Downtown Knoxville street closures this weekend

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Downtown Knoxville area will be the host of multiple events this weekend. Local 8 News has you covered with a list of road closures.

International Biscuit Festival
Biscuit lovers unite! The nationally recognized food festival is filling downtown with a sweet, southern aroma from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The festival will be showcased on Market Street, Church Street and Clinch Avenue.

The City of Knoxville said the following streets will be closing at 3 p.m. Friday and reopening at 5 p.m. Saturday.

-- Clinch Avenue, between Gay and Walnut streets
-- Market Street, between Cumberland and Clinch avenues
-- Church Avenue, between Gay and Walnut streets

Temporary no-parking zones will go into effect at 1 p.m. Friday.

Market Square Farmers' Market
The open-air market promotes products grown or made in East Tennessee like artisan crafts, coffee, herbs, pasture-raised meat, and honey.

The City of Knoxville said the following streets will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

-- Union Avenue, between Walnut and Gay streets
-- Market Street, between Clinch and Union avenues

Temporary no-parking zones will go into effect at 5 a.m. Saturday.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
The national beer, wine and spirits tour on the World's Fair Park South Lawn will have samples of 60 beers and 40 bourbons.

The festival is slated for 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The City of Knoxville said no streets are being closed for this festival.

Children's Festival of Reading
The Knox County Public Library will kick off its summer reading program with a free festival featuring characters like Pete the Cat, Corduroy, Pancake Pig, and the Berenstain Bears.

The reading festival starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Saturday on the North lawn and ampitheatre at World's Fair Park.

World's Fair Park Drive between Clinch and Grand avenues will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Open Streets Knoxville
The Open Streets event will host 60 activity providers and seven food trucks, including the a mile-long parade of oversized puppets called the Appalachian Puppet Pageant.

The program is schedule for 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

A section of Magnolia Avenue between Chestnut and Randolph streets and a small loop onto East Depot Avenue will be closed from 1:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.