Independence Day Celebration

Date: July 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Contact: The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: (931) 645-7476

Celebrate our nation's independence with great food, live music, and family-friendly activities followed by Clarksville's largest fireworks display at Liberty Park on the banks of the Cumberland. Seating is available throughout Liberty Park and the concerts will take place on the Great Lawn of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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

The free concert will include performances by the Fort Campbell 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 9:15 p.m. and the announcement of this year’s Riverfest headliner.


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 p.m. 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 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the fireworks show.  Guests should expect long delays on Riverside Drive and Highway 48-13 before and after the event.


Liberty Park Grill will be operating from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on July 3. Beginning at 4 p.m., guests can pay a fee of $20 to park at the restaurant. Each paying vehicle will receive a $20 voucher redeemable for food and drink at Liberty Park Grill. The voucher is valid from July 3 to July 8.


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 p.m.  Parking in Historic Downtown Clarksville is free after 5 p.m.

All shuttles will continue their loop until 9 p.m., 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 p.m.

Clarksville Police officers will be stationed at all major intersections around Liberty Park and Riverside Drive beginning at 6 p.m. 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 2 to prepare for the Independence Day Celebration and will reopen for general use at sunrise on Thursday, July 4, 2019.


1.      No solicitation.

2.      No pets allowed during the event. Clearly marked service animals are permitted.

3.      No drugs.

4.      No outside alcoholic beverages.

5.      No fighting or foul language.

6.      No personal fireworks.

7.      No personal grills.

8.      No weapons, except as provided by TCA 39-17-13.

9.      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, follow “Clarksville Parks and Recreation” on Facebook; visit; or call Clarksville Parks & Recreation at 931-645-7476.


Wilma Rudolph Event Center
1190 Cumberland Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040

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