Chattanooga event organizers, music venues, attractions and more are coming together for a triumphant Fourth of July weekend. After a long pause on gatherings, Chattanooga’s live music and event scene is booming with concerts, outdoor movie nights and fireworks. Here are 4 Scenic City summertime ways to spend the Fourth of July weekend with family in Chattanooga: 


  • July 2: Nightfall Concert Series hosts its traditional free Friday night live music series, followed by the Lookout Wild Film Festival. Located in Miller Plaza and Miller Park. 

  • July 3: Music & Movie on the Green features live music from Nubreed and a showing of Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse. Located on the Chattanooga Green at Ross’s Landing in the Riverfront District. 


  • July 3: Enjoy a Star Spangled Picnic on the lawn of the Chattanooga Theatre Center. The Tennessee River and adjacent Coolidge Park complete this ideal backdrop for the theatre’s BBQ fundraiser. 

  • July 4: The Chattanooga Market presents a Red, White, and Blueberry-themed market. Blueberries are the firecracker fruit of the day! Sweet Georgia Sound serves up live music on the Lodge Cast Iron Stage. Located at First Horizon Pavilion. 


  • All Weekend: Get outdoors with activities just steps from downtown Chattanooga. Try electric surfboards and electric Swincars from Adventure Sports Innovation, paddle a SUP or kayak from L2 Outside, hike or bike Stringer’s Ridge, splash into a swimming hole at North Chickamauga Creek Gorge or go whitewater rafting at the Ocoee River. 


  • July 1-4: Area fireworks shows include Collegedale, Tenn., and Ringgold, Ga., all within a 25-minute drive of downtown Chattanooga. 

  • July 4: Fun on the Fourth features two live music stages and a laser show! Enjoy fun, familiar tunes from the band Love, Peace and Happiness and others. Located in Miller Park and Miller Plaza. 

Chattanooga is located less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville and Birmingham. The Scenic City’s wondrous outdoors provide hours of activities, nature and fresh air all close to an urban downtown located on the Tennessee River. Chattanooga’s walkable core is filled with restaurants, shops and new experiences for visitors to enjoy this Fourth of July. The Chattanooga Tourism Co. with support from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is helping event organizers put on concerts for the July 4th weekend. 

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