MMC’s Fourth of July Independence Day Guide {2022}

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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, June 30

Flag City Freedom Celebration 2022

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.

Arlington’s Star Spangled Spectacular

Arlington, TN | Arlington Sports Complex | 11307 Memphis Arlington Road | 6:00 p.m.

The 2022 Arlington’s Star Spangled Spectacular is on! Join us on Thursday, June 30th for fireworks, food, and live music! The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with fireworks beginning at approximately 9:00.

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Friday, July 1

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. and the show starts at 9:15. Entrances will be blocked once the park is filled to capacity.

Children’s Bike Parade

Hernando, MS | Hernando Courthouse Square | 2535 U.S. 51 | 6:30

Decorate your bikes, trikes, scooters and yourselves in patriotic decor! The starting point is the east parking lot of Hernando Baptist Church at 11 E. Center St. At 6:30pm. The Hernando Police Department will hand out bike helmets and give bike safety instructions to the children.

 

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Saturday, July 2- Sunday, July 3

Collierville Annual Independence Day Celebration

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

The town of Collierville will be holding its 36th annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2, 2022 (rain date July 4). Entertainment beings at 7:00 PM and the fireworks show is at 9:30 PM. Entertainment will be provided by Your Academy, Party Planet, and a special live performance by members of the Tennessee Mass Choir. Collierville’s fireworks show, one of the largest in the mid-south, is choreographed to an 18-minute musical salute to America performed LIVE by members of the TN Mass Choir.

City of Horn Lake Fireworks

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

Vendors, activities & concert start at 4pm. Live Music! Come early and bring a picnic! Fireworks start at 9:00pm. Free parking and free admission.

Overton Square Independence Celebration

Memphis | Overton Square (Chimes Courtyard) | 2092 Trimble Place | 6-9 p.m.

Join Overton Square on Independence Day with the family in Chimes Square. The evening will include Fairys and Frogs Face Painting Memphis, Vintage Firetrucks, Miss B-Loonie Balloon Art, Fire Museum of Memphis, Artreanna’s Italian Ice Inc., Andrew Best Music, and more. This event is free.

All-American Party & Elvis Fireworks Extravanganza

Whitehaven | Elvis Presley’s Memphis | 6285 Snowden Ln | 7 p.m. Sunday

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.** There are MANY ticketed events at Graceland over the holiday weekend. Click through to see the whole list. The free fireworks show is Sunday evening.

Memphis’ Largest Fireworks Festival

Liberty Park | Memphis | 335 South Hollywood | 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Join Memphis Parks and the City of Memphis for an Independence Day festival and the official City fireworks show in Liberty Park on Sunday, July 3rd, from 5-9 p.m. This event is FREE for ALL, so gather your friends and family for an evening they won’t forget.
  • Free parking and admission in any of the Liberty Park lots, including Tiger Lane
  • Live Music from Life, Explicit, Marcella & Her Lovers, Rodd Bland & the Members Only Band, and more
  • Kids inflatable play area, face painting, and carnival games
  • Local food trucks, Pronto Pups, Uncle Lou’s, Coletta’s Pizza, and Adult Beverages
  • Family-friendly Movie Showing of National Treasure at 5 p.m.
  • Biggest Fireworks Show in town starting at 9 p.m.

Redbirds Game & Fireworks

Downtown | Autozone Park | 200 Union Ave | 6:35 p.m. game start

Enjoy the game then the fireworks display after! On Sunday night is a 6:05 p.m. game start and all kids 12 and under get a free ice cream upon entry.

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Monday, July 4

DAYTIME EVENTS

  1. 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 fire truck 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!

2. Central Gardens 4th of July Parade

The CGA July 4th parade returns this year, but in a new location! The parade will take place on York Avenue at 10am. Registration will begin at 9am in the IC parking lot.

3. Pidgeon Estates Neighborhood Parade

Memphis | 10:00 a.m.

4. 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, sidewalk 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.

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EVENING EVENTS

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.

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. Check out the Munford, TN website for more event details TBD!

Fireworks Extravaganza

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

You don’t want to miss out on any of the star-spangled fun during Germantown’s Fireworks Extravaganza! Celebrate our nation’s birthday with live entertainment, crafts, refreshments and not to mention – a spectacular fireworks display.  Live performance by The Memphis Wind Symphony and its 65 members.

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Southaven, MS | Snowden Grove Amphitheater | 6285 Snowden Ln | 4 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. Fireworks start at 9:15!

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