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4th of July Parade & Fireworks Display 2023

4th of July Parade & Fireworks Display 2023


Tuesday, July 4th 3:00 PM - Fireworks at Dusk

Theme: Stars, Stripes and Squirtguns

Once again the Watertown Chamber of Commerce is hosting our annual parade in Watertown in honor of Independence Day, the Fourth of July! We are quickly becoming known for our tradition of ‘getting wet’ and we will continue again this year! Bring your squirt guns because it’s time for "Stars, Stripes and Squirt Guns"!

Again this year there will be a NO-squirt zone. At the end of the parade we will have a section of participants who do NOT wish to get wet, and will NOT be carrying any squirt guns or water. While we all enjoy getting a little wet on a hot July afternoon, there are some who can not, however they do wish to participate and honor our Independence Day tradition. If you would like to enter the parade and NOT get wet there is a section on the entry form to indicate this.

ABSOLUTELY NO WATER BALLOONS ALLOWED! The Parade starts at Round Lick Baptist Church and proceeds East down Main Street and ends at Sparta Pike / Highway 70

You can download a PDF copy of the application below or pick one up at Wilson Bank or Watertown-Wilson County Public Library on the square. Individuals and non-profits are FREE - politicians and businesses are $20. (Please make sure your entry is received no later than Friday, July 1st).

Fireworks at Dusk

Fireworks will be in the same location again this year - in the fields behind Three Forks Park, so grab a lawn chair and join your neighbors!

The actual start time depends on the weather and the darkness - the show is best enjoyed in the dark!

Once again the Watertown fireworks are sponsored by the City of Watertown and the Watertown Chamber of Commerce - and this year Historic Watertown has also joined to make our annual show the best ever!



Click on the link below for a .pdf Sign-Up Form
Download 2023 Sign-Up Form

To pay your fee, purchase the product below, contact the Chamber, or pay via Venmo: @WatertownChamber-ofCommerce - if using Venmo you MUST also complete a parade application!


  • All entries must be received no later than July 1st in order to be included and announced in the parade.
  • $25 Entry Fee for Political Candidates, Political Campaigns or Organizations, and Businesses.
  • No Entry Fee for Non-Profit Organizations, Schools, Churches, and Non-Business Individuals.
  • All entrants are asked to be at the line-up in the parking lot of Round Lick Baptist Church ( 745 West Main St., Watertown, TN) no later than 2:00PM on July 4th.
  • You may only squirt your water gun at someone that is armed. No pressure hoses and no water balloons.
  • Parade will progress down Main Street, ending at Highway 70 (approximately 1.3 miles)

For Information, contact Parade Coordinator:
Brandye Thomas at 615-707-2750 / brandye@TheEventRoomTN.com

Entry forms may be sent to the Watertown Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 5, Watertown, TN 37184, emailed to Parade Coordinator, Brandye Thomas at Brandye@TheEventRoomTN.com or dropped off at the Chamber Office:  101 West Main St, Watertown, TN 37184.

Entry forms may also be turned in at Wilson Bank, Watertown-Wilson Public Library, or Jim's Antiques on Main Street.

The parade route begins at Round Lick Baptist Church parking lot a 745 W. Main St and ends at the end of East Main St in Watertown

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Best regards,

The Watertown Chamber of Commerce

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