Have you bought your fireworks yet? Will you go to an official celebration for the 4th? As usual, Gatlinburg will throw a party downtown and a fireworks show will follow. If you stay in one of the hotels in the Smoky Mountains around this time of the year, you will surely hear the celebratory booms of the first July 4th parade in the nation.
Why the first? Because it happens at midnight on July 3rd. If you stay at Zoders Gatlinburg around Independence Day, you do not have to worry about traffic that night. Just take a walk downtown with your entourage and enjoy the party. As always, we would like to remind everyone to be safe and watch out for each other as you join a larger crowd.