The 2019 McKay Group Nationals Parade presented by Knoxville Chamber Commerce will have a new start time this year. The parade slated for Saturday, August 10th will now begin at 11:00 am instead of 10:00 am to accommodate more sprint car driver’s schedules as well as encourage the community and guests to eat breakfast downtown before the event and to stay for lunch after the event. The new parade schedule  will cause street closures around the downtown area starting at 6:00 am the morning of the parade with all parking around the immediate courthouse being blocked off for attendees.


The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses will be promoting unity, supporting local, and welcoming race fans to Knoxville the day prior to the parade on Friday, August 9th. The chamber is selling red t-shirts with the slogan Local, Shop, Eat, Drink, Race, #IChooseKnoxville on the front.  Shirts are $15 with orders due by July 12th. Participants will be featured on the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce social media on that Friday, August 9th. For more information about the Nationals Parade or the Chamber shirts follow the links below.


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