Festival on the 4th

Special Events Director

Judith Foltz
(865) 215-4248

400 Main St., Room 578
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The City of Knoxville regrets to announce the cancellation of this year’s Festival on the 4th celebration due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event draws thousands to the World’s Fair Park grounds every year to enjoy family-fun activities, the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and to revel in the fireworks put on by Pyro Shows of LaFollette, TN.

Mayor Kincannon says, “We are an incredibly patriotic city and this is an annual event we look forward to every summer. However, under the circumstances gatherings of this size should not take place and would put our residents at a greater risk for spreading COVID-19. We can still celebrate our country’s independence, while keeping health top of mind.”

We look forward to bringing Festival on the 4th back bigger and better next year, but in the meantime in place of the festival the City of Knoxville's Office of Special Events in collaboration with the Office of Neighborhoods is inviting neighborhoods in the city to participate in the "Knoxville's Neighborhood Trails of Red, White and Blue".

For more information please visit the Neighborhood Trails of Red, White and Blue webpage.