Gatlinburg Fireworks - 4th of JulyYou definitely don't want to miss the Independence Day activities this July 4th. The city of Gatlinburg ushers in the 4th of July with the very first parade in the entire nation at 12:01AM. The parade begins at traffic light #1A and continues throughout downtown and ending at Ski Mountain Road. Be sure to arrive early in Gatlinburg on the 3rd to reserve the very best seat and to participate in all of the fun and activities. As if that's not enough to get your patriotic juices flowing, Gatlinburg also performs a huge fireworks display downtown beginning at 10PM on the night of the 4th. We look forward to seeing everyone there!