Shark Week Fun Fest
Wednesday, July 18
Market Square

Bring your lawn chairs or beach towels to Market Square to help kick off the 30th anniversary of Shark Week. Discovery Channel will be hosting a fin-tastic, family-friendly community event to commemorate its iconic annual television series.

8-9pm: Enjoy kids’ games, water toys, shark photo opps, face painting, and shark-themed trivia for a chance to win prizes such as koozies, foam fin hats, plush sharks, mechanical swimming sharks, t-shirts, and beach towels. Plus stickers and temporary tattoos for kids of all ages.

9-10pm: Advance screening of “Bloodline: Spawn of Jaws” (TV-PG). The never-before-seen Shark Week special will be shown on a big screen in Market Square.

It's Free. It's Sharks.
In the heart of Downtown Knoxville.

Get a pic with Chompie the Shark in Market Square!
You'll find it here after July 18.

About Discovery Channel's Shark Week

Discovery's Shark Week is television’s longest-running and eagerly awaited summer TV event, delivering all-new groundbreaking shark stories and incorporating innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world. Shark Week 2018 -- the 30th installment of the annual franchise -- kicks off Sunday, July 22, on Discovery Channel with eight days of shark-centric specials, featuring more than 19 hours of programming packed with an all-star lineup of celebrities and new scientific discoveries.

Why Sharks in Downtown Knoxville?

Discovery's recent acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive and subsequent relocation of its national operations headquarters to Knoxville brings some unexpected benefits…including a community celebration of Shark Week with Shark Week Fun Fest on July 18 and this never-before-seen Shark Week special in the heart of downtown Knoxville. So come on out and join the celebration!

But There's More!

We’ve got some Downtown Knoxville businesses in on the Shark Week fun. Drop by and find these shark specials before or after Shark Week Family Fun Fest…and some last all Shark Week long.

Mast General Store

Feeling Sharky? Stop by Mast General Store for shark and ocean-themed clothing, toys, candy and a few other must-have items for Shark Week. And arrive early for Family Fun Fest to grab some free popcorn before the show (available on Market Square from Mast Store while supplies last).

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details
Not Watson's Kitchen + Bar

Shark Attack! Swim on in to Not Watson's during Shark Week for a "Shark Attack" martini including Absolut Citron and blue a little grenadine to make it shark-worthy!

15 Market Square (865) 766-4848 More Details
Nothing Too Fancy

You know those great t-shirts at Nothing Too Fancy? Well, get ready for Shark Week with a custom Knox Shark shirt. You’ll find sizes for kids and adults in-store and online.

435 Union Ave (865) 951-2916 More Details
Billy Lush Boards & Brew

You might not find sharks in Knoxville, but enjoy the water at Billy Lush Boards & Brew with a Shark-Week-Kickoff Night Paddle on Saturday, July 21 at 8pm. Limited space, so register early. And remember, Billy Lush is more than Boards. It’s Brews too. They’ll be donating $1 to Oceana for every beer sold during Shark Week to help preserve the oceans.

900 Volunteer Landing Lane (865) 332-5874 More Details
PostModern Spirits

Looking for you gin fix? Stop in at PostModern Spirits and try their “Off the Deep End.” Features amazing house-made Empirical Gin, mango, cardamom, cinnamon, and grenadine. Plus join the shark take-over by donating $1 to Oceana’s preservation efforts and get a shark gummy to swim in your drink!

205 W Jackson Ave (865) 437-3190 More Details
Coolato Gelato

Looking for a way to cool off from the July heat? In honor of Shark Week, Coolato Gelato will be serving up “Bloody Shark Bait” gelato! A twist on their classic Red Velvet flavor that’s sure to please.

524 S Gay St (865) 971-5449 More Details
Casual Pint

Love sharks and the ocean? Come sharkify your beer at Casual Pint Downtown! For a $1 donation you can chum your beer with red food coloring and help preserve the oceans with Oceana. You’ll find special summer and shark-themed beers all week long.

