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FESTIVAL ON THE 4TH - THURSDAY, JULY 4TH, 2014
PATRIOTIC BIKE PARADE
Thursday, June 26, 2014
at Market Square
Bike ParadeThe City of Knoxville's Office of Special Events is holding a Patriotic Bike Parade on June 26th at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin on Union Ave at Market Square and parade down Gay Street to Magnolia and back down Gay St.

We will be having a best decorated bike contest for the best decorated business, family, child 7-12, & child 6 & under. Judging for the best decorated categories will begin at 6:00pm on Market Square in front of the stage. Businesses must pre-register to be judged; families and children can pre-register and register on-site. You can pre-register online at https://patrioticbikeparade.wufoo.com/forms/city-of-knoxvilles-patriotic-bike-parade. Please register by June 24th.

BIKE PARADE SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Best Decorated Bike registration and check-in
6:00 PM Judging begins for best decorated bike contest on Market Square
6:15 PM Begin lining up for parade on Union Ave by Market Square
6:30 PM Parade steps off
7:00 PM-9:00 PM Live performance by Kelsey's Woods on Market Square
Announcements will be made in the park if severe weather is approaching. If you are located on the South Lawn (near UT) and severe weather is approaching, you will need to leave the site and walk out the gate to the 11th Street Parking Garage located at the corner of 11th Street and White Ave. If you are located on the North Lawn (near the fountains) and severe weather is approaching, you will need to leave the site and walk to the Knoxville Convention / Exhibition Center (bottom level of the Holiday Inn) next to the Stem Academy. You can enter the building through the large roll-up doors on the north end or the glass doors on the front.

For updates on the the day of the event please visit the City's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofknoxville
 
Festival on the Fourth
Presented by
OneMain Financial
The City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth presented by OneMain Financial 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 p.m. and ends at approximately 10 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display. This event is Rain or shine.

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. Regal's Kids Zone is sure to please kids of all ages.

Starting at 8 p.m., the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will begin the KSO 30th Annual FREE Pilot Flying J 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.

FREE PARKING: World’s Fair & Blackstock Parking Lots, 11th Street, Locust Street, State Street & Market Square Garages - ADA Parking at Fort Kid Parking Lot

NO PETS - NO ALCOHOL
NO PERSONAL TENTS / TENT CANOPIES

For more information, call the Knoxville Office of Special Events at 865-215-4248.
2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ( Schedule subject to change)
EVENTS FOR JULY 4TH AT WORLD'S FAIR PARK
FESTIVAL LAWN EVENTS Map of Festival and Performance Lawns
EVENT SPONSORS:
OneMain Financial
Pilot Flying J
Regal
WBIR
WDVX
102.1
Visit Knoxville
EarthFare
Home Depot
Knoxville News Sentinel
4 PM to
8 PM

* Regal Kids Zone with free rides and activities

5 PM

* Tug-of-War contest of the Knoxville Police Department vs Knoxville Fire Department

LIVE PERFORMANCES ON THE FESTIVAL LAWN STAGE
4 PM to
5:45 PM

* Performance by the Coveralls

6:15 PM to
7:30 PM

* Performance by Brad Blackwell

PERFORMANCE LAWN EVENTS
8:00 PM * Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic and Americana pieces, Maestro Lucas Richman, Conducting
9:35 PM * Fireworks Spectacular
  More activities to be announced
Festival on the 4th
Photo by Don Tritt
MAP - DOWNTOWN
Use this map to find your way to the festival and to find parking for downtown.

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