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10About Town: Fourth of July events in East Tennessee

There are plenty of events happening on the Fourth of July!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Here is the Fourth of July events happening in East Tennessee in 2022.

July 1

Independence Day Celebration - Rocky Top

The city of Rocky Top is hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration set for Friday, July 1, from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. at George Templin Athletic Field with activities and games for the children, live music, food and fireworks. 

July 2

July 4th Freedom Festival - Ancient Lore Village

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with a family fun festival at Ancient Lore Village on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with ax-throwing, tours, family games, food, a cash bar and much more.

Fire & Rescue - New Market

The New Market Volunteer Fire and Rescue team is holding an event in celebration of the Fourth of July on July 2. There will be live county music and food. Admission is free. This event is taking place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 934 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway.

4th of July Bash - Sequoyah Marina 

The Sequoyah Marina is hosting a 4th of July Bash on July 2! Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a boat decorating contest and boat parade. The boat parade will start at 2 p.m. and a prize will be given to the most festively decorated boat! There will be food, a DJ and games for the kids.

July 3

4th of July Celebration and BBQ Party - Briceville

On July 3, you can attend Briceville's 4th of July Celebration and BBQ Party from noon to 10 p.m. at Simpson Memorial Park, 1423 Briceville Highway. Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs, eat, play games, enjoy a dunking booth and watch fireworks.

Freedom Celebration - Covenant Life Church in Clinton

On July 3, Covenant Life Church, 151 Sycamore Place, will have a Freedom Celebration from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In celebration of Independence Day, the congregation will be raising an 8' x 12' American Flag on a new flagpole. Veterans will raise the flag, and veterans and family members of veterans are encouraged to check-in at the Veterans Memorial table in the foyer in order so they can be recognized and honored.

July 4 

Fourth of July Celebration - Clinton

The City of Clinton will host its annual free Fourth of July celebration, beginning at 5 p.m. at Lakefront Park. There will be food vendors, live entertainment, antique cars to view, games and more. Fireworks will conclude the event at 10 p.m. For more information, call the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department at (865) 457-0642.

36 Annual Douglas Lake Boat Parade - Douglas Lake

Douglas Lake is having its annual boat parade! This event is open to the public and there is no cost to enter—you just have to decorate your boat! Boats will meet at Point 8 on Douglas Lake at 11 a.m. and the parade will start at noon. 

Independence Day Parade - Farragut 

The Town of Farragut's annual Independence Day Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. on July 4. The parade begins at Farragut High School.

First Independence Day Parade in the Nation - Gatlinburg

The Gatlinburg midnight parade kicks off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early on Wednesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.  

Fourth of July Fireworks Presentation - Gatlinburg 

There will be a spectacular 20-minute fireworks finale in downtown Gatlinburg at 10 p.m. on July 4.

July 4th Fireworks - Greenback

The Greenback Community Center is hosting a fun-filled evening on July 4 starting at 6 p.m. There will be food trucks, a band and fireworks at the end of the celebration.

10th annual American Downtown Fourth of July celebration - Greenville

This event in Greenville features live music, a nighttime parade, a hot-dog eating contest, a kids zone, food trucks and a spectacular fireworks show from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Festival on the 4th - Knoxville

Knoxville is hosting its Fourth of July celebration at World's Fair Park. Enjoy good music, food, and fun on July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - Madisonville

Head to Memorial Park all the way down Tellico Street to the Courthouse at 3 p.m. and stick around for the fireworks that will begin at dusk. There will be food, entertainment, activities and fun in celebration of Independence Day!

2022 Norris Day Celebration - Norris

The Norris Lions Club is hosting its annual Fourth of July Norris Day Celebration. There will be a 4k run, a BBQ dinner, a concert, fireworks and much more. This day of fun takes place on July 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Anvil Shoots - Norris

The Museum of Appalachia continues its tradition of sending 150-pound anvils barreling into the sky. This anvil shoot will occur at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be a bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, live music and demonstrations from blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, sawmillers, woodworkers and more.

Oak Ridge 4th of July Fireworks Celebration and Independence Day Concert  

The annual event will occur on Monday, July 4, at A.K. Bissell Park. The Oak Ridge Community Band will perform prior to the fireworks. The concert is free, but donations are accepted by the band to help cover the cost of equipment and other expenses. The music is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

Powell Lions Club Fourth of July Parade - Powell

Join the Powell community for the Lions Club's fourth annual Fourth of July parade. It starts at Powell Middle School at 11 a.m. 

This list will continue to be updated as we learn of more events.

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