Northeast Tennessee has many Independence Day celebrations going on throughout the region. However you like to celebrate we’ve got an event for you – Music, Fireworks, Parades, Movies, Car Shows and more.



July 3
Cumberland Square Park, 200 Lee St, Bristol, VA
Historic Downtown Bristol Concert:  “Shooter”at 6:30 pm
Movie: “Man of Steel” at 9:00 pm –  *Dress the kids up as Superman for a “Super March” pre-movie parade*

July 4

5:00 pm Bristol’s Independence Day Parade – Historic Downtown Bristol, State Street

6:00 pm Events in Cumberland Square Park, 200 Lee St, Bristol, VA
Special Recognition of all Veterans
“Cool Down to a Summer Evening” Kids bring your swimwear and join us!
Bristol’s July 4th Photo Contest Winners
Celebrate Bristol Miss & Mr Photogenic Contestant Winners
Family Fun Events in the Park Including: Inflatables, Petting Zoo, “Eating Contests”, and much more.
Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available
Free Watermelon

6:00 pm Star-Spangled Car Show at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot & Adjacent Lots – Corner of State Street & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bristol, VA

6:15 pm Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race at Cumberland Square Park, 200 Lee St, Bristol, VA

BORDER BASH CONCERT at Cumberland Square Park, 200 Lee St, Bristol, VA
7:00 pm Adam Faucett (
8:45 pm Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project (

10:00 pm FIREWORKS in Historic Downtown Bristol Near Cumberland Square Park, 200 Lee St, Bristol, VA

July 5
SUPPORT THE BRISTOL PIRATES NIGHT at DeVault Stadium, 1501 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA
6:30 pm Watermelon Eating Contest at Home Plate
7:00 pm Home Game

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A special parade will be held on Friday, July 4 to honor county veterans.

The parade will begin at 11:00 am at the Unicoi County Intermediate School Parking lot and proceed down Love Street to Elm Avenue, ending at the Unicoi County Veterans Park.


Unicoi County veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm are all invited to participate. The parade will be led by World War II veterans and The Erwin Nine survivors, George Hatcher and Dick Franklin will be the Grand Marshalls. The procession will be World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm and a special salute to Veterans returning home to Unicoi County from Iraq and Afghanistan.


Anyone wishing to participate is asked to contact either the Chamber of Commerce at 423-743-3000 or Jim Buchanan at 423-743-4003 to register.



American Downtown – 4th of July Celebration

Main Street parade begins at 2:00 pm.

Get the complete line up and concert schedule here.


Johnson City

29th Annual Pepsi Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks will be held Friday, July 4th – Presented by Food City

This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 4th on the grounds of the Freedom Hall Civic Center, and everyone is invited to join in the festivities.


Get all the details here


Jonesborough Days

July 3 – July 5

Take part in Historic Jonesborough’s story through its patriotic celebration featuring live music, storytelling, a parade, fireworks, children’s entertainment, craft vendors, games, food and much more.


Bring the kids down to the First Tennessee Children’s Area for free games, inflatables, cotton candy and much more! Let the kids cool off in the misting tent while you relax under a shade tree. Also located in this area is a festival favorite for the kids – a huge 5 ton sand pile with all of the buckets and shovels to provide hours of fun!


The fireworks display during the Jonesborough Days Festival will be one you don’t want to miss this year!  Jonesborough will host a rooftop shoot at two locations within the historic district.


The two shows will be shot simultaneously and are sure to provide festival goers with a great view from anywhere in the downtown area. The show will close out the Jonesborough Days festivities on Saturday, July 5th at 10 p.m.


You can download the event schedule here



Friday, July 4th

10am- Mack Riddle American Legion 61st Independence Day Parade

(The parade route will begin on Center Street at the Renaissance Center and will follow Center Street to Fort Henry Drive ending at Memorial Park across from Dobyns Bennett High School)


Downtown Kingsport Celebration

Downtown Concert Series will feature

This Mountain 6:30pm

Folk Soul Revival 7:30pm

Food and Beverage Vendors

Fireworks at 9:45pm



In honor of Rogersville’s 225th birthday our July 4th theme is “Celebrating

Freedom. Rogersville is celebrating a week of events starting on July 1st.

  • Art Show
  • Prayer service for veteran’s and active troops
  • Free movie showing
  • Car Show
  • Parade
  • Much More

Learn More