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Over 400,000 People Expected at Boomsday 2011

By Jeaneane Payne

Boomsday™ 2011 will take place on the waterfront in downtown Knoxville at Neyland Drive from 1 pm - 10 pm on Sunday, September 4th.

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Boomsday Fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. Image by John Disque

Boomsday is one of the largest events in the state of Tennessee and the largest fireworks show in the southeast United States. Dignitaries from Europe and the Far East visit the event, and National Geographic has filmed it for a special. Spectators from various parts of the US also attend. This year's attendance is expected to reach over 400,000.

Boomsday is FREE to the public and includes live entertainment from 5 pm until 9 pm. At 9:30 pm tons of fireworks, choreographed to a soundtrack, blast off from the railroad bridge over the Tennessee River for a 20 minute show of firepower.

Boomsday 2011 activities start at 1 pm at Volunteer Landing with food from 30 vendors, amusement games and rides, exhibits, children's activities and a community stage for young athletes and performers.

This year's festival will feature many events throughout the day leading up to the fabulous fireworks display.

At 9:30 p.m., the largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show in the nation begins high above Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing.  The fireworks display will be choreographed to music broadcasted over load speakers and on Star 102.1 FM.

Published September 3, 2011

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