24 Amazing Knoxville 4th of July Events 2022

From the awe-inspiring sparkle of fireworks overhead to family sing-alongs with your favorite patriotic music, a Knoxville 4th of July celebration is where summer memories are made!

These fantastic 4th of July events near Knoxville boast a wide variety of family fun including parades, fireworks, food vendors, kids’ activities, and more!

With events featured throughout the region, July 4th fun is closer than you think!

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Knoxville 4th of July Events 2022

Festival on the 4th

  • Location: World’s Fair Park, Knoxville
  • When: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE, free parking in public garages, pay-to-park also available

This rain-or-shine event will feature a wide variety of food and craft vendors and tons of kids’ activities to keep your family entertained. After dark, you can settle into your camp chairs to enjoy the big fireworks show.

The show will feature a variety of patriotic songs played by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

4th of July on Mabry’s Hill

  • Location: Mabry-Hazen House, Knoxville, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: $15/adults, $5/children

At this awesome July 4th event, you’ll enjoy food music, kids’ activities, yard games, and views of fireworks from various locations around the city. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Celebration Of the Declaration Of Independence

  • Location: James White’s Fort, Knoxville, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a flag ceremony, and a reenactment by the Sons of the American Revolution.

Farragut Independence Day Parade

  • Location: From the intersection of Kingston Pike/Stadium Drive to Boring rd.
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

A fun and traditional parade with marching bands, dancers, floats, candy, vendors, and more!

Farragut Freedom Run

  • Location: 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: $20 – $30

Celebrate Independence Day with a fun run. There are 1 and 2-mile race options.

4th of July Events Near Knoxville TN

Smokies Stadium

  • Location: Kodak, TN
  • Dates: July 1, 2, & 3, 2022
  • Cost: Included with the cost of your game ticket

Stick around after a riveting baseball game to enjoy a riveting fireworks show.

Rockin’ the Docks July 4th Fireworks

  • Location: Lenoir City Park
  • Date: July 2, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

This fun 4th of July event will have a variety of live bands, food vendors, a kids’ play area, and gorgeous fireworks.

Loudon Fireworks

  • Location: Loudon Municipal Park, Loudon, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

This fun and festive July 4th event boasts fireworks, music, and more! The parade will be on the 4th.

July 4th Parade

  • Location: “C” Street, Lenoir City, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

The festivities start with a 1/2 mile fun for kids ages 5-12. Next up is a hopping July 4th parade.

Clinton Fireworks

  • Location: Lakefront Park, Clinton
  • When: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Celebrate Independence Day in style with games, kids’ activities, live music, food trucks, and of course, fireworks,

Cherokee Park Fireworks

  • Location: Cherokee Park Rd, Morristown, TN
  • Date: July 4, 202
  • Cost: FREE

This July 4th celebration boasts fireworks, live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, and more!

Norris Day

  • Location: Norris Commons, Norris, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy games, fireworks, live music, a dog show, a fun run, food vendors, craft vendors, and more! This is an all-day event.

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The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation

  • Location: Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022, at 12 AM
  • Cost: FREE

That time is correct y’all, hence the name of the parade! Some may actually consider this late night on July 3rd.

Oak Ridge Fireworks

  • Location: A.K. Bissell Pak
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a fantastic fireworks display and a performance from the Oak Ridge Community Band.

Independence Day Celebration and Anvil Shoot

  • Location: Museum of Appalachia
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: $20/adults, $10/youth, $6/children, $30/family

At this unique July 4th event, you will see a huge anvil launched high in the sky! Anvil launching is a traditional Appalachian way to celebrate a special event. There will also be games, live music, living history actors, and more!

Townsend Fireworks

  • Location: Field Next to Highland Manor Inn, Townsend, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Townsend will be hosting a rockin’ July 4th with live music, face painting, food vendors, and an awesome fireworks show. Local businesses will also be open late for food and beverage options.

Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Historic Downtown Sweetwater, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy fireworks, food vendors, live music, and a super fun kids’ zone with games and festive activities.

River Raft Regatta

  • Location: Little Pigeon River, Downtown Gatlinburg, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

An exciting race to the finish with DIY mini boats and rubber ducks!

Fireworks Finale

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Finish up Gatlinburg’s fun filled July 4th, with a fabulous fireworks display directly over downtown!

Patriot Festival

  • Location: Patriots Park, Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Celebrate the birth of our nation with a parade, music, food, kids’ games, and fireworks after dark!

Smokin’ the Water July 4th Festival

  • Location: Kingston City Park, Kingston, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Food vendors, craft vendors, live music, games, and fireworks! There will also be a traditional parade on the evening of July 3rd.

Mossy Creek Independence Day Celebration and Parade

  • Location: 711 East Main Street, Jefferson City, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a fabulous parade, kids’ activities, food vendors, and more! There will be no fireworks at this event.

July 4th Block Party

  • Location: Downtown Harriman, TN
  • Dates: TBA, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Food and craft vendors, live music, a car show and more!

Fireworks Showcase

  • Location: Parrottsville School, Parrottsville, TN
  • Date: TBA. 2022
  • Coast: FREE

The day’s events include a parade, live music, food and craft vendors, fireworks, kids zone, and more!

Canceled Knoxville 4th of July events

Freedom Fest

  • Location: Alcoa Duck Pond, Alcoa, TN
  • Date: canceled due to construction
  • Cost: FREE

Each year this stunning fireworks display is held the weekend before July 4th. There will be a fun kids’ area and food vendors on site.

What to Bring

  • Don’t forget the lawn chairs or picnic blanket for sitting.
  • Some vendors still only accept cold hard moolah. To ensure you don’t miss out on your favorite treat, bring some cash.
  • If you have littles, you may want baby/child-sized ear protection for the big show. It’s a great way to minimize tears!
  • If the event allow outside drinks, be sure to bring extra water to help you avoid overheating. We all know what July in TN feels like!
  • Most locations also allow you to bring a canopy for shade, as long as you take it down for the fireworks. This ensures everyone has a great view!

What Not to Bring

More dogs go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year. When fireworks start going off, many dogs panic and bolt, or can even become aggressive without a prior history. Sadly many of these runaway dogs are hit and killed by cars. Please leave your dogs at home.

For your convenience, Knox County is listed first with all remaining counties following in alphabetical order.

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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

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