FOURTH OF JULY
Independence on the Frontier
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton will host Independence on the Frontier June 29 and 30. The event will feature a militia inspection, artillery drill and demonstration, arrival of the Declaration of Independence, retiring of colors, worship service and more. For more information, including a complete schedule of the weekend’s events, visit www.sycamoreshoalstn.org.
Freedom Hall Independence Day
Freedom Hall will host the 28th annual Pepsi Fireworks Independence Day Celebration from 5 to 11 p.m., July 4. Event will feature live bluegrass and country music, food, homemade crafts and more. Visit www.pepsi-fireworks.com.
Johnson City Masonic Lodge
The Johnson City Masonic Lodge will host an Independence Day celebration from 5 p.m. until dark on July 4 at 304 W. Watauga Ave. Event will feature fireworks, hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream. Cost is $7 for the meal.
Bristol’s Independence Day
Celebrate Bristol will host an Independence Day Celebration July 3-5 at sites around the city. July 3: Support the White Sox Night. July 4: Parade, kids activities, petting zoo, arts and crafts vendors, Border Bash and fireworks. July 5: Car show and drive-in movie. For a complete schedule of events and locations, visit www.celebratebristol.com.
Red, White and Beach Party
Abingdon Main Street will host a Red, White and Beach Party from 6 to 9 p.m., July 6 at the Abingdon Market Pavilion in Abingdon, Va. Music will be provided by the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau and will feature The Tams with 14K Gold. Event is free and open to the public. Food vendors and adult beverage garden will be available. Call (276) 676-2282.