Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Thursday, July 3rd, 11:50 am
(WBIR, Gatlinburg) - Gatlinburg is gearing up for its 39th annual 4th of July Midnight Parade. The parade, which honors military veterans and heroes, will start at 12 a.m. Thursday and last into the early Friday morning hours.
Camping and lawn chairs were already lined up on the curb in downtown Gatlinburg as early as 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning, more than 15 hours before the parade starts.
The city is expecting around 100,000 spectators which will give businesses there a big boost.