Bryson City's annual Fourth of July celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, a full day of local entertainment, festival foods, and fun events including a Watermelon Eating Contest, Hula Hoop-off, and - new this year - an Air Guitar Contest! Explore Kids' Street where you'll find a water slide, bouncy house & more. And even more music and kids games from 6-9 pm at Riverfront Park.
Even Fido is not forgotten – enter your best friend in the "Strut Your Mutt" event at Riverfront Park that awards ribbons for categories such as "Best Tail Wag" and "Looks Most Like Owner".
Where else can you find "Elvis" as your emcee as well as performing some of his favorite songs?
As the day wanes and the final band exits the stage, listen to The Star Spangled Banner as you view one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in the Smokies!
For more information about Freedom Fest call 828-488-3681 or toll-free 800-867-9246, or email.