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Where to watch fireworks in Nashville on the Fourth of July

Sit back and watch the fireworks at these local events. Plus, make note of parking, road closures, and other need-to-know info.

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Looking for the perfect spot to watch fireworks this Fourth of July? | Photo via Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp

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Independence Day is right around the corner, so consider us your one-stop fireworks shop. Read on for public displays, the best places to watch, and the city’s rules and regulations regarding fireworks.

Public firework displays

  • Nashville Shores | Monday, July 3 | ~8.45 p.m. | The fireworks show is included with a season pass or admission ticket that day.
  • Downtown Nashville | Tuesday, July 4 | 12-10 p.m. | Free | Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th features performances by Brad Paisley, Ben Rector, The War and Treaty, and more. Nashville Symphony will soundtrack the city’s fireworks display, which begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • First Horizon Park | Tuesday, July 4 | 6:05 p.m. | $10+ | Enjoy a post-game fireworks show after the Nashville Sounds take on the Columbus Clippers.
  • The Park at Harlinsdale Farm | Tuesday, July 4 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Free | Bring your own blankets or chairs for entertainment prior to the fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Fourth of July pro tips

Where to watch: You may be asking, where can I get the best downtown views? Check out the recommended viewing locations and where concert audio is available.

Road closures: Some closures will be in effect beginning this weekend — view the full list. The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and the Woodland Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians at 8 p.m. on the holiday and reopen following the fireworks.

Parking: Special rates will be available at the Metro Courthouse, Music City Center, the Main Library branch, and Fifth + Broadway. If you want to forgo driving, check out WeGo Transit routes and a special WeGo Star train ride.

As a reminder, it’s illegal to use and sell fireworks in Davidson County without a permit.