Independence Day is right around the corner, and with this celebration comes many fun and exciting activities in Nashville! We’ve put together the who, what, when, and where of the best events taking place in Nashville and its surrounding areas this weekend and Fourth of July. Check it out and let us know which celebrations you plan to attend!
- 2016 Music City July 4 Celebration
- Taking place downtown, this 2 day celebration takes place on July 3 and July 4 and includes family fun, fireworks, and free live music from Sheryl Crow, Maddie & Tae, the Nashville Symphony, Ruby Amanfu, Erin McCarley, and Andrew Combs! For the full event schedule and information, click here.
- Music City Hot Chicken Festival
- This free event is held in East Park at 700 Woodland Street and brings together the community to celebrate one of Nashville’s signature dishes, hot chicken. The Fire Truck Parade starts at 10:30am, followed by free Hot Chicken samples to the first 500 people in line. Festival gates officially open at 11am, and you can enjoy Hot Chicken from Nashville’s best Hot Chicken establishments, cold beer from Yazoo Brewing Company, and other delicious treats from local vendors. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Music City event without some live music which you can enjoy all day long!
- Music City July 4th 5k/10k
- All ages and fitness levels are welcome at this race! Run or walk past local landmarks, free live music, and start your Independence Day off on the right foot!
- The Kadillacs Concert and Fireworks
- Bring your picnic and blankets and head to Crockett Park for the weekly concert series. On July 4 at 7pm the Kadillacs will take the stage at Eddy Arnold Ampitheater at Crockett Parkto celebrate Independence Day – fireworks will follow!
- Andrews Cadillac Firecracker 5k/10k
- Runners and walkers can kick of the Fourth of July with this tradition in Brentwood. The race includes a costume contest, special appearances from Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty, food, drinks, and more.
- Franklin on the Fourth
- Festivities run from 10am – 8pm and focus on family fun, live music, food, crafts, antique cars, and a large kids zone in the heart of downtown Franklin. Fireworks start around 9pm at Harlinsdale Farm.
Which of these events will you choose to ring in the Fourth of July?