Chattanooga Independence Day Events 2016


If you are looking for something fun to do on Fourth of July weekend but aren’t sure what is out there, check out this list of events in and around town. Have fun and be safe!


Collegedale’s Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

July 3, 4-10pm
Collegedale Veteran’s Park
Fourteen-time Grammy award winning artist Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder will join the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra (“ETSO”) for the City of Collegedale’s Independence Day celebration.

Chattanooga Pops on the River

July 3, 8pm
Coolidge Park
The performance by Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, showcasing a spectrum of patriotic and traditional tunes as well as music from some of America’s most influential composers, is followed by a fireworks finale over the Tennessee River. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic basket meals are welcome, although food and drink concessions are also available at the park and support the event financially.

Southern Belle Fireworks Cruise

July 3, 8:30-10pm
Join us for this one-and-a-half hour cruise to watch the fireworks downtown and enjoy the celebration of our independence. We will have concessions on each deck offering all American hot dogs, chips, apple pie and other treats available for purchase as well as a full bar.

Red, White, and Blue Day

July 4, 12 noon-4pm
Creative Discovery Museum
Red White and Blue Day gives families a fun way to celebrate the holiday while exploring the historical reason for the holiday. This may be the only place offering patriotic activities meaningful to children and adults in the midst of picnics and outside activities that don’t necessarily reference the historical reason for the holiday. All children know about and love birthdays but how many July 4th celebrations actually throw a birthday party for America?

Lookouts Baseball Game and Fireworks

July 4
Game starts at 6:15pm
Our hometown team will be playing the Birmingham Barons, and a fireworks show set to patriotic music will take place after the game.

Fireworks at Lake Winnie

July 4
Fireworks start at 10pm
Lake Winnepesaukah
Go during the day to ride the Cannon Ball Coaster or soak up the sun at the sun at the SoakYa! waterpark. Stay until 10pm for the fireworks.

The following events aren’t necessarily related to Independence Day, but they still sound fun!

Chattanooga Football Club Game

July 2, 7:30pm
Finley Stadium
Come out to watch Chattanooga FC play the New Orleans Jesters.

Chattanooga Magazine Peach Festival

July 3, 11am–4pm
Chattanooga Market
Here’s a PEACHY event…The peach festival inspires our more than 150 Chattanooga Market vendors to be creative and incorporate peach flavors, smells and peach themes into their offerings.  Folks can enjoy treats such as fresh peach salsa, peach jams and jellies, peach infused vinegar, peach pastries, peach cobbler, peach candles, peach lotions and even peaches and cream soda!


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