Fourth of July 2015

July 1, 2015 05:00 PM Here is the schedule for the Fourth of July events in Sewanee.
This year’s theme is “Sewanee Purple Mountain Majesty.”
It takes many volunteers to make Sewanee’s Fourth of July events happen. Help is needed with the parade, with organizing the events of the day and by serving on the planning committee. If you are interested in helping, attend the next committee meeting. The planning committee will be meeting from now until the big day. Meetings are at 5 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Sewanee Senior Center, on the following dates:  June 30 and July 1.

Fourth of July Planning Begins on Feb. 24

February 24, 2015 05:00 PM
It may be chilly outside right now, but soon the Fourth of July will be here and we’ll all be wishing for a cool breeze. Please come help plan this year’s events at the first meeting for the 2015 July 4 celebration. The group will gather at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Sewanee Senior Center. It takes many volunteers to make our community celebration so special.

Tracy City’s Fourth of July Events

July 4, 2014 05:00 PM
Tracy City will celebrate America’s Independence Day starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 4, with lineup for the parade at the Old Save-a-Lot; the parade commences at 6 p.m. Friday night.
Dry Creek will play from 7 to 11 p.m. for the Street Dance at the mini-park in the center of town. Saturday night, fireworks are at 9 p.m. at the old ballfield. For more info call (931) 592-6213.

Monteagle July Fourth Events

July 4, 2014 09:00 AM
Monteagle’s July Fourth celebration begins with the “Hats Off to America” themed parade lineup at 9 a.m. behind Smoke House Restaurant.
The parade starts at 10 and proceeds through Monteagle.
First-place trophies will be awarded before the parade starts in the following “best”categories: Most Patriotic; Float; Car/Truck; Use of Theme; Animal; Animal and Wagon; ATV; Go-cart/Golf Cart; Public Service Vehicle; Youth; and Best Decorated.
There will be fireworks at dark at the ballfield.
On Saturday, July 5, at 1 p.m., the dedication of a National Trail of Tears sign, which will be at the corner of Hwy. 41 and College Street, takes place at Harton Park, followed by afternoon festivities including inflatables, music and food.
At 7 p.m. Hard Times Band will play in Harton Park.
For more information contact the Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce, (931) 924-5353.

Fourth of July Planning on Tuesday

June 24, 2014 05:30 PM
Sewanee’s Fourth of July planning committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, in the Sewanee Senior Center. The final planning meeting will be on July 1. This is a great way to make new friends, give back to the community and help with this great Sewanee tradition.

Razzle Dazzle Fourth

June 12, 2014 08:16 PM
This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Sewanee, a “Razzle Dazzle Fourth,” will include some of the community’s favorite events. Click here for more information.

Fourth of July Planning on May 20

May 20, 2014 05:30 PM
Sewanee’s Fourth of July planning committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, in the Sewanee Senior Center. Future meetings will be on June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24 and July 1. This is a great way to make new friends, give back to the community, and help with this great Sewanee tradition.

Planning for Fourth of July

April 15, 2014 05:30 PM
In both Monteagle and Sewanee, planning for the Fourth of July is beginning.
Sewanee’s Fourth of July planning committee invites volunteers from across the community to help plan this year’s celebration. The group will begin its regular meetings on Tuesday, April 15. All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m., at the Sewanee Senior Center. Future meetings will be on May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24 and July 1. This is a great way to make new friends, give back to the community, and help with this great Sewanee tradition.
The Town on Monteagle announces plans for its Annual Fourth of July Parade. Lineup will be at 9 a.m., Friday, July 4, with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Hats off to America.”
Local musicians and food vendors interested in participating in the Monteagle events may call (931) 924-5353.

Seeking Band for Fourth Street Dance

February 13, 2014 04:56 PM The Fourth of July Street Dance planning committee is starting to look for a band to play at the 2014 event. Interested bands should be able to play a variety of music, have played at other venues before and have their own equipment, according to Valerie Parker, chair of the street dance.
To submit a band for consideration, send a music sample via email (with a link to see or hear the band, such as on YouTube) or send a CD (with the band name clearly marked on it and type of music).
March 15 is the deadline to be considered for this year’s street dance. Parker can be reached by email, or 10092 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.

Fourth Of July Planning Begins

February 4, 2014 05:30 PM
The first planning meeting for Sewanee’s Fourth of July celebration will be at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Sewanee Senior Center. At this meeting, the group will select a theme for 2014. For more information, contact Jade McBee Barry at (931) 636-9829 or by email.

