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MMB’s 4th of July Independence Day Guide {2018}

The 4th of July will be here before you know it! But don’t worry, because Memphis (and the surrounding areas) has a ton of ways to celebrate America’s Independence Day! From neighborhood parades to huge firework extravaganzas, Memphis Moms Blog has everything for you and your family to do!

Thursday, June 28

Patriotic Pops

Levitt Shell | 7:30-9:00

This annual concert, presented by members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Second Presbyterian Chancel Choir, will feature a variety of American music. For 2018, we welcome special guests Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass for the event. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display!

Saturday, June 30

Star Spangled Banner Celebration

Arlington, TN | Arlington Sports Complex | 11307 Memphis Arlington Rd

6-10

Arlington’s “Star Spangled Spectacular” is a celebration of America’s birthday featuring fun, food, and fireworks!

 

Garner Lake Fireworks 

Lakeland, TN | Garner Lake

Sunday, July 1

ALL DAY EVENT!

Overton Square Independence Celebration

Memphis | 9:00 am -10:00 pm | Overton Square (Tower Courtyard) | 2092 Trimble Place

Details coming soon!

Fireworks on the Farm

Cedar Hill Farm | 5:00-10:00 | Hernando, MS | 8 Love Road

Gates open at 5:00PM – Fireworks start at 9:00PM

Farm Activities open from 5:00PM – 8:30PM (lighted Playground will stay open until the start of the show)

Last hayride leaves out at 8:15PM (even if you have been in line waiting)  and last Pony Ride tickets sold at 8:15PM

Live music under the Pavilion from 7:00PM – 9:00PM by “TBD”

Bring the family out to the farm and let the kids play on the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, watch the chicken show, ride the train, take a hayride and ride a pony, Listen to some live music and eat some good Cedar Hill Farm BBQ before the show.  Bring your blankets/lawn chairs; coolers and picnics welcome.  No Pets!

Let the kids bring their swim suits and a towel, we will have a water slide for them to play on, slide provided by DeSoto Bounce.

July 3

Fireworks Extravaganza

Bartlett, TN | 6-9:30 | Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center | Hwy 70 & Appling Road

Start the night with live musical entertainment provided by the Bartlett Community Concert Band starting at 6:00 followed by Jamie Baker & the VIP’s at 7:15, activities for all ages including a car display, children’s activities, concessions and more. When the sun goes down the night sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks show! All activities will take place on the lawn of the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center and Appling Middle School. Fireworks start at 9:15!

Stars and Stripes 5K

Memphis | 7:00 pm | Memphis Botanic Garden | 750 Cherry Road

The annual Stars and Stripes 5K  starts at 7 p.m. instead of 7 a.m!. The race will start and finish at the Memphis Botanic Garden, and benefits the American Red Cross. They’ll have live music and food. The race is $25 in advance and $35 the day of. This is the Final Race of the 2018 M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health (Finishers get your Finisher Medals). 

Flag City Freedom Celebration 2018

Millington, TN | 4:00- 10:00 | USA Stadium Complex | 4351 Babe Howard Blvd.

Join Millington Arts, Recreation, & Parks for our Annual Flag City Freedom Celebration on Tuesday July 3rd at USA Stadium in Millington! Something for everyone with a spectacular fireworks show, a children’s play area and live music! The gates open at 4:00 PM and fireworks will begin at sundown. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Parking is also very limited. Bring your picnic basket, blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs! Food and beverage concessions will be available. For the safety and enjoyment of all, absolutely no guns, lasers, pets, personal fireworks, grills, campfires, or political campaigning will be allowed.

City of Horn Lake July Fireworks

Horn Lake, MS| 4:00-10:00 | Latimer Lake Park | 5633 Tulane Rd

Don’t miss the City of Horn Lake GRAND Fireworks display, presented by Belhaven University. Bring your picnics and blankets for fun, entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks show will start at 9:15pm. Gates will open at 4:00pm. Free parking and free admission.

Celebrate Independence 

Munford, TN | 7:30-9:30 | Poplar Park 

Bring your chairs, bring your blanket, and enjoy an evening of fellowship as we celebrate our independence with a free fireworks show at Poplar Park. Refreshments will be available for sale from the MHS Band as they seek to raise funds for their upcoming Rose Bowl performance.

