7 Uniquely Nashville Ways to Celebrate July 4th Weekend

When it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July, there are unlimited fun things to do in Music City. Whether it’s listening to some fantastic live music, eating some good ol’ hot chicken, or enjoying the countryside, there’s always something to get into for Independence Day.

If you’re struggling to find activities outside of backyard cookouts with friends and family, here’s a sweet list of what’s going down in Nashville this Fourth of July.

Take a look!

Thirth Of July


The hilariously named Thirth of July is an annual tradition of music, food, and drinks. North 12th Street is closed down for a huge bock party that brings out hundreds of friends and neighbors to get together and celebrate America the best way knows how: through music. Buy your tickets now!

TailGate Beer Fireworks Show

On July 3, TailGate Beer will be hosting a huge Fourth of July party filled with live music, craft beer, pizza, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display. This is a family-friendly event with plenty of activities for patriots of all ages. There are going to be a lot of people at this event, so bring a chair so you can properly enjoy the fireworks!

Let Freedom Sing

It wouldn’t be Independence Day in Nashville without some live music, right? This year, you can expect artists such as Maddie & Tae, Rayland Baxter, Erin McCarley, Andrew Combs, Ruby Amanfu, and Sheryl Crow headlining. Oh, it’s going to be a fabulous Fourth with music like this lined up.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival


Every Fourth of July you hear about burgers and hot dogs, burgers and hot dogs. But what about hot chicken, baby? Where does that mouth-burning Nashville dish fit in? Why, at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival, of course. Created in 2006, this annual festival brings the community together to celebrate the most uniquely Nashville dish, Hot Chicken. There will be live music by local bands, and a whole lot of chicken this Independence Day.

City House and Friends 4th Of July Cookout

Already dubbed “’Murica’s Finest,” join City House + Friends for a cookout like no other cookout. This is the beginning of a brand new Nashville Independence Day tradition, so be sure to check it out! There will be lots of great food, great drinks, great company, and, of course, great fireworks.

Music City July 4th 5K/10K

You’re going to need a moment to work off all those burgers, hot dogs, and hot chicken this year. So why not burn it off with the Music City July 4th 5K/10K? All ages and fitness levels will have a blast running past Nashville’s landmarks. It’s the perfect way to kick off your Independence Day celebration! Get running, Nashville!



And last, but most certainly not least, the main attraction of every Fourth of July celebration: Fireworks. But where to see them? Well, besides anywhere, here’s a lovely little list of where Nashville will be launching colorful explosions to celebrate America’s birth.

Happy Fourth of July, Nashville! It’s going to be a blast.

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