4th of July in Memphis

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration filled with fireworks, family, and BBQ. Trying to plan ahead this year? We’re here to help. Below we have a list of Memphis’s best Fourth of July week events (some family friendly, some adults only). Whether you want to enjoy fireworks in the ‘burbs with family, or you want to celebrate at a cocktail party downtown, we have some great options for you. Let’s celebrate Independence Day together, folks. 

WHAT TO DO ON…

JULY 3

Flag City Freedom Celebration

USA Stadium in Millington, 4PM (free, $5 parking) (family-friendly)

A fireworks show, children’s play area, car show and live music will take place at this Millington celebration. Food and beverage concessions will be available. Make sure to bring blankets, your picnic basket, coolers, and lawn chairs! 

Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza

Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, 6PM-10PM (free) (family-friendly)

The night will begin with live music followed by a car display and a fireworks show. Children’s activities and concessions also available. 

Collierville Independence Day Celebration 

W.C. Cox Park, 6PM-10PM (free) (family-friendly)

Food vendors, entertainment and a fireworks show to end the night at this Collierville celebration. Come together with friends and family to celebrate America together.  

Memphis Redbirds vs New Orleans Baby Cakes 

AutoZone Park, 6:35PM 

Join the Redbirds for their Annual Independence Day Celebration. This game will end with the largest postgame fireworks show in AutoZone Park history! The players will be wearing special Fourth of July jerseys that you can take home in an auction. Cookout specialty tickets are also available. 

Stars and Stripes 5k

Memphis Botanic Garden, 7PM 

Benefiting the American Red Cross, this annual family-friendly race consists of live music, summer time post-race food, and a picnic setting for the entertainment. Sign up to some exercise before all the Fourth of July food! 

Stars and Stripes III

Playhouse on the Square, 8PM-Midnight (21+)

A classy cocktail party with exclusive VIP access which includes complimentary drinks, food, and rooftop seating. This is a unique party with live music, plenty of drinks and an unbeatable view of midtown Memphis. 

JULY 4

Central Gardens 4th of July Parade

1400 block of Carr Ave., 10AM (free) (family-friendly)

The Central Gardens Parade includes free refreshments, children’s and pet’s patriotic costume competitions, and live music. Gather on the corner of Willett and Rozelle to join in on the fun. 

Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza

Municipal Park, 5PM-10:30PM (free) (family-friendly)

Celebrate in Germantown with live music, moon bounces, games, and food trucks beginning at 5PM. Fireworks begin just after 9PM. 

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular

Mud Island River Park, 6PM-10PM (free) (family-friendly)

Fireworks on the river with live music in the Grove and fireworks beginning at 9:15PM. Bring your picnic blankets to the South Lawn for the best view (including the new MEMPHIS sign lit up)!

Peabody Rooftop Fireworks Viewing with the Bluff City Bandits

6PM-10PM ($10) (21+)

Head up to the Peabody Rooftop for live music with the six-man country cover band Bluff City Bandits. Fireworks begin at sun down, drinks and food available for purchase. 

Southaven July 4th Celebration with Frankie Hollie and the NOISE

Snowden Grove BankPlus Amphitheater, 9PM (free) (family-friendly)

Enjoy a live performance at Snowden Grove for Southaven’s Annual Independence Day Celebration. Bring your picnic blankets, coolers, and your family for this event. 

Week Of

Graceland’s All-American July 4th Getaway

July 4 9AM-July 7 3PM (family-friendly)

A new event to Memphis, this Graceland Getaway includes a 3 day stay at The Guest House at Graceland, along with several concerts, a tour of Graceland, dinner parties, a fireworks extravaganza, and much more.  

Backbeat Tours Red, White, and Brew Tour

Alfred’s on Beale, 6PM-9PM (21+) 

Backbeat Tours is taking Memphians 21+ to the best breweries in Memphis, with additional stops at Aldo’s Pizza, and several historical sites. Price includes food, beer samples, and souvenirs.  

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