July 4th is all about the boom — fireworks lighting up the night sky in sync to an American, classic song. Music City is one of the best destinations in the Southern US to watch a magical 4th of July fireworks show.
Each year, Nashville draws thousands of people to come celebrate America’s Independence Day, many traveling from out of town just to be part of the fun.
With tons of live music shows, Broadway bar specials, fun activities, food vendors, and kid zones, there is undoubtedly a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.
Nashville July 4th Do’s
DO try to claim a spot somewhere on the pedestrian bridge that overlooks the water for a great view of the fireworks.
DO also consider viewing Nashville’s July 4th firework spectacular from Lower Broadway, Ascend Amphitheater, and the Walk of Fame Park.
DO know that there will be thousands of people piling into downtown and its surrounding areas, so be safe and plan your travels accordingly.
Nashville July 4th Don’ts
DON’T visit downtown if you want to avoid crowds.
DON’T bring your own fireworks, even if they are just simple sparklers.
DON’T forget to purchase tickets in advance for some of the ticket-only events on Broadway, such as the July 4th Rooftop Party at Famous Nashville.
Best Places for July 4th Fun
If you have children, pack them up for a full day of fun at Wyler’s Light Family Fun Zone. You can stick around until the fireworks begin, since the park has a good vantage point for the show.
From 12 pm until 9 pm, head to the Broadway Stage at Fifth and Broadway to enjoy a lineup of music artists. The Ascend Amphitheater opens at 4 pm, where you can hear the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Acme Feed and Seed throws an all-day Independence Day celebration that is worth checking out as well.