The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate—the weather’s great, you get a long weekend, and the holiday brings together great food, family, and friends! Whether you’re celebrating out on the water or at home with a good ol’ fashioned BBQ, you don’t want to miss out on your community’s best celebrations. Just remember to keep things stress free! July 4th is a day of commemorating history and freedom, and should be a celebratory reflection of that. And more importantly, no matter where you’re celebrating, don’t forget your sunscreen along with your mimosas!
City of Knoxville’s 2012 Festival on the 4th
There’s no better place to kick off the patriotic festivities than at the Worlds Fair Park! Starting at 2PM until 10PM after the fireworks display, take advantage of all the great food, music, and fun at the City of Knoxville's Festival on the 4th. The festivities will kick off with a Patriotic Bike Parade followed by the Annual Pilot Independence Day Concert. Fireworks will be launched from the Henley Street Bridge, so arrive early and get a good spot with picnic blankets and lawn chairs!
4th of July Fireworks Cruise
We’ve mentioned the Volunteer Princess before, and for good reason! Purchase tickets for the whole family for the 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on the Tennessee River. The cruise will kick off at 7:30 and after boarding at 9PM, sit dockside for the fireworks show over the river! Tickets are $49.95 each, served with hors d’oeuvres for a deliciously patriotic night!
28th Annual Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Performance
A great way to celebrate the Fourth and the National Anthem that commemorates this holiday is to stop by the South Lawn of the Worlds Fair Park for the 28th Annual Performance with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by KSO Music Director Lucas Richman, the patriotic tunes will be unforgettable, and admission is free! In addition to the music, enjoy a fireworks show!