What better way is there to spend your 4th of July weekend than in a picturesque town that provides an amazing nostalgic patriotic experience? The oldest town in Tennessee, Historic Jonesborough started this July 4th event in 1970 and continues to bring festival-lovers to the mountains of East Tennessee annually in celebration of our nation’s birthday. Come join in on the fun, whether you enjoy a parade, music, food, crafts, history, entertainment or fireworks; Jonesborough Days has it all! There are always many unique and fun villages and areas to experience throughout the festival.
The parade kicks off all the excitement and is reminiscent of a small town community celebration of the 1950’s. Many areas of the festival are rich in the history of the Appalachians either through villages or storytelling. In the Civil War Encampment, they have an authentic working kitchen, living quarters, and much more. The Native American Village demonstrates authentic dancing, crafts, cooking techniques, making and playing of musical instruments, and more. The Crafter’s Village showcases over 40 crafters and artisans displaying and selling their creations. More info: call 423.753.1012
Lots of music and tasty festival food is always handy. Our fireworks are a real blast and a treat for all. This festival has been recognized with many awards including the Pinnacle Award presented by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, which salutes tourisms peak performers, and also as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Just a short drive from Johnson City, Bristol or Kingsport, Historic Jonesborough is nested in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Visit for the entire weekend and stay at one of the historic hotels or bed and breakfasts and get the complete “Jonesborough Experience”. Come celebrate July 4th with us!