By Wes Talley
With June already past the half way point, fireworks will be filling the night sky very soon. Here at The Source we’ve put together all the need to knows for how to spend your 4th of July in Rutherford County.
‘Boro Gets Wet And Wild
Murfreesboro will kick Independence day off with “Rock the Pool”. The event will be held at the SportsCom outdoor pool at 2310 Memorial Blvd. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and will go on until 4:30 p.m. During the day you will be able compete in contests and games and make a few waves while staying cool. The event is only $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and youths.
Once you get dried off you can head to McKnight Park located at 120 DeJarnette Lane for the “Celebration Under the Stars”. There will be activities for children along with music and refreshments for purchase, the rest of the event is free to the public.Gates open at 5:00. No coolers, grills or pets.
If you wont be in Murfreesboro on the 4th don’t fear, there will still be plenty of fun to be had and great spots to watch fireworks from.
Smyrna To Honor Kuss At Independence Celebration
Smyrna will be the first city in the county to celebrate Independence day. On Friday, July 1st, music, food & fun activities will be at the Lee Victory Recreation Park for the annual Smyrna Independence Day Celebration. Beginning at 5pm at the Rec Park, which is located at 102 Sam Ridley Parkway, kids can play on the inflatable playgrounds or take a train ride provided by C&R Railroad.
This year’s event is dedicated to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Marine Captain Jeff Kuss for his service and sacrifice. The first 2000 people to enter the event at Lee Victory Recreation Park will receive a memorial pin. The community will also be able to donate to the Jeff Kuss Memorial Fund which will go towards the future memorial to honor Captain Kuss.
Bring a picnic lunch or buy from any of the on-site concessions and enjoy live music from The Nick Carver Band. Then get ready for one of Smyrna’s highlights of the year, the annual Fireworks show.
The following roads will be closed between 9:00pm – 9:45pm due to the fireworks show:
Sam Ridley at Fitzhugh Boulevard
Sam Ridley at Nolan Drive
Sam Ridley at Threet Industrial Road
Sam Ridley, west of Nolan Drive
La Vergne Has Big Plans Too!
In La Vergne you can celebrate America’s birthday at the July 4th Celebration–an evening of fireworks, music and fun. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with music from Zone Status. Food vendors, face painting and a balloon artist will be on hand. Gates open to the public at 5 p.m.
Nashville To Hold 3 Day Event
Music City celebrates July 4th in downtown Nashville with FREE live music July 3rd and 4th and a huge fireworks show on the 4th. Join in on the fun on Monday, July 4, 2016 with FREE concerts starting at noon at Ascend Ampitheater and The Green at Riverfront. This year, there will be performances by Sheryl Crow, Maddie & Tae, Erin McCarley, Andrew Combs, and more. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra will play during the fireworks show. There will also be kid-friendly activities and vendors during this free event.