Kingsport 4th of July Parade 2010

Kingsport 4th of July Parade, 1955.

The Mack Riddle American Legion Fourth of July Parade will take place Monday, July 5, 2010.

4th of July Parade, 1955.

The parade will kick off at 10 am on East Center Street in front of the Renaissance Center and march down Fort Henry Drive to Memorial Park.

Parade, 1955.

The parade has been a staple in the city of Kingsport for decades thanks to Mack Riddle. The Fourth of July parades were rather sporadic until 1955 when Mack Riddle organized the first annual parade. “Mr. Fourth of July” spent over forty-five years organizing, planning and designing the parade as chairman of the Fourth of July Parade. Mack Riddle died in 1999 but the annual parade bears his name as a tribute to the man behind the parade.

"Mr. Fourth of July" Mack Riddle, 1988.

To see past photos of the Kingsport 4th of July Parade check out these links to last years blog posts about the parades.


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