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!
Museum of Appalachia: Celebrating Independence Day with Anvil Shoots
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 www.museumofappalachia.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mabry-Hazen House: Fourth of July on Mabry's Hill
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, www.mabryhazen.com
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.
Ancient Lore Village: July 4th Freedom Festival
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, https://ancientlorevillage.com
Sunsphere Events and Rosa's Catering: 4th of July Celebration
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!
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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