The hot, summer weather is officially here which means July 4th is right around the corner! Why settle for just one round of firework shows when you can pack in multiple events for 4th of July this summer? We'll add events to this list as they are confirmed!

Where can I watch fireworks this year? 

What other events are happening? 

Kid-Friendly at the Creative Discovery Museum

Celebrate America's birthday at the Creative Discovery Museum's Red, White, and Blue Day! This event is all about the kids, but mom and dad will have some fun, too. Happening From noon to 4 p.m. on  July 4, the whole family can participate in patriotic-themed crafts like the Declaration of Independence signing, collaborative fireworks paintings, liquid nitrogen ice cream, a 21 geyser salute with Diet Coke and Mentos, plus learn about the reason we celebrate.


Nothing says 4th of July like a day (or evening) out on the water. Book a sightseeing tour with Southern Belle Riverboat to enjoy the weekend and take advantage of seeing fireworks around the city from the water! You can also book a family-friendly train ride with Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and scope out fireworks while riding in a historic train car. Click here to book your trip.

Markets, Music, and Food--Oh my!

Enjoy the Chattanooga Market's Red, White, and Blueberry-themed market on July 3. Hear music from Shawnessey Cargile and Lone Mountain Band, participate (or watch) the blueberry pie-eating contest, and buy goodies from local artisans and craftsmen. 

If you're looking for some live music, don't miss Chattanooga's favorite summer live music series, Nightfall every Friday night located in Miller Plaza and Miller Park.

If local markets and train rides aren't your thing, maybe a nice meal out on your favorite restaurant's patio with a drink in your hand is. Check out 14 of the best restaurants in Chattanooga with outdoor seating by clicking here