Although every day may seem like a party when you live in Music City, the Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year here in Nashville. Every year, the city puts on quite the line-up of fun-filled events and festivities that take place all day long, and this year is certainly no different. And although just about every city and town in Middle Tennessee has something going on this July 4th weekend, here’s quick look at what’s on our radar:
Thirth of July - Sunday July 3rd
An East Nashville tradition, the Thirth of July is one of our favorite summertime events in Nashville and one of the biggest block parties in town. Each year, the neighborhood shuts down 12th Street between Ordway & Calvin and brings in awesome live music, tons of good food and drinks, and of course plenty of other entertainment to keep you busy all day long. Early bird tickets are $30 and $40 at the gate, which is well worth the price if you’ve never been.
Let Freedom Sing! July 4th in Music City
A two-day event that features 3 stages and 15 different bands, July 4th in Nashville is all about Let Freedom Sing! The line-up this year may be the best ever and the new location at Ascend Amphitheater and The Green at Riverfront Park should provide an awesome experience for all attendees. Sheryl Crow is the headliner at the 2016 Let Freedom Sing event, while other artists include Maddie & Tae, Rayland Baxter, Erin McCarley, and the Nashville Symphony.
Music City July 4th 5K/10K
If you like to run and stay active, why not kick off your holiday with the Music City July 4th 5K/10K race? Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age or fitness level and there’s no better way to start the day than with a nice pleasant run through the streets of downtown Nashville. Participants will also receive a free t-shirt and finisher's medal once crossing the finish line.
Nashville July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
Of course you can’t celebrate the 4th of July without a spectacular fireworks show, and boy does Nashville really bring it when it comes to this category. Routinely voted as having one of the best fireworks displays in the country, be sure to stick around for the 30-minute show that will cap off a full day of great events and festivities all throughout the Nashville area. Look for the downtown fireworks to start somewhere around 9:30 p.m.