421 Union Ave (865) 951-2160 More Details
Knoxville Chocolate Co

Looking to get your sweet fix for Shark Week? Stop in at the Knoxville Chocolate Company for specialty shark gummies and delicious chocolate shark pops made in house!

29 Market Square (865) 394-6349 More Details
Pour Taproom

Shark Week will be streaming all week long on Pour Taproom’s TV’s, and they’ll be celebrating with a “Sharkbait” cocktail and several shark-themed beers on tap. On July 18, five cents of every ounce of shark-themed beverage sold will be donated to Oceana’s preservation efforts.

207 W Jackson Ave (865) 337-5726 More Details
Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

It’s almost Shark Week in TENNESSEE! Gear up and get ready to take the plunge with the “Shark Bait” float at the Phoenix Fountain - vanilla soda, watermelon sorbet, Mountain Meadows blackberry ice cream, and a chocolate wafer.

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details
Maple Hall Bowling Lanes

Get your heart racing with Maple Hall’s shark attack themed cocktail all Shark Week long! The “Captain Quint” pays homage to the ill-fated Jaws hero, and is bound to get your heart rate up.

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details

Show some team support (and support the oceans) by shopping at Tailgate on July 18th at Shark Week Family Fun Fest! 10% of sales from 6pm to close on July 18 will go to supporting Oceana’s conservation efforts. So...go Team Sharks and go Vols!

23 Market Square (865) 540-9995 More Details
Boyd's Jig & Reel

The Jig & Reel will be celebrating Shark Week with Sharktails! Try the Oscar (pineapple juice, basil, ginger beer) or the Lenny (grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, club soda) with or without alcohol. Better idea...try them both! 

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 More Details

Don’t forget the pets! Citifid-O is Shark Week ready with crackling, popping, even singing shark toys for the shark-loving dogs in your family. And cats aren’t forgotten. You’ll find adorable fish, octopus, and seafaring wool cat toys too. Mention Shark Week and get 10% off storewide from 5pm to close on July 18. No other discounts apply.

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details
Myrtle's Chicken + Beer

Myrtle’s Chicken + Beer is getting in the Shark Week spirit with a special “Blood in the Water” cocktail that no shark could resist.

13 Market Square (865) 246-2270 More Details

Trying to get your sea salt fix? Check out the amazing sea salt chocolates Kilwins has to celebrate Summer and Shark Week. Don’t forget to check out their specialty "Under-the-Sea" themed treats during Shark Week!

408 S Gay St (865) 219-1233 More Details
Babalu Tacos & Tapas

Support Oceana with Babalu’s “Friends of the Sea” short rib taco. $1 of every “Friends of the Sea” taco sold on July 18 will go towards preserving and protecting the oceans!

412 S Gay St (865) 329-1002 More Details

Celebrate Shark Week with cute new clothes at Bluetique. They'll be donating 10% of store sales from 6-9pm on Wednesday, July 18 to Oceana. So come to Shark Week Family Fun Fest and get beach-ready before the show.

31 Market Square (865) 200-8193 More Details
Agora Knoxville

Celebrate Shark Week Family Fun Fest with a 10% discount the evening of July 18 at Agora in Market Square. 

7 Market Square (865) 333-5371 More Details
I Love Juice Bar - Market Square

Looking for a fun, healthy way to combat the heat this summer? Check out Juice Bar’s new Summer Smoothies. With Summer Smoothies and Shark Week Family Fun Fest, you’ll have all the fun of the beach right on Market Square (well almost!).

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Union Ave Books

Want to read up on sharks and other ocean creatures? Check out Union Ave Books collection of ocean-themed books. Plus 10% of sales from the collection will go towards Oceana during Shark Week!

517 Union Ave (865) 951-2180 More Details
Lox Salon

Drop by Lox Salon during Shark Week and get a free sample size bottle of Euphora Sea Spritz. Plus, they'll be giving free 4Oceans bracelets if you're one of the first to book your color during Shark Week. 

103 W Jackson Ave (865) 523-5569 More Details
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is jumping in. You’ll find hoops and a scavenger hunt (with prizes!) from Aug 23-28 to celebrate Shark Week.

700 Hall of Fame Drive (865) 633-9000 More Details