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

From the thrill and excitement of catching candy at the local parade to the sticky sweetness of delicious homemade ice cream in the hot summer sun, 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.

4th of July Events near Tri-Cities, TN including Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport, Jonesborough, and more!

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July 4th Events Near Johnson City & Tri-Cities

Pepsi Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

  • Location: Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City
  • Date: July 3, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Ring in July 4th right with games, music, fireworks, food vendors, and more!

Southside Neighborhood Parade and Celebration

  • Location: Veteran’s Park, Johnson City
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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

Red White and Boom Celebration

  • Location: Centennial Park, Kingsport
  • Date: July 2, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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

American Downtown

  • Location: The Big Spring, Greenville
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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.

Independence Day Festival and Parade

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

This festive festival boasts one of the largest firework displays in the southeast. There will also be a parade and live music. Games and food vendors are on hold this year but will return next year.

Veterans Parade

  • Location: Main Street, Erwin, TN
  • Date: July 2, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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

4th of July Events near Tri-Cities, TN including Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport, Jonesborough, and more!

Jonesborough Days Parade and Fireworks

  • Location: Downtown Jonesborough, TN
  • Date: July 2-3, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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!

Elizabethton Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Covered Bridge Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Date: July 2, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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

Freedom Fest

  • Location: Unicoi Elementary School, Unicoi, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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

Watauga Lake Boat Parade & Fireworks

  • Location: Watauga Lake, Hampton, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy an exciting July 4th boat parade in the afternoon with tons of boats decorated for the 4th of July. There is usually also a small fireworks display with music after dark, but that has yet to be announced.

July 4th Celebration in the Park

  • Location: Mountain City
  • Date: July 4, 2022
  • Cost: FREE

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

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Bristol TN Fireworks 2022

  • Location: Cumberland Square Park, Bristol, VA
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: FREE

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

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 off, and get lost or hit by cars during firework events each year.

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    • 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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