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Finally, it's summer and time to escape to Tennessee. Come, get away from it all and create family vacation memories of a lifetime.
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Family Fun

Tennessee pulls out all the stops to celebrate Independence Day, from the nation's first celebration each year with Gatlinburg's Midnight Parade to the largest fireworks show in the country over the river in downtown Nashville. You'll also find smaller events througout the state from Memphis to Bristol.

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Outdoor Adventure

Summer is the perfect time to explore Tennessee's beautiful outdoors. Taking a dip in the pools under one of our stunning waterfalls, rushing down the Ocoee rapids or tubing down one of our lazy rivers - what will you plan for your visit?

Summer Festivals

Summer festivals abound in Tennessee, celebrating our music, food, artisans and people. Here are some of our festivals to visit over the next few weeks - Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade, Pigeon Forge Annual Patriot Festival - July 4, Jonesborough Days - July 2-4, 44th Annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival - July 3-4, Kingsport Fun Fest - July 10-18 and Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music Festival in Mufreesboro - July 10-12.

Summer Trip Tales

Summer is the perfect time to hit Tennessee's backroads. Pick one of our 16 Discover Tennessee: Trails & Byways, pack the car, turn up the radio and hit the road. It's time for a road trip that can only be Made in Tennessee.

Road Trip Revival
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Jul 2 Chattanooga Lookouts vs Birmingham Barons Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Double-A Affiliate team for the Minnesota Twins (2014). learn more Jul 2 Jackson Generals Baseball Jackson, TN Catch the Jackson Generals, Seattle Mariner's AA Affiliate in their 6,000 seat Minor League Baseball stadium located in Jackson, Tennessee. Opened in 1998, it has been the friendly confines of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and now the Jackson Generals. Be sure to visit the Ballpark on Saturday Home Games for Fireworks! The stadium is located east of downtown Jackson and is visible from Interstate 40. In addition to hosting Southern League baseball games, The Ballpark at Jackson was awarded the 2010-2014 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship as well as the 1999 and 2011 Southern League All-Star Games. High school and college baseball games are also played there in the spring before the Jackson Generals season begins. For more information visit www.jacksongeralsbaseball.com or call 731.988.5299 - learn more Jul 2 Conversation: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Unbroken Circle Nashville, TN 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required. learn more Jul 2 Film: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along: the Documentary (2003) Nashville, TN 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 pm. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. learn more Jul 3 - 4 Fireman's Fourth Huntsville, TN Fireworks Display and Festival learn more