Where To Watch Fireworks In Tennessee This 4th Of July

Monday, June 27, 2022

Ring in Independence Day in Tennessee this July 4. Spend the weekend surrounded by rich history, special celebrations and southern charm with these festivals, events and fireworks shows across the state by region.

East Tennessee

Patriot’s Festival – Pigeon Forge


Country music artist Josh Turner will headline Pigeon Forge’s 31stannual Patriot Festival on July 4 in Patriot Park. The festival’s activities kick off at 4 p.m.

with various food vendors. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by a holiday fireworks spectacular.

Fourth of July Midnight Parade – Gatlinburg

Escape the summertime blues in Gatlinburg this Independence Day weekend with the “first July 4thparade in the nation.” Gatlinburg’s award-winning Fourth of July Midnight Parade offers visitors a chance to take in patriotic floats, displays and balloons with a fireworks finale at the Space Needle to end the night.

Festival on the 4th- Knoxville

Experience Knoxville’s rich history at World’s Fair Park for its Festival on the 4th. Music, food and family-friendly activities will take place with a free musical finale with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra accompanied by fireworks.

Pops on the River – Chattanooga

Kick-off the weekend in Chattanooga with its popular Fourth of July event Pops on the River July 2 at Coolidge Park. Enjoy outdoor concerts, local food and drinks and a beautiful fireworks display over the Tennessee River.

Red, White & BOOM Independence Day Festival – Kingsport

In northeast Tennessee, take your Independence Day festivities to the next level with Kingsport’s Red, White & BOOM Independence Day Festival July 2. The event will take place on the city’s main street with headliner 38 Special. The night will end with Kingsport’s biggest fireworks show to date.  

Jonesborough Days – Jonesborough

Tennessee’s oldest town will celebrate Jonesborough Days June 30-July 3 in its cute, charming downtown. A low country boil kicks off the weekend of festivities with music by The Jonesborough Novelty Band, followed by a parade, contests and fireworks show.

Museum of Appalachia’s Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration – Norris

While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, the Museum of Appalachia marks the occasion with old-fashioned anvil shoots, a once common way for pioneers to celebrate holidays, elections and other special events. Other activities taking place during the day include live music, flag procession and demonstrations from blacksmiths, beekeepers, woodworkers and much more.

Pepsi Independence Day – Johnson City

Spend July 4 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Johnson City, where guests can partake in two huge July 4 bashes – a free summer concerts series in King Commons Park on July 1 and the Pepsi Independence Day Celebration on July 3. Enjoy fireworks, live music, food and a beer garden.

Middle Tennessee

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4– Nashville

One of the nation’s largest July 4 celebrations happens in Music City. Head to Nashville on July 3 to catch the city’s largest fireworks show yet synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony. The celebration continues on July 4 with performances by some of Nashville’s biggest stars, including Old Dominion, Gramps Morgan, Cassadee Pope, Levi Hummon and more.

Red, White & Book July Fourth Celebration – Cookeville

Spend July Fourth weekend in Cookeville, where there are many opportunities to get in the American spirit, including a Classic Car Cruise in Celebration, the Patriotic Concerts featuring the 129thUS Army Band, Celebration of Upper Cumberland Music and Community Concert and wrap the weekend with Cookeville’s very own Jake Hoot, season 17 winner of The Voice, with a concert and second-largest fireworks show in Tennessee July 4.

2022 Independence Day Celebration – Clarksville

Kick off the weekend on July 1 with a free concert by America’s Heart Tribute Band, Barracuda, at Downtown Commons. On July 3, celebrate Independence Day with live music, inflatable games, food and a fireworks show at Liberty Park.

Freedom Fest 2022 – Monterey

Join Chris Janson, Davisson Brothers, Darryl Worley, Ty Hendon and Andy Griggs at The Old Gray Amphitheater’s first annual Freedom Fest July 1-July 2. Enjoy over 75-acres of Fourth of July fun with food trucks, a kid zone, BBQ and fireworks show.

Fireworks on the Cumberland – Historic Granville

Celebrate the red, white and blue with family and friends at Historic Granville’s free professional fireworks show. Bask in the specular fireworks reflected off Cordell Hull Lake.

Maury County Park’s Fireworks – Columbia

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at Maury County Park Sunday, July 4. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and will be shot from the top of the hill to provide attendees with many viewing points. Tune your radio to 87.9 FM to hear synchronized music.

51st Annual Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree and Crafts Festival – Smithville

Join Downtown Smithville for the 51stAnnual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival, July 1 - July 2. From 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., enjoy bluegrass and Appalachian style music, dance, handmade crafts and food booths.  

