What better place to celebrate the birth of our nation than in Nashville, Music City? There are so many great events going on here in town that you may feel your mind blowing up like 4th of July Fireworks with all the possibilities. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a local or a long-time lover of Nashville, you’ll find something for everyone during this special summer weekend.
Runs and Outdoor Fun: If you’re looking for a reason to get outside, look no further than these events.
Music City 5K/10K. Looking for a way to give back while getting your steps in? This run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project starts at 8 AM on Monday July 4. All fitness levels are welcome, and you’ll see some great Nashville landmarks on this run that begins at Public Square Park on Deaderick Street. Registration prices range from $45/$55.
First Saturday Art Crawl. Stroll along Fifth Avenue while you take in Nashville’s art scene. This popular monthly event is free to attend and most galleries offer light refreshments and wine. Fine art, photography, sculpture and artisan delights await. More information here.
Nashville is Kid-Friendly. Nashville is a great place to bring the whole family for the 4th of July. There’s something to do for everyone! The popular Family Fun Zone is free and open to the public and is a great place for the kids to burn off some energy before having to wait for the fireworks. Be sure to check out the national championship trophy presented by Dr. Pepper at the Music City Walk of Fame Park.
Nashville Zoo. With over 2200 different animals and their spacious installations, this zoo has a reputation of delighting visitors from all over the country. It’s big enough to keep it interesting, but not too overwhelming for little legs. The new spider monkey exhibit is a draw, and so
Adults and Teens: $16
Children (2 - 12)
Children Under 2: Free
Eats and Beats in Nashville. The chicken is hot, and so is the music. If you love good food and good music, you’ve come to the right city for your 4th of July celebration.
Hot Chicken in East Nashville. Every year on the 3rd of July the intersection of Ordway and Calvin shuts down for some of the finest Nashville-style Hot Chicken that you’ve ever put in your face. This popular event includes all the Yazoo beer you can safely drink and four great bands. If
A City With a View. If you want some excellent cocktails and a view on the 4th of July, check out Elevate to Celebrate at UP, the rooftop lounge. On the outset tickets seem pricey at $200 a pop, but what you get for the value is
If that’s not your scene but you’re looking for some great places to catch some of our favorite local watering
Hot. Hot. Hot. We’re not going to sell you on the idea that the weather is “temperate” in July in Nashville. The weather can be sultry and downright blazing. Temps during the first week of July are generally in the 80’s to low 90’s but rarely hotter than that. It’s important that if you are outside enjoying all the great festivities our city has to offer that you pay attention to your hydration levels and keep small children out of the direct sun as much as possible.
If you’ve overindulged
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