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Guide to Independence Day celebrations
Guide to Independence Day celebrations
Posted on 06/29/2018

By Leah Kraus, Digital Content Coordinator

Celebrate America’s independence this year with a number of events in Memphis for all ages.

July 3

Memphis Stars and Stripes 5K benefitting the American Red Cross (7 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden)
It’s the 7th year for the race, which celebrates local heroes including military, law enforcement and first responders.


July 4

High Point Terrace Parade (9 a.m. Aurora Circle)

One of the longest running 4th of July parades, that includes floats, cars, and bicycles decked out in red, white, and blue.

Cordova Celebration (9:30 a.m. 1017 Sanga Road)
The Cordova Community Center’s annual Independence Day Celebration and Parade will feature Dwayne Thompson of the Tennessee House of Representatives as grand marshal.

Central Gardens Parade (10 a.m. 1500 block of Carr Avenue)
The parade has been a Bluff City tradition for more than 30 years and includes refreshments, a costume contest, and music.

Cooper Young Parade (10 a.m. 2086 Young Avenue)
Kid and pets are welcome to join in on the patriotic parade, which starts at Peabody Elementary School.

Peabody rooftop fireworks (5-10 p.m.)
The Peabody Hotel offers one of the best views in the city to watch fireworks light up the sky.

“Independence Day” Movie Night (6 p.m. Orpheum Theatre)
Watch “Independence Day” in the grand theatre while celebrating Independence Day.

Mud Island River Park celebration (park opens at 10 a.m., activities start at 6 p.m.)
Head to Mud Island River Park for kid-friendly rides and activities. There will also food and drink specials before a fireworks show later that night.

Memphis Redbirds celebration (6:35 p.m. AutoZone Park)
What’s more American than baseball? Gates open at 5 p.m. for a cookout before the Redbirds take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. 


Did we miss your neighborhood event? Email me at leah.kraus@memphistn.gov and we’ll consider including it.

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