Chattanooga Independence Day Round-up


If you’re like me, and are constantly looking ahead on your calendar, you know the next big holiday is July 4th. Whether you want shopping, live music, fireworks, or another way to enjoy the holiday, we’ve tried to put all your options in one place! Look below to see all that Chattanooga has to offer for the holiday. Have fun and be safe!

Chattanooga Independence Day Round-upJune 29, 6-10pm
West Village Chattanooga (Chestnut Street)

Celebrate July 4th early in West Village! Kids activities, live music, games, cocktails, beer, food, and laser show!

Red, White, and Blueberries at the Chattanooga Market

June 30, 11am-4pm
First Tennessee Pavilion

Celebrate a bit early with an homage to the blueberry! In addition to the regular market goodies, blueberries and PIE will be featured for the early 4th of July celebration!

Fireworks at Lake Winnie

July 2 and July 4 at 10pm
Lake Winnepesaukah

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

Collegedale Freedom Celebration

July 3, 6:00-10:30
Collegedale Veteran’s Park, Imagination Station, and The Collegedale Commons

Come out and enjoy local artists, food trucks and the area’s largest fireworks display! Three stages of live music and entertainment for all ages including local favorites like the ETSO! Activities happening at Veteran’s Park, Imagination Station and The Collegedale Commons. 

Chattanooga Pops on the River

Wednesday, 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. Early entertainment starts at 5pm with a The Pops show at 8pm and a concluding fireworks display at 9:45pm.

Southern Belle Fireworks Cruise

July 3, 9pm

Watch the fireworks at Coolidge Park from the riverboat! You’ll have a bird’s eye view of the display. There’s no better seat than right on the water. Concession stand available for snacks and spirits!

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?

Red, White & Zoo

July 4, 9am-5pm
Chattanooga Zoo

This Fourth of July, bring your friends and family to enjoy a wild holiday at the Zoo! Guests will get to see our animals receive special patriotic enrichment, animal meet & greets, and more! All those who are dressed patriotically in the American flag colors receive $1 off their admission. All Red, White, & Zoo activities are free with regular zoo admission. Zoo Members are free.

Artillery Program at Point Park

July 4, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30
Point Park, Lookout Mountain

Commemorate the nation’s independence with a series of artillery firing programs taking place at Point Park on Lookout Mountain. 

Lookouts Baseball Game and Fireworks

July 4
Game starts at 6:15pm

Our hometown team will be playing the Jackson Generals, and a fireworks show set to patriotic music will take place after the game. The kids will also have a chance to run the bases after the game as well!

If all of this sounds inviting, and you just can’t wait until July, check out the more regular summer occurrences like the Chattanooga MarketNightfallChattanooga Lookouts games, and the West Village.

Please let us know what we’ve missed by commenting below! We are happy to add events to this ever-growing list!