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Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration set for July 3rd

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, the 12th annual Independence Day Celebration hosted by the City of Clarksville and put on by Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be held at Liberty Park. This event is free and open to the public.

City of Clarksville's Independence Day Celebration
City of Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration

Liberty Park will open at 5:00pm to allow handicap parking. Activities and music will begin at 6:30pm.

Seating is available throughout the park and the concert will be on the Great Lawn of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

The free concert will include performances by the 101st Airborne Band and Tina Brown. 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 D&B Concessions, So Yum Food Truck, Kona Ice, Kadi’s Tacos and More, Harmony Farm Kettle Corn, Skyline American Grill, and Soul Fuel BBQ. Beer will be available for purchase.

The evening will conclude with the City’s largest firework show beginning at 9:15pm 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 8:00pm 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 9:00pm 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. The voucher is valid from July 3rd to July 8th.

Off-Site Parking

Off-site event parking will be available at two locations: On the APSU Campus on West Avenue, directly off of North Second Street, 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.

All shuttles will continue their loop until 9:00pm, with a slight pause in service during the fireworks.

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 by 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 Tuesday, July 2nd to prepare for the Independence Day Celebration and will reopen for general use at sunrise on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.

Safety Rules in Liberty Park

  • No solicitation.
  • No pets allowed during the 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, except as provided by TCA 39-17-13.
  • No drones.

This year’s event is presented by the City of Clarksville and sponsored by Miller Lite and Clarksville Living Magazine.

Liberty Park is located at 1188 Cumberland Drive in Clarksville.

For up-to-date information about the Independence Day Celebration visit www.cityofclarksville.com/events; or call Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476.


About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department OfficeThe mission of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

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.


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