Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.
Schedule of Events for July Fourth Festivities:
At 1 pm there will be an autograph signing with paralympic athlete and military veteran Heath Calhoun, the Parade's Grand Marshal on the Plaza at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. There will also be an appearance by Osceola, a bald eagle with the American Eagle Foundation.
The 100th Army Band will present free Ensemble Concerts beginning at 2:30 pm and ending at 5 pm on the Plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
The July Fourth Parade will begin at Midnight.
The River Raft Regatta will begin registration at 10 am on July 4th. The unmanned floatable race will start at the bridge at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens at noon and the winners will be the first to reach the bridge at Ripley’s Aquarium.
At 9 pm, the 100th Army Band will perform a full band concert on the Plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
The concert will lead up to the 10 pm Fireworks display at the parking garage at light #3, during which the 100th Army Band will play along with the fireworks.