What are your plans this Fourth of July? Of course, if car title loans are the only thing keeping your finances together, you may want approach the holiday with some careful planning. Thankfully, Tennessee is the proud home to several American cities that never hesitate when given the opportunity to host holiday parades, festivals, food fairs and concerts. It’s well-worth a visit to one of these well-known Tennessee cities for a day of food, fireworks and partying that won’t blow your budget.
Gatlinburg’s famous 4th of July parade is a must-see, as it draws upwards of 80,000 onlookers annually. The parade is proudly dedicated to honoring military veterans and U.S. military heroes in a most uplifting way. It’s a small-town type of community vibe, but filled with patriotic spirit and beauty with every passing part of the parade. Also, stick around for the annual River Raft Regatta and an awesome 20-minute fireworks spectacular.
If you want to do Independence Day right, come to Nashville. The city is home to one of the nation’s largest July 4th celebrations and hosts the largest fireworks show in the United States. This 30-minute dazzling spectacle is often accompanied with a live performance by the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony with the city’s skyline as the perfect backdrop. An event like this is sure to make your holiday celebration one you and your family will not forget any time soon.
A lot of people think of Nashville when they think of Tennessee, but Knoxville (about a 2-hour drive east of Nashville) is an equally great city that has plenty to offer. If you live close to the area, come out to Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park and spend a beautiful afternoon outside on the two football field-sized performance lawn. It’s the perfect way to go if you have kids. Enjoy live music, food, activities and even Lego building with Bricks for Kids. This day of fun is capped off with a grand fireworks show that starts just before 10pm.
Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a cooler to Chattanooga’s Coolidge Park for a relaxing afternoon of good, wholesome family fun. This free event also features food and drink vendors, live musical performances and a first-rate fireworks display at the end of the night for you your family to enjoy.
So if you’re looking for some Fourth of July fun in beautiful Tennessee, the best place to start is to check your local events going on in a city near you. Most of these events are free and the food and drinks are reasonably priced, so you can have a ton of fun with the whole family this Independence Day without blowing your budget.