East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival

This large celebration, held yearly in February during the Chinese New Year, brings together all the major Chinese Organizations in Knoxville and surrounding areas for an evening of song, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate Chinese Culture and the coming of Spring!

Our next show -- the Year of the Rooster 2017 -- will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of Tennessee Campus. Check back on this page to find out our special guest performers this year!

Time, Date, & Place of our Next Show

Sunday, February 5, 2017
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Cox Auditorium
Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37916
 on the campus of the
 University of Tennessee at Knoxville

click here for a map


1. Take I-40 to Exit 387 (17th Street)
2. Turn left at a traffic light onto Cumberland Avenue
3. Turn right onto Volunteer Blvd
4. Turn right onto Circle Park Drive SW
5. Turn left onto Phillip Fulmer Way in front of football stadium
6. Turn right onto Middle Drive, go up the hill
7. Alumni Memorial Building is the first building on your right
8. You can drop off passengers at AMB, then park at the 11th Street Garage or the White Avenue Garage
Please click here to see a map for the Auditorium and for Parking,
or visit the map web page of the University of Tennessee:


Check back here for information on our special guest performers for our Year of the Rooster 2017 event!

For memories of our 2016 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2015 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2014 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2013 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2012 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2011 show, please click here.


The 2017 East Tennessee Chinese New Years Festival is being organized by:

   Smith, Michael [Producer] - East Tennessee Wushu Team / East Tennessee Tai Chi Team

   Kuang, Heqian - UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association

   Lu, Beiyi - Pellissippi State Community College

   Shen, Daisy - Confucius Institute at UTK

   Wang, Maria - Confucius Institute at MTSU


We rely heavily on sponsors to keep our ticket prices low. We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2017 Festival:
Anytime Fitness, Arbonne, Confidence Learning Services, Jin Harmon, Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, The King's Academy, Knoxville Asian Festival, and Rose Swanger.

Would you like to advertise in the printed commemorative brochure of the upcoming Festival to help out our show -- and your business? Your ad will go out to all 900 attendees of the Festival, and also be distributed at cultural events throughout the year. We provide up to 4500 impressions of your message and brand to the audience. You will also be listed and linked on our website !

Please click here for more details on sponsoring our show !

Please send any suggestions for the show to Coordinator@KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org.