Run on over to the Farragut parade

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

Put on your running shoes first thing on July 4th, then march on over to watch a parade. The Town of Farragut‘s 30th annual Independence Day Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

Returning for the second year is the Farragut Freedom Fun Run, a choice of a one- or two-mile race prior to the parade. Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports of Knoxville, the two-mile race begins at 9 a.m. and the one-mile race at 9:05 at Farragut Town Hall. Proceeds will benefit Smoky Mountain Service Dogs.

Parade Grand Marshal is Amanda Hara, news anchor at WVLT-TV.

The parade begins on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site).

Kingston Pike will be closed from Concord Road to Boring Road from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon. South Campbell Station Road from Kingston Pike to Brooklawn Boulevard and Municipal Center Drive will be closed from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. for the Farragut Freedom Run.

The portion of Kingston Pike from Concord Road/West End Avenue to Campbell Station Road will be reopened approximately 15 minutes after the final parade participant has passed through the Campbell Station Road/Kingston Pike intersection. Kingston Pike will be fully reopened once all participants are safely off the road.


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