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KABOOM! Fireworks and Festivals for the Fourth in Middle Tennessee

Nothing says Fourth of July like a big, bright local fireworks display in your community!

Celebrate America's independence at one of these Fourth of July celebrations in Nashville and other Middle Tennessee communities.  



July 4, 7 p.m. fireworks after the show
Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood
The City of Brentwood invites you to attend the annual Independence Day Celebration at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021. New this year, Tim Akers and the Smoking Section will wow the crowd with their big band, disco and jazz music. Admission is free. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Various food trucks will be onsite, so feel free to come early to get some dinner or a snack before and/or during the show. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit.

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July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Putnam County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground St, Cookeville
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music beginning at 4 p.m. Gates at the fairgrounds open at 3:30 p.m. Food trucks will serve up a variety of All-American foods from hometown vendors. One of the state’s biggest and best fireworks shows will launch at 9 p.m. for the Red, White and Boom climax. Choreographed to a special soundtrack by Pyro Shows of La Follette, the show will keep the family dazzled with plenty of surprises.


Saturday, July 3, fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Fairview City Hall, 7100 City Center Cir, Fairview
Fairview is hosting its 10th Annual July 3rd Celebration. The event starts at 3 p.m. and Rubiks Groove is set to take stage at 6 p.m. with the best pop, rock, and hip hop from the 80’s & 90’s! There will be multiple food trucks on site and some fun activities for the kids, too. 


July 4, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., fireworks at dark
Downtown Franklin with Fireworks at Harlinsdale Farm
The annual celebration will occur around the downtown square in Franklin. The event starts at 11 a.m. and live music starts at 12 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. Afterwards, fireworks will be displayed at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

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July 4, 1 – 9:30 p.m., fireworks at dark
Triple Creek Park, 1333 Touchdown Drive, Gallatin
The city of Gallatin’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be at Triple Creek Park on Sunday, July 4. The event will include over 25 vendors, live music starting at 1 p.m. and a fireworks display when it gets dark. In addition to a designated area for kids with inflatables and games, The Gallatin Fire Department’s popular mountain of foam will also return from 3 – 5 pm.

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July 3, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Drakes Creek Park, 120 East Main Street, Hendersonville
The annual pre-Independence Day celebration Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival returns to Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville this July 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. The annual fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. There will also be live entertainment from fesitval favorite, the Garage Band Revival. The event will be a little different this year with the elimination of the Kids Zone, an area of inflatables for children. 

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La Vergne

July 4, fireworks at dark
Veteran’s Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne
Admission is free. Families are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs, as well as their own picnic dinners. Visitors may also dine from a selection of food vendors that will be onsite. The fireworks show will begin at dusk.

Mt Juliet

July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Circle P Ranch, 563 Main Street Mount Juliet
Needham’s Nursery and Circle P Ranch are teaming up for the largest fireworks show on the Fourth of July.


Sunday, July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro
The community is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking on the grass at the Fountains beginning at 4 p.m. Live music featuring "The Cleverlys" will begin at 7:30 p.m. from the Fountains stage. The fireworks display by Pyro Shows will light up the sky at 9 p.m. For safety purposes, pets, alcoholic beverages, cooking grills and personal fireworks or sparklers are not permitted on the celebration site.

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July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Downtown Nashville
Celebrate Independence Day 2021 with headliner Brad Paisley during the FREE Let Freedom Sing Music City July 4th event in Downtown Nashville. This 4th of July will feature the largest fireworks show in Nashville history with the pyrotechnics synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony. Brad Paisley and more to perform.

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July 3, fireworks at dusk
Nolensville Park, 2310 Nolensville Park Rd, Nolensville
The Star-Spangled Celebration will take place on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Nolensville Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This celebration will incorporate food vendors, inflatables, activities for the family, live entertainment, and fireworks.


Friday, July 2, fireworks begin around 8:45 p.m.
Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna
Festivities begin at 5 p.m., featuring food vendors, games, children’s activities, and live music by the Missy Garnett Band. Inflatable playgrounds, as well as both playgrounds within Lee Victory Recreation Park, will be open for guests to enjoy. Smyrna Honor Guard’s presentation of the colors begins at 8:45 p.m.; Missy Garnett will perform the National Anthem, followed by Pyro Show, Incorporated’s fireworks display. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be onsite, but visitors may bring a picnic.


July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Robertson County Fairgrounds, 4635 US-41, Springfield
The City of Springfield’s Freedom Fest presented by Grace Baptist Church will take place from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at the Robertson County Fairgrounds. Admission and entertainment are free and open to the public. This event features delicious food, activities for kids of all ages and live music.

Spring Hill Bike Parade

Spring Hill

Sunday, July 4
Fischer Park, 4285 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill
Spring Hill Parks and Rec's annual Fourth of July Bicycle Parade is back. Entries to the parade can include your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, wheelchair, power wheels, wagon and strollers. Dogs on a leash are welcome but no extendable leashes allowed. Those with questions are asked to contact Sonja at 931-487-0027, srine@springhilltn.org.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.