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Eat, Drink, and Stay: Celebrate the 4th of July in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville, Tennessee

Eat, Drink, and Stay: Celebrate the 4th of July in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville, Tennessee

Celebrate the 4th of July in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville, where the skies light up with dazzling fireworks and the streets buzz with festive celebrations. This guide is your all-in-one resource for planning a catered bash, dining out in style, or finding the perfect lodging near all the action.

Get ready to relax, indulge, and celebrate America’s birthday!

Martin's BBQ 4th of July Catering

Feast on Freedom: Your Guide to 4th of July Catering

Make your 4th of July gathering effortless with catering options that suit any celebration size. Whether it’s smoked meats, southern sides, or sweet treats, there’s a variety of choices to level up your Independence Day celebration. Online ordering and convenient pick-up options mean you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying family and friends.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint’s Independence Day catering options can serve any size crowd and include a variety of smoked meats, including ribs, turkey and brisket, Southern sides, and sweet treats. The full catering menu can be viewed here

Fourth of July orders will run through Friday, July 5th. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours before the requested pick-up time, and pick-up days will be July 4th through July 7th. 

Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop

Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop offers Big Boxes that include all of your Hugh-Baby’s favorites: Cheeseburger Box (10 Cheeseburgers), Pork Box (10 Pulled Pork Sandwiches), Fry Big Box (10 Orders of Fries), and more. Burgers feature a custom blend of premium beef, ground fresh daily, and are cooked to order, and the pulled pork is smoked on-site, every single day, for up to 18 hours—so you can feel confident you are getting the best for your Independence Day gathering. Available for pickup and delivery


Bagelshop has a number of catering options perfect for a boat day or Independence Day brunch ahead of a day of celebration. With options that serve 6 to 12—including a Lox Box (assorted bagels, lox, red onion, capers, schmear, dill, lemon) and a Veggie Platter (scallion + dill schmear, red onion, cucumber, tomato). Bagels can also be purchased in bulk at the Donelson shop if you’d like to mix and match bagels and schmears. 

Biscuit Love

Biscuit Love has you covered for any July 4th brunches with catering options such as a Biscuit and Jam Party Pack (12 biscuits, 2 jars of jam, 2 family-sized sides, and a party-sized breakfast beverage) and a Biscuit Sandwich Pack (12 biscuit sandwiches, choice of two family sized sides, party-sized breakfast beverage). Orders can be placed here

Chef’s Market

Nashville’s award-winning caterer handmakes a festive cake this time of year to help Nashvillians celebrate the patriotic holiday. The red, white & blue Freedom Cake can be purchased online here.

Puckett's BBQ Sauce Horizontal

Fourth of July Dining: Where to Eat in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville 

Celebrate this 4th of July with a culinary adventure in Franklin, Williamson County, or Nashville. These local restaurants are open and ready to welcome you on Independence Day. 

Franklin and Williamson County: Celebrate Independence Day with Southern Charm

Embrace the spirit of the Fourth in Franklin and Williamson County, where local restaurants offer the best of Southern hospitality and cuisine. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic barbecue or a festive pub gathering, there’s a perfect spot waiting to make your holiday special.


Puckett’s Restaurant is a great choice for a festive July 4th meal, offering a Southern dining experience with a laid-back ambiance. Celebrated for its roots in traditional Southern cuisine, Puckett’s serves up classics like smoked barbecue ribs, pulled pork, and homemade sides. Along with delicious food, enjoy the lively ambiance with local live music, making it the perfect spot to dine and celebrate Independence Day. • 120 4th Ave. S., Franklin, TN 37064 •

Scout’s Pub

Scout’s Pub in Franklin offers a spirited July 4th dining experience with modern Southern charm. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and Southern-inspired dishes in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. The pub’s chef-inspired seasonal menus and a wide selection of craft beers make it a fantastic spot for celebrating America’s birthday. Plus, their dog-friendly patio is perfect for those who want to bring along their furry friends. • 158 Front St #120, Franklin, TN 37064 •

Waldo’s Chicken and Beer

All weekend long, Waldo’s Chicken & Beer is celebrating the 4th of July and National Fried Chicken Day with two can’t-miss specials! The Chicken Bucket special features four pieces of fried or rotisserie chicken, two pint-sized sides, coleslaw, four biscuits, four sauces, and a free pint of banana pudding. The BBQ Bird special includes one rotisserie chicken, 12 chicken wings, four BBQ sauces, six sandwich buns, two 16 oz. sides of your choice, one 16 oz. coleslaw, and one gallon of tea. 

