July 3 - July 4, 2022


University Avenue, Sewanee, TN


Come one, come all

2022 THEME

Hot Diggity All-American Dogs!

Some events may look a little different as we modify as needed for safety, but the fun and fanfare can’t be contained! We invite everyone far and wide to what we plan to be the biggest, best, most arms-open-wide parade and 4th of July Sewanee has seen since our first Independence Day celebration in 1993!

"Our children, born in New York City, think of Sewanee as home, which soothes my soul: At least we got that much right. For them the Fourth of July is bundled up with memories of an early morning flag-raising in Abbo’s Alley (a splendid ravine garden in the middle of campus), of a wonderful small-town parade, of fireworks by Lake Cheston. Not a bad way to think of America at her best—in fact, it may be the best way to think of America.”
- Jon Meacham

For the full article by Jon Meacham about Sewanee's 4th, click here.