DKA hosting 9th annual Fourth of July Celebration

Hank Hayes • Jul 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM

KINGSPORT — The Downtown Kingsport Association (DKA) is hosting the 9th annual Fourth of July Celebration on Broad Street in downtown Kingsport.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and will include food, music and fireworks.

All of the evening’s activities are free.

DKA is partnering with the Kingsport Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to provide entertainment for the evening. Orange Krush will take the stage at 6 p.m. Shenandoah will follow at 8 p.m. and lead the crowd into the fireworks extravaganza at 9:45 p.m.

Vendors will also be serving food on Broad Street starting at 5 p.m.

In addition to the food and musical entertainment, Fleet Feet Sports and First Broad Street United Methodist Church have partnered to provide the 4th annual Red, White & Boom 4-Miler, sponsored by First Assist Urgent Care. A one-mile race will begin at 7 p.m., and the four-mile race will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. from atop Cement Hill, with 98.5 WTFM providing synchronized music.

Sponsors for the events include Fairway Ford & Volkswagen, Courtesy Chevrolet, Eastman Chemical Co. (stage sponsor), Wilhoit & Kaiser, Kingsport Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, city of Kingsport, First Bank & Trust, Domtar, 2Ton Tattoo & Gallery, Stir Fry Café, Fleet Feet Sports, and Holston Valley Broadcasting (98.5 WTFM, 95.9 The HOG, WKPT Radio, ABC 19 WKPT-TV, WVEK 102.7).

DKA is asking that pets be left at home.

For more information, contact DKA at (423) 246-6550.

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