Celebrate America's independence at one of these 4th of July celebrations in Nashville and other Middle Tennessee communities.
TUESDAY, JULY 3
Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival
Drake’s Creek Park 615-824-2818 • hendersonvillechamber.com Vendor booths, live music and food booths open at 5 p.m. The winner of the Hendersonville Has Talent Competition will be revealed before the fireworks start at 9 p.m. The Kids’ Zone area is $5 for the first armband, $15 for a family of five.
Smyrna’s Independence Day Celebration
Lee Victory Recreation Park 615-459-9742, ext. 2622 townofsmyrna.org The fun cranks up at 5 p.m. with live music, inflatables and more. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. [caption id="attachment_99660" align="alignright" width="389"] The fireworks at Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars.[/caption]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Brentwood’s 4th of July
Crockett Park 615-371-0060 • brentwood-tn.org Enjoy an evening of live big band and jazz music by The Kadillacs starting at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.
Lebanon's Fourth Festivities
James E. Ward Ag Center 615-589-8131 facebook.com/events/190382244869021 Free fun starts at 5 p.m. with hot dogs, watermelon, live entertainment and National Guard displays. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Franklin on the Fourth
The Park at Harlinsdale franklinjazzfestival.com/fourth-of-july Franklin on the Fourth fun starts at 10 a.m. with activities on the Public Square. Fireworks in the park start at 9 p.m.
Triple Creek Park 615-452-3890 • gallatintn.org Starts at 2 p.m. with kids’ activities and live musical entertainment. Fireworks are at dark.
Moss-Wright Park 615-851-2241 • goodlettsvilleparks.com The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. with the Activity Zone (armbands required: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate), Fireman’s Foam, pony rides face painting and more. New this year is the free Gaga Pit. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park 615-793-3224 • lavergnetn.gov Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music, face painting, balloon artists, food vendors and more, followed by fireworks at dusk.
Providence Marketplace shopprovidencemarketplace.com/events Free family activities start at 4 p.m. with live music, inflatables, face painting, balloons, mini golf and more. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Murfreesboro’s Celebration Under the Stars
McKnight Park 615-890-5333 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with live music, children’s games and activities, and refreshments. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City July Fourth in Downtown
Downtown Nashville visitmusiccity.com/july4th Free fun starts with the Family Fun Zone in downtown’s Walk of Fame Park at 12 p.m. Live music starts on the main stage at Fifth & Broadway at noon. Country trio Lady Antebellum headlines at 8:10 p.m. Nashville Symphony performs at Ascend Amphitheater at 9:30 p.m. with the fireworks. The music will be piped into several downtown locations, including Walk of Fame Park, Public Square Park, Riverfront Park and Lower Broadway.
Pegram's Fourth of July
Pegram Park 615-646-0773 • pegram.net A pancake breakfast is served from 6 - 9 a.m. at Pegram UMC across from the park, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. The rest of the day, families can participate in games, contests, children’s activities and more. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. prior to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Public Square 615-237-1776 • watertowntn.com Bring your squirt guns and water balloons and have fun getting wet during this festivity starting at 3 p.m. that also includes a parade and fireworks at dusk.
MORE FUN EVENTS ON THE 4TH OF JULY
Before all the fireworks festivities, your family can enjoy these other outings on the Fourth: [caption id="attachment_99659" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Your family can enjoy crafts, science demonstrations and other hands-on activities during Red, White & BOOM at Adventure Science Center on July 4. Plus, you can watch the downtown fireworks from the ASC lawn without the ginormous crowd on Broadway. Register in advance at adventuresci.org.[/caption] Andrews Cadillac Firecracker Race, Brentwood Music City July 4th 5K/10K, Nashville Franklin on the 4th, Franklin 4th of the July Rock the Pool, Murfreesboro Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Nashville String City at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Red, White and BOOM, Adventure Science Center — SOLD OUT!! Nashville Sounds Baseball, Nashville