Amazing 4th of July Events Near Knoxville, TN

From the awe inspiring sparkle of fireworks overhead to the time spent with family as you sing along to your favorite patriotic songs and sample delicious treats, July 4th is when summer memories are made!

These fantastic 4th of July events near Knoxville and the surrounding counties 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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2021 4th of July Events Near Knoxville

Due to COVID, please be sure to check the status of these events before you go. Please check even on the morning of the event to make sure it hasn’t been canceled.

Celebration on the 4th

  • Location: World’s Fair Park, Knoxville
  • When: July 2, 2021
  • Cost: FREE, free parking in public garages, pay to park also available

The Air National Guard Band of the South will play a variety of patriotic songs. The performance will be followed by a small fireworks show over Fort Kid. There will be no food vendors on-site for this event.

Smokies Stadium

  • Location: Kodak, TN
  • Dates: July 2, 3, & 4, 2021
  • Cost: Included with the cost of your game ticket

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

Farragut Independence Day Parade

  • Location: From the intersection of Kingston Pike/Stadium Drive to Boring rd.
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • 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 3, 2021
  • Cost: $20 – $30

1 and 2 mile race options.

July 4th Parade

  • Location: “C” Street, Lenoir City, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

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

Rockin’ the Docks July 4th Fireworks

  • Location: Yale Commercial Locks, Lenoir City, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

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

Clinton Fireworks

  • Location: Lakefront Park, Clinton
  • When: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE, free parking in public garages, pay to park also available

Celebrate Independence Day in style with bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, yard games, petting zoo, laser tag, live music, food trucks, and of course, fireworks,

Cherokee Park

  • Location: 3075 Floyd Hall Dr, Morristown, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

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

Celebration Of the Declaration Of Independence

  • Location: James White’s Fort, Knoxville, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

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

Norris Day

  • Location: Norris Commons, Norris, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy games, fireworks, live music, and food and craft vendors. 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, 2021, 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, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • Cost: $10/adults, $5/children, $21/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!

4th of July on Mabry’s Hill

  • Location: Mabry-Hazen House, Knoxville, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: $12/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. The admission fee includes 2 drinks. Food will be available for purchase, but coolers are also welcome.

Townsend Fireworks

  • Location: Field Next to Highland Manor Inn, Townsend, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

Townsend is back to it’s normal July 4th routine. There will be live music, and an awesome fireworks show. Local businesses will be open late for food and beverage options.

Loudon Fireworks

  • Location: Loudon Municipal Park, Loudon, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

This fun and festive July 4th event boasts fireworks, music, and more! The parade will be on the 3rd.

Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Historic Downtown Sweetwater, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

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

Fireworks Finale

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

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

Fireworks Showcase

  • Location: Parrottsville School, Parrottsville, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Coast: FREE

The day’s events include a parade, live music, food and craft vendors, fireworks, kids zone, and more! Their Facebook page is not up to date. Details were confirmed via message.

Mossy Creek Station

  • Location: 711 East Main Street, Jefferson City, TN
  • Date: July 5, 2021
  • 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
  • Cost: FREE

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

Canceled Knoxville 4th of july events

Freedom Fest

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

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

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 waters 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 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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