LIVE: Festival on the Fourth fireworks at World’s Fair Park
There are fireworks shows across East Tennessee to Find Your Fun this holiday weekend.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - There are many ways for you and your family to Find Your Fun for the Fourth of July weekend!
Starting July 1st, put on your striped shirt and black-rimmed specs and go to downtown Knoxville for a scavenger hunt! The Waldo Scavenger Hunt is back at more than three dozen locations downtown. During the entire month of July, you can visit any participating locations to pick up your waldo passport then start hunting! Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting and potentially win some prizes.
Monday, July 4th:
Gatlinburg’s 4th of July midnight parade is back! Since 1975, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday right at midnight on July 4th. The parade has been recognized nationally and awarded a “Top Ten Parade to See in the US” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
World’s Fair Park is hosting Festival on the 4th Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public You and the family can go enjoy music, food from vendors, and family-fun activities. Fireworks will begin around 9:35 p.m.
The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival starts at 4 p.m. at Patriot Park. You can enjoy delicious food, free entertainment, and a fireworks show starting at 9:50 p.m. Country music star Josh Turner is heading the event and celebrating 15 years of his hit song “Firecracker.”
You can watch the Gatlinburg Firework show from a birds-eye view at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. You do need a ticket for this event. It begins at 8:30 p.m. on top of the mountain with the firework show starting at 11 p.m.
Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy great views, food, music, games, and tours of the 1959 house. Tickets are also needed for this event.
One of East Tennesse’s oldest Fourth of July traditions will be back this year - the anvil shoot at the Museum of Appalachia. Every Fourth of July, the museum uses gunpowder to send 150-pound anvils barreling into the sky. The ground shakes and the explosion can be heard for miles. This year’s anvil shoots are planned at the top of every hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. You are encouraged to get your tickets ahead of time.
The City of Oak Ridge is also having a celebration for the Fourth of July! At A.K. Bissell Park, you can watch fireworks around 9:45 p.m. The Oak Ridge Community Band will perform around 7:30 p.m. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated! It is recommended you bring a lawn chair or blanket.
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