July 4th Fireworks in Nashville

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Published Jan 30, 2017

Nashville! Are you ready for the 4th of July?

With so many great family-friendly Independence Day events happening in Music City this year, we’ve decided to put together a handy guide to the best July 4th fireworks in Nashville, as well as other great celebrations and activities that you can enjoy with your family this Independence Day!

July 4th Nashville Fireworks, Festivities, and Parades

Music City’s July 4th: Let Freedom Sing

What better way to celebrate our country’s independence than with free live music in the heart of the city built on music? Add to it a full day of family fun and an incredible fireworks show and you’ve got Music City’s July 4th: Let Freedom Sing. You don’t want to miss what has been named one of the best July 4th events in the country!

With the Family Fun Zone on 5th Avenue and the music stage on Broadway, it’s all happening in downtown Music City and it’s all free. Get all the details you’ll need here to prepare for one of Nashville’s biggest parties of the year.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: See event listing
Location: Various locations, Nashville

Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Created in 2007, the annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival brings together the local community and visitors to celebrate the uniquely-Nashville dish: Hot Chicken. The event begins at with a parade of fire trucks and free hot chicken samples to the first 500 people in line. Visitors can enjoy hot chicken from Nashville’s best Hot Chicken establishments, cold beer from Yazoo and other delicious edibles from local vendors.

Live music from local bands keeps the “Nashville” vibe going all day long and visitors can look on while six teams try their hand at cooking up their version of hot chicken in the amateur cooking competition.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: East Park, Nashville

Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival

The Hendersonville Chamber Foundation brings you live music, food and fireworks with their Freedom Festival. There will be lots of food vendors, great live music, inflatables for the kids, and and amazing fireworks display–said to be the best in Sumner County.  Vendor and food booths will be set up for your shopping and eating pleasure and the Kidszone will be back to entertain the kids!

Date: July 3, 2014
Time: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Location: Drakes Creek Park, Hendersonville

Goodlettsville’s 4th of July Festivities

Join Goodlettsville’s 4th of July festivities Moss-Wright Park to celebrate our nation’s independence. Activities will include fireman’s foam, great food, fun games, inflatables, the monster mural, and more. The dazzling fireworks display will light up the night sky at 9:00 p.m.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 4 p.m.–11 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Location: Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville

Franklin on the 4th

The Franklin on the 4th Festival in the Historic Downtown Square in Franklin will be non-stop action from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., jamming with lots of Bluegrass and Dixieland Jazz. The Square will be overflowing with vendor booths, crafts, inflatables, climbing walls, a petting zoo and pony rides. Make sure you catch the Children’s Parade at 5 p.m. and see if you can guess who’ll win prizes for Best Costume and Best Decorated Bikes and Wagons.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Location: Downtown Franklin

Gallatin’s Independence Day Celebration

Music is the big feature at Gallatin’s Independence Day Celebration. The 48-piece 129th Army Band and the 18-piece Garage Band Revival will play the whole spectrum from pop to big band, country, jazz, R & B, classic rock-n-roll and, of course, some patriotic favorites. The fireworks will begin at dark.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; fireworks at dusk
Location: Downtown Gallatin

Other Activities and Events

Fiddle & Pick’s Independence Day

Pegram’s Fiddle & Pick is hosting a big Independence Day party. Have you ever wanted to try a fiddle, mandolin, Irish drum or banjo? Fiddle and Pick offers all ages the chance to experience a free “hands on instruments” activity. Bring an instrument to play and sing to the Pickin’ Party 4–9 p.m. The day’s festivities will conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Location: Fiddle & Pick, Pegram

4th of July Race Day

Kick off your Music City July 4th city celebration with a 5K or 10K through Downtown Nashville!!  All ages and fitness levels will love running past Nashville’s landmarks, like the new Music City Convention Center.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Public Square Park, Nashville

4th of July at Adventure Science Center

Join the Adventure Science Center in celebrating the 4th of July with an unobstructed view of Nashville’s downtown fireworks—from the rooftop or lawn. Don’t worry about parking! Don’t fight the downtown traffic! You don’t even have to worry about the weather! Just bring your family to Adventure Science Center and enjoy this exclusive nighttime event.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Adventure Science Center, Nashville

For even more great July 4th ideas make sure to check the events page on ChatterBlock.

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