How shall we let “freedom” ring? With some Yankee Doodle damn good times!
Where to see fireworks:
It’s baseball with a BANG! The Memphis Redbirds are bringing folks together for 3 full days of Independence Day revelry as they take on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimps (lol)! There’ll be all-you-can-eat buffets, free ice cream for the kids, and post-game fireworks each night, in addition to special offerings like free Memphis Redbirds Flag Trucker Hats, and a chance to win prizes if you pull up in your best DAD-fit.
Secure your tickets here.
City of Bartlett 2021 Fireworks Extravaganza – July 2 (6-9:30PM)
Their annual star spangled shebang is back at the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center. The evening will kick off with music by Kevin and Bethany Paige, and the Bartlett Community Concert Band as participants sprawl out on the lawn or grab grub from local food trucks. Once the sun goes down, the sky will be lit, so make sure you secure a good seat for the show.
See all the details here.
Graceland’s All American 4th of July Weekend – July 3-4
There’s nothing more Rock ‘N’ Roll than America, amiright? Well, Graceland‘s got the 4th of July celebrations on lock with featured festivities like The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Concert, Gospel Brunch, a Private BBQ Dinner and more. They cap it all off with a free, family-friendly, All American Party on Sunday where the fireworks will fly high over the red, white, and blue [suede shoe] Mansion.
Peep the lineup of events, and secure your tickets.
Collierville Independence Day Celebration – July 3 (6:30PM-10PM)
They’re saying it’ll be the largest fireworks demonstration in C-Ville history, and we love to see it! Head to HW Cox Park where there’ll be food vendors keeping you fed, Party Planet and the Tennessee Mass Choir keeping your entertained, and bursts of beautiful colors painting the sky once the sun sets.
Get the full scoop here.
Memphis 4th of July Spectacular – July 4 (2PM-10PM)
The Mighty Mississippi makes for a great backdrop to behold the beauty of 4th of July fireworks! Make you way to Mud Island Park and the River Garden in Downtown Memphis where there’ll be DJ dance parties, skate rentals, kids activities and games, and more to get you in the spirit before showtime starts at 9PM.
The sky is not the only thing getting lit either! Might Lights Memphis will glow red, white, and blue for the star spangled occasion on July 3rd and 4th at the top of each hour after sundown!
NOTE THAT RIVERSIDE DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES FROM 9AM SATURDAY JULY 3 THRU 9AM MONDAY JULY 5
- Paid parking is available on the island. Pre-pay for the best experience at https://www.premiumparking.com/P2711
Take a look at all the deets here.
Kayak Memphis 4th of July Fireworks – July 4 (7:30-9:30PM)
Why take in the fireworks from the sidelines when you can see them as you paddle near the Memphis Bridge?! Kayak Memphis is bringing the boats out in Downtown Memphis for folks to see the sights from a new perspective. Grab a friend for this two-hour float, which also features live music that’ll add to your ceremonious soundtrack.
Secure your paddle pass here.
Where to play/party in the spirit of patriotism:
- Adult Cookie Class – Patriotic Themed at Frost Bake Shop – Thursday, July 1
- Fourth of July Weekend Barbeque Music, and Blues at Wild Bill’s – Friday, July 2 – Monday, July 5
- Drama Days: America the Beautiful with SunFish Theatre & TransforMama – Saturday, July 3 (Kid-Friendly)
- July 4th Weekend Party in the U.S.A. at Jerry Lee Lewis ft. DJ Ben Murray – Saturday, July 3
- PC Band Presents…Red•White•Blue Party•3rd Of July Edition – Saturday, July 3
- Memphis Reggae Sunday: Independence Day Weekend at Brinson’s Downtown – Sunday, July 4