(Murfreesboro) This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!
Smyrna Celebrates on July 3rd
On Tuesday, July 3rd the Towne of Smyrna welcomes the community to its Independence Day Celebration of music, food and fun activities at the Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Parkway. Family fun begins at 5:00PM where kids can play on the inflatable playgrounds or take a train ride provided by C&R Railroad.
Bring a picnic lunch or buy from any of the on-site concessions and enjoy live music featuring the music of 2nd & Vine. Then get ready for one of Smyrna's highlights of the year, the annual Fireworks show.
Start your celebrating at the 'Boro Beach, that's the outdoor pool at SportsCom on DeJarnette Lane at Memorial Boulevard. The ROCK THE POOL party will keep you cool as you splash 10:00AM to 4:30PM.
Then Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department has created an afternoon of family fun at McKnight Park. This is the same place where SportsCom is located, so you simply step outside the pool's gate and enjoy the 81-acre community park for free Independence Day activities. Everything from bounce houses, live music, and the area's most phenomenal fireworks display that's set to music starting at 9:00PM.
Bring a blanket for a picnic, lawn chairs--or take advantage of the food trucks that will be a part of the event.
Rockvale Community Center
The Rockvale community has gathered for the 4th of July since 1927 making it the oldest ongoing activity in the county that continues. The Rockvale Ruritan Club took over the picnic after the Rockvale Elementary School moved back in 1992 to its current location on Highway 99. The picnic became a fundraiser for the maintenance of the Rockvale Community Center at that time. There is a lot of community spirit in this part of the county and this is a fun day. This year, 2018 will be filled with the political crowd; given it is an election year. If you want to pitch a tent for your campaign, you may do so, for a fee. The adult softball tournament is scheduled again, along with a corn hole tournament, children's activities, games, hayrides, live music, silent auction, and plenty of food. The Rockvale Historical Society will have its history tent and all ages open play checker tent and host the "local Rockvale Champ" checkers tournament, again.
The Rockvale community is located halfway between Murfreesboro and Eagleville on Highway 99. The picnic is held at the Rockvale Community Center at 9972 Rockvale Road, just off the highway. The July 4th , 2018 picnic activity starts at 10 am and runs until 2:30 pm, although the ball game finishes later. If you are interested in setting up as a vendor, participating in the softball tournament, sponsorship of picnic or silent auction, please send an email to Rockvaleruritan@gmail.com attention Laura Webb Obrien, picnic coordinator.
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING NOTE: Representatives from the Rockvale Historical Society will be on the WGNS' Action Line this coming Monday morning (7/2/2018) from 8:10-9:00AM to share information about work that's being done to preserve that community's history as well as an insight into the 4th of July event that began in 1927.
La Vergne Celebration
La Vergne's 4th of July Celebration is at the Veterans Memorial Park (5093 Murfreesboro Rd.) off of Murfreesboro Road. The gates open at 5:00PM and the music begins at 6:00PM. The admission in La Vergne is FREE. with Free--enjoy music, caricature artist, Sam the Balloon Man and Bounce Houses. Zone Status, the popular Murfreesboro band comprised of police and other emergency responders, is confirmed as entertainment.