Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Fireworks Shows

WHAT: It’s Fourth of July week, which means fireworks shows! We compiled a list of fireworks shows your family is sure to enjoy.

See our list of local fireworks shows here.

2. Music City Hot Chicken Festival 2019

Music City Hot Chicken Festival 2019

WHAT: Celebrate Nashville’s signature food on July 4th! There will be free hot chicken for the first 500 folks, along with fire truck parade, Yazoo Brewery Beer Garden and Nashville Hot chicken available from 9 different Nashville establishments. Fun for the whole family and as always …. FREE!

WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 11am-3pm

WHERE: East Park, 700 Woodland St, Nashville

3. 20th Annual Andrews Cadillac Firecracker 5k/10k

20th Annual Andrews Cadillac Firecracker 5k and 10k

WHAT: Fire up your Fourth of July plans with a new family tradition at the 20th Annual Andrews Cadillac Firecracker 5K/10K and Luken Kids Fun Run 1K on July 4! Hosted by the Maryland Farms YMCA, this patriotic race is taking runners on a spirited loop around Brentwood and starts our YMCA Race Series with a bang.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 6am – 9am

WHERE: Maryland Farms YMCA, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood

4. Old School Beach Party

old school beach party

WHAT: ZRW Records along with the Old School Bar and Grill presents the 4th of July Old School Beach Party … Swimming Pool, Dunk Tank, Water Slide all set up in the sand… Live Music all weekend with the Bryan Schaffer and Krystal King Bands along with acoustic sets from Tera Townsend, Mady Stewart, Krystal King, Taylor Hughes and Sarah Mae Chilton… food and drink specials / free parking

WHEN: Thursday, July 4 through Saturday, July 6 11am-3pm each day

WHERE: Old School Franklin, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Franklin

5. 17th Annual Fourth of July Bicycle Parade at Port Royal Park

spring hill fourth of july bicycle parade

WHAT: Spring Hill’s annual Fourth of July Bicycle Parade, hosted by Spring Hill Parks & Recreation Department, will be held at Port Royal Park this year.

Lineup is at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade will proceed around Port Royal Park, followed by an ice cream party and fun at the splash pad!

Children of all ages are invited to decorate their bicycles, skates, wagons, skateboards, and power wheels, and join the parade! The Brigadier General Richard Winn Chapter, DAR will distribute flags, stickers and other patriotic items. McDonald’s of Maury County will be at the park with its juice bowl, Gogurts, and certificates for free ice cream cones! Parks & Rec. will have ice cream cups and toppings available.

WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 9:30am

WHERE: Port Royal Park