Arts and Entertainment
June 5, 2016
Celebrate the 4th at Farragut's 29th Annual Independence Day Parade
The Town of Farragut will host the 29th annual Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continue to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site).
This year's grand marshal is Jeff Jacoby, Cumulus Media's morning co-host of The Sports Animal. Entries have been submitted by groups such as businesses, community and civic organizations, area schools and churches and will include the Farragut High School Band, floats, animals, antique cars, dance groups and elected officials.
New this year, Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will host the first annual Farragut Freedom Run 1 Mile & 2 Mile prior to the start of the parade. This flat and fast course is USATF certified and perfect for all levels.
Due to the parade, Kingston Pike will be closed from Concord Road to Boring Road from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon. Following are the parade detours:
North side - Campbell Station Road to Grigsby Chapel Road to Smith Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Campbell Station Road to Parkside Drive to Lovell Road (going east).
South side Concord Road to Turkey Creek Road to Virtue Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Concord Road to Kingston Pike (going east). S. Campbell Station Road will be open to the private road just south of the former Silver Spoon for access to the bank, post office, etc.â€¢ Additional Closure for 2016 S. Campbell Station Road from Kingston Pike to Brooklawn Boulevard and Municipal Center Drive will be closed from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. for the Farragut Freedom Run.
The portion of Kingston Pike from Concord Road/West End Avenue to Campbell Station Road will be reopened approximately 15 minutes after the final parade participant has passed through the Campbell Station Road/Kingston Pike intersection. Kingston Pike will be fully reopened once all participants are safely off the road.
Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut offers premier recreational, residential and retail choices. Farragut embodies Tennessee's "volunteer" spirit, celebrating achievements from top-performing Knox County schools to a beautiful community design resulting from high development standards. The Town of Farragut goes further to help residents and visitors enjoy more comfort, beauty and convenience while feeling closer to a real sense of community. The Town of Farragut: Live Closer. Go Further.
Date: July 4, 2016
Lendon Welch Way
Knoxville, TN 37901
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