4th Of July In Memphis and the MidSouth: Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations

Fourth of July falls on a Thursday this year so expect a full week of fun and fireworks leading up to Independence Day.

We'll continue to add 4th of July events to this list as they are announced.

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Where To Watch Fireworks For The 4th of July In Memphis And the Mid-South

Pack a picnic and sunscreen, head to a local park with your household, or join in one of the Memphis area’s Independence Day celebrations. Here's a list of events happening in chronological order.

Arlington’s Star Spangled Spectacular 

Arlington Sports Complex, June 28, 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Join the Town's annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, June 28th.  The event will include friends, food vendors, and live music that lead up to a fireworks show at the end of the evening. Bring your picnic blanket and chairs. The band (Big Wheel) and food vendors will begin at 6pm. Vendors will be located in the sports field end zones. The fireworks are scheduled at 9:15pm.

Overton Square Independence Celebration

June 29, Chimes Square, Overton Square, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Head over to “Chimes Square” in Overton Square for July 4th fun that's free to attend and family friendly. Enjoy live music from South Bound Band with free face painting & balloon art for the kids. The Fire Museum will be on hand with cool vintage fire trucks.

Flag City Freedom Celebration

July 2, Millington Sports Complex (4885 Bill Knight Road), 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The Flag City Freedom Celebration features an impressive fireworks display with food and beverage concessions on site. There will be live music by Sherry Oke and a kid zone with inflatables.Entry will be located at Jack Huffman and Newport. Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at sundown.

Memphis Redbirds Independence Day Celebration

July 3, AutoZone Park, 6:05 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at the Memphis Redbirds game. The first 1,500 fans will get a Patriotic Redbirds Bucket Hat. Throughout the game, the Old Bluff will be open with inflatables and face painters. Then stick around for post game fireworks. This is the Redbirds largest postgame fireworks show of the season. Purchase a cookout specialty ticket to get access to a buffet of hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon, chips and cookies.

Liberty For All Festival & Fireworks

July 3, Liberty Park, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Free parking, free event, family-friendly event with live music, local food trucks, kids' inflatables, face painting, and carnival games. There will also be a family-friendly movie showing all ahead of the biggest fireworks show in town starting at 9 p.m.

*This is the city's fireworks show that is normally held downtown but is taking place at Liberty Park for the third year.

Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza

July 3, Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Bartlett’s annual celebration is more than a fireworks bonanza. They’ll have a whole program starting at 6 p.m., including live music, a car display, and concessions/food trucks. Fireworks at 9:10 p.m.

Collierville Independence Day Celebration

July 3, H.W. Cox Park, 6 p.m.

Join in on the community celebration. Food vendors open at 6. p.m. with entertainment to follow at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show lasts 18-minutes marking it one of the largest in the area and it will be set to a live music performance. Entertainment includes Alexis Jade & the Gemstones will start the show followed by the Soul Shockers performing a mix of classic 60's Motown, 70's funk, and today's top dance hits. Event will move to July 4th in the event of rain.

Horn Lake Grand Fireworks Display

July 3, Latimer Lakes Park, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Join Horn Lake for the Grand Fireworks Display. There will be a kids zone, food and craft vendors, and live music from the 41st Army Brass Band. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks expected to begin at 9 p.m.

Graceland’s All-American July 4th Weekend

July 4-6, Graceland, event times vary

Celebrate America's independence and 70 years of Rock 'n' Roll with music, food, fun and fireworks! Weekend highlights include the Salute to Memphis Music Concert on July 5, followed by the All-American Party & Fireworks Extravaganza celebrating 70 years of "That's All Right," plus a Gospel Brunch with the Tennessee Mass Choir on July 6, followed by Cote Deonath, who takes the stage that evening for an unforgettable All-American tribute concert to Elvis music. Tickets to go inside the exhibits there should be purchased separately.

About The Fireworks: All-American Party & Elvis Fireworks Extravaganza is at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5th. Free admission (including parking) at Graceland’s main parking lot. Fireworks will go on after sunset, set to Elvis 

July 4th Ride

July 4, Campbell Clinic, 7:30 a.m. to Noon

Partake in an easy ride to Germantown and Collierville and back.  Departure point is the Campbell Clinic located at 7887 Wolf River Blvd, at 7:30 am. There are two routes: 26 miles and 46 miles.

Central Gardens Association July 4th Parade

July 4, Central Gardens - York Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Taking place on York Avenue, join the Central Gardens Association for the annual July 4th Parade. The parade route will start in the rear parking lot of Immaculate Conception Cathedral (IC), will march eastward to the 1800 block of York, and then circle the median to return toward the IC parking lot. All post-parade activities will take place just outside the IC lot. Kids can enjoy crafts, face painting, and a book mobile will be on site. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper Young 4th of July Parade

July 4, Peabody Elementary / Cooper Street, 10 a.m.

Join the Cooper-Young Community Association for a VERY CHILL 4th of July block parade and mini parade. Bring your kiddos, their little wheels, and enjoy frozen treats, music, face painting, and a special appearance by the Memphis Fire Department.

Blues, BBQ & Brews

July 4, Railgarten, Noon

Get patriotic and support Wounded Warrior at Blues, BBQ & Brews. Entry is $10 and they will be serving Budweiser and Busch Light, hosting a hot dog eating contest and of course, having some awesome LIVE music going on throughout the day featuring Brimstone Jones and Will Tucker.

The Day Party

July 4, Growlers, 2 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day before the fireworks at Growlers. Entry is free and they'll have specials like $1 wings and more.

Downtown Memphis Fireworks Celebration

July 4, Grind City Brewing Co., 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Downtown will now have a fireworks show on the 4th! Grind City will host a fireworks show with inflatables, food trucks, craft beer, live music and more.

4th of July Cookout

July 4, Memphis Chinese Community Center, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Enjoy a festive 4th of July celebration with a unique twist! They'll have classic American grilled fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and a drink for just $5. Bring your favorite Chinese dish to share and eat for free! Watch the timeless musical "Flower Drum Song," a charming story celebrating Chinese-American culture.

Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4, Municipal Park, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, crafts, refreshments and a spectacular fireworks display. A performance from Truck Patch Revival, crafts and concessions will begin at 5 p.m. The Memphis Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. and the grand finale fireworks show will start at 9:10 pm.

Hernando Front Porch Fireworks

July 4, Civic Center Ball Fields, 5 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Come out and join the fun and fireworks at Civic Center Ball Fields. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. There will be live music from The 41st Army Brass Band, a kid zone and food vendors!

**Not a 4th of July event but on another note, if you're looking for indoor fun for the family on the 4th, MoSH will be open from!

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