Independence Day is only one week from today. To help with making plans, we’ve rounded up some local celebrations + firework shows for you and your loved ones to enjoy this Fourth of July.
Pops in Burr Park | Friday, June 30 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Burr Performing Arts Park, 101 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, GA | Free+ | Head to nearby Dalton for live music, a performance of patriotic arrangements, a craft area for the kids, and a fireworks display to end the night.
Soddy-Daisy Independence Celebration | Saturday, July 1 | 9 a.m. | Soddy Lake Park, 197 Durham St., Soddy-Daisy | Free+ | Enjoy food trucks, games for the kids, a car show, vendors, live music, and a fireworks show when the sun sets.
Independence Day Celebration | Saturday, July 1 | 1-11 p.m. | Downtown Chickamauga, Gordon Street, Chickamauga GA | Free+ | Enjoy a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. + live music, craft goods, food, and more.
Independence Day Event | Saturday, July 1 | 5-9:30 p.m. | McLemore Club, 32 Clubhouse Ln., Rising Fawn, GA | Free+, RSVP | Kick off the event with a kids scavenger hunt for flags and then enjoy a summer buffet dinner + live music — fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.
Fireworks Fest | Saturday, July 1 | 5-9:30 p.m. | Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre, 220 Catoosa Cr., Ringgold, GA | Free+ | The fourth annual event will return with a maker’s market, food vendors, children’s activities, live music, and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Lakesite Independence Day Celebration | Saturday, July 1 | 6 p.m. | Lakesite City Park, 2250 Blue Ridge Dr., Lakesite | Free+ | The city will provide barbecue meats and soft drinks and residents will bring sides — fireworks will begin at dusk.
4th of July Weekend Kick-Off Party | Saturday, July 1 | 6-10 p.m. | White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy. | The folks at Harley-Davidson will host Clayton Q for a free concert and a fireworks show.
Freedom Festival and Fireworks | Monday, July 3 | 4 p.m. | The Commons, 4950 Swinyar Dr., Collegedale | Free+ | This event will feature live music, food vendors, activities for the kiddos, live music, and a fireworks show that will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration | Monday, July 3 | 6:15 p.m. | AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley, Chattanooga | $6-$11 | Spend the day at the ballpark and stay for the postgame fireworks show.
4th of July Fireworks | Tuesday, July 4 | 10 p.m. | Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Dr., Rossville, GA | Price of admission | Spend the day at the amusement park and then enjoy a fireworks show at 10 p.m.
West Village Hot Dog Battle | Friday, June 30-Tuesday, July 4 | Times vary | Locations vary | $7 | The West Village is celebrating the holiday with gourmet hot dogs.
Red, White, & Blueberries | Sunday, July 2 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga | Free+ | Come out to the Chattanooga Market’s holiday-themed event featuring berries galore + a blueberry pie eating contest.
Wet Hot American Pool Party | Sunday, July 2 | 12-6 p.m. | No Hard Feelings Bar, 806 Broad St., Chattanooga | Free+ | This pool party (without a pool) will feature free food from Ukko (until sellout), a special cocktail + mocktail menu, live music, and a vintage pop-up shop.
Red, White, & Moon: Full Moon Pool Bash | Monday, July 3 | 7-11 p.m. | The Edwin Hotel, 102 Walnut St. | $20 | The cover fee allows you access to a rooftop pool party and a great view of the fireworks display at AT&T Field. Bonus: Valet parking is included.
4 on the 4th Pancake Run | Tuesday, July 4 | 8 a.m. | Fleet Feet Chattanooga, 307 Manufacturers Rd. | Free+ | Join the annual running tradition and enjoy pancakes and mimosas afterward.
4th of July Celebration | Tuesday, July 4 | 11:30 a.m. | Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, 5461 N. Terrace, Chattanooga | $0-$36 | Come out for an indoor, air-conditioned chicken barbecue, live music from the Triple L Trio, and a chance to see the exhibit “Jews, Blues, and All That Jazz” — RSVP online.
Red, White, & Blue Day | Tuesday, July 4 | 12-4 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. | Price of admission | Participate in themed crafts and activities to learn about the history of the holiday.
Fun on the 4th | Tuesday, July 4 | 2-9:30 p.m. | Miller Park, 928 Market St. | Free+ | Take a ride on a gondola Ferris wheel and enjoy carnival-style games, live music, vintage cars, food trucks, and a laser light show finale at 9:30 p.m.