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Planning a Holiday to Knoxville

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If you are planning to take a trip to Knoxville, it is wise to know about the weather in Knoxville. Though, Knoxville has a year-round charm and some seasons are perfect for catching the local events and festivities or simply enjoying the weather of the area.  From its location in the Tennessee River Valley close to the Great Smoky Mountains, the city usually experiences mild climate. Summer in Knoxville is muggy and warm, while the winter in the city is mild. The spring and fall seasons are pleasant and filled with vibrant colors and energy. There are plenty of activities happening in Knoxville at all times of the year. Every season is unique and has something in store for you.  So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, fly to Knoxville and enjoy a splendid Knoxville vacation!

Knoxville Holiday
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Spring Season in Knoxville (March to May)

Spring is a pleasant time to take in all Knoxville has to offer. The tourist spots, stores and streets are not yet crammed with summer crowds and there’s a possibility of you getting a low-season rates with certain airlines and hotels. This time of the year offers stunning landscapes, with the dogwood trees of the city in full bloom. Also, the natural sights and outdoor attractions are perfect to explore. Though there are slight chances of snow in the early spring, but it doesn’t exceed an inch in total. This season hosts a month-long Dogwood Arts Festival, along with several other events and festivals.

Average Spring Temperature in Knoxville
Average high temperature during spring season in Knoxville is in 70s and average low temperature is in 40s.

Clothes to Pack
  • Long and half-sleeve shirts, t-shirts
  • Jeans, long pants, long and mid-length dresses
  • Light jacket
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Comfortable shoes and sneakers
Knoxville Spring Events and Festivals




Summer Season in Knoxville (June to August)

If planning to take a trip to Knoxville in summer, do plan it for the Labor Day weekend, when Knoxville celebrates “Boomsday”, the largest Labor Day fireworks in the U.S.  Generally, summer in Knoxville is hot and muggy. August may dry up more as compared to July. This time of year hosts plenty of events and festivals, and goes out with a bang. Also, it the peak seasons, so expect large crowds.

Average Summer Temperature in Knoxville
Average high temperature during summer season in Knoxville is in 80s and average low temperature is in 60s.

Clothes to Pack
  • Long and half-sleeve shirts, t-shirts, tank tops
  • Jeans, capris, half-pants and shorts
  • Knee-length dresses
  • Sunglasses, shades and sunblock
  • Comfortable shoes, flip-flops and sandals
Knoxville Summer Events and Festivals

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Fall Season in Knoxville (September to November)

Fall season is the best time to visit Knoxville. Temperature is pleasant and you can enjoy the changing colors of the leaves. September and October are mild. There are also slim chances of snowfall in the month of November.  If you wish to experience the city in its splendiferous self, this is the time to visit. Brilliant fall foliage and mild weather makes it a perfect season to explore and experience all that Knoxville has to offer. 

Average Fall Temperature in Knoxville
Average high temperature during fall season in Knoxville is in early-70s and average low temperature hovers between the high-40s and early-50s.

Clothes to Pack
  • T-shirts, long and half-sleeve shirts
  • Long pants, jeans
  • Long and mid-length dresses with jacket
  • Shrug, light jacket/sweater
  • Closed-toed boots and comfortable shoes
Knoxville Fall Events and Festivals




Winter Season in Knoxville (December to February)

Winter in Knoxville is a bit cool. January is the coldest month when the temperature may dip to the high 20s. The city is in celebration and jollification mode with Christmas and New Year events and festivals all around the city. Saunter among the beautiful lit trees all around the city, enjoy the atmosphere and revel all night long. 

Average Winter Temperature in Knoxville
Average high temperature during winter season is in 50s and average low temperature is in 30s.

Clothes to Pack
  • Warm pants and jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts and warm t-shirts
  • Long coat and heavy jacket 
  • Mufflers, mittens and scarf’s
  • Boots
Knoxville Winter Events and Festivals



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