Gatlinburg 4th of July Fireworks and Parade
Gatlinburg, TN will once again have to “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation” with the return of the annual Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade, which begins exactly at midnight when the clock ticks over to July 4th! It has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US”. This popular Gatlinburg parade has grown to be a favorite of visitors as well as locals for over four decades now with over 80,000 spectators! This special parade features numerous floats and participants to honor our nation’s Military Veterans and other U.S. Military Heroes. We are so excited to see this parade return in 2023!
4th of July Parade
Gatlinburg’s Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade in 2023 will feature members of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters as Grand Marshals. The parade will march through downtown Gatlinburg, beginning at 12:01 am on July 4th at the Baskins Creek Bypass located on East Parkway. Festive ﬂoats decorated in sparkling fashion will line the Parkway featuring patriotic marching bands, larger-than-life balloons, and more.
4th of July Fireworks
The 4th of July celebration carries over into the night on July 4th as an incredible 20 minute fireworks display fills the sky over the Space Needle around 11:00 pm. While you can see the fireworks from just about anywhere in Gatlinburg, some of the best views will be in the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society…when you see it, you’ll quickly see why!
The map below shows the location of the Gatlinburg Space Needle:
We Thank You
Wherever you decide to celebrate the 4th of July, we join you in honoring our nation and those who fight for it. If you or your family have served in our nation’s military or are currently serving, we give you our most sincere gratitude. Thank you!