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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Celebrate the 4th at Farragut's 31st Annual Independence Day Parade

The Town of Farragut will host the 31st annual Independence Day Parade at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The parade begins on Kingston Pike at Stadium Drive and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site).

This year, one representative from each of the seven military branches will serve together as grand marshal. The Town will also honor veterans and active military members by inviting them to walk behind the grand marshal boat. If you are interested in walking, please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. and see a Town staff member to be directed to the appropriate area. No pre-registration is required.

Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will host the 3rd 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. This year’s race will benefit Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. Complete details and online registration are available at fleetfeetknoxville.com/races/farragut-freedom-run.

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 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. 

For more information about the parade, please call Farragut’s Parks and Leisure Services Department at 966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/CommunityEvents.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

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