Boomsday Set for Sunday, August 31st

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
kfarley@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Boomsday Set for Sunday, August 31st

Posted: 08/20/2008
The Labor Day holiday constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of the United States. What a better way to celebrate than by enjoying the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show, right here in Knoxville!

The 21st annual 2008 Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival is here once again, set for Sunday, Aug. 31 from noon - 10 p.m. on Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing in downtown Knoxville.

So, what's new? The Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival traditions like a petting zoo, inflatables and games for the children will still be available, but this year's festival is keeping up with the times by supporting the American soldiers at the Southern Shores "Salute to the Troops."

Also new this year is the MasterCraft/American Boat Center's Rail Jam Demos, in which Neyland will be transformed into a man-made 30-foot wide and 200-foot long water track where professional wake boarders will skim across the water attempting jumps and turns at 18-22 miles per hour. The jams begin at noon and will continue throughout the afternoon.

Then, at 9:30 p.m., watch the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show along with an original soundtrack provided by Star 102 FM.

The public is also encouraged to drop by participating Buddy's Bar-B-Q locations to pick up FREE Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival Glasses with the purchase of a Family Pack (while supplies last). The glasses will provide viewers with a whole new, spectacular look of the fireworks show.

Admission to the 2008 Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival is free to the public with nominal fees for parking, games, food and beverage. WBIR-TV Channel 10, will air the fireworks display in its entirety during a special one-hour live broadcast from 9-10 p.m. on August 31 and will rebroadcast on Monday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. on 10 News 2.

For more information on the 2008 Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival, call the festival's hotline at (865) 342-9191.