Mark your calendars for these fun Fourth of July Celebrations happening in Anderson County!
The marinas in Anderson County will be rocking this Fourth of July weekend! Sequoyah Marina will kick off the holiday weekend with live music featuring Elijah Wise on Saturday, July 1st from 6 to 9 pm. Stardust Marina will have live music with Southern Steele on July 3rd from 6 to 10 pm and Light up the Night Firework show following the music.
Rocky Top July 4th Celebration – On July 4th the City of Rocky Top will hold an Independence Day Celebration with a variety of events, including a car show, live music, games, food and fireworks. The car show will take place from 10 am - 2 pm with the other events beginning at 3:00 pm. The event will take place at the George Templin Athletic Field. For more info, check out their Facebook page here.
Norris Day Celebration – On July 4th, the Norris Lions Club brings you their 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 - On July 4th at 7:30 p.m. the Oak Ridge Community Band will hold it's 79th Annual Independence Day Concert at A.K. Bissell Park, followedby 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. For more information, visit www.orcb.org and the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OakRidgeCommunityBand.