To launch a year-long celebration of one of the city’s most proudest achievements, Knoxville, TN, is holding an opening ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 5 to mark the 40th anniversary of the World’s Fair.
Visit Knoxville has partnered with the City of Knoxville and Knox County to build out the World’s Fair 40th Anniversary Celebration to take place throughout 2022.
Below are the details which includes the special guests, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Sunday, December 5 12:30-3:30
Festival Lawn at World’s Fair Park
HITCHING OF THE HORSES
(Public is welcome to come watch the pageantry)
PRESS EVENT BEGINS
(Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas and City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon)
• Announce Official Celebration Timeline & Highlights
• Publicly Reveal
40th Anniversary Logo
PUBLIC PHOTO OPS WITH CLYDESDALES
The Sunday announcement continues the Sunsphere Sundays theme Visit Knoxville promotes via social media and mimics the timeline in 1982 when the Clydesdales were in Knoxville in November 1981 to mark the official kickoff (photo above).
Visit Knoxville will have Sunsphere items from the Visitor Center gift shop for sale on site. Proceeds from the sale of these items help support the Sunsphere Fund.
Details online at sunspherefund.org
Online shopping at shop.visitknoxville.com
Coffee and hot chocolate will be available for purchase to keep you warm, so make your plans now. We look forward to seeing you at what will be the first of many special moments for the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair. Watch for more details to unfold at worldsfairknoxville.com.
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