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July 18, 2024

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Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Middle Tennessee

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

Who’s ready for the parades? The food? The fireworks? Celebrate America’s independence at one of these Fourth of July celebrations in Nashville and other Middle Tennessee communities.



Tuesday, July 4, 7 p.m. fireworks after the show
Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood
Come out to Red, White & Boom, the annual Independence Day Celebration at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park (1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood) from 7 – 10 p.m. The Smoking Section Band will take the stage with their big band, disco, and jazz music. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Various food trucks are at all concert events. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit.


Monday, July 3, fireworks at 9:10 p.m.
Liberty Park, 1188 Cumberland Drive, Clarksville
Celebrate America’s independence at Liberty Park with great food, live music and family-friendly activities followed by Clarksville’s largest fireworks display at 9:10 p.m.


Tuesday, 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. Beginning the morning of Sat., June 29th with events carrying to the evening of Mon., July 8th. From Slide CKVL to cruise-ins to patriotic parades to firecracker flea markets to concerts to the 2nd largest fireworks show in Tennessee, there is something for everyone


Monday, July 3, fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Fairview City Hall, 7100 City Center Cir, Fairview
Fairview is hosting its 12th 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.

Fairview Independence Day Celebration - Fairview, Tennessee


Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., fireworks at dark
Downtown Franklin with Fireworks at Harlinsdale Farm
The annual Franklin on the Fourth 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 (239 Franklin Rd, Franklin).

Franklin on the Fourth Music Lineup Announced


Tuesday, July 4, 3 – 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. The event will include over 25 vendors, live music 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 p.m.

Gallatin’s Independence Day Festival and Fireworks Display Returns


Tuesday, July 4, 4 – 9:30 p.m., fireworks at dark
Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Ln, Goodlettsville
The City of Goodlettsville will celebrate Independence Day from 4 – 9:30 p.m. in Moss-Wright Park. The fireworks display will be set to music and begins at 9 p.m. A Kids Zone will be provided with inflatables, games and fireman’s foam. Wristbands can be purchased for the kid’s zone the day of the event for $10 (cash only). Food vendors will be available.


Monday, 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 “Hendersonville’s Got Talent,” live music, activities for kids and more.

Freedom Fest Returns to Drakes Creek Park on July 3

La Vergne

Tuesday, July 4, fireworks at dark
Veteran’s Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne
This free event includes fireworks, live music featuring Bueller, food vendors and other fun activities for families from 6 – 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free. Music starts at 6 p.m. 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 dark.


Tuesday, July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro residents can enjoy free fireworks and music for the annual July 4th Celebration Under the Stars at the Fountains at Gateway. The community is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking on the grass beginning at 4 p.m. Live music featuring Country artist Canaan Smith 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.

Murfreesboro to host “Celebration Under the Stars” July 4


Monday, July 3, fireworks at dark
Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Rd, Nashville
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Nashville Shores from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.). The waterpark attractions will close at 8 p.m. on fireworks nights, but the park will remain open until the fireworks. Twilight tickets (after 4 p.m.) are $32.99 at the gate.

Tuesday, July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville
Grab your lawn chair and come out to Red, White & BOOM at Adventure Science Center for a fun-filled evening and the best view of Nashville’s legendary fireworks from 6:30 – 10 p.m. There will be live science demonstrations featuring fire, fog and EXPLOSIONS every half hour, in addition to lawn games, live music, hands-on activities and special after-hours admission to the science center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 and end around 10 p.m. Cost is $35 for ages 2 – 12, $45 for adults.

Tuesday, July 4, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Downtown Nashville
Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is a free, family-friendly event at the downtown riverfront that features one of the largest fireworks show in the country synchronized to a live performance from the Nashville Symphony. During the day, a free “Amazon Family Fun Zone” will be open from noon to 6 p.m. at Walk of Fame Park. Brad Paisley, Ben Rector, The War And Treaty, Langhorne Slim and more will be part of the diverse concert lineup. The concert and fireworks show on July 4th are free and open to the public. CMT will nationally broadcast Let Freedom Sing! from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., including a portion of the concert and the entirety of the fireworks show. 

Brad Paisley to Headline Nashville 4th of July Event


Sunday, July 2, fireworks at dusk
Nolensville High School, 1600 Summerlyn Dr, Nolensville
The Star-Spangled Celebration will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Nolensville High School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This celebration will incorporate food vendors, inflatables, activities for the family, live entertainment and fireworks.


Saturday, July 1, fireworks begin at dark
Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna
Come out for music, food and fun activities from 5 – 10 p.m. at Lee Victory Recreation Park for the annual Smyrna Independence Day Celebration. Attendees are encouraged to park at the SOAC, where there will be outdoor activities and more. The annual Fireworks show begins at dark.


Saturday, July 1, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Robertson County Fairgrounds, 4635 US-41, Springfield
Come out to the Springfield Freedom Fest at Robertson County Fairgrounds to enjoy a free day of live music, carnival attractions, food, fireworks and other family fun starting at 3 p.m. Don’t miss the Megan Moroney perform live and make plans to stick around for the fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Spring Hill Bike Parade



About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.