Sewanee Fourth of July Celebration is Back


Thirty-five years ago, a little town on a big mountain had the best Independence Day celebration ever. Families and friends lined the street to celebrate America! America!, its spacious skies, its amber waves of grain, and of course its foggy mountain majesties. There was music, dancing, cake-decorating contests, cat and dog displays of prowess, delicious food and drink, and of course, a parade.

We weren’t able to celebrate together in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, some events may look a little different as we modify as needed for safety, but the fun and fanfare can’t be contained. We invite everyone far and wide on Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, for a commemoration of who we are and what it took to get here, and this party is a “Maskerade” Ball.

Start brainstorming your ideas for a “Maskerade” Ball like no other with creative parade floats, imaginative cakes, and artistic costumes. Look out for more information announcing event registration, the grand marshal, and other details.