Mark your calendars for these fun Fourth of July Celebrations happening in Anderson County!

Rocky Top July 4th Celebration – On July 1st the City of Rocky Top will hold an Independence Day Celebration from 5:00 – 10:00 pm with events, food and fireworks. The event will take place at the George Templin Athletic Field. For more info, check out their Facebook page here.

Sequoyah Marina's 4th of July Bash will take place on Saturday, July 2nd starting at 1pm. Come by boat or land and enjoy food and drink specials, karaoke, a festive boat parade beginning at 2 pm, games for the kids and more!

Norris Day Celebration – On July 4th, the Norris Lions Club brings you the 54th Annual Norris Day celebration in downtown Norris. Running enthusiasts can begin the day with the Firecracker Road Run sponsored by the Norris Recreation Commission. Later the children’s Dog Show will be held on the Norris Commons, followed by the one-mile Fun Run. No one will want to miss the children’s Wheel Race, the Bicycle Parade, the Water Balloon Toss or the Water-Ball Battles. There will be sack races and duck races, too. One of the highlights of Norris Day is the wonderful barbeque dinner--barbeque pork and chicken with all the sides served by the Norris Lions Club in the Norris Middle School cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Norris Day will conclude with a fireworks show at 9:30 pm.

Clinton Fireworks and 4th of July Event - This FREE event will begin at 5pm and end with fireworks at 10pm on July 4th at Lakefront Park in Clinton. There will be food vendors, live entertainment, antique cars to view, games and more. Come and enjoy fun for the whole family! For more information, call the parks and recreation department at 865-457-0642.

Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration at the Museum of Appalachia – On July 4th, The Museum of Appalachia celebrates Independence Day by launching a gunpowder-filled anvil high into the sky. “Anvil shooting” was once a common way for pioneers to celebrate special events. Anvil shoots will take place at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 3pm. The event will also include historic demonstrations, live music, patriotic processionals, food vendors, and more. For more info, visit their website here.

Oak Ridge Community Band Concert and Fireworks - July 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m., A.K. Bissell Park, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, followed by the Oak Ridge City Fireworks show. This is a FREE event; bring chairs or blankets for outdoor seating and come early as the concert and fireworks attract large crowds. Refreshments will be provided by Razzleberry’s. July 4 marks the 78th anniversary of the band’s very first performance on July 4, 1944. For more information, visit and the band’s Facebook page at