EVENT GUIDE: Mid-South Independence Day celebrations

Updated: 07/01/2014
(WMC) –  Here is a list of free, family-friendly events!

Memphis Head out to the Levitt Shell on July 3 at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Patriotic Pops concert. The concert will feature American music performed by the Second Presbyterian Chancel Choir and Orchestra and local guests, The Memphis Dawls. Food trucks will be there, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Active military and veterans will be honored. The evening will end with cannon fire and a fireworks show. Click here for more information about this event: http://www.2pc.org/event/449253-2014-07-03-patriotic-pops-concert/.

The Central Gardens neighborhood is holding its Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. on Independence Day. There will be free refreshments, patriotic costume competitions for children and pets, music and door prizes. The festivities will be held in the 1500 block of Carr Avenue. Click here for the full list of parade awards: http://centralgardens.org/Default.aspx?p=110020&evtid=184125:7/4/2014.

Head out to Mud Island River Park on the Fourth of July for an all day celebration. The Mud Island 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Display starts at 10 a.m. It is free. Be sure to stay until nightfall and enjoy a fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Click here for more information: http://www.downtownmemphis.com/calendar/4th-of-july-celebration-fireworks-display.

Bartlett If you’re in the Bartlett area, head over to the lawn of Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, located at Highway 70 and Appling Road, on Thursday, July 3. The Star Spangled Fireworks Extravaganza will begin with live music at 6:30 p.m. with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. There will activities for all ages including a car display, children’s games, face painting. Click here for more information: http://tn-bartlett.civicplus.com/710/Fireworks-Extravaganza.

Germantown City of Germantown will hold its Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, July 4, at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. The event will start at 5 p.m. with the fireworks show set to begin at 9:10 p.m. There will be live music, moon bounces, games, crafts and refreshments. To get more information, click here: http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=348&recordid=14385.

Collierville The 29th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Collierville will take place Thursday, July 3, at H. W. Cox Jr Park, located at 440 West Powell Road. The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks show is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. Catch the free shuttle that will run between Collierville High School and H. W. Cox Jr. Park from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. If you need more information about this event, click here: http://colliervilleparks.org/.


Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will be the Grand Marshall of the Independence Day Celebration & Parade in Cordova. The celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4, with the parade beginning at 9:50 a.m. This event will be at the Cordova Community Center located at 1017 Sanga Road. There will be free refreshments after the parade. Click here for more information: http://cordovacommunitycenter.com/4th-of-july-celebration/.

North Mississippi Southaven will hold its annual July 4th Celebration at the Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater on Independence Day. The free event will begin around 6:30 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning around 9 p.m. You are welcome to bring picnics and coolers. Click here for more information: http://www.southaven.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=163.

If you’re in the Olive Branch area, head out to the 14th annual Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks and Festival. This free event is Friday, July 4 and gates open at 4 p.m. It will be at the Olive Branch City Park located at 8267 Goodman Road. Live music begins at 6 p.m. with The David Michael New Band, followed by Dr Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. There will be food, arts and crafts venders and a special section just for kids! The fireworks display will begin around 9 p.m. and is choreographed to music playing in the park and on The Rebel 95.3/97.7. Click here for more information: http://www.sodesoto.com/events/olive-branch-13th-annual-4th-july-celebration/.

Celebrate Independence Day at July 4th Fireworks Spectacular in Horn Lake will be on Friday and gates open at 5:30 p.m. The event will be at Latimer Lakes Park located at 5633 Tulane Road. Admission and parking is free. There will be a game zone for kids, live music and food. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. Click here for more information: http://www.sodesoto.com/events/horn-lakes-july-4th-celebration/.