Changes in store for annual 4th of July event in Greeneville

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Officials in Greeneville have announced this year’s 4th of July celebration will feature a few new additions.  

The “American Downtown” event kicks off at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, in the new amphitheater of Walters State Community College.  

Event organizers say the event will feature live music and kids activities.  

American Downtown is one of the 2019 events celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Andrew Johnson’s return from Washington back home to Greeneville.

The Andrew Johnson Bank Parade is scheduled to start at sunset from Towne Square Shopping Center and end at Greeneville High School.  

When the last entry of the parade arrives at GHS, a spectacular fireworks show will be launched from the hill behind Burley Stadium, according to organizer Amy Rose, the town’s Public Relations Manager. 

“We’ve heard a lot of requests for a nighttime parade, and we think it will be both amazing to watch and more comfortable than the afternoon temperatures in previous years,” Rose said. 

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