Celebrate The 4th Of July In Southeast Tennessee

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - by Jenni Veal

Ducktown:  This year’s Miner’s Homecoming in Ducktown will take place on July 4 and 5, 2014. Events will include music, food, and fun at the Hoist House; gospel music night; a pancake breakfast; a patriotic walking parade; Glenn Springs Holdings onewspen house; soup/bean dinner; Great American Rubber Duck Race; kids alley; Ducktown High School reunion; Copper Company Workers Reunion; free admission to the Ducktown Basin Museum all day Saturday; a street dance; and fireworks. For more information, call 423-496-3546 or visit http://www.cityofducktown.com.

Etowah:  Etowah’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration features entertainment and a sampling of the area’s best food and crafts. The day begins with a Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.) and an Independence Dash 5K road race sponsored by First Baptist Church (8 a.m.). Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m., followed by a beauty pageant sponsored by Zeta Kappa Sorority (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and family games sponsored by Mayfield Dairy (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). There will be music and dance performances from 1:30 until 7:30 p.m. from various local singing groups and dance organizations. An evening fireworks show will follow a patriotic tribute band performance. The performance will start at 8 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.etowahcoc.org.

Soddy-Daisy:  The Soddy-Daisy Fire Department’s 2014 Firefighter Muster will take place on Friday, July 4th at 10 a.m. at Soddy-Daisy City Park across from Soddy Lake.

Dunlap / Sequatchie County:  The Dunlap-Sequatchie County July 4th Parade will begin at 9 a.m. (CST) in Dunlap, with fireworks at 9 p.m. (CST). For more information, visit http://sequatchie.com/Home/Community-Events/4th-of-July-Parade.aspx.

Sewanee:  Sewanee’s Fourth of July this year will be a “Razzle Dazzle Fourth of July.” Events begin with the Street Dance at Sewanee Market performing alongside the Stagger Moon Band at 8 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, July 3. The celebration continues with the raising of the flag in Abbo’s Alley at8 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Activities during the day include a cat and mutt show, cake contest, and performances from Sewanee Music Festival students. The celebration closes with a fireworks show over Lake Cheston that night. For more information, visit http://www.themountainnow.com/events/index.php?categories=Fourth%20of%20July.

Monteagle:  Fourth of July festivities begin at 10 a.m. (CST) on July 4 with a parade on Main Street. There will be fireworks at dark at the Monteagle Ball Park. On July 5, take part in a dedication of the National Trail of Tears sign at 1 p.m. at the corner of Hwy 41 and College Street. Following this there will be more festivities in Harton Park with children's activities and music from 1 to 7 p.m. The Hard Times Band will hit the stage at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit http://www.monteaglechamber.com/july4.html for more information.

Fall Creek Falls State Park:  Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for our “traditional” parade at Fall Creek Falls State Park. After watermelon and cake, we will move to the field for events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites. For more information, visit http://www.fallcreekfalls.org/activities.html.

 


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