West Tennessee

All-American Elvis-Inspired Fireworks Extravaganza – Memphis

Head to the King of Rock n’ Roll’s estate, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, for an All-American Elvis-Inspired Fireworks Extravaganza July 2-3. Attendees will be able to enjoy all things Elvis, BBQ and fireworks, including a performance by the 2021 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest winner Pat Dunn.

West Tennessee Independence Day Celebration– Hornbeak

Book a stay at Blue Bank Resort to take part in the West Tennessee Independence Day Celebration July 1-4. Enjoy the beautiful view ofReelfoot Lakewhile Reelfoot Lakes Tourism fireworks show takes place over the water. While in the area, visitDiscovery Park of Americaon July 2 for a wide array of activities including a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party, ringing of the bells ceremony and the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration – Collierville

On July 2, head to West Tennessee for Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration for food vendors, entertainment and fireworks show choreographed to an 18-minute musical salute by the TN Mass Choir.

City of Milan Fireworks Show & Live Music - Milan

Grab a blanket and lawn chairs and head toMilan City Parkon July 1, 6-9:30 p.m., to enjoy live music from local band, Mostly Locust, food trucks and a fireworks show.

Festival of the Lakes – Lexington

Festival of the Lakes returns to Beech Lake July 4 with Independence Day celebrations kicking off at 5 p.m. with music, entertainment and a stunning fireworks extravaganza.  

2022 White Squirrel Festival – Kenton

Start your July Fourth weekend early in Kenton this year at the White Squirrel Festival June 28-July 4. Throughout the week, participate in the 2022 White Squirrel Festival Parade, Arts & Crafts Market, the Car, Truck, Bike and Tractor Show, fireworks and much more.

To find more Fourth of July events across the state, visitwww.tnvacation.com.


#WalkerRocks Selfie Trail Invites Visitors To Capture And Share Walker County Destinations With The World

Rick McCormick Of Tailored Travel Receives Advanced Cruise Industry Certification

Music City Rollin' Jamboree Bus Tour Celebrates 10th Year


Thousands of people visit Walker County each year, spending time at popular outdoor attractions like Rock City Gardens, the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail and McLemore. These and other scenic ... (click for more)

Rick McCormick, a Cleveland resident and travel agent with Tailored Travel, has achieved Cruise Lines International Association’s masters-level designation for cruise travel counselors. Mr. ... (click for more)

Ten years ago, Nashvillian Jenny Carson had an epiphany while watching people board a local sight-seeing tour bus, only to see there wasn’t enough room for everyone in line. Ms. Carson didn’t ... (click for more)



Travel

#WalkerRocks Selfie Trail Invites Visitors To Capture And Share Walker County Destinations With The World

Thousands of people visit Walker County each year, spending time at popular outdoor attractions like Rock City Gardens, the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail and McLemore. These and other scenic destinations are now linked on a new selfie trail developed by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. The #WalkerRocks Selfie Trail features nearly a dozen prime locations ... (click for more)

Rick McCormick Of Tailored Travel Receives Advanced Cruise Industry Certification

Rick McCormick, a Cleveland resident and travel agent with Tailored Travel, has achieved Cruise Lines International Association’s masters-level designation for cruise travel counselors. Mr. McCormick has achieved his Master Cruise Counsellor certification by completing a comprehensive program of cruise sales, training and product instruction. These accomplishments were achieved ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Couple Shot In Hixson As They Lay In Bed Early Thursday Morning

Chattanooga Police said two people were shot early Thursday morning as they lay in bed at their residence in Hixson. At 1:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a shooting at 4900 Lavender Trail. Police were advised that two people suffering from non-life threatening injuries had driven themselves to a local hospital for treatment. They were a man 22 and a woman 26. ... (click for more)

Biden Administration Announces $25 Million for Wilcox Bridge, $14.6 Milllion To Dunlap For Highway 127 Intersection Improvement

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Thursday announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $63 million to support three projects in Tennessee from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation and ... (click for more)

Opinion

A City In Search Of A Symbol - And Response

Assurances have been given of a much larger and varied utilization of the 141-acre former Wheland Foundry/U.S. Pipe site, not merely a new stadium for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Discussion of the proposed new stadium for Chattanooga has dominated the use of the dormant site. Additional usages of the property itself as well as “ripple effects” of the development intentionally move ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Freaks Of College Football

It has been almost 20 years since Bruce Feldman, a marvelous sportswriter for theathletic.com and Fox Sports, came up with the idea of identifying the “Freaks” of college football. Wait, being called a freak is a good thing, a very good thing, on a football team. It means you are so strong or so fast or so “athletic” that your own teammates and coaches stand in awe, be it in the ... (click for more)