This summer, Kingsport Fun Fest will begin once again with one of the most popular community block parties of the Summer. The Mount Carmel Block Party returns on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 for a night of family fun, entertainment, classic cars, fireworks and more!

Horizon Credit Union has been working with the City of Mount Carmel to reorganize the event that was canceled in 2014 for lack of support.

CEO/President of Horizon Credit Union describes their interest in the Mount Carmel Block Party “Horizon Credit Union is a Certified Community Development Credit Union by the US Treasury.  We opened a branch in Mount Carmel in April of 2016 and we want to make sure that the people of Mount Carmel know that we are committed to our community.  In reviving the Mount Carmel Block Party we know that it will make a difference in our community by showcasing this town as a great place to open a business and to live.  We believe in the future of Mount Carmel and we want to be a good neighbor.”

Kingsport’s Fun Fest is a summer celebration that begins with block parties all across the city.

Neighborhoods come together to celebrate community spirit and the Mount Carmel Block Party was one of the most popular attracting thousands of people each year.

This year, the Mt. Carmel Block Party will take place on Main Street in Mount Carmel. The street will be blocked off and feature food vendors from all across the region, classic cars, a kid’s fun zone with games and bouncing tents, merchants and more.

Back once again will be the area’s most popular party band as Benny Wilson takes that stage that night. Opening acts throughout the day on the main stage will include 100 Acres and other popular performers.

The evening will close out the night with one of the best fireworks shows in the region.

Mayor Chris Jones said bringing back the celebration was one of his priorities when he took office.

“One of the biggest things I’ve heard when I was running for mayor was ‘I wish we had the Block Party back,’ ” Jones said. “People didn’t understand that while the city puts a lot of work into it, this is solely a merchant event. It’s essential that we get people back out involved in our community, and one way our businesses have traditionally given back to the community is by sponsoring this Block Party.

Make plans now for the Mount Carmel Block Party on Saturday, July 8th, 2017. The event starts at 4pm and will last until 10pm.

For more information contact:

Beverly Boling
CEO / Horizon Credit Union
1201 North Eastman Road, Kingsport, TN