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Where to find the MOST SPECTACULAR Firework Shows in Tennessee

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

Tennessee is home to some of the best fireworks displays in the country. From the annual fireworks show at the Nashville skyline to the countless smaller displays around the state, Tennessee offers the most spectacular fireworks!

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Plus, with so much to do and see in the state, you can make a weekend out of it and enjoy the beauty of Tennessee while you watch the fireworks.


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H.W. Cox Park, Collierville

Join in on the Collierville community's 37th annual celebration! Food vendors open at 6 p.m. with entertainment to follow at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks show lasts 18 minutes, making it one of the largest in the area. It will be set to a live music performance. Bands include Alice Hasen & the Blaze, a fiddle-powered groove band, and Soul Shockers performing a mix of classic 60's Motown, 70's funk, and today's top hits. The event will move to July 4th in the event of rain.


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Liberty Park Memphis

This event is FREE, so gather your friends and family for an evening they won't forget.

Free admission and free parking.

DJ Zoom & live music by Jonte Mayon & Friends - Inflatables, face painting, & carnival games

Family-friendly movie showing - Local food trucks

Biggest fireworks show in town starting at 9 p.m.


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The 4th of July Food Truck Festival offers a great place to come watch the Union City Fireworks! Food Trucks will be open 4-9 p.m. There is a good variety, BBQ, Tacos, Fair Foods, Eggrolls, and of Ice Cold Lemonade!

Ham's Party Rentals will have 3 foam machines and 4 waterslides.

This is an awesome way to come celebrate Independence Day! The Obion County Fairgrounds offers a great view of the fireworks. Admission is FREE!


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11307 Memphis-Arlington Rd, Arlington

Join us at the Town's annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, June 30th. The band and food trucks will be on-site starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will start around 9 p.m.



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Nashville celebrates America's independence with picnics, baseball games, plenty of live music, and spectacular fireworks. The country music capital of the world offers a day full of fun and diverse events.

You can start your morning at 7 am with the Music City 4th of July 5k/10k Run. Throughout the day, you can see the Nashville Sounds play baseball, head downtown to try some barbecue, or snack on hot chicken in East Park.

The "Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th" party is going to be the highlight of your 4th of July in Nashville.


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The Fountains, 1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro

The 2023 Celebration Under the Stars (powered by Middle Tennessee Electric) will be held at the Fountains at Gateway once again this year on Tuesday, July 4.

Country artist and composer Canaan Smith along with his band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with his high-energy show.

The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m. The community is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking on the grass.


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Sewanee, Franklin County

There will be music, dancing, cake-decorating contests, cat and dog displays of prowess, delicious food and drink, and of course a parade.

We invite everyone far and wide to Sewanee, Tennessee on July 4th, for an all-day commemoration of who we are and what it took to get here! Of course, there’ll be fire engines, police cars, the grand marshal (soon to be announced), and candy galore.



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Soddy-Daisy Independence Celebration 97 Durham St, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Stop by for a day filled with food trucks, kids’ games, an impressive car show, and a variety of vendors offering unique and interesting items. All of this will be accompanied by live music and engaging family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy.


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This professional fireworks display is presented by Mt. Olive Ministries and Sponsored by Cleveland Ford & City of Cleveland. Fireworks are planned for around 9:15 pm.

Listen to Mix 104.1 for a synchronized music presentation.


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For over 45 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4.

Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early on Monday, July 3rd in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.


For more information about upcoming events, please visit our Tennessee Family Vacation calendar.


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