Top 10 things to do for 4th of July in Middle Tennessee

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All together now, “Oh say can you see…..” Fireworks!!! It’s time to celebrate the birthday of America! Independence Day is the celebration of good ole USA. So let the cookouts begin, pool parties proceed and fireworks light up the sky. Without fail, Middle Tennessee has a great show in store for everyone, no matter where you live. Here are the Top 10 things to do in the Nashville area on the 4th of July:

  1. Let Freedom Sing Celebrate July 4 in downtown Nashville with the Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing Celebration. It was voted the Best Fourth of July Firework Show in 2013 by Yahoo! Travel and you will surely be impressed with the astounding musical lineup, including the sounds of the Nashville Symphony as the night’s sky lights up over historic downtown.
  2. Adventure Science Center: Red, White & Boom Enjoy an unobstructed view of Nashville’s downtown firework display from the rooftop or lawn of the Adventure Science Center. Viewing packages include free parking, entry into the center from 6-10pm, live music from the School of Rock and more! Don’t leave before getting a family photo at the Amazing Faces Photo Booth!
  3. Hendersonville Freedom Festival Celebrate one night early at the Hendersonville Freedom Festival, sponsored by the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Featuring live entertainment, 50 vendors, 20 good booths and a kid zone! All festivities kick off at 4 pm at Drake’s Creek Park on July 3 with fireworks beginning at 9:00 pm.
  4. Franklin on the Fourth What is better than an all-day 4th of July Festival? A FREE 4th of July Festival! Head to downtown Franklin, Tennessee for the Franklin on the Fourth annual Independence Day celebration. Kicking off at 10 a.m., families will find fun for all ages with live music, crafts, food and large kids zone, including a petting zoo and kids parade! Enjoy the festivities until 8pm and then head over to Fireworks at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm beginning at 9pm.
  5. Goodlettsville Fireworks The city of Goodlettsville is hosting their annual 4th of July Celebration at Moss-Wright Park beginning at 4pm. And don’t arrive too late because the Fireman’s Foam will begin at 5pm! Settle in and enjoy all the activities before catching the firework display set to light up the sky at 9pm.
  6. Music City July 4th 5K/10K Before settling in to eat and drink the day away, get active and support The Salvation Army at the Music City July 4th 5K/10K. Held at Public Square Park, participants will love running past Nashville’s landmarks. All participants will receive a free shirt and finisher’s medal!
  7. Hot Chicken Festival Fireworks aren’t the only thing that will be HOT this 4th of July! The annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival promises to light-up Music City as well. Held at East Park in East Nashville, begin the day with an 11am parade of Fire Trucks and free hot chicken samples for the first 500 people! Try the best hot chicken from Nashville’s best establishments. Enjoy local bands and cold beer from Yazoo before heading downtown for a great fireworks show. Festival ends at 3pm.
  8. Fireworks over Mt. Juliet Head to Providence Marketplace for live music and activities followed by the annual City of Mt. Juliet fireworks display at 9 p.m.  Bring the whole family and experience the Kid Fun Zone, which includes face painting, balloon artists and inflatables. Think this is just a kid event? Experience the 30 ft. video game trailer, featuring gaming systems from XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii and know that this celebration is more than just a fireworks show!
  9. Gallatin’s July 4th Event Rain or Shine Gallatin is going to celebrate! Enjoy the festivities at the Gallatin Civic Center, including a free concert by The Parks Band, a tower of foam, and Fireworks at 9pm. This event is free and open to the public.
  10. Celebration Under the Stars The City of Murfreesboro’s “Celebration Under the Stars” will be held at McKnight Park. Start the day with a pool party, games and prizes at Sports*Com at 10am before heading to McKnight Park at 5pm. Experience family fun with family games, activities and inflatables! For the grand finale, stick around for an 8pm patriotic display, including the presentation of colors, singing of the National Anthem and fireworks show to begin at 9 pm that will be musically conducted and performed by the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra.

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