WE WELCOME a summer celebration more than ever, and Independence Day is the perfect time to gather for food, fun, fireworks, and flag-waving. There’s an event near you, so there’s no excuse for missing the colorful shows.
BELL BUCKLE is hosting a night filled with magic, in a manner that would make our forefathers proud. On July 4, from 5-9:30 p.m., the city will offer music, food, fireworks, and free admission. Catch the Escape Band at the Bell Buckle Park Amphitheater. A highlight of the evening is always the recitation of the Declaration of Independence, a long-standing tradition that unites those attending and rallies a standing ovation each time. For more information, visit bellbucklepark. info or follow Bell Buckle Park on Facebook for this and other events.
SHELBYVILLE’S annual celebration will be on July 4, in the H. V. Griffin Park. Activities begin at 5 p.m. and will include music for the evening by Utopia. There will be food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, games, free inflatables, and fireworks. Admission is free.
In the WINCHESTER area, Twin Creeks Development will host the annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, July 2, from 8:49-10 p.m. Winchester City Park is noted as an excellent viewing point. See winchester-tn.com for complete details.
The 2022 TULLAHOMA REGIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION will be on July 3 at Frazier McEwen Park/Grider Stadium from 3-10 p.m. Vinyl Radio will perform from 5-7 p.m., followed by Six Wire from 7:30-9 p.m. Fireworks from 9-9:20 p.m., and Six Wire will wrap up the event through 10 p.m.
SEWANEE will celebrate July 3 and July 4 with their Hot Diggity All-American Dogs festival on University Ave. For full details, visit sewanee4thofjuly.org.
MANCHESTER will celebrate from 7-9 p.m. with fireworks, food trucks, fun, free admission, and musical entertainment by The Spazmatics. The event is held at Rotary Park on July 4 and is hosted by the Manchester Parks and Recreation. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. See Manchester Parks and Recreation on Facebook or cityofmanchestertn.com for more details.
The 27TH ANNUAL SHADOW VALLEY GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held July 7-9. A who’s who of gospel music fills the weekend. The Kingsman, Gold City, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Inspirations, Bradley Walker, the Blackwood Brothers, and more will perform. The event is held rain or shine, and camping is available. For more information, see shadowvalleyproductions.com or follow the festival’s Facebook page. Shadow Valley is located at 54 Warden Road (off Highway 231-N), Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE will celebrate with fireworks on June 25 at Don Davidson Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. More information can be found on the City of Fayetteville TN Parks & Recreation page on Facebook. GN