Family Fun for July 4th in Nashville

Have you started planning for the 4th of July yet? It’s one of our most favorite holidays!  Trying to find where the best firework shows are, figuring out family friendly activities during the day or what holiday activities are FREE can be exhausting! We want to help you mommas out so we have complied a list of fun, family friendly activities to check out on the 4th!

Nashville July 4th family fun

Nashville-area Celebrations and Festivals:

Franklin On The Fourth 

Head to downtown Franklin starting at 10am on the 4th for music, children’s activities, food and crafts! There will be local vendors selling handmade items and even a children’s parade later that evening. Children can bring their decorated bikes or wagons and be part of a parade just for the little ones. This event is FREE to the public.

Brentwood Independence Celebration

Grab your picnic basket and head to Brentwood for a family friendly concert on the evening of the 4th. The events will be happening at the amphitheater in Crockett Park. Have your dinner before listening to the Kadilacs at 7pm. Enjoy music for all ages before the fireworks show at 9pm. This event is free to the public.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival

If chicken is your thing, you won’t want to miss this event. Chicken will be served from 11am – 3pm at the East Park. There will be live music and vendors set up as well. Free Event. Chicken prices range at each chicken truck/station.

City House Cookout

From 4pm – 8pm enjoy grilled foods and drinks at one of Nashville’s popular restaurants. Tickets are $35 per adult and children get in free with the price of an adult ticket.

Family Fun Zone/ Fireworks Show Downtown Nashville

If you’d like to head downtown for some fun, make sure to take your kids to the McDonald’s Family Fun Zone! There will be games, inflatables and live music for the kiddos. It opens at 12pm and is free to the public. It will be located on the lawn at Riverfront Park. The Nashville fireworks show is pretty incredible. It will be the longest fireworks show in the south running 26 minutes long this year! You don’t have to be right downtown to see it. So grab a spot somewhere near downtown and enjoy! It will start around 9:45 so if you want your kids to see it, make sure they get an afternoon nap!

Other Local Parades/Activities That Day Include:

  • Spring Hill’s Children’s 4th of July Parade at 9am
  • Mt Juliet’s Celebration from 4pm – 9pm includes face painting, a balloon artist, inflatables, a video games trailer and of course a fireworks show
  • Murfreesboro’s Celebration Under The Stars be be at McKnight Park and will start at 5pm. There will be free activities for the kids, live music and their fireworks show will start at dark.

What are your family’s plans for the 4th? Feel free to share in the comments section!



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