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

Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year so expect a weekend full 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.

Flag City Freedom Celebration

June 29, Millington Sports Complex (4885 Bill Knight Road), 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The Flag City Freedom Celebration features an impressive fireworks display, food vendors, and live music. This year will also have a kids zone with inflatables. Bring your picnics, blankets, and chairs; parking is $5 per car. Entry will be located at Jack Huffman and Newport. Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at sundown.

*Due to the chances of bad weather, Millington has made the decision to cancel their celebration.

Arlington’s Star Spangled Spectacular 

June 30, Arlington Sports Complex, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join Arlington for the town's annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, June 30th. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

AutoZone Park Redbirds July 4th Weekend Games 

July 1-3 at AutoZone Park

The Redbirds will have postgame fireworks at their games on Saturday, July 1, and Monday, July 3, against the Nashville Sounds. First 1,500 fans to Saturday's game also get a free Replica Memphis Redbirds Powder Blue Jersey.

*Beck & Call will have a $25 cover on July 1 to see the fireworks from their rooftop.

Graceland’s All-American July 4th Weekend 2023

July 1-2, Graceland

Fourth of July fun for all ages, featuring Elvis, rock ‘n’ roll, BBQ, movies, concerts, Sunday gospel brunch, hidden Graceland tours, and, of course, fireworks!

About The Fireworks: All-American Party & Elvis Fireworks Extravaganza is at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 2nd. Free admission (including parking) at Graceland’s main parking lot. Fireworks will go on after sunset, set to Elvis music. Tickets to go inside the exhibits there should be purchased separately.

Overton Square Independence Celebration

July 1, Chimes Square, Overton Square, 7 p.m. - 10 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 Cyrena Wages with free face painting & balloon art for the kids. The Fire Museum will be on hand with cool vintage fire trucks. Bayou is on hand with hot dogs and snacks, with grown-up cocktails from Babalu, and treats from Sweet Noshings.

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 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 (37th annual event!). 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. Bands include Alice Hasen & the Blaze, a fiddle-powered groove band, and 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.

Liberty Park festival and 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 second year due to ongoing renovations to Tom Lee Park.

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 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 and parade attendees will be provided free snacks with two hot dog stands. There will also be live music, yard games, and more.

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 "parade"! Bring your kiddos, their little wheels, and we'll enjoy frozen treats, a special appearance by the Memphis Fire Department and one another's company while celebrating this Cooper-Young summer tradition.

Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4, Municipal Park, 5 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts, refreshments and a spectacular fireworks display. No rain date. Fun and food begin at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:10 p.m.

Mud Island will not have fireworks this year with construction wrapping up at the new Tom Lee Park. Hit one of Memphis' downtown rooftops on 4th of July and you're sure to see fireworks going off across the city. Have an event that needs to be added to this list? Email us at [email protected].