Your Guide to a 4th of July in Nashville



Made plans for the 4th of July yet? The City of Nashville puts on one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the country. With tons of activities and excitement going on downtown, Music City is definitely the place to be to celebrate the 4th. And so you don’t miss out on any of the fun, we have put together a list of all the best events to take part in this weekend. And be on the lookout for the huge Advance Financial “Let Freedom Sing” picture frame downtown on July 4th, where you can get a free picture taken with the City as your backdrop.

Music City July 4th Downtown Event

It’s not a Nashville party without amazing live music, and did we mention it’s FREE! There will be multiple concerts downtown from 3:00pm to 8:00pm on Sunday July 3rd, and again from 12:00pm to 9:20pm on Monday July 4th. . With multiple food vendors, games, and inflatable fun for the kids, there is something for everyone going on downtown this weekend. And don’t forget about the famous fireworks show. The show, put on by the city, has been ranked as the largest fireworks performance in the country and is a must see.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival

This will be the 10th year for the Hot Chicken Festival and they’re doing it even bigger this year. The event will go on from 11am to 3pm at East Park with the best hot chicken in town, cold beer, and other vendors. Of course there will be live music going on all day and it’s free to attend. For more information on this event, click here.

Music City July 4th 5K/10K

Take a run through the city of Nashville decked out in red, white, and blue in celebration of Independence Day. The race will start at Public Square Park with the options of doing the 5k or 10k run. Registration is between $25-$55. For more information on this event, click here.

Thirth of July

Celebrating the day before the 4th, this annul event is a huge block party with food, drinks and music. The party takes place on North 12th Street between Ordway Place and Calvin Avenue and tickets are $15 each. For more information on this event, click here.

TailGate Beer Fireworks Show

TailGate Beer will be putting on an Independence Day Party on Sunday, July 3rd, from 12pm to11pm. The event will include live music, craft beer, pizza, and a great fireworks show starting at 9:00pm. This is a family-friendly party and guests are welcomed to bring chairs and blankets for the fireworks show. For more information on this event, click here.

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