20 Festive Chattanooga 4th of July Events 2021

This July 4th, you can cheer for the floats by day and snuggle up under the fireworks by night. With so many festivals to choose from, it’s sure to be a holiday filled with amazing family memories!

These fantastic events for Chattanooga 4th of July 2021 boast a variety of activities, including parades, live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, fireworks, and more!

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Best Events For Chattanooga 4th Of July 2021

Due to current events, please be sure to check the status of these events before you go. Please check even on the morning of the event to make sure it hasn’t been canceled.

Freedom Celebration

  • Location: The Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN
  • Date: July 1, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

At this fantastic freedom fest, you’ll enjoy live music, food vendors, and fireworks!

Star-Spangled Celebration

  • Location: Pikeville Farmers Market, Pikeville, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

Head on out to the Star-Spangled Celebration for live music, food vendors, and awesome fireworks!

Soddy Lake Fireworks

  • Location: Soddy Lake, Soddy Daisy, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

At this popular patriotic festival, you’ll enjoy fireworks, music, crafts, kids games, chainsaw, carving, a variety of food vendors and more. This is an all day event.

Etowah July 4th Celebration

  • Location: Downtown Etowah, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

This is a HUGE all-day 4th of July festival with a 5 K run, a variety of musical acts, kids’ activities, food vendors, fireworks, and much more!

Fireworks at the Stage

  • Location: Community Stage, at the intersection of 4th and Cedar, South Pittsburg, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

At this festive July 4th event, you’ll enjoy fireworks, music, food, and more!

Harris Park Fireworks

  • Location: Harris Park, Dunlap, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a traditional parade in the morning and fantastic fireworks after dark! The parade will be following the old route, beginning near the old high/middle school.

Copper Basin Fireworks

  • Location: Downtown McCaysville, GA
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

This stunning fireworks display will light up the entire Copper Basin!

Shake the Lake

  • Location: Veterans Park, Spring City, TN
  • Date: July 3rd, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

At this all-day festival, you will enjoy contests, food and craft vendors, music, fireworks, and more!

Freedom Fest

  • Location: Kristopher’s Kingdom Park, Graysville, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

Celebrate your freedom with delicious food, rockin’ bands, fireworks, and an auction to benefit the volunteer fire department.

Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Jasper City Park, Jasper, TN
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

This patriotic festival includes a fun day of kids’ activities, inflatables, music, fireworks, food and craft vendors, and more!

Independence Day Battle of the Bands

  • Location: Willow Tree Farms, Ringgold, GA
  • Date: July 3, 2021
  • Cost: $15

This festive event benefits the Sexual Assault Center and boasts live music, fireworks, and more!

2 boys at Independence Parade Representing Chattanooga July 4th Events

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Fireworks on the Water

  • Location: Hales Bar and Marina, Guild, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

Grab grub from the on-site restaurant and enjoy a fantastic fireworks show. You can drive in or boat in at this location.

Open Gate Day

  • Location: Lula Lake, Lookout Mountain, GA
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: $15 per parking space.

This exclusive natural area only opens to the public on special days, called “open gate days.” Celebrate July 4th in style at one of the most exclusive and scenic waterfalls in the south. Spaces are limited, so advanced reservations are required.

Firecracker Mile

  • Location: Signal Mountain, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: $15 – $20

A fun 1 mile race with a patriotic theme! Check in is at the trolley stop at the intersection of James Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue.

BBQ and Fireworks

  • Location: Lakesite City Park, Lakesite, TN
  • Date: July 4th, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

At this quirky BBQ event, the county will provide the meat for all, just bring a side dish to share. You will also enjoy music and a playground for the kids! There will be no fireworks this year.

Summer Night Concert + Fireworks

  • Location: N. Mainstreet Downtown, Decatur, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Cost: FREE

On July 4th, this seasonal concert series transforms into a festive Independence Day festival, complete with live music, fireworks, and food trucks!

4th of July Family Day

  • Location: Painting with a Twist, Chattanooga, TN
  • Date: July 4, 20201
  • Cost: $29/per person

At this fun and non-traditional July 4th painting party, families will paint a festive firecracker on canvas.

Freedom Celebration

  • Location: Bradley Square Mall, Cleveland, TN
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a colorful fireworks show synchronized to music.

Athens Regional Park

  • Location: 101 Regional Park Dr, Athens, TN
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: FREE

In addition to the fabulous fireworks, you will enjoy games, live music, and food vendors. Their Facebook page hasn’t been updated yet. This information was confirmed by phone.

Pops on the River

  • Location: Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a variety of musical acts, including a performance by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. The grand finale of the night will be a spectacular fireworks display over the river. There will also be plenty of food truck onsite.

Signal Mountain Middle/High School

  • Location: Signal Mountain, TN
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: FREE

The town will host a fantastic Independence Day parade, picnic, and fireworks!

Miners Homecoming

  • Location: School House Hill, Ducktown, TN
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: FREE

Kick your Independence Day celebration up a notch with a 5 K, parade, games, live music, food vendors, fireworks, and more! Events are happening all around town, but the fireworks will be held at School House Hill.

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Essential Gear For Chattanooga July 4th Events

What to Bring

  • Many of these events last for hours, which means you’ll need some lawn chairs or a picnic blanket to be comfortable.
  • Bring cash just in case your favorite vendor doesn’t accept cards.
  • Bring pint-sized ear protection for the young and/or sensitive kids in your life!
  • If allowed by the festival, bring some extra water to help you stay cool.
  • A canopy will also help you stay cool, just be sure to take it down before the main event!

What not to Bring

  • While everyone loves their dog, you’ll probably want to leave him at home. The sad fact is more dogs go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year. You’ve probably already guessed why: running away from fireworks.

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