Whether you enjoy hosting a cookout or watching a ballgame, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th before fireworks cap off the night. Smaller communities also host displays, see your town's website for details.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Fireworks on the Farm. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Lighted playground, bounce house, pony & hay rides, live music from 7 to 9 p.m. by David Michael New. Bring lawn chairs & come picnic! Cedar Hill Farm BBQ available before the show.
Parking fee: $20/carload, $40/passenger van, $50/bus. All proceeds benefit Palmer Home for Children.
THURSDAY, JULY 2
Bartlett’s 2015 Fireworks Extravaganza takes place at Bobby Flaherty Municipal Center. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. NOTE: Appling Road between Southern Way and Flaherty Place will start closing to traffic at 5 p.m. Use Germantown Road to connect from Hwy 64 (Stage Rd.) to Hwy 70 (Summer Ave.).
This year’s Patriotic Pops concert features Memphis’ own international opera star Kallen Esperian performing Broadway show tunes and Second Presbyterian’s chancel choir and orchestra singing patriotic favorites. The evening concludes with the 1812 Overture and fireworks.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
Come enjoy Collierville’s 30th Annual Independence Day Celebration. Live entertainment and food kicks off this festive evening, capped by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.
The Memphis Redbirds play against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Tickets start at $7. At the end of the game, celebrate one of America’s favorite pastimes with a patriotic fireworks display, Red, White, and BOOM.
SATURDAY, JULY 4
On Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. kids ages 4-15 can come test their fishing skills. Donations accepted, proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Lions Club. Bring your own fishing gear.
Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts and refreshments. Then be amazed by a spectacular fireworks display. Concessions available for purchase. No rain date. NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on event status.
Come enjoy a picnic at the park, then get ready for the 4th of July celebration with an impressive fireworks display over the mighty Mississippi. The show begins at 9:45 p.m.