Henley Bridge Decorative Lighting Policy

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The decorative lights on the Henley Bridge are malfunctioning. Whenever possible, the lights will be programmed to reflect the schedule of commemorations.

Lights on Henley Bridge

Henley Bridge Lights - red and white The City of Knoxville’s Communications Department manages the schedule for the decorative lighting on the Henley Bridge deck.

Priority in choosing colors for the deck’s lights will be given to promoting events that celebrate the City, its civic institutions, City-recognized holidays, public events and festivals. Requests to change the color or pattern of the bridge’s decorative lights will be accommodated as dates are available. The City retains the right to refuse requests.

If multiple requests are made for different colors on the same dates, preference will be given to events that are locally organized and that affect the largest number of Knoxville residents.

Requests from commercial entities seeking to promote a product or service will not be approved. Other types of requests that will not be eligible for consideration include recognition of an individual’s birthday or recognition of marriage anniversaries or weddings.

Anniversaries of public events with Knoxville connections or anniversaries of local landmarks and institutions may be considered. However, those requests may be limited to 1-year commemorations or milestone anniversary years, such as 10th, 25th, 50th or 100th anniversaries.

Local individuals and groups may request that the decorative bridge deck lights be illuminated in a specific color to recognize or commemorate a local event.

The bridge lighting schedule will be set each fall for the following year. Requests should be made by October, for the lighting schedule of the following year.

The City of Knoxville’s Communications Department will administer the application process for Henley Bridge lighting requests. Please access the online request form here. A printable form in PDF format is available here.

Applications should be submitted online or mailed to:

City of Knoxville
Communications Department
Attention: Eric Vreeland
City County Building
400 Main Street - Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

Requests may also be emailed to evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov.

Groups and/or individuals submitting Henley Bridge lighting requests will be notified in early January about the status of their requests. Also, a schedule listing the bridge colors by dates, and what the colors signify, will be available at www.knoxvilletn.gov/henleylights.