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101 Things To Do In Memphis #72: 4th of July Guide To Memphis

Looking for things to do this July 4th? You are in luck! There are plenty of places to watch fireworks, watch a parade, listen to music and enjoy delicious food in the Memphis area!

SATURDAY, JULY 1
Shelby Farms Star-Spangled Celebration
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive N
12:00 PM
$8-12
Free under 10
Blankets & chairs recommended. Picnic baskets allowed, but no coolers. No alcohol can be brought into the event but can be purchased on site. Bathing suits suggested for kids splashing in Water Fun Inflatables. Jeans not permitted on inflatables. This is a newer one of the July 4th Events in Memphis.


Arlington Fireworks
Arlington Sports Complex
11307 Memphis Arlington Rd
6:00 PM
Festivities begin at 6:00pm with fireworks starting at approximately 9:15pm. Contact arlingtonfireworks@gmail.com for more details and information.

SUNDAY, JULY 2

Flag Collage Craft
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
10:00 AM
Free with museum admission.
Craft schedule is subject to change 


Independence Celebration
Overton Square
2101 Madison
7:00 PM
Free with drinks for purchase.
Join Overton Square for a family-friendly Independence Celebration concert in the Tower Courtyard on Sunday, July 2! Enjoy the rockin’ sounds of the Jackson Regiment from Mississippi’s 41st Army Band as they tell the Army story through their toe-tapping, upbeat music.

MONDAY, JULY 3

Fireworks Art with Cupcake Liners
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
10:00 AM
Free with museum admission.
Craft schedule is subject to change


Millington Freedom Celebration
Navy Lake
6231 Kerrville Rosemark Rd, Millington
5:00 PM
$5 for parking
Bring your picnic basket, blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs! Food and beverage concessions will be available. Alcohol will be sold. Please for the safety of everyone no pets, no fireworks, no open fires, no grills, no tents, no soliciting and no political campaigning. Faithfully Journey will be performing. Come join us for the most spectacular fireworks display in the area.


City of Bartlett Fireworks
Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center
Hwy 70 & Appling Road
6:00 PM
Free
Plan to 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!


Fitz Casino Fireworks
Fitz Casino
711 Lucky Ln, Robinsonville, MS 38664
6:00 PM
Free
Watch a spectacular fireworks showcase light up the night sky on the Fitz front lawn. Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets as you enjoy live entertainment starting at 6pm.


Collierville Indepence Day Celebration
Cox Park
440 West Powell Rd
6:30 PM
Free
Food vendors will be open at 6:00pm, entertainment will begin at 6:30p, & the grand finale fireworks show will start at 9:30p.


Redbirds’ Indepence Celebration
AutoZone Park
200 Union Ave
6:35 PM
$9 and up
The Memphis Redbirds’ Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 3, presented by AutoZone, includes the biggest postgame fireworks display in AutoZone Park history and a specialty ticket option that includes an All-American baseball picnic!


Memphis Stars & Stripes Kids Run
Memphis Botanic Gardens
750 Cherry Rd
7:00 PM
$10-$25
The race will celebrate the American Red Cross and its Ready Shelby Program and honor our local heroes including military, fire, law enforcement, and first responders.

TUESDAY, JULY 4

Central Gardens Parade
Central Gardens
Carr & Willett
8:00 AM
Free
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.


High Point Terrace Parade
High Point
Aurora Circle
9:00 AM
Free
The High Point Terrace neighborhood celebrates its annual Fourth of July parade, as floats, cars and bicycles are decked out in stars and stripes. Probably the longest running of the July 4th Events in Memphis!


Cordova CC Parade
Community Center Grounds
1017 Sanga
9:30 AM
Free
Parade, Judging & Awarding of Prizes. Enjoy Free Refreshments Following the Parade


Cooper Young Parade
Peabody Elementary
2086 Young Ave
10:00 AM
Free
Join us for our annual 4th of July Family Parade! We’re getting excited for this fantastic event and we hope you are, too. This year we’ll feature facepainting from Paint it Cool Body Art, pobsicles, and a contest for the best-decorated wagon, bike, or person!


Fireworks Art with Cupcake Liners
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
10:00 AM
Free with museum admission.
Craft schedule is subject to change


Germantown Fireworks
Municipal Park
5:00 PM
Free
Events begins at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:10 p. Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts, refreshments and a spectacular fireworks display. No rain date.


July 4th at the Peabody
Peabody
149 Union Ave
5:00 PM
Free
Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Open to the public. No cover charge. A great view to see all the July 4th Events in Memphis!


Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks
Olive Branch City Park
8267 Goodman Rd
6:00 PM
Free
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Olive Branch City Park or this free event. Enjoy Kids Zone, great food vendors and more. World class fireworks begin at 9:15pm. Live music entertainment by Skyelor Anderson, followed by a HUGE fireworks display set to music.


Southaven July 4th Celebration
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
6285 Snowden Lane
6:30 PM
Looking for a fun place to watch 4th of July fireworks? The City of Southaven invites you to its annual July 4th Celebration at Snowden Grove Park, BankPlus Amphitheater. Free admission and picnics and coolers are welcome.


July 4th at Mud Island Park
Mud Island
125 North Front Street
7:00 PM
Bring your family and friends to Mud Island River Park for the 2017 Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular! Grab your blanket, picnic basket, and lawn chairs for a day of family fun!


Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Memphis Riverboats
251 Riverside Dr
7:00 PM
$10-45
Come enjoy a 2 hour cruise on Ol Man River featuring our Live House Blues and Jazz Band, one trip buffet-style meal, and cash/credit bar. Advance reservations suggested.


Big River Crossing Lights
Harahan Bridge
Downtown Memphis
Free
The bridge will definitely be lit up in red, white and blue, so make plans to watch the lights from Martyr’s Park, Tom Lee Park, or any rooftop. You might want to walk across it and watch during the fireworks show. This will be a one of kind experience.


By and photo credit: EastMemphisMoms.com