KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The City of Knoxville will turn back the clocks this weekend for a celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of the World’s Fair.
Visit Knoxville is hosting a kick-off celebration honoring the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair on Saturday, May 21 at World’s Fair Park. Admission is free.
Celebration activities will include performances, food trucks, exhibits, plus a splash of 80s music during the fireworks. The 1982 World’s Fair debuted on May 1, and Knoxville’s Sunsphere was built for the event some four decades ago.
The Sunsphere was recently reopened for its observation deck views