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Waldo Scavenger Hunt

Calling All Adventures!

The master of hide-and-seek returns to local merchants for the 7th annual "Where's Waldo" scavenger hunt. Kids and adults can both join in on the downtown fun. It's free!

Where?

At dozens of businesses in Downtown Knoxville, including familiar and new shops, restaurants, museums, and more.

When?

July 1 – July 31, 2024

How?

Visit any of the participating locations during the month of July to pick up your Waldo Passport. Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting and keep up the search. It's not just a game—it's a chance to make memories with loved ones, support local businesses, and celebrate the spirit of Downtown Knoxville!

Prizes!

Diligent seekers collecting 20 or more stamps can register to win prizes. The first 750 spotters can also claim a "Found Waldo Knox" sticker at Union Ave Books, the Waldo Host Location. Plus, share photos of your journey for chances to win weekly gift cards. Use #FoundWaldoKnox with your social posts (must be public to win) or upload photos here.


WHERE'S WALDO? Here's where and when you'll find him in 2024! 

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Union Ave Books - Host Location

Independently Owned Downtown Bookstore

Mon-Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: noon – 6pm

517 Union Ave (865) 951-2180 More Details >
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Addison's Bookstore

Bookstore Specializing in Old & Rare Books

Mon: Closed
Tues-Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: noon – 5pm

126 S Gay St More Details >
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Alice in Appalachia

Shopping in a Fairytale Setting

Mon-Thurs: 10am – 10pm
Fri-Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm

* Open on July 4

18 Market Square More Details >
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Awaken Coffee

Handcrafted Coffee, Tea, & Pastries

Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 7pm
Sat: 8am – 7pm
Sun: 10:30am – 6pm

* Open on July 4 until 1pm

125 W Jackson Ave (865) 951-0427 More Details >
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Bethie Lou's

Fabulous Gift Store with Eclectic Gifts

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 6pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – 8pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm

* Open on July 4

110 S Central St (865) 312-5003 More Details >
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Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Award-Winning Trendy Boutique & Gift Shop

Mon-Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm

* Open on July 4

445 S Gay St (865) 329-8868 More Details >
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CitiFid-O

Premium Pet Provisions

Mon-Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat: 9am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

* Open on July 4

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details >
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Cruze Farm Ice Cream

Home of Jersey Cows and Farm Girls

Mon-Fri: noon – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: noon – 10pm

* Open on July 4 until 5pm

445 S Gay St (865) 333-1265 More Details >
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Dache Boutique

Trendy Women's Fashion

Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Sat: noon – 7pm
Sun: noon – 5pm

129 S Gay St (606) 670-9510 More Details >
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Dazzo's Pizzeria

NY Style Pizza, Pasta, & Sandwiches

Mon: Closed
Tues: 4pm – 9pm
Wed: 11am – 10pm
Thurs: 11am – 11pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – midnight
Sun: 11am – 10pm

710 S Gay St (865) 525-2105 More Details >
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DiCarlo's Pizza

Ohio Valley-Style Pizza

Mon: 11am – 3pm
Tues: 11am – 8pm
Wed-Thurs: 11am – 11pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – 1am
Sun: 11am – 8pm

524 S Gay St (865) 770-8443 More Details >
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Earth to Old City

Knoxville's "Scruffy" Little Gift Shop & Boutique

Mon-Thurs: 10am – 9pm
Fri-Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 9pm

* Open on July 4

22 Market Square (865) 522-8270 More Details >
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Eddie's Health Shoppe

Promoting Strength, Health & Well Being

Mon-Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: noon – 6pm

* Open on July 4 until 5pm

455 Union Ave (865) 633-6533 More Details >
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French Market Creperie

Authentic French Creperie

Mon-Wed: 9am – 4pm
Thurs-Fri: 9am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 3pm, 4pm – 9pm
Sun: 9am – 3pm

* Open on July 4 until 3pm

412 Clinch Ave (865) 540-4372 More Details >
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Fruit Jar Alley

Boutique with Apparel, Jewelry, and Home Decor

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 7pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – 8pm
Sun: 11am – 7pm

23 Market Square (865) 203-0320 More Details >
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Ham'n Goodys

Home of the World Famous Lemon Cookies

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 5pm
Fri-Sat: 9am – 9pm
Sun: Closed

