Amazing 4th of July Events Near Chattanooga, TN

(Updated for 2020)

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

The fantastic 4th of July events below boast a variety of activities, including parades, live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, fireworks and more!

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What to Bring

  • Many of these events last for hours, which means you’ll needs 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 bottled 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.

For your convenience, Chattanooga and Hamilton County are listed first, with all additional counties following in alphabetical order.

As always, you can click any blue event name to verify the information provided or get additional details.

2020 4th Of July Events Near Chattanooga

Due to COVID, 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.

BBQ and Fireworks

  • Location: Lakesite City Park, Lakesite, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  • Cost: FREE

At this quirky event, the county will provide BBQ for all, just bring a side dish to share. You will also enjoy music, fireworks, and a playground for the kids!

Star Spangled Celebration

  • Location: Pikeville Farmers Market, 3150 Main Street, Pikeville, TN
  • Date: June 29, 2020 at 7 PM
  • Cost: FREE

Live music, food vendors, and awesome fireworks!

Freedom Celebration

  • Location: Bradley Square Mall, Cleveland, TN
  • Date: July 4th, 2020 at 9:30 PM
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a colorful fireworks show sinchronized to music.

Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Jasper City Park, Jasper, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2020 at dark
  • Cost: FREE

Fireworks only. A fun day of kids’ activities, inflatables, music, fireworks, food and craft vendors, and more!

Independence Extravaganza

  • Location: Community Stage, intersection of 4th and Cedar, South Pittsburg, TN
  • Date: July 4th, 2020 at dark
  • Cost: FREE

Fireworks only. Enjoy great music, fireworks, and hot dogs and drinks provided by the city! This information was confirmed by phone.

Hales Bar and Marina

  • Location: 1265 Hales Bar Rd, Guild, TN
  • Date: July 3rd, 2020 at 9 PM
  • Cost: FREE

Fireworks only.

Athens Regional Park

  • Location: 101 Regional Park Dr, Athens, TN
  • Date: July 4th, 2020 at 8:10 PM
  • Cost: FREE

National Guard flyover and fireworks show only. 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.

Harris Park

  • Location: Harris Park, Dunlap, TN
  • Date: July 4, 2020 9 AM (parade), 9:00 PM (fireworks)
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a traditional parade in the morning and fantastic fireworks after dark!

Canceled 4th Of July Events Near Chattanooga

Pops on the River

  • Location: Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • 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.

Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Veterans Park, Collegedale, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • Cost: FREE

Live music, food vendors, and fireworks!

Firecracker Mile

  • Location: Signal Mountain, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • Cost: $15 – $20

A fun 1 mile race with a patriotic theme!

Signal Mountain Middle/High School

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

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

Soddy Lake Fireworks

  • Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
  • Date: canceled

Enjoy fireworks, music, a variety of food vendors and more. This is an all day event.

Chattanooga July 4th Events, Mom Explores the Smokies

Bledsoe County

Bradley County

Marion County

McMinn County

Etowah July 4th Celebration

  • Location: Downtown Etowah, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • Cost: FREE

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

Meigs County

Summer Nights

  • Location: N. Mainstreet Downtown, Decatur, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • Cost: FREE

Jammin’ live music and fireworks!

Polk County

Miners Homecoming

  • Location: School House Hill, Ducktown, TN
  • Date: June 27, 2020
  • 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.

Rhea County

Shake the Lake

  • Location: Veterans Park, Spring City, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • Cost: FREE

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

Freedom Fest

  • Location: Kristopher’s Kingdom Park, Graysville, TN
  • Date: canceled
  • Cost: FREE

Delicious food, rockin’ bands, fireworks, and an auction to benefit the volunteer fire department.

Sequatchie County

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