July 4th Celebrations Across The Midstate

Posted at 9:56 PM, Jun 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 00:28:58-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cities all across the midstate are getting ready for a big holiday weekend. Many  firework shows are scheduled across the region. 

Before you head out take note of the extra traffic expected on the roadways during the holiday weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation is suspending most lane closures due to construction projects to help the flow of traffic.

Also, The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in full force to help reduce the amount of serious injury and fatal crashes. Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year's 96-hours Fourth of July holiday period.

We've compiled a list of  Fourth of July celebrations to help plan your  fun.   

July 3

Hendersonville - Freedom Festival at Drakes Creek Park featuring The Broomestix and the Garage Revival Band, live auction at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. 

Murfreesboro. – Independence Day Picnic at Oaklands Historic House Museum. Guests will enjoy live music from Bonnie and Bonnie while kids can play 19th century lawn games 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Smyrna, Tenn. - Independence Day Celebration - Smyrna will celebrate the nation's independence a day early with events and activities for all ages. The night will culminate at 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display at Lee Victory Recreation Park located at 110 Sam Ridley Parkway

Cookeville - 4th of July Slide the City Celebration - Celebrate in the smallest city to ever host a Slide the City event and enjoy an 800-foot water slide running through the heart of downtown. 

Lexington, Tenn. - Festival of Lakes & Fireworks Extravaganza - Live music at Beech Lake on Friday evening followed by boat races, live entertainment, a pageant. Fireworks to take place at dark on July 4th.

July 4

Nashville, Tenn. - Let Freedom Sing!- Martina McBride and Mikky Ekko to help Nashville celebrate with largest fireworks display in the country. The day begins at Noon and features McDonald's Family Fun Zone and free music throughout the day. Fireworks at 9:30.

Franklin, Tenn. - Franklin on the Fourth - Celebration begins in downtown Franklin at 10 a.m. with craft, food and music. The children's parade starts 5 p.m. Fireworks are expected to begin around 9:15 p.m. at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

Gallatin, Tenn. - July 4th Celebration - Food, craft, specialty booths, kid's corner, and music featuring country, 50's and 60's rock ‘n’ roll, and gospel. Entertainment begins at 2 p.m. Giant fireworks display at 9 p.m. at Gallatin Civic Center.

Goodlettsville, Tenn. - July 4th Celebration - Come out to Moss-Wright Park for a patriotic celebration featuring an activity zone, food vendors, and eating contests. National anthem to be performed by the Community Band at 4 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Jackson, Tenn. - Firefighters Freedom Festival - Pack a picnic and grab your lawn chair. This free festival offers a 5K race, children’s activities, live music, and fireworks at the McKeller-Sipes Airport.

La Vergne, Tenn. - 4th of July Celebration - Celebrate America's birthday at Veteran's Memorial Park on Floyd Mayfield Drive with an evening of fireworks, music, and fun. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Gates to the football field open at 5 p.m.

Murfreesboro, Tenn - Celebration Under the Stars - Bring your family and friends, your lawn chairs or blankets to McKnight Park and enjoy this community annual event. There will be games and activities for the kids, music, fireworks and refreshments for purchase. Admission is free. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Portland, Tenn. - 4th of July Celebration - Music starts at 7pm, concessions available. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for some family fun. Fireworks at 9 p.m. at The Bridge at Highland located at 215 Highland Circle.

White House, Tenn. - Americana Celebration - Enjoy music and entertainment, food, booths, inflatables, and more. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. at the White House Soccer Complex.