Presented by Food City Thursday, July 4, 2019
Pepsico Beverages North America of Johnson City and the City of Johnson City will sponsor the 34th. Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on the grounds of Freedom Hall Civic Center on Thursday, July 4th. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities. Since several
thousand people attend the event each year, an early arrival is strongly encouraged.
There will not be a rain date for this event. The fireworks time could be delayed if there is inclement weather that evening. Visitors may be moved inside the Freedom Hall arena temporarily in the event of severe weather.
5:00- 8:15 p.m. PARK & RIDE –
FREE Johnson City Transit bus service begins from East Tennessee State University (corner of State of Franklin and University Parkway) and Winged Deer Park Complex parking lots
5:00 p.m. Food service begins, craft booths open, children’s games start
NOTE: Only Authorized Food/Craft Vendors will be allowed
5:30- 6:00 p.m. WXBQ DJs
5:00- 7:00 p.m. On-site registration for a chance to win prizes.
6:00- 6:40 p.m. Music by Jimbo Whaley and Greenbriar
6:45- 6:50 p.m. Tribute to Gold Star Families and Disabled Veterans
7:00- 7:45 p.m. Music by local band Southern Rebellion
8:00- 8:10 p.m. Color Guard with National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.
8:15- 9:15 p.m. Music Adam Craig
8:15 p.m. PARK & RIDE
Last bus shuttle departs from ETSU and Winged Deer Park
Prize drawings on stage
9:50 p.m. Welcome by Johnson City Commissioner and WXBQ musical introduction for fireworks
9:55-10:15 p.m. Fireworks by Pyro Shows of Lafollette, TN
Live remote of event by WJHL-TV News Channel 11 with WXBQ 96.9 FM broadcasting of fireworks music
10:20 p.m. PARK & RIDE
FREE Johnson City Transit service begins returning patrons to parking areas at ETSU and Winged Deer Park
10:20-11:00 p.m. Entertainment resumes on stage with Southern Rebellion
*Schedule subject to change