America’s birthday is coming up and the celebrations have been planned.
The next step is yours: Decide where you want to go!
News 5 WCYB has some Independence Day suggestions that organizers sent to us.
First, if you’re planning to fire up the grill, but have some questions about what to do, LongHorn Steakhouse has you covered. Call 1-855-LH-GRILL or text LHGRILL to 40679 for steak-grilling tips, advice, and more. Phone lines open until 5pm Friday, and noon-5pm Saturday.
July 2-4, Historic Jonesborough is planning to celebrate its 45th annual Jonesborough Days Festival on July 4th weekend. It’ll begin Thursday, July 2, at 5pm and continue through Saturday, July 4, with family activities, regional music, parade, fireworks, and storytelling!
July 2-4, Bristol: The cities’ Star-Spangled Celebration starts on June 2 with a “Duty Free” concert at 6:30 at Cumberland Square Park. July 3 has the weekly Antique Automobile Club of America Cruise-In at 6pm in the parking lot of Tri-Summit Bank, State Street & MLK Blvd. July 4 starts with the annual Independence parade down State Street at 5, plus music and food in Cumberland Square Park at 6.
July 3, Kingsport: Independence Day fireworks show at 9:45pm, after 6:45 Twilight Alive concert featuring Bluesman & The Blues Essentials, and A1A – Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band. Broad and Market streets. Street closures at 3pm.
July 3, Abingdon, Va: 6th annual Red, White and Beach Party, featuring the legendary beach music sound of Band of Oz, 6-9pm, at the Abingdon Market Pavilion in downtown Abingdon.
July 3, Tazewell, Va: Town of Tazewell's s annual Independence Day Celebration at Tazewell High School. Food vendors serving tasty treats. Fireworks set off at dark. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
July 3-4, Jonesborough, Tenn: Flag celebration at the International Storytelling Center.
POSTPONED UNTIL LABOR DAY July 3, Damascus, Va: Fireworks and music will NOT take place due to expected weather.
July 4, Blountville, Tenn: Tour the historic Deery Inn on Main Street from 11:30am to 2pm before the parade. See where presidents slept. There will be games and live music. Admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for kids.
July 4, Blountville, Tenn: Historic Blountville Ruritan's Annual 4th of July Parade set for 2pm.
July 4, Johnson City: Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Church on the Hill, invites the public for scenic viewing of Johnson City’s Independence Day fireworks display. Church grounds open at 7:30pm; fireworks begin at 9:55pm and last about 20 minutes. The Westminster Youth will sell hot dogs, snacks, and drinks. 2343 Knob Creek Road
July 4, Clintwood, Va: DCH Foundation Freedom 5k run, 3k walk, and Kid's Fun Run at 8am, and fill up on pancakes after at the Kiwanis pancake breakfast! Walking Track across from Kid's Corner Park located beside Food City on Foxtown Road.
July 4, Tazewell, Va: Renew your revolutionary spirit and celebrate at Historic Crab Orchard Museum, 10am-5pm. Fun-filled , family-oriented event includes live music performances, old fashioned kids' games, grown-up "Mountain Games," kids craft trail, a colonial reenactment, costumed demonstrations in the Pioneer Park and food vendors!
July 4, Rogersville, Tenn: Join News 5 WCYB at the Rogersville 4th of July Celebration and enjoy spectacular entertainment! As always, this will be a totally free event. It starts at 1pm, and features two concerts and fireworks.
July 4, Johnson City, Tenn: Join Pepsi and the City of Johnson City for the 30th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on the grounds of Freedom Hall Civic Center. Craft vendors and food start at 4. Shuttle buses from East Tennessee State University (corner of State of Franklin and University Parkway) and Winged Deer Park Complex (Bristol Highway) parking lots start at 4.
July 4, Mountain City, Tenn: 4th of July Celebration, Parade, & Day in the Park. Festivities begin 11am at Ralph Stout Park & end with Fireworks show when the sun goes down (approx.. 9:30pm).
July 4, Marion, Va: 3 events. Marion Regional Farmers Market open for business, 8am - 12noon, at Town Square Parking lot, on the corner of Cherry and Church Streets. The 2nd Freedom 5k Run/Walk starts 6:30am at the Smyth County Courthouse. And NEW LOCATION Marion hosts its own Michael Shaun Brown as part of this year's Rock, White and Blues Independence Day Concert, 6-10pm, Marion Farmers Market Pavilion, next to Marion Post Office on the corner of Chestnut and Cherry Streets.
July 4, Piney Flats, Tenn: Celebrate Independence Day as it would have been in 1791 at Historic Rocky Mount, 1pm.
July 4, Piney Flats, Tenn: Freedom Fest at Poplar Ridge Christian Church, 6-9:30pm, followed by JD Metals Fireworks Show.
July 4, Coeburn, Va: Coeburn's July 4th and Founder's Day Celebration. Downtown with music, food, and other entertainment beginning at 2pm.
July 4, Johnson City: Parkway/Dunbar Resident Council presenting 4th of July fundraiser, 11am until after fireworks. Face-painting, crafts, food. 908 John Exum Pkwy.
July 4, Jewell Ridge, Tazewell County: '4th of July celebration from noon to midnight. Food, music, and fireworks.
July 4, North Carolina: Tweetsie Railroad hosts the High Country¹s largest and most popular fireworks show. Parking $10/vehicle. Inclement weather make-up day July 5. U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock.
July 4-5, Grandfather Mountain, NC: Early Bird Discount for guests who enter the park before 9am.
July 5, Honaker, Va: Honaker Lions Club Independence Celebration. The Keen Mountain Brothers, Jubalaires Quartet, and other gospel groups will provide entertainment. 4-10pm with fireworks display at new location: parking lot beside Honaker Funeral Home.
Click here for a list from the Official Tourism Website of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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