How to Celebrate Independence Day in Knoxville and East Tennessee

Independence Day is approaching, and there are many ways to celebrate in Knoxville and East Tennessee! Here are some local events perfect for you and your family:

Festival on the Fourth

The City of Knoxville will host its annual Fourth of July celebration at World’s Fair Park. The free event, running from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature a DJ, live music, and fireworks. Here’s the schedule:

Festival Lawn Stage

– Knox Vegas DJs: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

– Bary Jolly: 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Performance Lawn Stage

– Mike Snodgrass Band: 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Tennessee Amphitheater

– Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 40th Annual Free Lawson Family Foundation Independence Day Concert: 8 p.m.

Please note, no pets or alcohol are allowed.

Gatlinburg’s Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade

Gatlinburg will host its 49th Annual Midnight Parade on the night of July 3, billed as the first Independence Day celebration in the nation. Country music star Conner Smith will headline as grand marshal and host a meet and greet at 2 p.m. on July 3 at Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler.

Museum of Appalachia Independence Day Anvil Shoot

The Museum of Appalachia offers a unique celebration with an “old-fashioned anvil shoot,” where 200-pound anvils are launched into the air using gunpowder. The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes live music, a flag procession, and southern food.

Town of Farragut Independence Day Parade

If you’re in the west, the Town of Farragut will hold its Independence Day Parade starting at 9:30 a.m. on Kingston Pike at Stadium Drive. This year’s grand marshals are Marianne McGill, Joyce Moran, and Dot LaMarche.

Celebrate Independence Day with these fantastic events in Knoxville and East Tennessee!

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