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Weekend edition June 30, 2023 | Shannon Smith

Need 4th of July plans? We have you covered

Fireworks, 5ks, festivals, oh my! Here's a list of ways to spend your Independence Day.

Do you want to celebrate the 4th of July with a picnic, festival, parade, race, fireworks show, or all of the above? Don’t know where to look for such fun activities? We’ve got you covered.

Here’s a rundown of some of the most anticipated Independence Day Celebrations and fireworks show in and around Knoxville:

Lenoir City’s Rockin’ The Docks

  • Saturday, July 1
  • 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., fireworks start at 10 p.m.
  • Lenoir City Park
  • Cost: Free

Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic 5k and Firecracker Kid’s Mile

  • Monday, July 3
  • 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Neyland Drive, start at UT Vet School Campus
  • Cost: $15 – $35

Gatlinburg’s Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade

  • Tuesday, July 4
  • 12:01 a.m.
  • Downtown Gatlinburg
  • Cost: Free

Festival on the 4th

  • Tuesday, July 4
  • 5 p.m. -10 p.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m.
  • World’s Fair Park, Downtown Knoxville
  • Cost: Free

Town of Farragut Independence Day Parade

  • Tuesday, July 4
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Starts at Kingston Pike at Stadium Drive, Farragut
  • Cost: Free

Independence Day Celebration and Anvil Shoot

  • Tuesday, July 4
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Museum of Appalachia, Clinton
  • Cost: $6-$20

Oak Ridge 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show

  • Tuesday, July 4
  • 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
  • A.K. Bissell Park, Oak Ridge
  • Cost: Free

Looking for even more options? Click here for more Knoxville events, and here for more events across East Tennessee.

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