Calendar of Events
Monday, July 4, 2022
James White's Fort: July 4th Celebration
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, www.jameswhitefort.org
Town of Farragut: Independence Day Parade
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!
Festival on the 4th at World's Fair Park
The City of Knoxville’s largest event of the year, Festival on the 4th, returns to the World’s Fair Park Festival and Performance lawns on Monday, July 4.
Activities and live music performances begin at 5 p.m., culminating at 8 p.m. with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 38th Annual Free Pilot Company Independence Day Concert and a fireworks show launched from the Henley Bridge at approximately 9:40 p.m.
Planners canceled the event in 2020 due to the risks of spreading COVID-19 with large gatherings, and 2021’s was a modified celebration over the course of two nights. This year, Festival on the 4th includes all the elements guests have come to expect: food trucks; free activities including mini golf games, water balloon fights and paddle boats; and live music from Jenna Rose, followed by ‘80s cover band The Vibraslaps on the Festival Lawn starting at 5 p.m.
“It has been so much fun planning this year's festival,” says Office of Special Events Director Kyndra Brewer. “It is a night to create memories with your family and friends.”
The event is rain or shine, so guests should come prepared. Bring chairs, blankets, sunscreen and water bottles to fill at the water station located next to the Performance Lawn entrance or the Knoxville Utilities Board’s water station.
No alcohol or personal tents/canopies will be permitted on the fair site. Please leave pets at home for their own safety and comfort.
Free parking is available in the World's Fair and Blackstock parking lots and the following garages: 11th Street (includes ADA parking), Locust Street, Walnut Street, State Street and Market Square.
For more information about Festival on the Fourth and other events produced by the City’s Office of Special Events, visit www.KnoxvilleTN.gov/events or call 865-215-4248.
Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday
12:00PM (DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM)
We are pleased to welcome you to the Theatre to enjoy a LIVE concert featuring House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Tennessee Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer. As Mighty Musical Monday falls on Independence Day, we will be showing historic footage provided by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) and Freddie will accompany the footage with patriotic music.
Share with your friends and family, and save the date - we hope to see you there!
Please note that we will not be providing lunch, but concessions will be available for purchase. Guests are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com
City of Clinton: 4th of July Celebration
July 4th, 5:00pm-10:00pm
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 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 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.
Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dynamic Nature: Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Holland
In the Schilling Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church from July 1- August 31, 2022.
A native of Virginia, Kathy Holland attended the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. The following summer she studied with master wood-engraver Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Holland has maintained her professional studio practice since graduation, exhibiting drawings, etchings, relief prints, and paintings in juried regional, national, and international competitions and solo shows. Since moving to East Tennessee in 1997, Holland has been an active member of the Art Market Gallery, a longstanding artist-run cooperative gallery of original art and fine craft in Knoxville, TN. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Uruguay. Her home and studio are in Oak Ridge. For additional info, please visit her website: http://www.kathyhollandstudio.com/
Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org
Fountain City Art Center: Art Educator Show
On July 1st we will be having a Show Opening Reception for our Regional Emeritus Art Teachers. It's been several years since we've had this group of talented folks exhibit their work. We'd love you to stop in for light snacks and cool water to enjoy the opening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Thanks to Christine Harness and Judy Jorden for spearheading this project!
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
Art Market Gallery: Fiber Artist Showcase
First Friday Reception: July 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Featured artists: Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art; Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art; Harriet Howell. Fiber Art; Carol Pritcher, Weaving
Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art
Elle Colquitt has been working as a professional fiber artist since the early 1970's. For over a decade, Elle designed art quilts and self-published patterns/books through her company, The Picket Fence, exhibiting at International Quilt Festivals and trade shows across the country. Teaching workshops included PBS, HGTV and many hands-on workshops. Currently, she is enjoying the challenge of designing fiber vessels. The wide variety of texture and pattern of her fabrics create designs that impersonate other materials; her work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. Each unique vessel features distinctive trims and embellishments.
Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art
The fiber arts were an avocation for me for over 50 years. In 2008 I learned to wet felt wool fibers at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I have since expanded into incorporating other fibers such as silk in both wet and needle felting. My creations are both functional and whimsical.
zHarriet Howell, Fiber Art
Harriet Howell has been a working artist for over 40 years and works in a variety of media. The prevailing theme throughout her work is her use of color to express the energy, emotion and atmosphere of the subject. Her purpose is to engage the viewer and entice them into a world beyond what they see. Harriet enjoys painting both in the studio for her abstract work, and on location for her more realistic work. The abstract work focuses on color, shape and texture to express emotional and spiritual themes. In her landscape work, she uses these same elements to express the unique qualities of a particular subject on a particular day. In her wearable art pieces, Harriet hopes her work will make the wearer feel the joy and pleasure of wearing something beautiful.
Carol Pritcher, Weaving
Carol is a fiber artist who has been weaving for over 40 years and is also a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. She weaves mostly one of a kind pieces of clothing, but also rugs, placemats and wall hangings.
Mighty Mud Studios: Woven, Felted, Sculpted and Crowned
Don't miss this show which will include woven works, felted works, handmade fabrics and large sculptural installations at this lovely bright gallery near the heart of downtown Knoxville.
Four Artists including Rose Downs (Weaver, Spinner, Ceramic), Christal Yost (Fiber, Mixed Media), Siobian Jones (Hair Sculpture), and Vasanto (Hatmaker, Felter, Fiber) will contribute.
Opening Reception: July 1, 2022
Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com
Awaken Coffee: Featuring Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen
Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen, on July 1, 6-8 pm.
Lily Elizabeth Watson Allen (Lewa Studio) is an artist based out of Knoxville Tn, primarily creating with acrylic paint. Lily’s works in portraiture and environment recreation reflect the often unseen yet inherent beauty within her subjects and scenes. They draw out specific emotions representative of those people and places by manipulation of color and abstraction techniques.
Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!