Awesome 4th of July Events Near Tri-Cities, TN 2023

From the thrill and excitement of catching candy at the local parade to the thundering boom of fireworks overhead, July 4th is jam-packed with memories just waiting to be made!

These 4th of July events near Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport, and the surrounding counties have everything you need for a fun and memorable holiday, including live music, games, kids’ activities, food vendors, fireworks, and more!

For even more Independence Day fun, check out our complete guide to East TN July 4th events and activities.

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July 4th Events Near Johnson City & Tri-Cities

Red White and Boom Celebration

July 1, 2023
Centennial Park, Kingsport

This Independence Day festival boasts a variety of live bands, food vendors, fireworks, and more!

Elizabethton Independence Day Celebration

July 1, 2023
Covered Bridge Park, Elizabethton

Celebrate July 4th with a bike parade, kids’ zone, music, dancers, food vendors, and more!

Jonesborough Days Parade and Fireworks

July 1-2, 2023
Downtown Jonesborough, TN

This fun July 4th event will feature a variety of events throughout the weekend including a parade, contests, food and craft vendors, live music, games, kids’ activities, and fireworks!

Watauga Lake Boat Parade & Fireworks

July 1, 2023
Watauga Lake, Hampton

Enjoy an exciting July 4th boat parade in the afternoon with tons of boats decorated for the 4th of July. There will also be a small fireworks display with music after dark.

American Downtown

July 1, 2023
Bicentennial Park, Greenville

At this Independence Day Celebration, you’ll enjoy live music, food trucks, a fantastic nighttime parade, a hot dog eating contest, and more. Of course, the evening will end with a glorious fireworks show.

Veterans Parade

July 1, 2023
Main Street, Erwin, TN

A fun and traditional July 4th parade with free snow cones for the kiddos.

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Pepsi Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

July 3, 2023
Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City

Ring in Independence Day right with games, music, fireworks, food vendors, and more!

Southside Neighborhood Parade and Celebration

July 4, 2023
Veteran’s Park, Johnson City

Enjoy a parade, games, food vendors, and a safe “firework” show.

Star Spangled Border Bash and July 4th Parade

July 4, 2023
Anderson Park, Bristol

At the Star-Spangled July 4th Border Bash, guests will enjoy a fabulous parade, live music, food vendors, games, and fireworks!

Independence Day Blast

July 4, 2023
Fizzy Fairway
$15 per person

At this unique July 4th event, you’ll receive a round of mini-golf, a drink, a scoop of ice cream, and an arcade pass all for 1 low price.

Independence Day Festival and Parade

July 4, 2023
Rogersville City Park

This festive July 4th event boasts one of the largest firework displays in the southeast. There will also be a parade, live music, games, food vendors, and more.

Freedom Fest

July 4, 2023
Unicoi Elementary School, Unicoi

This fantastic July 4th event boasts live music, food vendors, games, and an amazing fireworks show!

TBA July 4th Events

July 4th Celebration in the Park

TBA 2023
Mountain City

Enjoy a parade, games, live music, food vendors, fireworks, and more!

What to Bring

  • Bring camp chairs or a picnic blanket for sitting.
  • Carry some cash, because some vendors still don’t accept cards.
  • Don’t forget child-sized ear protection for the babies in your life
  • If allowed by the venue, bring some extra bottled water, because it’s gonna be hot y’all!
  • Bring a canopy for shade, but don’t forget to take it down before the main event, so everyone can enjoy the view.

What Not to Bring

  • Please leave your dogs at home. Many dogs get scared, run away, and get lost or hit by cars during fireworks events each year.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Awesome 4th of July Events Near Tri-Cities, TN 2023”

    • I’m not sure which event you are asking about, but I have linked to the main page for each event so you can click through to get a full itinerary. I hope that helps. 🙂


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