JULY 2013 EVENTS
Festival on the Fourth (July 4, 2013)
World’s Fair Park
The City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth promises once again to deliver a wide variety of family fun including entertainment, activities and treats at the City of Knoxville’s Fourth of July celebration. The free festival begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 10:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display.
Throughout the day festival goers will be treated to good music, good food, good fun and good times on the Festival and Performance lawns of the Worlds' Fair Park. The Star Spangled Kids Zone is sure to please kids of all ages.
Starting at 8:00 p.m., the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will begin the 29th Annual Pilot Independence Day Concert on the World’s Fair Park’s Performance Lawn. The two-hour show features the KSO performing a mix of patriotic and Americana pieces. Conducted by KSO Musical Director Lucas Richman, this medley will be the perfect accompaniment to the fireworks spectacular. Fireworks start at 9:35 p.m.
Town of Farragut’s 26th Annual Independence Day Parade (July 4, 2013)
Farragut High School Entrance to Boring Road
The Town of Farragut will host the 26th Annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continue to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center.
This year’s Grand Marshal is the Farragut Folklife Museum. The museum’s float will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station with an encampment scene that will depict both Union and Confederate soldiers in uniform. Entries have been submitted by groups such as businesses, community and civic organizations, area schools and churches and will include the Farragut High School Band, floats, animals, antique cars, dance groups and elected officials.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee Valley Duck Race (July 4, 2013)
World’s Fair Park
This family friendly event draws crowds to World’s Fair Park to compete in a rubber duck race supporting the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. The Duck Race will be a race of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 rubber ducks with a grand prize of $10,000! Other activities include inflatables, music, duck adoptions and more. The race will take place at 2:02 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at World’s Fair Park.
Shakespeare on the Square (July 11-14, 2013 and July 17-21, 2013)
Shakespeare on the Square annually features two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. From mid-July to mid-August a blanket or a lawn chair is all you need to view these performances. This year’s performances include Twelfth Night and Richard III.
Returning this year, Tennessee Stage Company will offer two matinee performances indoors. Indoor matinees will take place in the Square Room at 4 Market Square. Both shows begin at 2:00 p.m. and admission is $10.00 at the door. These performances will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. – Twelfth Night and on Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. – Richard III.
Second Saturday Concerts at the Cove (July 13, 2013)
The Cove at Concord Park
The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove will continue this year with a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family. The free concerts, held the Second Saturday of each month, June through September, take place from 6-8 p.m. at The Cove in Concord Park. This month’s performance on July 13 will be from Kitty Wampus.