July 4th Happenings
13th Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival
700 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Calling all hot chicken lovers! Overflowing with Nashville’s most-loved chicken, local bands, local brews from Yazoo and a cooking competition, The 13th Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival will be a hit with your family. Plan accordingly and spend your day here!
201 8th Ave S 34th floor Nashville, TN 37203 • (629) 208-8440
Hours: 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Want no part in the whirlwind that is downtown? Make your reservation here for a sky-high view of the fireworks while eating decadent bites and sipping specialty cocktails at Bourbon Sky. The menu takes Fourth of July finger foods to a new level with its whole roasted hog with Steamed Buns, grilled dry-aged Bratwurst, and Maine lobster corn dogs with yuzu crème fraiche. Bon appetit! Make reservations here.
Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen
1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 866-1620
Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight
Celebrate a classic 4th at Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen’s Land of the Free (Hot Dogs)! Enjoy a free hotdog with the purchase of a big beer, a plethora of outdoor seating and an inside area where you can escape the heat. How can you miss it?
311 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 920-5440
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Start off your 4th right in Nashville’s only Moet adorned Champagne Garden for a Thursday brunch. Enjoy a delicious meal of fluffy cinnamon rolls and eggs benedict and bask in the sunlight while sipping on Geist’s featured cocktails.
1416 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 454-3634
Hours: Starting at 4 p.m.
Get your groove on at Butchertown Hall’s patio starting at 4 p.m. this 4th of July! There will be boozy slushies, food and cocktail specials, and live music from a DJ. Admission is free, but you will want to get there right on time to grab a good table.
Downtown Sporting Club
411 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 271-4395
Event hours: 8 p.m. to midnight
For $25 a person (over 21+), escape the hustle and bustle of Broadway from above on Downtown Sporting Club’s rooftop patio! Enjoy the fireworks from one of the best views in town. Click here for tickets.
21c Museum Hotel Nashville
221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 610-6400
Event hours: 7 p.m. to midnight
For a more luxurious way to celebrate the 4th, 21c is hosting a celebration to remember. With an open bar, food from Gray & Dudley and live music, you’re guaranteed a good time. A limited number of tickets are available so hurry and grab yours here!
Rare Bird Rooftop Bar
200 4th Avenue North Top Floor, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 649-5000
Event hours: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Get a birds-eye-view of Nashville’s firework show at Noelle Hotel’s rooftop bar during their Free as a Bird event. The premium experience includes admission to Rare Bird, signature cocktails, food stations and passed bites, and promises an evening filled with fun. Get your tickets here.
Thirth of July
109 S 11th St. Nashville, TN 37206
Event hours: 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th one day early at this East Nashville block party on July 3! The annual fun includes live music and delicious brews from Yazoo. Tickets are available here.
Let Freedom Sing: July 4th Fireworks
5th and Broadway & Ascend Amphitheater
Event hours: Noon until …
For the ultimate free Fourth of July celebration, head downtown for a day of fun starting at noon. With Brett Eldredge, Mac McAnally, Jessy Wilson, Dylan Scott, Creature Comfort and more on the lineup, you’re guaranteed good tunes all day long. There will be kids events like face painting and inflatables, as well as food, drink and vendors spread throughout. Enjoy one of the best fireworks displays in the country in downtown Nashville! Find more information here.
Red, White and BOOM at Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203
Event hours: 6:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring the whole family for an evening of fun and fireworks viewing at the Adventure Science Center. Local food trucks will be on site serving delicious bites, or you can bring a picnic dinner. Of course, kids can enjoy hands-on science fun, including UV bead experiments, star-spangled streamers and a live science show at 8:30 p.m. with fire, explosions and fireworks chemistry, as well as a laser show with an additional purchase. Tickets range from $25 to $39, with a discount for members.
SkyBar 4th of July Celebration
3801 Cleghorn Ave, Nashville, TN 37215
Event hours: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate American independence atop the Hilton at Green Hills’s only rooftop bar, SkyBar! From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy live music, cocktails and bar snacks. Tickets are $45 and include two drink tickets, snacks and entry. Purchase tickets here!
Party with Bobby at Bobby Hotel
230 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 782-7100
Event hours: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Get a little bit closer to Nashville’s fantastic fireworks show at the rooftop at the Bobby Hotel. For $125, grab a ticket that lets you onto the rooftop where you’ll enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, three beer or wine drink tickets and a champagne toast during the fireworks. Private cabanas are also available. Find more information here.
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 262-6007
Event hours: 11 a.m. to midnight
This Fourth of July, head on over to rooftop bar L.A. Jackson for a free All-American bash complete with food, drinks, backyard games and live DJ entertainment. Party-goers can enjoy plenty of Budweiser and deals like the Red, White and Blue Plate special for only $12, which includes one beer, a hotdog and side of tater tots. Hang around for a view of the fireworks display, which will take place at 9:30 p.m.
Liberty and Libations at L27 Rooftop Lounge
807 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 • (629) 800-5070
Event hours: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Join L27 Rooftop Lounge for an exclusive 4th of July party! Tickets are $150 per person and include a dinner buffet, open bar, live music and more. Looking for something more intimate? Rent one of their many cabanas that fit up to eight people and have tableside cocktail service. Click here for tickets!
4th of July Celebration at Acme Feed & Seed
101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 915-0888
Event hours: 11 a.m. to midnight
Acme Feed & Seed, one of downtown’s most popular destinations, will host all-day 4th of July celebrations. The fun starts at 11 a.m. with brunch, and celebrations continue with special live music throughout the day, including Funky Tonk featuring Music City Toppers at 8 p.m. For rooftop views, get your VIP access pass and enjoy some serious fireworks.
Music City July 4th 5K/10K
E.S. Rose Park, 1000 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 517-8477
Event start: 7 a.m.
Prep for your July 4th feast of hamburgers and hotdogs at the Music City July 4th 5K/10K! Choose your path and kick-start your day running with friends, family and thousands of Nashvillians. Registration prices increase on race day, so register now.
4th of July Block Party at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
1414 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 913-8800
Event hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th with the entire family at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery’s free block party! There will be live music, food trucks, games, a kids zone and cocktails, as well as free tastings and tours all day long. Don’t miss this fun celebration! More information here.
The 4th on Four at Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill
401 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 988-8511
Event hours: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at the Fairlane Hotel invites you to spend your holiday on the terrace. Enjoy an intimate barbecue dinner featuring ribs, brisket and all the fix-ins galore, a premium open bar and live music from The Nashville Jazz Duo and Cooper Lynn Hayes on the mic. Following the meal, see spectacular views of the downtown fireworks from the Penthouse East’s terrace. Tickets are $225 per person with all-inclusive perks for the entire evening. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon. ellingtons.restaurant
4th of July Downtown BBQ at City Winery
609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 324-1010
Event hours: Noon to 8 p.m.
Head to City Winery for a free 4th of July BBQ. Their executive chef Chris Allen fire up his award-winning smoker, and the beverage director Evan Danielson will create delicious cocktails! Enjoy the live DJ all day long in the lounge, as well as cornhole, giant Jenga, wine pong and more! People headed downtown can leave their car with City Winery valet. The event is free and just requires an RSVP here.
Happy 4th of July, Nashville!
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