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Waldo Scavenger Hunt

The publisher of the Waldo book series selects 250 locally-owned bookstores across the country each year to host the Waldo Scavenger Hunt during the month of July. As the home to Union Ave Books, Downtown Knoxville is lucky to be one of the cities regularly selected.


July 1 through July 31

Put on your striped shirt and black-rimmed specs (optional, of course) and come for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt in Downtown Knoxville. 

In almost 3 dozen locations in Downtown Knoxville to be announced.

Visit any of the participating locations during the month of July and pick up your Waldo Passport. Then just start hunting! Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting...and keep up the search. 

Diligent seekers collecting twenty or more stamps will be entered to win a deluxe set of Waldo books. You'll also find fun, treats, and prizes along the way. Share where you find Waldo at #foundwaldoknox.

Interested in finding some free parking? No search needed. We have over 5,500 spaces free on nights and weekends. Find details here