What you need to know: Boomsday 2013

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(WBIR-Knoxville) Boomsday will send summer off with a bang on Sunday night.

Downtown Knoxville is the site of the country's biggest Labor Day fireworks celebration, but the fireworks are just the finale of a big, family-friendly celebration. All events are centered on Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing.

The event opens at 1:00, with the opening of the Family Fun Zone Area, which includes games and inflatables.  There will food vendors and live music throughout the day.

The fireworks, which are choreographed to music from Star 102.1, start at 9:30 pm, and will last for 30 minutes. 

If you can't make it to the event, you can watch the fireworks live on WBIR from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Boomsday road closures

Saturday, August 31st

Midnight - Westbound & Eastbound Neyland at Lake Loudon to Walnut

Sunday, September 1st

3:00pm - Exit James White Parkway to Cumberland

3:00pm - Central at Main

4:00pm - Locust at Front (prevents traffic entering Neyland)

4:00pm - Ramp from Hall Of Fame Drive to Neyland Drive

9:00pm - Gay St Bridge closes to pedestrians

9:00pm - Poplar at Main

9:00pm - Henley at West Hill

9:15pm - Gay St Bridge closes to vehicles
•City Side Drive and Rocky Shore Drive at City View will be closed for the event. No public viewing access will be available at the City View shore or docks.
•The sidewalks on Neyland should be treated the same as the Neyland Drive closing.
•There will be no access to Summit Hill from State Street @ Hill Ave. 

What to bring 

Sunscreen, hats, lawn chairs, blankets, portable radios (if desired)

What not to bring

•Motorized vehicles or scooters (KPD personnel to determine if necessary for persons with disabilities)
•No backpacks - all other bags are subject to random searches
•No picnic supplies, coolers or refillable containers
•No cans or bottles
•No outside food/beverage
•No pets
•No skateboards, bicycles, skates, skate shoes
•No tents, canopies or umbrellas
•No firearms, laser pointing devices or weapons of any kind
•No alcoholic beverages
•No soliciting

Get more info on Boomsday here.

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