Blue Plum 2017-05-26T17:25:06+00:00

The Blue Plum festival began in 1999 with the idea of bringing awareness to Downtown Johnson City- and having a little fun!  We have watched our downtown flourish and continue to bring the festival to the greater Johnson City community each year- highlighting our growing and thriving downtown area!

The festival consists of a 5K race, two days of music, art and craft vendors, children’s area, food court and much much more!  Our goal is to create events that families and friends can enjoy and make memories for years to come!

Apply to be a food vendorgeneral vendor, non-profit, or an art/craft vendor at this year’s event.

Don’t Miss This Years Events!

Blue Plum Premiere Sponsors

Blue Plum Festival Sponsors

Blue Plum Festival Friends

Jon and Kris Hatcher

Katz Americas

Morris Baker
Funeral Home

Cary and Angie Green

Blackburn, Childers
& Steagall

Inspired Goods

Roost Paperie

Cakes to Live BY

Buttermilk Sky Shop

Kimball Sterling

Ben Igou
State Farm

Mountain States
Credit Union

London Lofts

5k Fun Run

This years festival will take place on June 2nd & 3rd in Founders Park of Downtown Johnson City. Event’s include music & arts, a 5K, a kids zone, a chalk art competition, and even a silent disco (yes you heard that right!). There is so much to this years Blue Plum festival you have to attend to see it all. Interested in being a vendor or need more information?

Interested in Running? Reserve Your Spot Now!

Interested in Volunteering? Contact Us!

Chalk Art Celebration

New to this year’s festival will be a Chalk Art event, where area artists of all levels can participate. The sidewalk painting event draws inspiration from a 16th century Italian art form, where the sidewalks in Founders Park will be turned into a canvas for both professional and student artists. Art forms can be as diverse as original works, classical re­creations, traditional Italian madonarri street painting, 3D realistic works, cartoons, modern abstractions, and more.

The event will begin at 9 am, with artists completing their design by 4 pm for judging. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-place winner in each category: $50 for Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12, $100 for Emerging and Established.

New to chalk art? Experienced, but need some tips? Check out the link below to get the basics on how to go from an idea on paper to a completed chalk art project on the ground. These worksheets were developed for the use at a larger chalk art event in Luna Park, in San Jose, CA.


Participants must register to participate. (The following Fillable PDF is not mobile friendly.)

Register Now!

Stay in the Know

As more details are released we will be posting them to this page. You can also follow us on facebook, twitter, or instagram for the latest information about the festival. The Blue Plum Organization is working hard to create unique experiences that the whole family will love so come out and enjoy one of the best festivals Downtown Johnson City has to offer!