Calendar of Events

Monday, July 4, 2022

James White's Fort: July 4th Celebration

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Program starts at 10:00 am SHARP

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514,

Town of Farragut: Independence Day Parade

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

9:30AM - 12:00PM
Kingston Pike/Stadium Dr to Boring Road

This annual 4th of July parade features floats, bands, dancers, animals, antique cars and more!

Museum of Appalachia: Celebrating Independence Day with Anvil Shoots

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, the Museum of Appalachia marks the occasion with old-fashioned “anvil shoots.” Every 4th of July, the Museum uses gunpowder to send 150-pound anvils barreling into the sky. “When the gunpowder ignites and the anvil soars into the air, the earth literally shakes,” says Museum President, Elaine Meyer. “The explosion can be heard for several miles.”

Anvil shoots were once a common way for pioneers to celebrate holidays, elections, and other special occasions. While the tradition of anvil-shooting is nearly obsolete, the Museum keeps this unique and exciting pastime alive for a 21st century audience.

Anvil shoots will occur at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase at The event is free for Museum members. The anvil shoots are the centerpiece of a celebration that includes a bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, live music, and demonstrations from blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, sawmillers, woodworkers, and more. For more information, visit the Museum’s website, call 865-494-7680, or e-mail

Mabry-Hazen House: Fourth of July on Mabry's Hill

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4th, 2022 from 5-10pm! Gather with us to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, and community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, fun games, great company and tours of the 1858 house. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spread out on our 7 acres of greenspace near downtown and right off I-40.

Our event recalls the spirit of 19th century Independence Day celebrations when communities gathered for patriotic revelry and enjoyment. Overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to south, historic Mabry's Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the fireworks presented by the City of Knoxville and revelers around the city and county. Take it easy with this laid-back celebration. It is the perfect time to come chill on the hill! Take in the surrounding natural beauty and history. Savor food from Dia De Foods and other food trucks. Quence your thirst with beverages from Xul Beer Co. and other local breweries.

We'll also have several activities for kids and the young at heart including sack races, watermelon seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole, and much more. Tinca Tinca will bring their retro-futuristic indie-rock and electronic sound for attendees to groove and enjoy. We'll have a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Purchase tickets to join in a cake walk and possibly take home a delicious cake from a local bakery! Trotta Montgomery Realty Company will be back with Biscuit the pony! And the historic house museum will open for self-guided tours.

Tickets for adults (16+) are $15 ( includes two drink tickets), children (ages 5-15) are $5, members of Mabry-Hazen House are $10, and children under 5 are free. All proceeds benefit our educational and preservation missions! Event will occur rain or shine.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

City of Clinton: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

July 4th, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Lakefront Park

There will be live music, food and plenty of free activities for the kids including laser tag, a petting zoo and a gaming truck. The evening will end with a fireworks show.

Farragut’s Annual Independence Day Parade

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

July 4th, 9:30am-12:30pm

The Parade will begin on Kingston Pike at Stadium Drive and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site).

Oak Ridge Community Band: July 4th Concert

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

July 4th, 7:30pm
AK Bissell Park
Free, Donations Accepted

The Oak Ridge Community band is celebrating Independence Day with classic and contemporary musical pieces that honor our country. After the concert the Oak Ridge Fire Department will have a beautiful fireworks display in AK Bissell Park. Razzelberry’s Ice Cream will be there with plenty of ice cream for purchase. As always, admission is free.

Ancient Lore Village: July 4th Freedom Festival

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

We are starting July off with a BANG! Gather your friends and family together for the July 4th Freedom Festival, Ancient Lore Village style. That's right, we will be doing all things American and all things Ancient Lore. We have lots of fun games to challenge your skills; water balloon toss, potato sack race, 3-legged race, and more. Or try your hand at Axe-Throwing, Archery, Horsehoes or Cornhole. Of course, we will also have tours of the Village available. Food is always an essential component to any party and we have plenty to serve up. Down at the Fireside Grill we will be grilling up some burgers and hot dogs with all the fixins'. And, what's the 4th of July without Apple Pie! So get your tickets today and come celebrate at the July 4th Freedom Festival with Food, Fun and Games for the whole Family.

Your ticket includes admission and all activities. Food and Beverage is available for purchase.
FAMILY PACK: $80 (2 adults and 3 children)
ADULT: $30.00, CHILD (10+under) $20.00, INFANT (2+under) FREE

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-200-2434,

Sunsphere Events and Rosa's Catering: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 4, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

Sunsphere Events and Rosa's Catering Invite YOU to the 1st Annual Sunsphere July 4th Celebration.

Fireworks , The 4th , Food and Fun!

You are invited to spend July 4th with us at our iconic Sunsphere . Enjoy the many Independence Day festivities on the World's Fair Park grounds during the day and then head on up to the 6th or 8th floor of Knoxville's gold disco ball in the sky to take in the city's fireworks show.

Our top floor ( 8th) will have Rosa's Catering providing drinks, appetizers with an ice cream bar and dj stylings from Kimzee Entertainment.

Our VIP floor ( 6th ) will host the AMAZING singing talent of Knoxville's very own, Lauren Arp, refreshing drinks, a slider and hot dog bar with summer sides and an ice cream bar, provided by Rosa's Catering .

You pick the floor, and we will provide the food , fun and fireworks so close you can almost touch them ....all away from the crowd in a nicely air conditioned space with a view like none other!

Join us on our FB event for FAQ and answers and event updates. Sunsphere Events on Facebook and Ig.

Where's Waldo? Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Knoxville

  • July 1, 2022 — July 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Waldo Scavenger Hunt
Waldo is back!
And it's bigger than ever before! Put on your striped shirt and black-rimmed specs (optional, of course) and come for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt in Downtown Knoxville.

In more than 3 dozen downtown locations.

Visit any of the participating locations during the month of July to pick up your Waldo Passport. Then, start hunting high and low! Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting...and keep up the search.

Diligent seekers collecting twenty or more stamps can enter to win Waldo books at Union Ave Books, the Waldo Host Location. The first 250 spotters can also claim a Found Waldo Knox sticker.

New this year!
Look for the Found Waldo Knox photo op in Market Square. Share your photos—at photo op or from any part of your scavenger hunt journey—for weekly chances to win gift cards to the participating business of your choice (social accounts must be public to win).

The Arrowmont Gallery – Knoxville: Fiber Focused Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

‘Fiber Focus’ - a Group Show

Opening with Artist Reception this Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5 - 9PM
July 1-3: Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM
July 17-20: Friday 5-9pm; Saturday, Sunday, Monday 12-5PM

Arrowmont Gallery Knoxville is kicking off the ground this year. Soon to come but not yet reaching full-time hours, The Gallery will be open during two weekends in July and the first weekend of each month until they establish regular hours.

1st Weekend: Opening and Artist Reception for this group show on is on July 1st during FIRST FRIDAY in Old Knoxville.

2nd Weekend: In conjunction with CONVERGENCE, a conference weekend organized by the Handweavers Guild of America. Arrowmont Gallery Knoxville will be open Friday - Monday July 17-20. Please see above for hours of operation.

The Arrowmont Gallery - Knoxville, 110 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-436-5860,

Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront! Public, seasonal, and other cruises available.

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