Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade

Gatlinburg Fourth of July Parade

There are several Fourth of July celebrations in Gatlinburg, but the first (and one of the best) is Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade.

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Celebrate America’s Independence at Midnight

There are several Fourth of July celebrations in Gatlinburg, but the first (and one of the best) is Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade.

About Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade

For over 40 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the Fourth of July with a parade at midnight. The parade route stretches for over a mile, from Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road.

Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade is nationally recognized, known for its excellent entertainment. The parade features marching bands, vintage military vehicles, lighted floats, horses, large balloons, police and fire department vehicles, bagpipes and much more. Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade has event been named one of National Geographic’s best “10 U.S. Parades.”

It is recommended that parade goers arrive early on the evening of July 3 to secure a good spot to watch the parade. This parade draws a crowd of hundreds of thousands each year.

Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade 2019

This year, Kellie Jolly Harper, head coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. Harper is a native of Sparta, Tennessee and former Lady Volunteer point guard.

More Information about Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade

For more information about Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade, visit Gatlinburg.com

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