Chattanooga Independence Day Events {2018}

If you’re like me, you like to plan ahead, and with Memorial Day out of the way, the next big show is July 4th. If you’re not like me, you might wait to read this with just a few days or even hours to spare, and that’s fine too. Look below to see all that Chattanooga has to offer for the holiday. Have fun and be safe!

Independence Day Guide

Red, White, and Blueberries at the Chattanooga Market

July 1, 11am-4pm
Celebrating the 4th of July weekend, blueberries are the firecracker of the day…enjoy blueberries in just about everything at Chattanooga Market. Patrons can enter in one of our blueberry pie-eating contests (noon and 1pm), featuring fresh baked pies made by the Culinard Cooking Institute and prepared with fresh, local blueberries. At 3pm cheer on your favorite vendors during the Chattanooga Market Vendor pie-eating competition! Win a pie to take home! Sign up at the Market Information Desk on Sunday, 30 minutes before each contest. It’s a little messy, but a lot of fun!


Fireworks at Lake Winnie

July 2 and 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!


Collegedale’s Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

July 3, TBD
Collegedale Veteran’s Park
More information will be available soon on the town’s website, but in addition to a concert around 8pm, fireworks typically begin around 9:45pm.


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. 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?


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. The kids will also have a chance to run the bases after the game as well!


Chattanooga Football Club Game

July 4, 7:30pm
Finley Stadium
Come out to watch Chattanooga FC play the Inter Nashville FC!


If all of this sounds inviting, and you just can’t with until July, check out the more regular summer occurrences like the Chattanooga Market, Nightfall, Chattanooga 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!

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