This is the 27th year for the annual event, where the fun starts long before the fireworks!
The fireworks are synchronized to music, which you can hear on Star 102.1.
3:00 Entertainment starts on Volunteer landing. Includes food, live music, and children's activities
8:00-10:00 Boomsday special airs live on WBIR-TV
10:00 The Rodney Atkins Boomsday After Party will begin at Thompson Boling Arena. Admission is $20.Children ages 4 and under admitted free with adult.
The City County Building garage will open at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30th. The L-3 open air deck will be reserved for an ADA Accessible Viewing Area that will include parking and viewing (with appropriate vehicle permit).
Special event parking will be available at the Dwight Kessel Garage, Locust Street Garage and City County Garage for $5.
Complimentary parking will be available at the Market Square Garage & State Street Garage.
All UT Parking lots and garages will be open for general public parking for a fee of $10. Look for special event signs.
Accessible parking for persons with disabilities on the west end entrance into the event will be available on the University of Tennessee Campus, with proper placard or license plate on vehicle, at S-23 (west corner of Lake Loudoun and Neyland Drive).
The Knoxville Civic Coliseum garages will be open for parking for a fee of $5 per vehicle.
Overnight parking for RV's will be available at Garage C next to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis as there is not a pre-arrival reservation system. Fees are $50 per night for a space with full hook-ups and $25 per night for a space with no hook-ups.
Due to the Neyland Drive road closure, parking areas with Neyland Drive access only will not be open for parking.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH
7:00 pm– Westbound & Eastbound Neyland at Lake Loudon to Walnut
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH
3:00 pm - Exit James White Parkway to Cumberland
3:00 pm - Central at Main
4:00 pm - Locust at Front (prevents traffic entering Neyland)
4:00 pm - Ramp from Hall Of Fame Drive to Neyland Drive
8:30 pm - Gay St Bridge closes to pedestrians
8:30 pm - Poplar at Main
8:30 pm – Henley at West Hill
8:45 pm - 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.
The pedestrian bridge from the City County Building to Volunteer Landing will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 30th.
What to bring:
Portable Radios (if desired)
What not to bring:
Motorized vehicles or scooters (unless 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 skateboards, bicycles, skates, skate shoes
No tents, canopies or umbrellas
No firearms, laser pointing devices or weapons of any kind
University of Tennessee east Tennessee Tennessee holiday weekend YouTube
President of Visit Knoxville, Kim Bumpas, joins us to talk about Boomsday.
Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
00:00 Boy to busy holiday weekend in east Tennessee -- stop
00:04 Saturday with booms day joining us with Morse president of visit
00:07 Knoxville Kimball office Kim always good to see you. Excited about
00:10 this people who heard me say that in just started to
00:13 think about it for a minute thought no he mean Sunday
00:16 no -- I mean Saturday that's the big change this year
00:20 is that it's Saturday instead of Sunday. Definitely and we're really
00:23 excited about that I mean it was a great partnership with
00:26 the University of Tennessee and made cents and from a selfish
00:30 standpoint it's a lot easier for us to -- than an
00:32 out before the game then after. And I think it just
00:35 makes for a very festive weekend for every language you can
00:38 kick off would be Wednesday ending go -- to the game
00:41 and I think that's going to be awesome. Absolutely it's gonna
00:43 be real drop for folks downtown this weekend let's talk about
00:47 some of the events that folks can expect. And in the
00:49 schedule definitely well we open it very. And that means entertainment
00:54 starts it theory says there's going to be two stages there's
00:57 a wider stage and then there's the main stage. Dale near
01:01 -- some some people can find it easily we also have
01:04 a watershed within Merrill who is say -- border and that
01:08 is amazing to see and says it's -- if you haven't
01:11 seen this. Just watching it on YouTube yet incredible and that
01:16 sky he is trained internationally to do it says he does
01:20 some amazing tricks that I think. People that maybe have dabbled
01:23 in -- one and have never seen before so. That's going
01:26 to be great and he'll put he won't perform gearing the
01:29 actual in the water stage so that'll be awesome and then.
01:32 Really we have the first ever after party so you're gonna
01:35 have the fireworks at nine ending you can stay and not
01:38 sit in traffic. A go to Rodney Atkins concert at --
01:42 bowling -- rain and there's just a minimal feed there it's
01:45 twenty dollar ticket. Fifteen dollars if your student and it's going
01:48 to be an exciting tap. You mentioned money and at first
01:52 there was going to be -- more of a VIP zone
01:54 that change so the event at least down on the waterfront
01:58 is free you just kind of -- that. Twenty dollars if
02:00 you wanna go to Thompson -- to the idea is you
02:02 can just walk him. Really easily. I'm yet totally and I
02:06 think that when you're damn it being say you don't realize
02:09 that you jump right in your car you're gonna end up
02:11 really happened to navigate the traffic for a couple of hours
02:14 and that's a good thing. But it also can be a
02:17 bad thing if you don't wanna do that so go to
02:19 the concert kicked back in the when you come out --
02:22 condition Greyhound they'll be great. Kim bumpers we appreciate the rundown
02:25 of all the events you can also watch those fireworks on
02:29 channel ten as wealthy can't make it down. You can see
02:32 we will be presenting -- that special starts at 845. Right
02:36 before that is the medal of honor that history that documentary
02:40 starts at 8 o'clock. One not to miss if you can't
02:43 for some reason make it down to the waterfront in person.
02:46 Much more follows events at WBI are back.