Our mission is to invest in Downtown Johnson City
through cultural experiences that create lifelong
memories for today and tomorrow.

We produce three events each year in the Downtown Johnson City area that bring
the community together and promote health, community and the arts!
The Blue Plum Organization is a not for profit 501c3 organization.

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!

This years festival will take place on June 3 & 4 at Founders Park and King Commons Park in Downtown Johnson City. Event’s include music & arts, wellness events, a kids zone, 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?

The festival consists of wellness events, 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!

Learn more about BLUE PLUM FESTIVAL 2022

The Blue Plum Gives Back program came about in 2020 as the organization was seeking ways to support arts in Downtown. The mission of the organization is to invest in Downtown Johnson City through cultural experiences that create lifelong memories for today and tomorrow. The first project, was to co-sponsor a mural with Johnson City Public Art. This mural will be completed for unveiling at our 2022 Blue Plum Festival. We also provided funding towards the Downtown Square Breezeway project through this program in 2020.

The Blue Plum Festival has been the premiere music and arts festival in downtown for 19 years and plans to return for 2022. When unable to the festival in 2021, $20,000 was set aside through the Blue Plum Gives Back program to support public programs, events and initiatives that stimulate art, music and culture in Downtown Johnson City.  2021 events were held every weekend in June and included The Cross Anchor Reunion Hang, the Downtown Yoga Festival, Down Home Plum Fun, and multiple Friday after Five events.

Christmas Parade

The Blue Plum Organization is proud to present the Johnson City Christmas parade each year!  People of all ages come out to see the floats, dance teams, and local high school bands perform!  This is a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!

The Christmas parade has something for the whole family Interested in participating this year or need more information? Learn More