MMC’s Fourth of July Independence Day Guide {2021}

The Fourth of July will be here before you know it! But don’t worry, because Memphis (and the surrounding areas) has a ton of ways to celebrate America’s Independence Day! From neighborhood parades to huge firework extravaganzas, Memphis Mom Collective has everything for you and your family to do!

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Thursday, July 1

Flag City Freedom Celebration 2021

Millington, TN | USA Stadium Complex | 4885 Bill Knight Road! | 6:00- 10:00 p.m.

Join Millington Parks and Recreation for our Annual Flag City Freedom Celebration on Thursday, July 1st at the Millington Sports Complex, located at 4885 Bill Knight Road! A spectacular fireworks show and music by Sherry Oke! The gates open at 6:00 PM and fireworks will begin at sundown. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Parking is also very limited.

Celebrate Independence 

Munford, TN |Poplar Park | Dusk

Bring your chairs, bring your blanket, and enjoy an evening of fellowship while celebrating our independence with a free fireworks show at Poplar Park. Stay tuned on the event Facebook page for more event details TBD!


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Friday, July 2

Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks & Festival

Olive Branch, MS | Olive Branch City Park | 8267 Goodman Rd. | 4-11 p.m.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Olive Branch City Park for this free event. Enjoy Kids Zone, great food vendors and a huge fireworks display set to music. Gates open at 4 p.m. Entrances will be blocked once the park is filled to capacity.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Bartlett, TN | Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center | Hwy 70 & Appling Road | 6-9:30 p.m.
Bartlett’s annual Independence Day celebration is more than just a fireworks show. They have an entire program planned starting at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony that will include live music, a Posting of the Colors by the Bartlett Police Department Honor Guard, and recognition of veterans and city officials. All activities will take place at the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center. Fireworks start at 9:10 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 in Shelby County, there will be no children’s activities this year.

Redbirds Game & Fireworks

Downtown | Autozone Park | 200 Union Ave | 7:10 Game Start

Come join us for our first night of celebrations! The first 1,000 fans will receive a Memphis Redbirds Flag Trucker hat courtesy of Prairie Farms . For access to all-you-can-eat burgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies be sure to purchase a Cookout Specialty Ticket.

It’s also Dress Like A Dad BBQ Night! Fans are encouraged to dress in dad attire for the opportunity to win great prizes from our partners at Home Depot. Prizes include lawnmowers, leaf blowers, grills and more!


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Saturday, July 3

Fourth of July Parade Celebration, Black and Brown Pride

Hickory Hill  | 3110 S. Mendenhall Road | 3 p.m.

The Hickory Hill neighborhood will put on a fireworks display for people who cannot attend the Downtown Memphis fireworks show. During the July 3 event, community members can expect to eat, drink, dance and watch a fireworks display as they support Black-owned businesses in the area.

Overton Square Independence Celebration

Memphis | Overton Square (Tower Courtyard) | 2092 Trimble Place | 7-9 p.m.

Join Overton Square on Independence Day with the family in Chimes Square. Bring a chair or blanket to listen to the Bugaloos and enjoy refreshments by Tipsy Tumblr. Make it a picnic and order pick-up from any of our OS Restaurants! This event is FREE.

City of Horn Lake July Fireworks

Horn Lake, MS | Latimer Lake Park | 5633 Tulane Rd | 4:00-10:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the City of Horn Lake’s grand fireworks display, presented by Belhaven University. Bring your picnics and blankets for fun, entertainment and fireworks. There will be Food Vendors /Kids Zone/Live Music from the 41st Army Band 7:00pm-9:00pm

Fireworks start at 9:15pm. Free parking and free admission.

Collierville Annual Independence Day Celebration

Collierville, TN | 6:30pm-10 p.m. | W.C. Cox Park | 440 W. Powell Road

Don’t miss this community Fourth of July celebration at the annual Collierville Independence Day Celebration where there will be food, entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:00 pm. Stay up to date with event information by following the Town’s social media: @townofcollierville. The rain date is Monday, July 5; the shuttle service will not be provided this year.

Memphis Redbirds 4th of July Celebration

Downtown Memphis | AutoZone Park | 200 Union Avenue | 5 pm

On Wednesday, July 3, join the Redbirds in commemorating our nation’s independence during the Independence Day Celebration presented by AutoZone! Gates open at 5:00; the game is at 6:35. Highlights include a jersey auction benefitting the Redbirds Community Fund and a postgame fireworks display. There is also a cookout specialty ticket deal, which includes a game ticket and an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, cookies, bottled water, and Coca-Cola products ($23 Dugout/$20 Field Box). The night concludes with the largest postgame fireworks show in AutoZone Park history!

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Sunday, July 4


High Point Neighborhood Parade

Memphis | Mimosa and Aurora Circle | 9:00 a.m.

Bring your bike for this fun neighborhood parade (the longest running one in the city). A firetruck leads the way and turns on the hoses at the end. Popsicles are available at the conclusion as well. This year, cars and other motorized vehicles can do a longer route that ends at Cheffie’s!

Pidgeon Estates Neighborhood Parade

Memphis | 10:00 a.m.


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Cooper Young Community Association Independence Day Parade

Memphis | Peabody Elementary | 2086 Young Avenue | 1pm

All are welcome to come out and celebrate the 4th of July with popsicles, side walk chalk, and a short parade near Peabody Elementary. Every year is slightly different but it’s always a blast to hang out with the neighborhood and celebrate this patriotic holiday.

Fireworks Extravaganza

Germantown | Municipal Park S Germantown Road | 5pm-9:00 p.m.

Germantown’s favorite event of the year is back and better than ever! Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, and food trucks beginning at 5 p.m. and a spectacular fireworks display just after 9 p.m.  Live performance by The Memphis Wind Symphony and its 65 members.

4th of July Celebration, Mud Island Park
Downtown Memphis | Mud Island River Park | 125 North Front Street | 2pm-10 p.m.
Mud Island River Park will host its annual fireworks spectacular on Thursday, July 4th with fireworks starting at 9:15  p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics. The new MEMPHIS sign will be lit up in patriotic colors. You can also rent a canoe or kayak for $20 from Kayak Memphis Tours from River Garden Park across the harbor off Front Street to view the fireworks display from the water. 
Memphis moms blog fourth of julyJuly 4th Firework Celebration Southaven, MS | Snowden Grove Amphitheater | 6285 Snowden Ln | 9 p.m.The City of Southaven will host its annual July Fourth Celebration this year at the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Park. Free admission, and picnics and coolers are welcome.

All-American Party & Elvis Fireworks Extravanganza

Whitehaven | Elvis Presley’s Memphis | 6285 Snowden Ln | 9 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth in the way only Graceland can, with an Elvis-themed fireworks spectacular! Bring the family and enjoy an evening hosted by DJ Argo of SiriusXM Elvis Radio, who will share unique stories of Elvis and Graceland. After the sun finally sets, it’s time to celebrate America as the sky lights up with an unforgettable fireworks display set to Elvis music Free Admission includes parking at Graceland’s main parking lot and access into Elvis Presley Memphis Ticket Plaza.

Redbirds Game & Fireworks

Downtown | Autozone Park | 200 Union Ave | 6:35pm Game Start

Our Independence Day Celebration concludes on Sunday, July 4, with postgame fireworks presented by AutoZone.It’s also Ice Cream Sunday! All kids under 12 will receive a free ice cream sandwich upon entering the ballpark courtesy of Prairie Farms.

Once again, fans can enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet with burgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies with the purchase of a specialty ticket.

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