MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - From barbecue, baseball, and fireworks - July 4 is all about celebration. There are many events throughout the Mid-South that will allow you and your family to enjoy the holiday and celebrate America's freedom.
Levitt Shell Shell concert: Kelsey Waldon
Kentucky singer/songwriter Kelsey Waldon will take the stage at Levitt Shell Sunday, July 2.
Location: Levitt Shell
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
A heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They get on an old battered bus (nicknamed Priscilla) and search for love and friendship, but they find more than they ever thought.
Location: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Price: Call 901-726-4656 for ticket information.
The City of Millington and the Naval Base will be hosting the Flag Day Freedom Celebration on July 2. The event will be at Navy Lake and you will need to bring a cooler for your drinks and a lawn chair or blanket so you can enjoy the fireworks.
Location: USA Stadium in Millington
Cost: Free admission | $5 for parking
The Redbirds take to the diamond against the New Orleans' Baby Cakes. The ballgame includes post-game fireworks. The Independence Day Block Party will be held at the ballpark before the game, featuring music from Memphis Yahoos.
Location: Autozone Park
Time: 6:35 p.m. | Picnic from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 field box specialty ticket or $23 dugout specialty ticket, which includes a picnic with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies, Coca-Cola products, and bottled water. Regular prices (without specialty tickets) are $19 for dugout tickets, $16 for field box tickets, and $23 for club tickets.
For tickets or more information, click here.
Stars and Stripes 5K
The event will feature live music, summertime post-race food, and a picnic setting for post race entertainment. The race will celebrate American Red Cross and its Ready Shelby Program. It will also honor local heroes including military, fire, law enforcement, and first responders.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Cost: $25 advance/$30 on race day. For active duty military, police and fire it is $20 in advance and $30 on race day.
Time: 7 p.m.
To register, click here.
Collierville 32nd Annual Independence Day Celebration
This event's theme is "Freedom, Family, and Fun" and will include a special salute to veterans and active duty service members. WMC Action News 5's Chief Meteorologist Ron Childers is the special guest emcee, along with his wife, Joyce Peterson Childers.
Location: Cox Park, 440 W. Powell Road
Time: Food vendors at 6 p.m., entertainment at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza
The City of Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza will include moon bounces, arts and crafts, and refreshments.
Location: Municipal Park in Germantown
Time: 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:10 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and a blanket.
Memphis Mojo Tour: The Best of Memphis
If you want to enjoy the sights, sounds, and the best Memphis has to offer during the holiday weekend, pick up a ticket to the Memphis MoJo Tours. The guides on the tour are professional Beale Street musicians who play and sing selections from the Bluff City's rich musical heritage. They entertain with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities.
The tour includes stops at Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, The Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the early homes of Elvis, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash.
Location: Tours depart from B.B. King's, located at Beale Street & Second Street.
Time: Times vary depending on which tour you choose. Attractions not included in tour prices.
Cost: Prices vary depending on the tour.
For tickets and more information, click here.
Military Appreciation Day at Memphis Zoo
It's a day set aside to honor and show appreciation to our military service members at Memphis Zoo. What better way to celebrate than with a day full of fun and animals.
Location: Memphis Zoo
Time: All-day event (regular zoo hours)
Cost: Free for all military members* (past and present) and one guest. Parking is also free.
*Must have valid military ID.
*For general admission only and does not include ride tickets or special exhibits.
Peabody Hotel Fireworks
You can enjoy a great view of the City of Memphis fireworks display from the top of the "South's Grand Hotel".
Location: Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: No cover charge. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase
No outside food, drinks, lawn chairs or blankets are permitted.
Snowden Grove Entertainment
The Snowden Grove Park Bankplus Amphitheater will host family entertainment.
Oxford, MS | July 4
7:30 a.m.: "Stars & Stripes on the Square" 5K Classic to benefit Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. For more information, click here.
8:30 a.m.: Fun run
9:30 a.m.: LOU 4th of July Children's Parade on the Square, lineup begins at 9 a.m. near Something Southern. For parade registration, click here.
4 p.m. until nightfall: Live music, food vendors, petting zoo, train rides, bounce houses, face painting, and balloon art. All taking place at The Grove.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: LOU Community Band
5:30 to 6 p.m.: Inaugural Independence Day Pageant. For more information, click here.
6:30 p.m.: Independence Day Ceremony at The Grove. | A moment to reflect on the occasion and honor our local servicemen and women. Parade awards will also be announced.
7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: Music at The Grove
7:30 p.m.: Gates open to the Oxford University Stadium (Swayze Field) where local films will be shown on the stadium screen prior to fireworks. Cost is a $2 donation. Proceeds will go to the 2018 4th of July Celebration. No coolers allowed. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
9 p.m. to nightfall: Fireworks over Oxford-University Stadium-Swayze Field, sponsored by Olin-Winchester.