Festival on the Fourth preparations underway

Festival on the Fourth preparations underway

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"The show went on last year. It was just a little soggy, but we do predict it's going to be fabulous this year," said Judith Foltz of Knoxville's special events. "The show went on last year. It was just a little soggy, but we do predict it's going to be fabulous this year," said Judith Foltz of Knoxville's special events.
Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth brings in thousands of people from the area and all over East Tennessee. Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth brings in thousands of people from the area and all over East Tennessee.
By CAMERON TAYLOR
6 News Reporter


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth brings in thousands of people from the area and all over East Tennessee, but the event isn't put together all in one night.

Officials with the city of Knoxville's special events tell me they begin planning for this right after the Christmas season, but a majority of the work done out here is put together within a few days.

Preparation for the Festival on the Fourth is in high gear as c
rews brought in about 20 to 30 tents Thursday morning and are continuing to finish building the performance stage. Typically World's Fair Park fills up with around 60,000 people throughout the day for the event, depending on weather conditions. 

"The show went on last year. It was just a little soggy, but we do predict it's going to be fabulous this year," said Judith Foltz of Knoxville's special events. 

This year the Festival on the Fourth is celebrating a special anniversary of 30 years in the community. One of the new additions to the event will include a freedom express train that will take children and adults around the park. 

The event has become a tradition for many in the area.

"This has been a very important part of bringing the community together. It brings families together. It's free, which is a wonderful thing," said Foltz.

Set up for the festival starts about two days out from the event.
Crews start with the performance lawn and work their way around the park.

It's all to ensure a great time for families on July 4th. Starting Friday morning, vendors will be coming in to set up. 

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will begin at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will then follow at 9:35 p.m., which this year will be launched from the Henley Bridge.




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