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FARRAGUT, TN – The Town of Farragut’s annual Independence Day Parade is back this year, but with a twist – it will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. Due to the paving of Lendon Welch Way, this year’s parade will start at the Farragut High School junior lot and proceed down West End Drive to West Point Drive to Kingston Pike. The parade continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (former Ingles store site).
The grand marshals in this year’s parade will be the four Farragut public school principals: Gina Byrd (Farragut Primary), Deborah Adorante (Farragut Intermediate), Weston Edmonds (Farragut Middle) and John Bartlett (Farragut High). These administrators are being recognized for exceptional service to their community during the 2020 and 2021 school years.
Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will host the fifth 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. Register at runsignup.com/farragutfreedomrun.
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:
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 the Farragut Parks & Recreation Department at 865-218-3376 or go to farragutparksandrec.org/parade.
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.