It’s still blazing hot outside, and the best way to cool down is hitting the water. Right now you can get tickets for 47% off to Nashville Shores Water Park through Groupon.com. Click Here to get tickets.
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.
Since 1971, the last Monday in May has been recognized as Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Most people end up getting a 3-day weekend because of the holiday, which in turn means a lot of traveling. According to AAA Travel, last year 37.2 million Americans took a trip 50 miles or more for Memorial Day weekend. 37.2 million travelers means a lot of traffic and crowds to fight, and that stress is not something you want to be part of your 3-day vacation.
To help you in your quest for a crowd-free Memorial weekend we have compiled a list of the best places to go to lessen the stress of planning a trip. And if price is another stressor, we can help there as well. Advance Financial can get you the money you need fast with our FLEX Loan. Even if you’re planning your trip last minute, we are open 24/7 so you can come in or go online anytime.
Colonial Beach, Virginia
If it’s the beach you want, you’re going to have to accept a couple extra people to be crowding around you on the sand. Colonial Beach will still have an influx of vacationers grabbing a spot on the sandy shoreline, but it won’t be nearly as bad as some of the more popular destinations like Myrtle Beach or Destin.
Buffalo National River, Arkansas
So you’ve decided that the beach is just too much of a gamble, but you still need to be close to a body of water. The Buffalo River is your ticket to low crowd relaxing while floating on an inner tube. The River flows freely for 135 miles and is a combination of fast-flowing rapids and quiet pool.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Memorial Weekend for Saint Louis means the local residents are fleeing to the southern shores, making it the perfect time to visit. The city is filled with tons of entertainment where you won’t have to wait in lines. From theme parks to live music shows, the city has lots of options to choose from to ensure your Memorial Weekend will be memorable.
New York, New York
Memorial weekend is one of the calmest times of the year for New York. Locals are rushing to get out to the beaches, which leaves the city a lot less crowded. New York also has a lower rate of tourist during this time due to the weather and people wanting to kick off their summer close to the beach.
Yep that’s right, stay home. If you live anywhere that a beach is not present then the crowds are likely to be low. Even just going an hour away to a closer city with more to offer can be an option. There are loads of things to do in your own neck of the woods, you just got to get out and explore. An essential tool for a staycation is an app like Living Social to help make all your activity possibilities a little more visible.
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