Partner Events in Music City
Nashville likes to celebrate. The Music City July 4th party is definitely the biggest and best of the summer. But there's a lot going on before and after the event that will get you in the spirit or send it off in style!
Start your Independence Day with a run through the streets of Music City. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to run the 5K or 10K through downtown Nashville on the morning of the 4th of July. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and finisher's medal when they cross the finish line. The race benefits The Salvation Army.
Grab some lunch at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival at East Park, 11am-3pm, on July 4th. Some of Nashville's best hot chicken joints will be there serving their food. Home cooks will compete in the Amateur Cooking Contest. The first 500 through the gate get free samples!
Mandy Barnett, Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs, Mel Tillis and more will take the Opry stage on Friday, July 4th. Jonathan Jackson, Chris Janson and others will perform Saturday July 5th. Both shows take place at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Explore the Adventure Science Center before you head out to the parking lot or up to the roof to get an unobstructed view of the downtown fireworks!
Step inside Music City's art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals. Every genre of art can be seen bringing a truly amazing artistic experience.