The Ultimate 4th of July in Nashville

Nashville, known for its legendary music scene, lively celebrations, and Southern charm, promises an unforgettable blend of all three this 4th of July. Don’t miss out – here’s your ultimate guide to joining the festivities!

Fire Truck Parade and Hot Chicken Festival

Begin your 4th of July festivities at East Park with the Fire Truck Parade, where you can cheer on Nashville’s bravest as they proudly display their impressive fire engines. Stick around for the Hot Chicken Festival, where you can savor Nashville’s famous hot chicken, enjoy cold beers, and listen to live music from local bands. This festival is a true Nashville tradition and a must-do!

Location: East Park

Event: Free

Fire Truck Parade: 10:30 a.m.

Hot Chicken Festival: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Photos taken from @officialhotchicken on Instagram

Von Elrod’s Special

Following a morning of fun festivities, make your way to Von Elrod’s for a cold beer and a free hot dog. This popular beer hall is known for its vibrant atmosphere and large steins of beer, making it an ideal spot to continue your Independence Day celebrations.

Location: 1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Special: Free hot dogs with the purchase of any large beer (while supplies last) on July 4, 2024


Photos taken from @vonelrods on Instagram

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds

Fuel your baseball spirit with a pre-game drink at the legendary Von Elrod’s. Then, take a short stroll (39 seconds to be exact) to First Horizon Park to watch the Nashville Sounds take on the Memphis Redbirds. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday weekend with America’s favorite pastime. Tickets can be purchased here.

Location: First Horizon Park

Dates: July 4-6

Photos taken from @vonelrods & @nashvillesounds on Instagram

Let Freedom Sing! July 4th Fireworks and Concert

Then end your night at “Let Freedom Sing!“, one of Nashville’s most highly anticipated events of the year! Here you can enjoy an evening of live music from Chris Young and other talented artists, ending in one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays. It’s a free event and the perfect way to experience Nashville’s downtown atmosphere!

Location: Downtown Nashville

Event: Free

Photos taken from @visitmusiccity on Instagram

#1 Nashville Bar Crawl

Then, kickstart the rest of the weekend by experiencing Nashville’s nightlife like never before with the #1 Nashville Bar Crawl. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and the chance to dance your way through the best bars and honky-tonks on Broadway. More information is available here.

Location: Downtown Nashville

Event Date: July 5

Time: 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Age Requirement: 21+

Photos taken from @visitmusiccity on Instagram

Ben Platt – 2024 The Honeymind Tour

Cap off your Independence Day weekend with a spectacular performance by Ben Platt at the iconic Ryman Auditorium. Special guest Brandy Clark will join him for an unforgettable evening of music.

Location: Ryman Auditorium

Dates: July 6-7

Photos taken from @bensplatt on Instagram

Don’t miss out on Nashville’s 4th of July celebrations—reserve your stay at The Gallatin today!