20 + Festive Chattanooga 4th of July Events 2023

This year you can celebrate the holiday by cheering for the parade floats by day and snuggling up under the fireworks by night. With so many Chattanooga 4th of July events, it’s the perfect time to create amazing family memories!

This list also includes many fantastic 4th of July events near Chattanooga for families that like to explore a little further out. These festivals boast a variety of activities including parades, live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, fireworks, and more!

Of course, these are only some of the fun things to do in East TN this July 4th.

Boy holding an American flag representing a Chattanooga 4th of July Events

Chattanooga 4th Of July Events 2023

Pops on The River

This is typically the largest fireworks display in the area, so I’m sorry to say, the city has decided to cancel this event due to rising costs. They are also planning to cut costs next year too.

Will they ever change their mind? That probably depends on you.

If you want this event to come back in the future, you’re going to have to speak up about it. Call your reps and let them know. In the meantime, check out the other events below.

Red White and Blueberries

July 2, 2023
Chattanooga Market

To celebrate July 4th, head to the Chattanooga Market for a festive blueberry eating contest and lots of blueberry goodies. Yum!

Lookouts Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

July 3, 2023
At&T Field, Chattanooga
Included with game Admission

In honor of Independence Day, there will be patriotic songs and a nice fireworks display after the game.

Fun on the 4th

July 4, 2023
Miller Park, Chattanooga

The city intends Fun on the 4th to be the replacement for Pops on the River. There will be no fireworks at this event.

Instead, the event will feature a variety of nostalgic July 4th fun including carnival games, vendors, music, food trucks, and more.

The night will culminate with a unique laser light show, which is supposed to be a cost-effective alternative to fireworks.

Stuart Heights July 4th Parade

July 4, 2023
St. Luke United Methodist Church, Chattanooga

A fun and traditional July 4th Parade. This event is hosted by the Stuart Heights Neighborhood Association.

July 4th Events Near Chattanooga TN

Freedom Festival

June 30, 2023
Ross Abney Complex, LaFayette, GA

Enjoy a variety of live music, craft vendors, kids’ activities, and a gorgeous fireworks display.

Independence Celebration and Firecracker Rod Run

July 1, 2023
Soddy Lake and Municipal Park, Soddy Daisy

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

Catoosa County Fireworks Fest

July 1, 2023
Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, Ringgold

At this fun annual Independence Day festival visitors will enjoy live music, kids’ activities, games, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, live music, and fireworks!

Independence Day Celebration

July 1, 2023
Downtown Chickamauga

This awesome July 4th event starts mid-day with live music, vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, and more. wrap up the evening with an awesome fireworks show.

Shake the Lake

July 1, 2023
Veterans Park, Spring City

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

Copper Basin Fireworks

July 1, 2023
Downtown McCaysville, GA

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

Jasper’s Big Boom

July 1, 2023
700 Phillips Ave, Jasper

Enjoy inflatables, games, craft vendors, food, fireworks, and more.

Happy family standing in neighborhood decorated for USA Independence Day representing July 4th events in Chattanooga TN

Lakesite Independence Day Celebration

July 1, 2023
Lakesite City Park

The city will provide scrumptious BBQ and soft drinks, please bring a side dish. There will be fireworks at dusk.

Peavine Fireworks Extravaganza

July 2, 2023
Peavine Baptist Church, Rock Spring, GA

Enjoy smaller crowds at this community church celebration.

Collegedale Freedom Celebration

July 3, 2023
Veteran’s Memorial Park

At this festive freedom celebration, visitors will enjoy live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and fireworks.

Cleveland Fireworks

July 4, 2023
Bradley Square Mall

A fun and traditional fireworks display.

Signal Mountain July 4th BBQ

July 4, 2023
Althaus Park, Signal Mountain

Together with the Lion’s Club, the town will host a fantastic Independence Day parade and picnic. There will be no fireworks at this event.

Dade County Fair

July 4, 2023
Jenkins Park, Trenton, GA

This all-day celebration has a variety of contents, vendors, live music, and of course, fireworks.

Lake Winnie Fireworks

July 4, 2023
Lake Winnie
Regular Park Admission Applies

Though you may be able to see the fireworks show from outside the park, the best view will be from the inside.

Etowah July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2023
Downtown Etowah

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

Star-Spangled Celebration

July 4, 2023
Bledsoe County Fairgrounds, Pikeville

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

Summer Night Concert + Fireworks

July 4, 2023
N. Mainstreet Downtown, Decatur, TN

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

Fireworks at the Stage

July 4, 2023
Stage on Cedar, South Pittsburg

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

Athens Fireworks

July 4, 2023
Athens Regional Park

In addition to the fabulous fireworks, you will enjoy games, live music, and food vendors.

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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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

4 thoughts on “20 + Festive Chattanooga 4th of July Events 2023”

  1. I’m going to be here Fri July 2nd thru Monday 5th, 2021. I’m wanting to see fireworks. Thinking of taking the Southern Belle Sunset cruise either Sat or Sun, need local help to decide which night will have the most fireworks to see. Thanks!


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