Children’s Parade. Toddlers up to age 12 are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing (no political attire) and meet at the Palace Theatre for line up. Participants can walk, ride bikes, tricycles or small battery-operated vehicles or be pulled in a wagon with parent supervision. The parade route is north to the Depot, where children will receive ice pops, flags and certificates of appreciation. 9:30 a.m. lineup; 10 a.m. parade.

Centennial Park Celebration. 837 Industrial Blvd. Concessions and inflatables open with prizes, giveaways, balloon sculpting, face painting and fingerprinting for kids. 5-9 p.m.

Music with The Last Band with Wade Henry Sims. 6:30-9 p.m. 

Fireworks. 9-10 p.m.

Fairfield Glade

Full week of events starts June 29; Fourth of July activities are:

Pickleball Round Robin. Racquet Center. 9 a.m.-noon.

Pontoon boat cruises. Dartmoor Marina. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Pontoon boat cruise. St. George Marina. 1 p.m.

All-American buffet. Legends. 3-8 p.m.

Druid Hills Family Pool Party.5-7 p.m.

Fireworks from Robinhood Park. Park is closed for viewing, but fireworks will be visible from many locations around Fairfield Glade, including Legends, which will have a full-service bar. 

9:15 p.m.

Lake Tansi

Fourth of July Scramble. $40 per couple plus applicable golf fee includes flighted Michigan Scramble, special events and two Fred Roehlig barbecue chicken dinners. Couples may request to play with another couple or be paired up at the pro shop. 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Games. Lake Tansi Beach. Includes water balloon toss, frozen T-shirt races, watermelon-eating contest, flipper fill-up, three-legged race and fishing for marbles. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Annual Fred Roehlig Chicken Barbecue. Ms. Anna Belle O’Brien Pavilion next to Thunderbird Recreation Center. Lake Tansi Exchange Club fundraiser $10 meal includes half chicken, Bush’s Baked Beans, cole slaw, bread and dessert; $8 for half chicken and no sides. Preorders taken at 931-788-6721; call 931-788-1300 after 4 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out.

Lake Tansi Hospice Auxiliary Ice Cream Social. Thunderbird Recreation Center. Fundraiser for Hospice of Cumberland County. Noon-3 p.m.


Fourth of July Midnight Parade. 685 River Rd. The parade kicks off the holiday and stretches more than a mile. University of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Kellie Jolly Harper, will serve as grand marshal. 12:01 a.m. EDT 

Fireworks Finale. The downtown 20-minute fireworks show will be best viewed around traffic lights 3 and 5. 10 p.m. EDT 

Pigeon Forge

29th Annual Patriot Festival. Patriot Park. Music, food, fun games, free kids carnival and fireworks. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and the family. There will be a free kids carnival and fireworks to conclude the event. 2-9:45 p.m. EDT


American Downtown Fourth of July Parade. 108 N. Irish St. Parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities and food. 3-11 p.m. EDT


Rogersville Fourth of July. Rogersville City Park. Concerts by entertainers Bulls Gap and Andrea Davidson with food booths and a fireworks show, all free to the public. 5-10 p.m. EDT


Festival on the Fourth. Worlds Fair Park Dr. A wide variety of family fun including live music, food, miniature golf, Lego building, fireworks and a musical finale by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Free parking.

4-10 p.m. EDT. 

Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill. 1711 Dandridge Ave. Mabry-Hazen House’s old-fashioned Fourth of July front porch celebration includes live music, food, drinks and a tour of the 1858 house, which has a scenic view of downtown Knoxville’s firework show. Kids activities include a cake walk, sack races, seed-spitting contest, three-legged races, bocce, croquet and corn hole. 5:30-10 p.m. EST 

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise. 956 Volunteer Landing Ln. A four-hour cruise around Knoxville includes passed appetizers, four-course dinner, live DJ entertainment, sparkling wine at boarding and more. 6:30-10:30 p.m. EDT; returning to dock at 9:30 for fireworks 

Lenoir City

Fourth of July Parade and Firecracker Run. Lenoir City Park, 5200 City Park Dr. The half-mile fun run for ages 5-12 includes free T-shirts for the first 100 children; every runner receives a participation award. Register for the run by calling 865-986-1223. 10 a.m.-noon EDT


Smokin’ the Water Fourth of July Celebration. Lakeside/Watts Bar Lake. A barbecue contest for prize money, kids activities, craft vendors, car show, raft race, Miss Firecracker Pageant, food, live entertainment, parade, watermelon cutting and water recreatio, with a fireworks show closing the day. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. EDT


Anvil Shoots and Celebration at the Museum of Appalachia. 2819 Andersonville Hwy. The 30-year museum tradition continues amid a celebration that includes a national bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, music, picnic fare, demonstrations and vintage baseball. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT 

Anvil shoots. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Huntsville Fireman’s Festival. Historic Huntsville Mall and Scott County Courthouse Square, downtown. Live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, pancake breakfast, the New River Run half-marathon, a parade and a firework display. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. EDT


Independence Day Fireworks: Lookouts vs. Jumbo Shrimp. 201 Power Alley The AT&T Field will be filled with patriotic spirit and the postgame fireworks will be set to patriotic music. After the fireworks, kids can go down on the field and run the bases. 6:15-10 p.m. EDT


Monterey Fourth of July Celebration at Whittaker Park. 101 E. Depot Ave. A flea market, music, food and more. All day.


Red, White and Boom Celebration. Putnam County Courthouse. Children’s bicycle/wagon parade kicks off the day’s events, including a patriotic ceremony, bounce houses for all ages, Jake Hoot and Smokey Nights concerts and fireworks. 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m.

Union City

Life, Liber-Tea and the Pursuit of Seeing Beyond: Fourth of July Celebration. 830 Everett Blvd. At Discovery Park of America, celebrate the Fourth of July with Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Betsy Ross, James Madison and John Stow in daylong activities aimed to be fun, entertaining and educational. Living historians in period clothing set up around the park will share their knowledge and present audience-engaging programs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT 


Presidential Fourth at the Hermitage. 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Celebrate at the home of Andrew Jackson with games, treats, crafts and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT

Music City Fourth of July Celebration: Let Freedom Sing! Cumberland River. Artists include Brett Eldredge, Mac McAnally, Jessy Wilson, Dylan Scott, Creature Comfort, Jackson Bruck and the Dukes of Hume, Joe West Band and the Nashville Symphony. A free Family Fun Zone will have inflatables. A free Family Fun Zone will have inflatables, giveaways and entertainment. Noon-through the evening. 

Fireworks. 9:10-10:30 p.m CDT 


Maury County Park Fourth of July Celebration. 1018 Maury County Park Dr. Food trucks and a kids’ zone. Attendees welcome to bring a car, truck or motorcycle for the Red, White and Cruise-In at the Bride and Saddle pavilion parking lot. The Muletown Cloggers and Nothen Short will perform. 4.-9 p.m. CDT


Red, White and Boom Featuring the Kadillacs. 1500 Volunteer Pkwy. Live music, food trucks and a fireworks show. 7-10 p.m. CDT 


Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display at Pickwick Landing State Park. 116 State Park Ln. 9 p.m. CST


Fourth of July Arts and Crafts Fair. Shoup Park. Arts and crafts, a parade, children’s games and huge fireworks display. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT