids and pets out of the room, don’t surf adult sites when on the call, etc. But a man in Spain tried to multitask during an online meeting and the other participants got A LOT more than they bargained for. Click here to see the full story.
Looking For Downtown Parking?

Downtown has free parking on nights and weekends, but with the expansion project at the State Street Garage, finding parking can be confusing. Keep up-to-date with the city of Knoxville parking blog by clicking here.

There's now an app that can help you strategically pick your parking garage destination, before you even start your car and pull out of the driveway. offers a free phone app that reports data from sensors at the entrances to City-owned downtown garages. So you can see, in real-time, how many parking spaces are available at each garage.

Visit to get the app. Enter Knoxville when prompted to enter a city or place.
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