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Local Spotlight: 4th of July

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The best places to celebrate our independence in Music City

The 4th of July is this Friday and if you are without plans and wanting to stay local, there are plenty of options for celebrating our Independence.

Here are some of the highlights for what will be going on in Nashville and its surrounding areas this 4th of July:

Franklin on the Fourth

Historic Downtown Franklin will be full of activities this Friday, including live music, vendor booths, crafts, a petting zoo, and much more. It is the perfect family-friendly plan for the 4th, and will be going on from 10am – 8pm.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival

If your favorite thing about the 4th of July is the food, then you’ll want to check out the Hot Chicken Festival in East Nashville. You be the judge in the amateur cooking competition, cool off your taste buds with some Yazoo Brew, and don’t miss the fire truck parade! The fun starts at 10:30am and goes until 3pm (plenty of time to eat some good food and then go catch some fireworks later on!)

“Red, LIGHT and Blue!” at Cheekwood

If fireworks aren’t your thing, then head over to Cheekwood for Bruce Munro’s LIGHT installation. There will also be a magic show and live music, so it’s fun for the whole family from 6:30pm – 11pm.

Music City July 4th – Let Freedom Sing

If you want to be right in the middle of the action, then head down to The Lawn at Riverfront Park for a full day of live music and fun activities. Then, finish off the night with a spectacular fireworks display that is choreographed to music by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, because this event goes from 12pm – 10:30pm.

Whether you’re looking for good food, live music, low-key, or action-packed, there’s something for you to do this 4th of July!