4th of July Fireworks Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains | 8 Great Activities Where You’ll Have a Blast!

4th of July Fireworks Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains

4th of July Fireworks Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Celebrate Independence Day 2015 with us! Here are eight great activities so you and your family will have a blast in the Smokies!

Head out to the ball park (and what’s more American that that?) because the Tennessee Smokies get the fireworks fun started early with RED, WHITE & BOOM at Smokies Stadium beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The Tennessee Smokies play against the Montgomery Biscuits July 1-3 at 7:00 p.m. For the three nights, after each game there will be a special 4th of July fireworks show! Each night’s game offers some cool promotions below.

July 1: All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday at Smokies Stadium
For one low price eat all the hot dogs, corn dogs, nachos, french fries and Pepsi products you want. Adults $19.99 and kids (12 and under) $17.99.

July 2: Thirsty Thursday at Smokies Stadium
Get domestic draft beer and sodas for just $1! Here’s to the Tennessee Smokies!

July 3: 80’s Hair Band Night at Smokies Stadium
Rock your wildest 80’s do and enjoy the special Independence Day Eve Fireworks extravaganza!

Then get ready at Midnight on July 3rd for the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation in Gatlinburg! At the stroke of midnight, you can be one of thousands that gather along the Parkway in Gatlinburg to be the first to wish America a happy birthday. With marching bands and patriotic floats, the City of Gatlinburg goes all out to honor our military heroes.

More Fireworks and Fun for Saturday, July 4th!

Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ 12 noon
Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the bridge at Christ in the Smokies on River Road. Any unmanned, floatable craft can be entered in the race on the Little Pigeon River that ends at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. With Trash and Treasure categories, rafters of all ages compete for trophies and prizes. For more information on entering the race, call 800-588-1817.

American Patriot Festival and Fireworks in Pigeon Forge @ 12:00 noon
This free event is held at Patriot Park is an afternoon and evening of live music, great street food, and kid’s activities. Kids’ Carnival and food vendors open at 12:00 noon with live entertainment beginnning at 1:30 p.m. Festival music features Diamond Rio (performing at 8 pm) and a Journey tribute band along with our talented community chorus and local musicians. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets (no umbrellas or pop-up tents allowed) and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of patriotic family fun Pigeon Forge style. Then as the sky darkens, get ready for the grand finale of spectacular fireworks at 9:30 pm to cap off the celebration. Free parking is available at the Municipal Parking Lot on Teaster Lane with free trolley shuttle service to Patriot Park for the festival. For more information, contact Pigeon Forge Office of Special Events at 800-251-9100.

Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale @ 10:00 p.m.
Anywhere along the downtown Parkway in Gatlinburg is a great vantage point to view grand fireworks finale! Word is the Plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium is a favorite spot.

And if all this isn’t enough firepower for you, well Dolly has come to save the day! Dollywood now has a nightly fireworks show called Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors! From June 13 through August 2, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. Dollywood guests will enjoy an inspiring show of synchronized music featuring “Paint Your Dreams Across the Sky,” written by Dolly specifically for this special event. And for those who are interested in a Premium Fireworks Experience, for an extra $15 per person, you can enjoy refreshments and exclusive seating at the theme park’s Skyzip.

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