Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade Route and Traffic Information


June 30, 2019

Visitors and residents need to be aware of the traffic plan for the July 4th Midnight Parade beginning on Wednesday, July 3. The Parade steps off at Midnight, July 3 at the intersection of Hwy 321/East Parkway and Baskins Creek Bypass. The route proceeds southbound onto Hwy 441/Parkway at traffic light #3 and concludes at traffic light #10 at the intersection of Hwy 441/Parkway and Ski Mountain Road.

In preparation for the parade, the Gatlinburg Police Department will close two southbound lanes of Highway 321/East Parkway from Food City to Little House of Pancakes at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.

Immediately prior to the parade, all traffic on Highway 321/East Parkway, northbound and southbound, will be stopped at 11:15 p.m. until the parade passes. Additionally, all northbound traffic on Hwy 441 will be re-routed from the National Park to the Gatlinburg Bypass at 11:30 p.m.

All traffic will be stopped throughout the parade route at 11:40 p.m. and will not resume until the end of the parade.

Everyone is encouraged to arrive early.