Fourth of July Celebrations Around the Plateau

July 4, 2013 12:59 PM
In Altamont, the parade lineup will start at noon in the parking lot of North Elementary School. The parade will start at 1 p.m. Live music begins at 7 p.m. There will be fireworks at dark.

Beersheba Springs parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Cumberland Baptist Church. Fireworks will be held at dark at the ball field.

Coalmont Fourth of July celebration will be held at the Grundy County High School at 9 p.m., Saturday, June 29 with fireworks.

Crow Creek Valley will be celebrating on Saturday, June 29 at the Community Center in Sherwood. Events begin at 2 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m.

Gruetli-Laager Fourth of July Celebration will begin with a parade at 10 a.m.  starting at the Piggly Wiggly. The rest of the events will be held at the Gruetli-Laager Volunteer Park. Events include a greased pig competition, watermelon-eating contest, and music starts at 6 p.m.

Pelham will have a live music and dancing under the stars at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28. On Saturday, June 29, the parade begins at 10 a.m. at the old Fire Team building. A fish fry starts at 11 a.m. with gospel music at 11:30 a.m. The fireworks start at 9 p.m. at the ball park.

Tracy City will have a parade beginning at 5 p.m. A street dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark.

July 4th Silent Art Auction

July 4, 2013 11:00 AM
The Craft Artists of Southern TN (CAST) is holding a silent auction at Locals Gallery in Sewanee as a fundraiser for its projects throughout the year. CAST is the local chapter of TACA, the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, whose mission is to encourage, develop and promote craft and craft artists in Tennessee.

Sewanee and the Civil War

July 4, 2013 08:00 AM
There are several events planned as part of the Sewanee July 4th celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in the Sewanee area. All events are open to the public.
Vice-Chancellor John McCardell will make a few remarks about the sesquicentennial during the flag-raising ceremony at 8 a.m. in Abbo’s Alley. McCardell is a distinguished historian who received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. His specialty is U.S. history in the 19th century with special emphasis on the South.
The University Archives will open a new exhibit, Sewanee and the Civil War, at 10 a.m. on July 4. The exhibit features Confederate and Union documents, maps, artifacts, photographs and weaponry. The archives will remain open until 1:30 p.m. on July 4 and open by appointment through July 31.
At 10:30 a.m., also at the University Archives, Merritt Blakeslee C’68 will present “‘A Rite Sharp Little Fight’: Skirmish On Sewanee Mountain, July 4, 1863,” detailing the one of the last engagements in the area. Blakeslee is completing a book entitled “Upon the Debatable Ground: Sewanee and the Lower Cumberland Plateau during the Civil War.” He has written in Sewanee magazine and elsewhere about the destruction of the university’s cornerstone during the Union occupation of Sewanee and about the naming of Sewanee Peak in central Colorado.

Fourth of July in Sewanee

July 3, 2013 08:00 AM
This year’s Sewanee Fourth of July will be an “Apple Pie Fourth of July … An All-American Fourth.” Events begin with the street dance by the Hair Depot  and the Sewanee Market at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 3. The celebration continues with the flag raising in Abbo’s Alley at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, until the last of the fireworks and music dies away over Lake Cheston that night. This year’s Fourth of July will be filled with sights and sounds as only Sewanee can do it. See more here.
Vendors for the Arts and Crafts Fair should apply by June 20. There is a $20 entrance fee. The fair will begin at 9 a.m. on the Fourth.
Applications to be in parade are due by June 20. The parade will be held at 2 p.m., July 4, in Sewanee. An entry is considered a float if it consists of a flatbed trailer being pulled by a vehicle.
There will be three trophies awarded in these categories: Best Float, Best Decorated Vehicle And Best Horse-Drawn Entry. Judging for the parade begins at 1 p.m. at Lake O’Donnell Road off Highway 41A across from Finney Lane.
The parade begins at Lake O’Donnell Road and ends at the Sewanee Inn. Ribbons will also be awarded for best-decorated bike. Bicycles will be judged at Woody’s Bicycles at 1:30 p.m.
The deadline to enter the pie eating contest is July 1. There is a $5 entrance fee.
On July 4, the Cake Contest will begin at 9 a.m. at the Blue House at 400 University Ave. With one entry allowed per person (or team), the contest categories will be: Best Decorated, Best Tasting and Best Theme. Groups are organized from age 12 and younger, and age 13 and older.
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