If you’ve ever seen one of Nashville’s Fourth of July fireworks extravaganzas, you know it’s a truly amazing experience. This year’s display will be the biggest in the city’s history, lasting 27 minutes and filling the downtown sky with more than 30,000 pops of color. And it wouldn’t be Music City without a soundtrack, which is why the entire display is set to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony.
Witnessing this breathtaking event is a no-brainer, but finding just the right spot to take it all in can be a little tricky. Below are some of the best places to experience Music City’s Independence Day fireworks spectacular.
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100 First Avenue North
Do you like being in the middle of the action? Then Riverfront Park is the place for you. Besides providing a front-row seat for the fireworks, the park is also just feet from other Fourth of July events earlier in the day: the free Family Fun Zone at Fifth Avenue and Broadway featuring games and inflatables for kids (noon–5 p.m.); musical performances at Bridgestone Arena Plaza (1–5 p.m.); and concerts by Billy Currington, Ashley Monroe and Striking Matches at the Jack Daniel’s Main Stage at First Avenue and Broadway (6:30–9:45 p.m.).
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
If you’d rather not fight traffic or deal with parking downtown, consider Red, White & Boom at Adventure Science Center. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the fireworks from the museum’s rooftop or lawn and listen to the Nashville Symphony’s performance via a live feed. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets now.
If you’re one of the coveted few who call a Nashville luxury condominium home—or you have a friend or family member who is—then look no further for the perfect place to watch. High-rises like the Viridian in the downtown core, the Rhythm and Adelicia in Midtown, the Encore in SoBro, and the Icon and Terrazzo in the Gulch provide impressive panoramic views from their rooftop terraces, pool decks and private balconies. These properties offer a comfortable, intimate viewing experience that is second to none.
Take to the water for a different perspective. Watching the show from a boat is a unique and relaxing way to enjoy the display, with the added bonus of seeing the colorful fireworks reflected in the river. If you don’t have access to a personal watercraft, the General Jackson offers a Fourth of July Celebration evening cruise. If you’re setting sail on your own, be aware that the river is off-limits between the Shelby and Woodland street bridges during the fireworks for safety reasons.
Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
Spanning the Cumberland River between East Nashville and downtown, the pedestrian bridge is arguably as picture-worthy as the fireworks themselves. The view from the bridge is tremendous … and so is the number of people trying to get it. Be prepared for a crowd.
700 Woodland Street
In addition to escaping the downtown masses, watching from the river’s east bank allows you to enjoy the fireworks with Nashville’s iconic skyline as the backdrop. Head to East Park earlier in the day for the Hot Chicken Festival, an annual celebration of Nashville’s one-of-a-kind spicy specialty. (Note: Cumberland Park, located at 592 South First Street, is another great place to catch the show from the East Side.)
Music City’s July 4th: Let Freedom Sing fireworks display starts at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014.
From all of us at The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite, have a safe and happy Independence Day!
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