Events & Festivals

Photo by Nikki LawsonThere is always something to do in Roane County - home to scenic Watts Bar Lake, one of the largest lakes in the south and the spectacular Whitestone Country Inn & Spa; affordable family attractions; live music many nights of the week; a thriving education and arts community; unique history including a pioneer-era fort, authentic general store, historic districts offering holiday home tours, and the only train tour through a Manhattan Project site; plus events and festivals all year long - there's no place like Roane!

For details about each event click on the event title.

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Live Music Info

Smokin' the Water July 4th Festival

7/4/2014 - 10 am - 10 pm

Kingston waterfront, 201 Patton Ferry Rd, Kingston

Smokin' the Water July 4th Celebration
July 3 - 4
10 am - 10 pm
$2 Entry Fee (wrist band gets you  in on 3rd & 4th)

This year this annual day-long waterfront festival will be host to the APBA Pro Series National Championship boat races, as well as a classic car show, homemade raft race, live music all day, Kids Zone, craft vendors, Zero Gravity Jumping, Laser Tag, contests, great food and the largest 4th of July fireworks show in east Tennessee...and all on the banks of Watts Bar Lake!

Soundtrack broadcast by 106.1 fm "The River"

Festival Schedule on the 3rd:
Gates open at 10 am
APBA Boat Races (speed trials) begin and run until 5 pm
Vendors, games and amusements open at noon until 5 pm
Parade at 7 pm (for more info click here)

Festival Schedule on the 4th:
Gates open at 10 am
APBA Boat Races Begin
Vendors Open
Car Show Registration – on the Dike

12 pm - Watermelon Eating Contest – City Park Pavilion
1 pm - Dare To Dance Clogging Performs- Stage
2 pm - Musical Performances Begin – Stage
1:30 pm - Music Begins On Stage - Gravel Pit
3 pm - Homemade Raft Race – City Park

For up-to-date info visit Kingston Parks & Rec Facebook page


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