Spring Open House kicks off during the second weekend of March. Enjoy browsing in our boutiques and shops, as well as dining in a wide variety of restaurants and food trucks. Be sure to pick up a Shop Small Crawl playing card. Visit downtown businesses, get your card punched, then shop and win prizes!
Blooming flowers put us all in a twitter as we prepare for our town’s signature festival, the World’s Biggest Fish Fry. In conjunction with the Grand Parade, Fish Tent, carnival and more, Downtown Paris celebrates with the Small Fry Parade, Catfish Races (seriously), the Kids’ Chalk Crawl and plenty of Fish Fry sales that will reel you in!
Enjoy a walk through our downtown alleys through any season and experience this outdoor museum. Via multiple murals, Back Alley Paris offers a visual history of Downtown, providing numerous trips to the past dating back to the 1700s.
Find the Fish is a game that you can only play in one place in the world....Paris, Tennessee. Click here to view the map or here to download the map that will lead you to more than two-dozen fun, colorful, statuesque fish that make the best photo-ops ever!
Visiting Kentucky Lake? Everyone needs a day in the shade, so come Downtown where there are plenty of places to cool off.
Play by the bubbling water in Fountain Plaza, delve into history at the Heritage Center, marvel at the murals of Back Alley Paris or say “Ahhhh” to the AC as you discover our delightful shops and boutiques. It’s a short drive for great experiences and irresistible deals. Don’t miss ‘em!
In early June check out the Tennessee River Jam. Downtown Paris is your destination for a free, Friday night concert in the street with artists that include the Oak Ridge Boys, Marshall Tucker Band, Almost Famous and Jason D. Williams. Spend an entertaining evening attending the Songwriter’s Night on Saturday at The Crown Event Center with our historic courthouse as the backdrop.
What’s better than live music, dancing and delicious food on a crisp, autumn day? Sponsored by Commercial Bank, Noon on the Square makes everyone look forward to Fridays in October.
History lovers, newbies and folks who want to bone up on the interesting tidbits of Paris adore Downtown Paris Week with tours, food and drink specials, music and more.
For those who love a cold beer, terrific tunes and BBQ as it should be eaten – OUTSIDE WITH FRIENDS – there’s no better event than Blues, Brews, and BBQ. Put this fall favorite at the top of your party/sponsorship list.
ARTS 'Round the Square lures talented artisans and eager buyers to downtown the last Saturday in September. Live music, food trucks and a KidZone round out the fun that all takes place on the courthouse lawn.
Grab your phone and your family to snap lots of seasonal family photos on the courthouse lawn where the scarlet dogwood leaves accent bales of straw, pumpkins, mums and bows. Please note, our back alleys are cool, too.
October is known for goblins, but Paris is known for friendly Scarecrows on the Square. Youngsters and grannies alike enjoy strolling around the courthouse square to view these creative characters.
The first weekend of November will get you in the holiday spirit for sure. Experience an enchanting weekend during Christmas Open House. Stroll through inviting shops, warm up at fire bowls surrounded by comfy chairs, enjoy carolers, downtown eateries, and food trucks. Downtown shops, boutiques and restaurants provide extended shopping hours and perhaps even a few snowflakes!
Downtown Unwrapped celebrates the special days that seem to click off far too quickly. From early November until Christmas, downtown shop owners will help you find perfect gifts for your loved ones as your family makes memories at Downtown’s magical events.
The day after Thanksgiving, Downtown Paris welcomes Santa and his helpers for North Pole Family Fun Day. Visit with the Big Man, enjoy kid-friendly activities and fun galore!
Advent Candles and Carols is one of our first events of the Christmas season. Join ministers from downtown churches for uplifting words and music of the season in the glow of lighted candles on the courthouse steps.
Is your tree up yet? Get great ideas and plenty of Christmas spirit at Festival of Trees, located inside the 5 & 10 Event Center. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
Nothing puts a bow on the holidays like the Holly Jolly Christmas Festival and Electric Christmas Parade. Your fun-filled day will be capped off by an exciting, lighted Christmas parade.
Christmas Eve is a time to slow down and take in the quiet beauty of Christmas. Our downtown churches invite you to their celebrations on this most holy of nights.