The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, June 28-Monday, July 2

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, June 28

Business Opportunity Fair

7:30 a.m., Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park.

The City of Knoxville’s Purchasing Division is presenting “City Business: Opportunities for Your Company,” a meet-and-greet event for local small businesses to learn more about landing city contracts. Now’s your chance to get a piece of the $65 million spent to support city departments.

Friday, June 29

Kuumba Festival

6 p.m., Gay Street and Market Square. Free.

Celebrate the 23rd annual Kuumba Festival with a parade down Gay Street, an African marketplace and food tastings on Market Square, followed by music on the Square’s big stage, featuring Andre Delano. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday at Chilhowee Park.

Saturday, June 30

Pesto Festo

5-9 p.m., Riverplains Farm (Strawberry Plains). $25-$40.

Slow Food Knoxville’s fifth annual celebration includes a five-course meal made with local ingredients, kids’ activities, live music, and a pesto contest. Get more info at

Monday, July 2

Doug and Telisha Williams

7 p.m, WDVX (301 S. Gay St.). $10.

The Tennessee Shines live radio show is headlined this week by the Nashville Americana duo, originally from Martinsville, Va. Most importantly, the couple just released a new album titled Ghost of the Knoxville Girl.

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