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Independence Day Celebrations
Guide to Independence Day Celebrations
Posted on 06/27/2019
By Leah Kraus, Digital Content Coordinator

Celebrate America’s independence this year with a number of events in Memphis for all ages.

July 3

Memphis Redbirds Celebration (6:35 p.m. AutoZone Park)
Enjoy America’s favorite pastime and fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m. for a cookout before the Redbirds take on the New Orleans Baby Cakes.  

Memphis Stars and Stripes 5K benefitting the American Red Cross (7 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden)
It’s the 8th year for the race, which celebrates local heroes including military, law enforcement and first responders.

July 4

Central Gardens Parade (9 a.m. 1500 block of Carr Avenue)
The parade has been a Bluff City tradition for more than 30 years and includes refreshments, a costume contest, and music.

High Point Terrace Parade (9 a.m. Aurora Circle)
One of the longest running 4th of July parades that includes floats, cars, and bicycles decked out in red, white, and blue.

Cordova Celebration (9:30 a.m. 1017 Sanga Road)
The Cordova Community Center’s annual Independence Day Celebration and Parade will honor Army veteran Don Lawson this year, who served in World War II and Korea. 

Cooper Young Parade (10 a.m. 2086 Young Avenue)
All are welcome to join in on the annual patriotic parade that will feature MemPops, face painting, and a contest for best-decorated wagon, bike, and person. The parade begins at Peabody Elementary School.

Peabody rooftop fireworks (6-10 p.m.)
The Peabody Hotel offers one of the best views in the city to watch fireworks light up the sky.

Independence Day Spectacular (activities start at 6 p.m., Mud Island)
Head to Mud Island River Park for live music, food, and fireworks. This is also the perfect chance to take a picture with the MEMPHIS sign for your Instagram. 
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