Road Closures for Weekend's Events

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Road Closures for Weekend's Events

Posted: 07/01/2014
July 1, 2014 - The City of Knoxville celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Festival on the Fourth. The free festival begins Friday, July 4, at 4 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., at the conclusion of the fireworks display.

In addition to celebrating Independence Day, several other exciting events will be going on.

In remembrance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, several participants of Freedom Summer 1964 will lead a commemorative march beginning at 6 p.m. July 2, on Howard Baker Drive and ending at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Then, at 7 p.m., participants will speak at a celebration at Mt. Olive Baptist. The day marks the exact anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, by President Lyndon Johnson.

The Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic will be held Thursday evening, July 3. Starting at 9:00 pm, the late evening race is open to competitive racers, casual runners, and those who just want to have a fun evening.

Due to weekend happenings, Downtown Knoxville will see temporary road closures and no-parking zones in the following areas:

July 2 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative March
* Rolling closure from Howard Baker Drive to Hill Avenue, Hill Avenue to Dandridge Avenue, and Dandridge Avenue to Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Closures begin at 6 p.m. and end with the passing of the march Wednesday.

July 3 - Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic
* East and Westbound lanes of Neyland Drive between Walnut Street and Joe Johnson Parkway will be closed from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

July 4 - Festival on the Fourth

* Henley Street between Main Street and Blount Avenue will be closed 4 p.m. to 11p.m. Friday.

* Clinch Avenue between Eleventh Street and Henley Street will be closed 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

* World's Fair Park Drive between Clinch Avenue and Grand Avenue will be closed 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

July 5 - Market Square Farmer's Market
* Market Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue will be closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Temporary no-parking begins 5 a.m. Saturday.

* Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Temporary no-parking begins 5 a.m. Saturday.