Fourth of July Events In Nashville


With Nashville becoming one of the largest Fourth of July destinations in the country, you are sure to find lots of events to celebrate the red, white, and blue! Here are a few suggestions around town for you and your family to enjoy.

Nashville 4th of July Events
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Fourth of July Events Around Nashville

Let Freedom Sing!

Let Freedom Sing is the biggest event Nashville has to offer on the 4th. Hosted downtown near the Riverfront, you are sure to find lots to do for kids and adults of all ages!

The Amazon Family Fun Zone at Music City Walk of Fame Park will be open on Thursday, July 4 from noon to 5 p.m. This area will be complete with inflatables, activities and live music.

If you are more daring and want to brave the bigger crowds, head on down to the riverfront and grab your spot. Here you can enjoy live music from Chris Young, Yola, Girl Names Tom, Blessing Offor, the Nashville Symphony and more! Be sure to stay and watch the beautiful fireworks display over the Cumberland! If you haven’t been, it really is something you should put on your bucket list, at least once. This event is totally FREE!

Hot Chicken Festival

Before you enjoy a night full of fireworks, be sure and head to East Nashville’s East Park for your fix of some world famous hot chicken! This year highlights the 18th year of this fun event, and it is completely free to the public! Beginning at 11 a.m., bring the kids out to enjoy the Fire Truck parade. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the event runs until 3pm.  Local hot chicken restaurants and Yazoo beer are all available for purchase on site, as well as other vendors. Live music can also be enjoyed and this is a rain or shine event. All proceeds go to benefit Metro Parks & Rec.

Franklin on the Fourth

If you are looking for events outside of the city, drive down to Williamson County and enjoy Franklin on the Fourth. This event begins at 10 a.m. in historic downtown Franklin. This event includes live music, food vendors (roasted corn on the cob, YUM!), crafts, antique cars and a kids zone! (Don’t miss the children’s parade starting at 5pm — lineup begins at 4:45pm on 4th Avenue S). Don’t miss the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile for a free whistle (arriving at 10AM)! This event ends at 6 p.m., however you can drive down the road to the Park at Harlinsdale Farm and enjoy the fireworks display to being at 9 p.m.

Red, White, & Boom at Adventure Science Center

Bring the kids out to the Cumberland Science Center for an awesome educational experience, mixed with fun of course from 6:30-10p! This is a ticketed event and will sell out, and admission includes entry into the museum, demonstrations and activities, a music laser show, and downtown fireworks viewing from the museum lawn. Food options will be available for purchase or you can bring a picnic to enjoy!

Firework Shows

If you live in the surrounding areas of Nashville and want to stay close to home on the holiday, check your local government pages for up-to-date firework show information! Check out a few options below:

  • City of Franklin Fourth of July Fireworks Show July 4, 6-9:30pm at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm:  Free entertainment and fireworks
  • Murfreesboro (Celebration Under the Stars) July 4, 4-9:30P The Fountains at Gateway Food trucks, music and family activities will begin at 4 p.m. After a musical performance (TBA), the fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m.
  • Smyrna: Independence Day Celebration, July 3, 5-9P Lee Victory Recreation Park: Music, food, activities for the kids and fireworks! We also invite you to park at the SOAC, where there will be outdoor activities and more.. Then once the sun goes down, get ready for one of Smyrna’s highlights of the year: the annual Fireworks show beginning at dark.
  • Red, White and Boom in Brentwood July 4, 7-10P at Crockett Park: Live music, food trucks and fireworks
  • Americana Celebration July 6, White House, TN
    Carnival rides, food trucks, music, family activities and fireworks
  • Freedom Festival Hendersonville: July 3rd, 5-10p at Drake’s Creek Park:  Hendersonville Has Talent Starts at 5pm | Live Music Starts at 6pm. Firework Show Starts at 9pm (weather permitting). Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs, while enjoying time with the family listening to music and watching the awe-inspiring Firework show. Free fun for the whole family!
  • Independence Day Celebration Goodlettsville July 3, 4-9p: Kid’s Zone with inflatables and activities (wristbands for $10, cash only), food vendors and fireworks
  • Gallatin 4th of July July 4th, 1p-dark at Triple Creek Park: Vendors, music, mountain of foam and fireworks
  • City of Lebanon 4th of July Celebration July 4 starting at noon, James E. Ward Agricultural Center: car show, crafts, free hot dogs and watermelon, face painting, music and fireworks
  • Independence Day Celebration, La Vergne, July 4, gates open at 5:30, Veterans Memorial Park: Join in celebrating Independence Day with great music, food, and fireworks! Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the band Bueller will take the stage at 6:00 p.m. Bring out the family along with your chairs/ blankets.
    Admission is FREE! Vendors will be on site with concessions for sale.
  • Fairview Independence Day Celebration Fairview City Hall, July 3rd, gates open at 3p: Live music, food trucks, kids activities and fireworks
  • Pegram’s Independence Day Celebration July 4, 7A-10P: This celebration is an all-day event, starting with a pancake breakfast at 7a and ending with fireworks at 9:30. Check the event page for all the other activities filling the day including a parade, bar-b-que, rides and more!
  • City of Springfield Freedom Fest July 3, 4:30-9:30p, Robertson County Fairgrounds: Carnival rides, food vendors, inflatables, music and fireworks. Gates open at 4:30p
  • Fourth of July Fireworks at Maury County Park Columbia, July 4, 9-10p: Firework show

Can you believe how lucky we are to have so many different options?!
We hope you all have a safe Independence Day filled with fun, food, family time and fireworks!

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Heather Seay
I am a single mom to two beautiful girls, Madison and Ellie. I work from home for a software company based out of Austin, and also work as a Plunder Design jewelry stylist. I live in Murfreesboro, and love suburban life! I am active in my church, World Outreach, and love supporting my alma mater MTSU. You can find me in Nashville any given Sunday in the fall, cheering on my beloved Titans! I am a huge football enthusiast, and love sports in general. In my downtime, I enjoy binging on Gilmore Girls, which I have seen over a hundred times each- it's a lifestyle!


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