June 25th-July 31st
Free with day’s admission.
A multi-sensory drone experience illuminates the night sky above the park.
July 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30m (Fireworks begin at 9:30pm)
World’s Fair Park
The Air National Guard Band of the South will present performances by their jazz, concert and rock bands. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. No food or drink will be available for purchase, so plan a picnic or grab some takeout. No alcohol or pets allowed.
July 3rd, 4:00pm-10:35pm
The night will feature music, food and fun games. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Please leave your umbrellas and coolers at home.
July 3rd, 10:00am-11:00am
James White’s Fort
Free, Donations accepted
This annual observance of Independence Day is in cooperation with Sons of the Revolution. The group will hold a reenactment.
July 3rd, 1:00pm-10:30pm
Lenoir City Park
Come by land or water! Live music, festival and food vendors kick off at 1:00pm. There is also a children’s play area for kids to enjoy. Food and drink are available for purchase.
July 3rd, 5:00pm-10:00pm
There will be live music, food and plenty of free activities for the kids including laser tag, a petting zoo and a gaming truck. The evening will end with a fireworks show.
July 4th, 10:00pm
Parkway, downtown Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is celebrating Independence Day with old and new traditions! New this year: The fireworks will be launched from the Space Needle. While you’ll be able to see the fireworks from just about anywhere in Gatlinburg, some of the best views will be around traffic lights #3 and #5. The fireworks will be followed by the return of the Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade. Be sure to arrive early for a good spot as the Parkway is blocked off before the start of the parade.
July 3rd, 9:30am-12:30pm
The Parade will begin on Kingston Pike at Stadium Drive and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site).
July 4th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Museum of Appalachia
Free with day’s admission.
Spend Independence Day celebrating the old-fashioned way. The Museum opens for visitors at 9am and the Anvil shooting is at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Event includes a bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, old-fashioned games, music, and demonstrations from beekeepers, blacksmiths, and patriotic re-enactors.
July 4th, 11:00am-2:00pm
Gatlinburg’s most-nail biting race of the summer returns! Set against the backdrop of Gatlinburg’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration, comes the ever-competitive River Raft Regatta, an annual race of unmanned floatables down the Little Pigeon River.
All contestants will begin the day at the race’s starting line at the Christ in the Smokies bridge, beginning from 10am to register their floatable. The race kicks-off at 1:00pm and ends after all floatables have crossed the finish line at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Event goers can opt to enter a rented rubber duck into the competition (or bring your own at no cost) for $2 or three for $5. All proceeds go to the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation; this is a great way for everyone to participate in this fun, thrilling event.
July 4th, 6:00pm
Adjacent to Highland Manor Inn
The festivities will include hot dogs, snow cones and face painting. The live music will begin at 7:30pm with the Jeff Jopling Band and Tate Roberts. The fireworks show will begin at dark. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
July 4th, 9:30pm
Loudon Municipal Park
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fireworks show at Loudon Municipal Park. The show will begin at 9:30pm. The park will close at 8:00pm for safety precautions. Visitors will only be allowed to view in or around their vehicle.
July 4th, 7:30pm
AK Bissell Park
Free, Donations Accepted
The musicians of the Oak Ridge Community Band are looking forward to entertaining the public after being unable to perform last year due to the pandemic. This will be a special performance because this date marks the 77th anniversary of the band’s very first concert on July 4, 1944.