Knoxville’s Festival on the 4th

Knoxville's largest Independence Day celebration returns with more entertainment stages and family-friendly activities.

This year’s Festival on the 4th will feature more entertainment stages than ever before as the City of Knoxville hosts the community’s largest Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2024. The event will take place from 5-10 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.

Festival on the 4th is a free, family-friendly event that includes activities such as water wars, axe-throwing, mini-golf games, and paddle boats. Food vendors will be available on both lawns.

Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. and will continue throughout the event. On the Festival Lawn stage, Knox Vegas DJs will spin tunes from 5-6 p.m., followed by Bary Jolly performing Jimmy Buffet’s greatest hits from 6-7:45 p.m. On the Performance Lawn stage, the Mike Snodgrass Band will play from 6-7:45 p.m. At 8 p.m., the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform its 40th Annual Free Lawson Family Foundation Independence Day Concert in the Tennessee Amphitheater. Fireworks will launch from the Henley Bridge at approximately 9:45 p.m. Video of the KSO’s performance will be broadcast on large screens located on the Performance and Festival lawns.

The event will proceed rain or shine. No alcohol, pets, or personal tents/canopies will be permitted on the fair site. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to fill at water stations located next to the Performance Lawn entrance and the Knoxville Utilities Board’s water station on the Festival Lawn.

Free parking is available in the World’s Fair and Blackstock parking lots, as well as in the following garages: 11th Street, Locust Street, Walnut Street, State Street, and Market Square. Additional ADA parking is available in the Fort Kid lot.

Support for Festival on the 4th comes from Pilot Company, Visit Knoxville, Home Federal Bank, Regal, WBIR Channel 10, Awesome 93.1, Star 102.1, Hot 104.5, and 100.3 The Wolf.

For more information about Festival on the 4th and other events produced by the City’s Office of Special Events, including Concerts on the Square and Kid A’Riffic, visit or call 865-215-4248.

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