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4th of July Events in Memphis 2018

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Celebrate America’s independence here in Memphis with a great lineup of events offering a multitude of different ways to party.

This annual concert, presented by members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Second Presbyterian Chancel Choir, will feature a variety of American music. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display!

Tour High Cotton Brewery, drink some beer, then visit Memphis Made brewery for some more beer as well as some delicious pizza from Aldo’s. There’ll be plenty of live music and shenanigans along the way, too. Get tickets today cause this event will sell out quick.

Farm activities will be open from 5-8:30 p.m. including the petting zoo, the chicken show, train rides, hayrides, pony rides and a water slide. Live music will play under the pavilion from 7-9 p.m. Lawn chairs, coolers and picnics permitted. No pets.

Join Overton Square on Sunday, July 1, for their annual family-friendly Independence Celebration in Chimes Square. Enjoy the rockin’ sounds of Graber Grass Band’s toe-tapping Bluegrass music during this free outdoor concert and celebration. Memphis Firefighters, First Responders, and the Fire Museum of Memphis join the party with fun vintage fire trucks and will be on hand to teach the youngest visitors important summer fire safety tips. Pop into the Amurica Photo Booth for a memento of the fun, cool off by the misting fans and enjoy kid-friendly crafts. A selection of snacks, local beers, and seasonal refreshments will be available for purchase. Folding chairs and blankets are welcome; no coolers or outside alcoholic beverages, please. This concert is free and open to the public. The Independence Celebration is proud to welcome Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc., helping Memphis’ homeless and disabled military veterans through support services.

Explore Bike Share is offering a $7.04 weekly pass price, valid today through Friday. It’s the perfect holiday activity and makes access to Downtown fireworks that much easier.

Millington’s Independence Day Celebration is being held at USA Stadium (4351 Babe Howard Boulevard, Millington, TN 38053). Gates open at 4 pm and the event starts at 5 pm. Parking is $5 per car with limited spots available so be sure to make it on time. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets (no pets). Concessions will be also be available including alcohol. There will be live music, a free children’s area, and the night will close with a fireworks display!

With the theme of “Party Like It’s 1776. Celebrate America’s Birthday in Collierville”, the night will feature a fun celebration of our nation’s birthday along with exciting entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show happening at Cox Park. This year’s emcee is Collierville native and Local Memphis Live host Amy Speropoulos of Local 24 News.

Bartlett’s fireworks show is fun for all ages and FREE for all ages. The opening ceremony is at 6 pm and the fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. In between those times, you can enjoy food and drinks (no alcohol) you packed yourself or from vendors that will be on site. So, pack a lawn chair, blanket, and enjoy the show. It will take place at Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center (Hwy 70 & Appling Road).

Join fellow citizens of Memphis in the 7th annual 5K benefiting the American Red Cross and its Ready Shelby program. It also honors our local Memphis heroes, including military, fire, law enforcement, and first responders. The race will be held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens at 7 pm. After the race, racers will receive finishing medals and there will be live music as well as food and drinks available. For details on ticket prices and how to pick up your racing bib, click here.

Bring your chairs and blanket, and enjoy an evening of fellowship as Munford celebrates independence with a free fireworks show at Poplar Park. Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury is sponsoring the Kids Fun Place where there will be free inflatables and a bubble machine. Refreshments will be available as well.

Doors open at 6pm for fun activities in the lobby, including a drink special and a photo booth with special movie-themed props and quotes. Costumes are always encouraged but never required. This event is part of The Orpheum’s Summer Movie Series sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union.

Meet over 400 annual attendees for the Central Gardens 4th of July parade. There will be a costume contest, free refreshments, and live music. (Location TBA)

As always, the annual parade will be happening at Cordova Community Center (1017 Sanga Road). There will also be a costume contest and awards for the following categories: Best Child in Costume, Best Decorated Bicycle, Tricycle or Pet, Best Decorated Float, Wagon or Horse, Best Decorated Motorized Vehicle, Best Over-all Children’s Entry, and Best Over-all Adult Entry. For those wishing to enter the parade, you will need to check in at the Community Center by 9 am. The parade will begin at 10 am.

There will be popsicles and festivities for the young and the young at heart, as well as a contest for the best-decorated wagon, bike, or person. They will be handing out prizes for first, second, and third place!

Once again, the Mud Island River Park will be the site of the 2018 Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. Patrons can bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs for a day of family fun. There will be rides for the kids, food and drink concessions, and what promises to be the biggest/best fireworks display in Memphis.

Fireworks and a festival featuring live music from The Michael New Band at 7 pm, along with food vendors and a kids zone.

The BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove hosts a July 4 jam, with music and fireworks. Gates open at 4 pm. Entertainment gets started at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks follow just after 9 p.m. Picnics and coolers are welcome.

Celebrate our nation’s independence the All-American way with baseball, a cookout, and fireworks! A specialty ticket option for the Wednesday, July 4 game includes a cookout and a ticket to the game (6:35 p.m.) for one price.

Happening at Municipal Park (1900 S. Germantown Rd.), you’ll get to enjoy live music, inflatables, games, food, and drinks which will be available all throughout the festival. Then, conclude with fireworks!

What could be more Memphis than watching fireworks from the roof of the iconic Peabody hotel? Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the night.

The 19th Annual Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks and Festival will include live music (from 7 pm  to 9 pm) with Fingertick, food vendors, activities for the kids and a fireworks nightcap. Event is free, but you will want to arrive early as space is limited at the park. The festivities kick off at 6 pm.

Fourth of July celebration with concessions, fireworks and music from Scary Lizard Ladies, Submerged, Alex Butler and Brady and the Bunch.

John Paul Keith will be performing live, so grab some friends and enjoy great music, and delicious food and drinks at Railgarten.

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