Fireworks in Nashville

Fireworks in Nashville

Yee-haw! Nashville is a booming town full of arts and entertainment opportunities and when live music and firework shows are combined, the result is a knee-slapping good time! Both visitors and residents of this town appropriately called ‘Music City,’ have access to many great events in which to enjoy to power of pyrotechnics. From festive holidays like New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July to Tennessee Titan football games or the Country Music Festival, there are so many fireworks in this down-home town, you might just end up with a neck crick by the end of the year!

You can’t come to Nashville without scootin’ your boots to some good ole country music. The CMA Country Music Festival (once called Fan Fair) is a week-long tribute to toe-tapping tunes from music super stars and up-and-comers. Every night for an entire week, an amazing firework display is set off over LP Stadium and the Cumberland River to celebrate the fans and country music. Even if you don’t have a pass to CMA, you can still find great viewing spots around the city or get up-close and personal on the Shelby Street Bridge.

Everyone knows that July 4th is one of the biggest days for fireworks. One of the best firework shows for Independence Day in Nashville is Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! This multi-day free concert and fireworks extravaganza takes place at Riverfront Park; watching fireworks shoot off over the Cumberland River has been a Nashville tradition for more than 20 years. This celebration always includes a smorgasbord of musical acts ranging from country music stars to the Nashville Symphony. To conclude the festivities, a beautiful firework show is shot off over the river to the delight of spectators near and far. A great place to watch this firework show is at the Adventure Science Center's July Fireworks Viewing Event. For the price of a ticket, guests get prime seating with a choice view of this downtown fireworks display.

For the holidays, folks in Nashville, Tennessee can take part in a more than half-century old tradition by attending the Annual Nashville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony. Spectators will be delighted with parade floats ranging from nutcrackers to gingerbread castles, a visit from Santa Claus himself, and a holiday themed firework display will light up the sky to complement the brilliant Christmas tree on public square.

On December 31st, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau often holds a Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway that features fireworks and four to five hours of live music on the street. Event organizers say about that this free event, which is open to the public, draw 10,000 plus folks each year and bill the street party to be Nashville's version of New York’s Times Square.

When heading out to Nashville, it’s always a smart idea to check in with your hotel concierge or the Nashville Visitor and Tourist Center beforehand for firework watching opportunities that are on the calendar. Always on the pulse of what is happening all over the city, including firework shows, you’ll find quick and accurate information from these arts and entertainment resources. Tennessee, especially Nashville and the surrounding areas, are spectacular places to watch fireworks deck out the night sky. The fireworks here are amazingly beautiful; you will want to take lots of pictures to keep the memories forever.