Collierville 33rd Annual Independence Day Celebration

Collierville, TN | 6:30-10 | W.C. Cox Park | 440 W. Powell Road

Live music, concessions, bounces for the kids and much more!

** Rain date is July 4!

Wednesday, July 4

MORNING EVENTS

Central Gardens July 4th Parade 

Memphis | 9:00 | 1500 Block of Carr Ave.

Held on July 4th, the parade is a Central Gardens tradition for more than 30 years. This event attracts 300-400 attendees to the 1500 block of Carr Ave. (between Willett and Rozelle). Join us on Independence Day morning for free refreshments, children’s and pets’ patriotic costume competitions, music and more! 

To be considered for the patriotic costume contest, you must gather at the corner of Rozelle and Carr by 9:00 a.m. Judging will occur at 9:15 and the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. Contest categories are: Best Patriotic Costume 7 & under and 8 & up, Best Dressed Pet and Best Decorated Vehicle.

After the parade, please stay to enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, sno-cones and drinks…available for everyone!

 

69th Annual High Point Terrace Annual Independence Day Parade

Memphis | 9:00 | NE corner of Aurora Circle 

The longest-running 4th of July parade in Memphis starts in the northeast corner of Aurora Circle in the East Memphis High Point neighborhood on Wednesday morning. Fire trucks lead the parade, followed by cars and floats, then folks on foot/wagons. After it’s over, the trucks turn on their hoses for the kids. 

 

Cooper Young Community Association Independence Day Parade

Memphis | 10:00 | Peabody Elementary | 2086 Young Avenue

Get dressed up in your best patriotic wear, decorate your bikes and wagons, and meet up at the Peabody Elementary School parking lot for this community tradition. All are welcome to come out and celebrate the 4th of July with popsicles and side walk chalk. Every year is slightly different but it’s always a blast to hang out with the neighborhood and celebrate this patriotic holiday.

 

Pidgeon Estates 4th of July Block Party and Parade

Memphis | 9:00 | East Memphis | Hollyoke Street

This year will mark the 27th anniversary of the parade. The event begins and ends on Hollyoke Street in East Memphis. March around the block, eat hot dogs, and play in the firetruck’s hoses. 

 

 

EVENING EVENTS

Peabody Rooftop Fireworks Party

Downton Memphis | 5:00 pm – 10 pm | Peabody Hotel | 149 Union Avenue

Free and fun for ALL ages! Watch the downtown Memphis 4th of July fireworks from the rooftop of the Peabody Hotel. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. This is a family-friendly affair, not to be confused with a Rooftop Party. No cover charge, but leave chairs and coolers at home.

Memphis Redbirds 4th of July Celebration

Downtown Memphis | 5:00 pm | AutoZone Park | 200 Union Avenue

Celebrate Our Nation’s Independence with Baseball, a Cookout, and Fireworks, pres. by AutoZone! Gates open at 5:00; the game is at 6:35. Highlights include a jersey auction benefitting the Redbirds Community Fund and a postgame fireworks display. There is also a cookout specialty ticket deal, which includes a game ticket and an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, cookies, bottled water, and Coca-Cola products ($23 Dugout/$20 Field Box).

4th of July Celebration, Mud Island Park

Downtown Memphis | TBA

Details are still not announced. Will have more details as soon as they become available! 

Fireworks Extravaganza 

Germantown, TN | 5:00 p.m. | Municipal Park | Exeter Road

Events begin at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:10 p.m.
Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts and refreshments. Then be amazed by a spectacular fireworks display. No rain date. For more information, call 757-7375.

** In the event of inclement weather, call 751- 5669 for details on event status.

July 4th Firework Celebration 

Southaven, MS | 9:00 p.m. | Snowden Grove Amphitheater | 6285 Snowden Ln

The City of Southaven will host its annual July 4th Celebration this year at the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Park.
Free admission and picnics and coolers are welcome.

Olive Branch’s 19th Annual 4th of July Fireworks

Olive Branch, MS | 7:00 p.m. | Olive Branch City Park | 8267 Goodman Road

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Olive Branch City Park for this free event. Enjoy Kids Zone, great food vendors, and more. World class fireworks begin around 9:15pm. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Fingertrick 7pm-9pm, followed by a HUGE fireworks display set to music.

Arrive early!! Entrances will be blocked once the park is filled to capacity.

For more information, call 662-893-5219.

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