Independence Day in Northeast Tennessee


How will you celebrate Independence Day this year?
We have a list of local events and festivals to help you decide.




Enjoy Independence Day with Bristol’s community-wide. Activities take place all day starting with the Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City Cardinals baseball game at noon and ending with fireworks in Historic Downtown Bristol at 10 p.m.

Find out more at CelebrateBristol.org.




With the help of the City of Elizabethton Fire and Police Department, the celebration features a special opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and continues with free inflatables, live music, a patriotic bike parade, beauty pageant, dance teams, autographs from the Elizabethton Twins players and a day filled with patriotism and fun.

For the full schedule, go to elizabethton.org.



The town of Erwin will hold a Welcome Home Veterans Parade to recognize and honor the veterans in the area. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in downtown Erwin.




Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, live music, food, kids zone and of course, fireworks! The day will kick off at 2 p.m. with the Main Street Parade.

For more information, visit their Facebook Event Page.



Johnson City

The Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks event begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and ends at 11 p.m. Thousands will enjoy live entertainment and fireworks at the Freedom Hall Civic Center.

For more information, visit: visitjohnsoncitytn.com 




Kick off your day with the Mack Riddle American Legion 65th Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. from the Renaissance Center. For fireworks and live music, head to Downtown Kingsport. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m.

For more information, visit Downtown Kingsport’s Facebook.



Mountain City

Mountain City invites you to the 4th of July Celebration, Parade and Day in the Park. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. at Ralph Stout Park and end with a fireworks show when the sun sets (approx. 9:30 p.m.)

For more information, visit johnsoncountytnchamber.org





Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Rocky Mount State Historic Site will host an “An Old Fashioned Independence” on Wednesday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event showcases how folks in 1791 celebrated the birth of their nation and the independence they fought so hard to secure. The cost is $10 for this event.

For more information, call (423) 538-7396 or visit rockymountmuseum.com


Rogersville 4th of July Celebration

This event begins with a downtown parade at 11 a.m., followed by free swimming at the city pool. The Rogersville City Park opens at 1 p.m. with live music and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

For more information, visit rogersville4thofjuly.org


Unicoi’s 16th annual Freedom Festival will begin at 5 p.m. The events will include live music, fireworks, and a kids zone. Fireworks will begin shortly after sundown.

For more information, visit unicoitn.net.




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