Downtown Streets Closed for July 4th Festivities

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Eric Vreeland
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Knoxville, TN 37902

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Downtown Streets Closed for July 4th Festivities

Posted: 07/02/2015

Head downtown Saturday for Fourth of July fireworks and naturally wholesome goodies at the weekly Farmers’ Market. But plan your route beforehand so you’ll know where to park and what streets are closed to accommodate the festivities.

Here’s some useful information on the Festival on the Fourth and the Market Square Farmers’ Market, as well as street closure details:

Festival on the Fourth

-- Event information: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, World’s Fair Park. The Fourth of July celebration features food, music, paddleboats, train rides and other family activities. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert begins at 8 p.m., with fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Free parking is available in the 11th Street, Locust Street, Walnut Street, State Street and Market Square garages, as well as the City’s Blackstock lots on Grand Avenue. ADA parking is available at the Fort Kid parking lot. Visit http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/4th/.

-- Road closures: World’s Fair Park Drive between Clinch and Grand avenues will be closed from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; Clinch Avenue between Henley and 11th streets will be closed from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and the Henley Street Bridge between Hill and Blount avenues will be closed from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Market Square Farmers’ Market

-- Event information: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Market Square. The market, in its 12th season, features locally-grown produce, local meats and dairy products, handmade crafts and nursery plants. Visit http://marketsquarefarmersmarket.org/.

-- Road closures: Market Street between Clinch and Union avenues will be closed from 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Union Avenue between Walnut and Gay streets will be closed from 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Temporary no-parking zones on Market Street and Union Avenue begin at 5 a.m.

In addition to the planned street closures, workers are repairing a section of West Church Avenue in downtown Knoxville that collapsed after heavy rains this week. The repairs will continue through the end of next week, forcing the closure of West Church Avenue between Gay Street and Market Street and the partial closure of one southbound lane of Gay Street between Church and Cumberland avenues.