The Town of Greeneville announces plans for the 5th annual “American Downtown” 4th of July Celebration to include a parade, live music, fireworks and other family fun.
“American Downtown” will be held in the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, July 4, with most of the festivities planned at the Big Spring area behind the Greeneville-Greene County Library.
“This year’s celebration will be even bigger and better than last year’s,” said Amy Rose, the town’s Public Relations Manager. “One area that will be much improved over last year is the Kids Zone, which is being sponsored by Sleep Solutions and will feature three fun inflatables and other activities.”
STARTS WITH PARADE
American Downtown will kick off with a Main Street parade beginning at 2 p.m. at Towne Square Shopping Center on Summer Street.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Salute to Service.” All local law enforcement, fire, emergency personnel, active duty military members and veterans are encouraged to participate in the parade as a way to thank them for their service.
The patriotic parade will proceed from Summer Street to Main Street to Tusculum Boulevard and end at Greeneville High School, which is walking distance from the Big Spring.
More parade details will be announced soon. To enter, or for more information, contact Joni Parker at 423-431-9786.
VARIETY OF MUSIC & FOOD
Following the parade, live music will begin at the Big Spring and will last all day until the fireworks show.
A variety of musical acts will entertain on the Waste Industries main stage. Scheduled to appear are Step Cousins, Ivy Road, The Color 7, Abel Brown Band, Matt Hurd, Broke-n-Busted, and P150:Six. More information about these musical acts will be announced at a later time.
Also located at the Big Spring will be the Freedom Wireless Food Court, featuring various food vendors.
“The food court was a very well-received addition to last year’s celebration,” Rose said. “While the crowd enjoys a good variety of food from our vendors, they will have a shaded area where they can sit back, relax, and be entertained.”
Also returning this year will be the Top Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Other initial sponsors of “American Downtown” are: Computer Pros; Gold-Level sponsor Marsh Propane; Silver-Level sponsors Andrew Johnson Bank, General Morgan Inn, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, Greeneville Oil & Petroleum, Meco Corporation, SumiRiko, TEVET and Capitol Theatre; and Bronze-Level sponsors Consumer Credit Union, Food City, Heritage Community Bank, Ingles, John Deere, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Summers-Taylor, Takoma Regional Hospital, and Walmart Logistics.
Anyone interested in being a sponsor or volunteer can contact Amy Rose at 423-639-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entertainment schedule, list of food vendors, rules for the hot dog contest, and other details will be announced as they become available. For more information, please visit www.greenevillletn.gov or www.facebook.com/TownofGreeneville.