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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
KPD Prepares for Big Weekend
Boomsday Moved to Sept. 4th
Boomsday + UT = Labor Day Weekend Fun
Boomsday Map & Info
Star 102.1 FM
Boomsday Fact Sheet

Road closures:
  • Friday, Sept. 3, Henley Bridge closes to traffic at 7 p.m. and will remain closed until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5
  • Saturday, Sept. 4, Neyland Drive closes to traffic at 5 a.m. from Walnut to Lake Loudon Blvd. And will remain closed until 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5
  • Saturday, Sept. 4, Neyland Drive/James White Parkway closes at 4 p.m. from Cumberland Exit to Lake Loudon Blvd and will remain closed until 7:00 am Sunday, Sept. 5.


  • UT docks will be closed to boats on Sept. 4
  • No boats will be allowed in the area due to this being in the fireworks fallout zone
  • Signage to this effect will be posted beginning Friday, Aug. 27
  • Docking will be available at the Tennessee Grill and Calhoun's docks
  • Limited space can be reserved at Volunteer Landing Marina @ 633-5004
  • Mooring @ the UT docks will be open to parking after the fireworks with TWRA directing the largest vessels into place first
  • TWRA and Coast Guard will be ticketing for the following offenses:
        1. Navigating lights not working
        2. Children under 13 not wearing a life jacket
        3. Fire extinguisher not in good working order
        4. Absence of personal floatation device for each person on boat plus one throwable device

  • City County Building Garage will open at 11 am
  • Handicapped parking will be available in the City County Building Garage with viewing on the L-3 deck
  • Special Event Parking will be available most UT parking lots for $5. Vehicles must be removed by 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Vehicles will be towed after that time in order to conduct a security sweep and clean.
  • Permit-holders for UT game parking will have to remove their vehicles as well. No overnight parking is allowed.
  • UT parking lots will open on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 1:00 for game parking.
  • For Immediate Release
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