507 S Gay St (865) 839-2215 More Details >
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Jacks of Knoxville

Local Goods, House Plants & Coffee Shop

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 6pm
Sun: 9am – 5pm

* Open on July 4

133 S Gay St (865) 394-6352 More Details >
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Kilwins

Craft Candy, Apples, Ice Cream & Gifts

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm

* Open on July 4

408 S Gay St (865) 219-1233 More Details >
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Knoxville Fine Violins

Handcrafted Bowed String Instruments

Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri: 10am – 5:45pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm
Sun: Closed

207 Clinch Ave (865) 278-7561 More Details >
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Knoxville Museum of Art

Celebrating the Art & Artists of East Tennessee

Monday: Closed
Tues-Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm

1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr (865) 525-6101 More Details >
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Knoxville Visitors Center

Discover All of the Hot Spots in Knoxville

Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: noon – 4pm

* Open on July 4 from 9am – 3pm

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details >
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Lawson McGhee Library

Knoxville's Downtown Public Library

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Fri: 9am – 5:30pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm

500 W Church Ave (865) 215-8750 More Details >
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Market Square Farmers' Market

Open-Air Farmers' Market

Wed: 10am – 1pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm

Market Square More Details >
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Mast General Store

Two Floor Experience of Apparel, Outdoor & Home Goods

Mon-Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

* Open on July 4

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details >
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Museum of East Tennessee History

Programs & Exhibitions Uniquely Tailored to the Region

Mon-Fri: 9am – 4pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm

601 S Gay St (865) 215-8830 More Details >
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Nothing Too Fancy

Local Designed & Printed T-Shirt and Gift Boutique

Mon-Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat: 9am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

* Open on July 4 until 8pm

435 Union Ave (865) 951-2916 More Details >
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Paris Woodhull Illustrations

Artist Studio, Print Shop & Retail Storefront

Mon-Wed: Closed
Thurs-Sat: 11am - 6pm
Sun: noon – 5pm

121 S Gay St More Details >
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Petro's Chili & Chips

1982 World's Fair Original and Knoxville Favorite

Mon-Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm

2 Market Square (865) 444-3970 More Details >
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Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

Full-Service Pharmacy & Vintage Soda Fountain

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 9pm
Fri-Sat: 8am – 10pm
Sunday: Closed

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details >
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Pretentious Glass Co

Nationally-Recognized Glassblowing Studio & Gallery

Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Fri-Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: noon - 5pm

* Open on July 4

133 S Central St (865) 249-8677 More Details >
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Proper Popcorn

Craft Popcorn, Candy + Gifts

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 9pm
Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm

* Open on July 4

29 Market Square (865) 381-2929 More Details >
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Rala

Unique Gifts, Local Art & Handmade Jewelry

Mon: Closed
Tues-Sat: 11am – 6pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm

112 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-7888 More Details >
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Rocket Fizz

Vintage Soda Pop & Candy Shop

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 9pm
Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 11am - 7pm

* Open on July 4 until 5pm

7 Market Square (865) 999-5940 More Details >
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Smoky Mountain Angler

Fly Shop + Guide Services

Mon-Sat: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 10:30am – 4pm

618 S Gay St (865) 253-7339 More Details >
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Spice & Tea Exchange

Fine Spices, Herbs, Blends, Salts, Teas

Mon-Wed: 10am – 7pm
Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am – 7pm

* Open on July 4

522 S Gay St More Details >
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Status Dough Doughnuts & Coffee

Fresh Handcrafted Artisanal Doughnuts Created Daily

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4pm
Fri-Sun: 8am – 8pm

418 S Gay St (865) 888-0997 More Details >
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Sweet P's BBQ

Southern BBQ at It's Finest

Mon: Closed
Tues-Sun: 11am – 9pm

* Open on July 4

410 W Jackson Ave (865) 281-1738 More Details >
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Tall Man Toys & Comics

Funko Pop! Distributor & Comics

Mon-Sun: 11am – 7pm

* Open on July 4

1060 World's Fair Park Dr (865) 219-1064 More Details >
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Tomato Head

Fresh Vegan, Vegetarian, & Carnivore-Friendly Food

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 9pm
Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10:30am – 10pm
Sun: 10:30am – 9pm
Brunch Saturday and Sunday until 3pm

12 Market Square (865) 637-4067 More Details >
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Tree & Vine

Olive Oil & Balsamic Tasting Bar, Gourmet Goods & Kitchen Wares

Mon-Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat: 9am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

* Open on July 4

439 Union Ave (865) 985-0524 More Details >
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Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Celebrating the History of Women's Basketball

Mon-Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: Closed

* Open on July 4

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