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Smokin' the Water July 4th Festival


Kingston's annual July 4th celebration is held along the banks of the Clinch River along Kingston's waterfront on Hwy 70.

Join us for a fun-filled day on the banks of Watts Bar Lake! Food and craft vendors will be set up all day with live performances by Grammy winner Johnny Neel (formerly of the Allman Brothers Band), The Royal Hounds, Cereus Bright & The Temper Evans Band! Fireworks begin at dark. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this year's first-ever Smokin' the Water BBQ Cook-Off Contest! Top prize takes home $1,200! The festival is free, but many vendors require cash. Please plan accordingly.

This multi-day event includes a parade the night before, and the day-long festival on the 4th that ends with a spectacular fireworks display over WBL! 


Smokin' the Water July 4th Festival

2 pm - 10 pm Address 339 W. Race Street Kingston, TN 37763 Phone 865-376-1356

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