Fourth Of July 35th Annual Boat Parade

Open to the public!  Simply decorate your boat to participate for free!

Meet at Point 8 on Douglas Lake, Sunday, July 4th, at 11:00 AM
Parade starts at 12:00 noon sharp.
Call Greg Lohr for info – 865-806-5137
or email

On Sunday, July 4th, the Dandridge Yacht Club (DYC) will sponsor the 35th annual July Fourth of July Boat Parade.  Sponsored and organized by the DYC each year, this FREE event is open to the public. Anyone can participate in the parade and festivities.  We always want the longest parade of boats possible.  If you would like to join in on the fun just decorate your boat and meet at Point 8 across from Henderson Island at 11:00 – 11:30 AM on Sunday, July 4th. Look for the boat marked “PARADE”.

The parade starts promptly at 12 noon from Point 8 across from Henderson Island, then goes around the Island, then towards Dandridge under the new bridge and ending at the old silos.  The parade lasts about 2 hours.

This is the original & largest July 4th Boat Parade, dating back to the mid-1980s. There are many spectators onshore and in other boats so bring your horns, party-goers, and cheerleaders. 

If you have questions about this parade celebration just call Greg Lohr at 865-806-5137 or