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30 Years of Sewanee Fourth of Julys

For the complete schedule of Sewanee Fourth of July events, click here.

Family Bike Ride Series

Mountain Goat Trail
Local biking enthusiasts Speed Baranco, Beth Pride Ford and Rob Bachman are offering a family bike ride series this summer. Children and adults of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.
All rides will be on the Mountain Goat Trail. Rides will start and end at the Sewanee Farmer’s Market gravel parking lot, next to the Hair Depot.
The rides begin at 4:30 p.m., on Sundays through July 31. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear a helmet.

Friday Nights in the Park

Sewanee Angel Park
The lineup for Friday Nights in the Park is: Live By Satellite on June 17; Men of Soul on June 24; The ConSoulers on July 1; and The Stagger Moon Band on July 8. University Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m. each of these nights for the annual outdoor family event, with food and drink from local vendors available for purchase. The entertainers play from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Angel Park Pavilion. The events are free and open to the public.

SSMF Concerts and EVents

To purchase season or individual concert tickets or for more information about the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, visit

Sewanee School of Letters Readings

Sewanee, Gailor Auditorium
Each summer the School of Letters invites writers, poets, publishers and scholars to speak each week that school is in session. These events are free and open to the public.
“What Was the New Journalism? A Dialogue with John Grammer and Neil Shea” will be at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, in Gailor Auditorium with a reception following in Gailor Atrium.
Jennine Capó Crucet will be reading at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, in Gailor Auditorium with a reception and book signing following in Gailor Atrium.
On Wednesday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m., in Gailor Auditorium, the School of Letters MFA candidates will read from their work.
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Summer Activities

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