In just one week, grills will be fired up, firework shows prepared, and parades lined up, all in preparation for the Fourth of July.
Around Middle Tennessee, from Nashville to Franklin, there are tons of festivities happening, from block-wide celebrations to firework watch parties. If you’re still in need of plans for the Fourth, here are the top events to check out.
Let Freedom Sing: Nashville July 4th Fireworks
What: Let Freedom Sing is probably the biggest celebration in the area—and was even named one of the “Best Free 4th of July Fireworks Across the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure—with live music, a huge fireworks show, and tons of local vendors.
This year, the city is bringing in big names like Brett Eldredge, Jessy Wilson, and Dylan Scott to headline the event, as well as several other major artists. Once the fireworks kick off, the GRAMMY-wining Nashville Symphony will be playing some music along with the show! Rumor has it, this year’s fireworks will be some of the best yet.
Where: Throughout Downtown Nashville
When: 12pm, July 4th
July 4th at Acme
What: Acme Feed & Seed will be hosting a 4th of July celebration, full of live music, good food, and firework views. The party starts right away in the morning at 11am, with a country brunch and music from The Cowpokes. The good times keep rolling all the way until midnight, with more bands on the lineup (and more food).
VIP tickets are available for purchase, and will get you exclusive access to the rooftop lounge.
Where: Acme Feed & Seed
When: 11am – 12am
Red, White & BOOM
What: Hosted by the Adventure Science Center, Red, White & BOOM takes place right on the museum lawn, with prime views of the fireworks downtown. This year you can expect science experiments and demonstrations (including fireworks chemistry!) and local food trucks, as well as live music from The Gripsweats.
You’ll have to purchase a ticket for the event, as general admission tickets won’t get you in. If you choose, you can upgrade your ticket to include access to a special laser show!
Where: Adventure Science Center
When: 6:15pm – 10pm, July 4th
Franklin on the 4th
What: Franklin on the Fourth is a totally free festival held in historic Downtown Franklin. Festivities will be going on all day long, with live music, local vendors, tasty food and drinks, an antique car show, and a kids’ zone. The celebration ends around 8pm, so people have plenty of time to make it over to the Park at Harlinsdale Farm for fireworks at 9.
Where: Historic Downtown Franklin
When: 10am – 8pm, July 4th
Brentwood Fourth of July Celebration
What: Brentwood will be ringing in the Fourth at Crockett Park, with live music, fireworks, and free admission. This year, The Kadillacs will be playing, specializing in every style of music from Big Band and jazz to ’70s disco and funk. Be sure to bring some picnic blankets or chairs along, and stay for the fireworks show at 9pm!
Where: Crockett Park
When: 7pm – 9pm
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