This is our first July 4th experience in Tennessee. Having just shortly moved here we weren’t sure what to expect. We found out that the city we live in (Maryville) celebrates in conjunction with it’s neighboring town of Alcoa the 4th of July on the last Saturday in the month of June. They call the event FreedomFest, and this year they held it at Duck Pond which backs up to an elementary school. This is such a great location for a small town firework show. They had plenty of food trucks there, live music and games for the kids. The park was packed! Though they had a ton of food vendors, the lines were ridiculously long.

The firework show itself was fantastic! In sync with music in the background, the small town of Alcoa produced a firework show worthy of a much larger city. This makes me super excited to experience the firework show in Knoxville later this week. Though I was lazy and just threw the camera on the tripod I was still able to grab a couple great pictures of the show.