July 2017 Events in Tennessee

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Conway Twitty Tribute – July 1, Hurricane Mills
Loretta Lynn performs a concert in honor of Conway Twitty each Fourth of July weekend on Saturday. Performers also include Michael and Tre Twitty. CONTACT: lorettalynn.com

Independence Day Celebration – July 3, Collierville
One of the largest fireworks displays in the mid-South, this event features music, food trucks and more. CONTACT: (901) 457-2770, colliervilleparks.org/special-events

Freedom Fest  – July 3, Hendersonville
Guests can enjoy craft booths, music, a children’s play area, food and fireworks at dark. CONTACT: (615) 824-2818, hendersonvillechamber.com

Midnight Independence Day Parade – July 4, Gatlinburg
The “First July Fourth Parade of the Nation,” kicks off at 12:01 a.m. July 4. Illuminated floats, balloons and marching bands pay tribute to the U.S. CONTACT: gatlinburg.com

Firefighter’s Freedom Festival – July 4, Jackson
Enjoy free games, entertainment, firesworks and food at McKellar-Sipes Airport. CONTACT: (731) 425-8333, jacksontn.com/tourism

Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City! – July 4, Nashville
One of the nation’s largest fireworks displays, featuring live music, family activities and food. CONTACT: (800) 657-6910, visitmusiccity.com

July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot – July 4, Norris
The Museum of Appalachia celebrates July 4th in an unusual and dramatic fashion with historic anvil shoots, arts and crafts, bluegrass, and more. CONTACT: (865) 494-7680, museumofappalachia.org

Patriot Festival – July 4, Pigeon Forge
This annual event features live music, family-friendly activities, food vendors and a fireworks show at Patriot Park. CONTACT: mypigeonforge.com

Antique Quilt Show – July 5-31, Athens
The Living Heritage Museum will showcase several beautiful, antique quilts, all with historic meaning. CONTACT: (423) 745-0329, livingheritagemusuem.com

Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show – July 13, Jackson
Don’t miss more than a dozen garden talks and tours, plant sale, plant diagnostics and a cooking demonstration at the West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center. Admission is $5 for adults, free for kids under 18. CONTACT: (731) 425-4768, ag.tennessee.edu

Mid Summer Night’s Swing – July 13, Tullahoma
Annual ice cream social on the grounds of the South Jackson Civic Center featuring the South Jackson Street Band, a 20-member big band for dancing, listening and sharing ice cream under the stars. CONTACT: (931) 455-5321, southjackson.org

Swanky Plank – July 13-15, Spring Hill
Shop the best antique, vintage, repurposed and handmade treasures, plus enjoy lunch and listen to music at Rippavilla Plantation. CONTACT: (931) 486-9037, rippavilla.org

Summer Jam All Volkswagen Car Show – July 14-15, Townsend
See all kinds of Volkswagen vehicles, plus children’s activities, a swap meet, new and used parts vendors, and more. CONTACT: (865) 448-2465

Fun Fest – July 14-22, Kingsport
Don’t miss live concerts, children’s activities and hot-air balloons at this family-friendly festival. CONTACT: (800) 743-5282, funfest.net

Summer Craftman’s Fair – July 14-23, Gatlinburg
Voted one of the Southeast’s “Most Popular Events,” this fair hosts artisans and craftsmen from all over the U.S. with more than 200 booths. CONTACT: (865) 436-7479, craftsmenfair.com

James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival – July 26-29, Lawerenceburg
This festival celebrates the birthplace of Southern gospel music at the Historic Crockett Theatre. CONTACT: lawrenceburgtn.gov

Uncle Dave Macon Days Music and Arts Festival – July 27-30, Murfreesboro
The annual festival honors the memory of Uncle Dave Macon, one of the first Grand Ole Opry superstars, and features music, arts and crafts, food, storytelling and competitions. CONTACT: (615) 893-2369, uncledavemacondays.com

Grainger County Tomato Festival – July 28-30, Rutledge (pictured)
Events include a Civil War encampment, arts and cultural exposition, tomato wars, entertainment and more. CONTACT: (865) 765-4365, graingercountytomatofestival.com

163rd Annual Irish Picnic – July 28-29, McEwen
The annual picnic serves up 16,000 pounds of brisket and 4,200 chicken halves with secret sauce as well as games, live entertainment and dancing. CONTACT: (931) 582-3493

Summer Fest in Paris – July 29, Paris
Arts and crafts vendors, an open car show, games, music, food and more are featured at this family-friendly festival. CONTACT: (731) 407-4611

Swiss Heritage Festival – July 29, Gruetli-Laager
Each summer, the Grundy County Swiss Historical Society celebrates its roots with the Swiss Heritage Festival. Held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stoker-Stampfli Farm Museum, the event kicks off with lively music from authentic polka band, The Musik Meisters. Guests can enjoy hayrides around the ground with tours of the barn and cheese house. And afterward, sample delicious cheeses made within the house, including both Swiss and American varieties. Admission is $5 for adults and local vendors will have food available for purchase. CONTACT: swisshistoricalsociety.org

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