If you are headed to Boomsday, the largest Labor Day fireworks show in the nation here are some things you need to know.

The 26th anniversary of the Boomsday Festival will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 along Volunteer Landing.

Fireworks will be shot off the Henley Bridge this year after a two year hiatus due to the recent renovation of the bridge.

The day will be filled with tons of fun - delicious food, contests, live music and of course, the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show! 


* Sunday, September 1, 2013
* 1 p.m. – 10 p.m
* Fireworks Start 9:30 PM
* Free Admission 
* Food & Beverages Available for Purchase


* Sunscreen, hats, lawn chairs, blankets, portable radios (if desired)


* Motorized vehicles or scooters (KPD personnel to determine if necessary for persons with disabilities)
* No backpacks – all other bags are subject to random searches
* No picnic supplies, coolers or refillable containers
* No cans or bottles
* No outside food/beverage
* No pets
* No skateboards, bicycles, skates, skate shoes
* No tents, canopies or umbrellas
* No firearms, laser pointing devices or weapons of any kind
* No alcoholic beverages
* No soliciting



Saturday, August 31st

Midnight – Westbound & Eastbound Neyland at Lake Loudon to Walnut

Sunday, September 1st

3:00pm - Exit James White Parkway to Cumberland

3:00pm - Central at Main

4:00pm - Locust at Front (prevents traffic entering Neyland)

4:00pm - Ramp from Hall Of Fame Drive to Neyland Drive

9:00pm - Gay St Bridge closes to pedestrians

9:00pm - Poplar at Main

9:00pm – Henley at West Hill

9:15pm - Gay St Bridge closes to vehicles

  • City Side Drive and Rocky Shore Drive at City View will be closed for the event.  No public viewing access will be available at the City View shore or docks.
  • The sidewalks on Neyland should be treated the same as the Neyland Drive closing.
  • There will be no access to Summit Hill from State Street @ Hill Ave.