VOL. 10 | NO. 27 | Saturday, July 1, 2017
Downtown Memphis’ Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular will take place Tuesday, July 4, at Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front St. The park opens at 10 a.m., live music and activities begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will launch at 9:15 p.m. Visit facebook.com/mudislandriverpark for details.
The South Main Historic Arts District’s last-Friday Trolley Night takes place Friday, June 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art galleries, restaurants and shops between The Orpheum and Webster Avenue will stay open late, with live music and entertainment outside. The evening kicks off with the Memphis Second Line Jazz Band leading a second line parade from LYFE Kitchen to Webster at 6:30 p.m. with surprises along the way, including the GrizzLine at 7 p.m. Visit gosouthmain.com for details.
The city of Germantown’s “Reel” Family Time Outdoor Movie Series wraps up with “A Dog’s Purpose” on Friday, June 30, starting at dusk at the Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, 1900 S. Germantown Road. Spread out on the lawn with a blanket or chair and enjoy a PG-rated movie under the stars. Cost is free; concessions available for purchase. Visit germantown-tn.gov.
Carriage Crossing’s Movie Mania series continues with a screening of “The Jungle Book” Friday, June 30, at dusk in Central Park at the mall, 4674 Merchants Park Circle. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Cost is free. Visit shopcarriagecrossing.com.
The Live at the Garden summer concert series will host Boston on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. (gates at 6 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-636-4107 for details and a series schedule.
The Independence Day Celebration at Overton Square, featuring a concert by the Jackson Regiment from Mississippi's 41st Army Band, is Sunday, July 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. The Fire Museum of Memphis joins the party with a display of vintage fire trucks. Free and open to the public; local beers and refreshments available for purchase. Visit overtonsquare.com.
Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza will take place Monday, July 3, at Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, located at Appling Road and U.S. 70. Events start at 6 p.m. and include a car display, children’s activities, live music by the Bartlett Community Concert Band (6:30 p.m.) and Jamie Baker & the VIPs (7:45 p.m.), and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Visit cityofbartlett.org for details.
Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration is Monday, July 3, at Cox Park, 440 W. Powell Road. With the theme of “Freedom, Family and Fun,” the town will feature a special salute to veterans and active military service members, along with entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Food vendors open at 6 p.m. Visit collierville.com for details.
Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza is Tuesday, July 4, at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. Activities starting at 5 p.m. include live music, games, moon bounces, train rides and crafts, followed by fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. No pets allowed. For more information, call the Germantown Parks and Recreation office at 901-757-7375.
The Metal Museum will host Whet Thursday: Young Professionals on Thursday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Enjoy the museum and grounds for free while networking with other young professionals and enjoying food trucks and live music. Members receive a free hand-forged washer bottle opener. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.