Clarksville Parks and Recreation
Clarksville, TN – Tonight, July 3rd, 2018, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 11th annual Independence Day Celebration at Liberty Park. The event is free and open to the public.
Liberty Park will open at 5:00pm to allow handicap parking and activities and music will begin at 6:30pm. Seating is available throughout the park and the concerts will take place on the Great Lawn of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
The free concert is part of Clarksville’s Road to Riverfest, an outdoor concert series leading up to Riverfest, Clarksville’s award winning festival. The concert will include performances by the Fort Campbell Band and Carl Wockner. Activities will include sack races, Patriotic Balloon Pop and the Most Patriotic Person contest. Prizes will be awarded.
Food and beverages will be available throughout the park from Rollin Ridge, La Casa Taqueria, North Meets South, D&B Concessions, So Yum and Off the Hook Concessions. Beer will also be available for purchase.
The evening will conclude with the City’s largest firework show beginning at 9:30pm and the announcement of this year’s Riverfest headliner.
Parking at Liberty Park
Parking is available inside the park for vehicles with handicap license plates and placards only. Marina users must have approved vehicle tags or a temporary pass.
Boats with trailers will be allowed to access the boat ramp parking area until 4:00pm or until the parking area has been filled. No boats will be allowed to exit the parking area from 8 p.m. until the park is empty. Additionally, Zinc Plant Road and the Zinc Plant Bridge will be closed to traffic from 9:15pm to 10:00pm for the fireworks show. Guests should expect long delays on Riverside Drive and Highway 48-13 before and after the event.
Liberty Park Grill Customers
Liberty Park Grill will be operating from 11:00am until 10:30pm on July 3rd. Beginning at 4:00pm, guests can pay a fee of $20.00 to park at the restaurant. Each paying vehicle will receive a $20.00 voucher redeemable for food and drink at Liberty Park Grill. Offer is valid July 3rd only.
Satellite parking will be in Downtown Clarksville and at the CMCSS Facilities Building (formerly Jostens) at 1312 Highway 48/13. Free Clarksville Transit System shuttle service to Liberty Park from both locations will begin at 5:00pm. Parking in Historic Downtown Clarksville is free after 5:00pm.
At the conclusion of the fireworks, CTS buses displaying their destination lot will begin returning guests to the parking areas, with the last bus departing from Liberty Park promptly at 11:00pm.
Clarksville Police officers will be stationed at all major intersections around Liberty Park and Riverside Drive beginning at 6:00pm and continuing after the event. Pedestrians walking to the park are encouraged to cross only at these major intersections.
Liberty Park will close at sunset on Monday, July 2nd to prepare for the Independence Day Celebration and will reopen for general use at sunrise on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.
Safety Rules in Liberty Park
- No solicitation.
- No pets allowed during event. Clearly marked service animals are permitted.
- No drugs.
- No outside alcoholic beverages.
- No fighting or foul language.
- No personal fireworks.
- No personal grills.
- No weapons.
- No drones.
This year’s event is presented by the City of Clarksville and sponsored by Miller Lite and Clarksville Living Magazine.
For up-to-date information about the Independence Day Celebration, visit http://www.cityofclarksville.com/events; or call Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476.
About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages, maintains more than 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.
To learn more call 931.645.7476.