Kingsport Arts Festival kicks off on April 19 with parade | WJHL

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)—Kingsport Cultural Arts announced that its two-day, family-friendly arts festival will kick off on April 19.

The Kingsport Arts Festival will feature the Tri-Cities’ best artists, musicians, performers and dancers.

The festival will launch with a “Light up the Night” parade, which will include giant puppets, lanterns and projection work, the release said. The festival’s second day will offer glass blowing, Raku firing, tie-dye making and an iron pour.

The second day will also debut this year’s Sculpture Walk.

The hours for the festival, provided by the release, are as follows:

  • April 19: 6 – 10 p.m.
  • April 20: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kingsport Cultural Arts is welcoming all digital artists, musicians, performers and dancers to apply for a role online at

The digital artists will project artwork onto the buildings in downtown Kingsport on April 19, the release said. Submissions for this role are due March 15.

For more information and registration links, visit

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