Celebrate the 4th at Farragut’s 30th Annual Independence Day Parade!
The Town of Farragut will host the 30th annual Independence Day Parade at 9:30am on Tuesday, July 4. The parade begins on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site).
This year’s grand marshal is WVLT anchor Amanda Hara. Amanda has been honored with several Emmy awards and has many other accolades including “Best Reporter” in Tennessee and “Best News Anchor” in Tennessee.
Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will host the 2nd 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. Complete details and online registration are available at http://www.fleetfeetknoxville.com/races/farragut-freedom-run.
Due to the parade, Kingston Pike will be closed from Concord Road to Boring Road from 8:30am 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 from Kingston Pike to Brooklawn Boulevard and Municipal Center Drive will be closed from 8:30am to 9:15am 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.
For more information about the parade, please call Farragut’s Parks and Leisure Services Department at 966-7057 or visit http://www.townoffarragut.org/CommunityEvents