Waldo’s has multiple locations in the area, including two in Franklin and one in Brentwood. All locations will be open during normal operating hours on July 4th.

Bagelshop 4th of July

Nashville: Fourth of July Flavors in the Heart of Music City

Discover Nashville’s dining scene this Independence Day, where innovative chefs and classic Southern comfort meet. From unique chef collaborations to festive rooftop parties, Nashville provides an exciting backdrop for celebrating the nation’s birthday with style and flavor.

Bad Idea

Alex Burch and Colby Rasavong are bringing back chef collaborations at Bad Idea. To get the Fourth vibes going early, they are hosting Saap Saap BBQ on Monday, July 1st. A project by Clinton Spruill and Amy Watson, the duo behind Josephine’s Jams, they’ll be bringing their smoker to showcase a Southern BBQ meets Lao food menu. Walk-ins will be welcome or reservations can be made here. • 1021 Russell St #101, Nashville, TN 37206 •


Bagelshop is celebrating Independence Day by offering Bagel Dogs with a side of mustard, available from 7 am to 2 pm on July 4th and 5th—be sure to stop by early to enjoy this special menu item before it sells out! • 2708 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214 •

Hampton Social

On Thursday, July 4th, The Hampton Social in Nashville invites you to a 4th of July celebration atop their rooftop venue. From 7 pm to 11 pm, guests can enjoy a vibrant evening featuring a full bar, a food menu, and a live DJ, all while taking in some of Nashville’s finest views. General Admission tickets are available here and seating is first come, first served. This event is for individuals 21 and over, and views of fireworks, as well as seating, are not guaranteed. • 201 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 •

Southall Farm & Inn Franklin TN_Pool

Discover Local Stays for Your 4th of July Weekend

Make your 4th of July celebration truly special by staying close to the festivities. Our guide features a selection of charming local accommodations in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville that capture the spirit of the holiday.

Franklin and Williamson County: Where to Stay for a Memorable 4th of July

Explore charming accommodations in Franklin and Williamson County for a memorable 4th of July celebration. From cozy inns in picturesque settings to luxurious hotels with all the amenities, find the perfect place to make your celebration both relaxing and unforgettable.

Southall Farm and Inn

The 4th of July celebration at Southall includes a variety of family-friendly activities such as pool time, farm tours, fishing tournaments, and a BBQ dinner by the lake. There’s a special event with live music by the Amber Leigh Band, and opportunities to participate in mindfulness sessions, guided hikes, yoga, and more. Booking for three nights or more offers additional perks like a dining credit. The celebration encourages community involvement, with tickets available for purchase for non-staying guests as well. More detailed information and booking options are available here. • 2200 Osage Lp, Franklin, TN 37064 •

Harpeth Hotel

Staying at The Harpeth Hotel during the 4th of July puts you right in the middle of the action. The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of historic downtown, allowing easy access to the local festivities. This prime location means you can easily participate in all the holiday fun and then retreat to the comfort and luxury of your room. • 130 2nd Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064 •

The Aberdeen Inn

Celebrate the 4th of July at The Aberdeen Inn in Brentwood, Tennessee. Nestled in a charming residential area, The Aberdeen Inn provides a perfect blend of sophistication and comfort. For this special holiday, you can enjoy beautifully decorated suites that combine European elegance with American comfort, featuring antiques, contemporary furnishings, high-quality linens, complimentary Wi-Fi, and personal care essentials. The inn’s hilltop setting on vast grounds offers a serene and luxurious base for your 4th of July celebrations. • 6304 Murray Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027 •

Bobby Hotel Rooftop Lounge

Nashville: Top Places to Stay for a 4th of July Getaway

Discover exciting accommodations in Nashville for a special 4th of July experience. Each hotel offers distinct Nashville flair and proximity to all the festivities.

Bobby Hotel Nashville

For the 4th of July, Bobby Hotel in Nashville is hosting a special event on their rooftop lounge. It’s an ideal spot to stay if you’re looking to enjoy a festive BBQ while celebrating Independence Day. Nestled in the artsy heart of downtown Nashville, Bobby Hotel offers a chic urban escape with eclectic accommodations. Guests will be perfectly positioned to enjoy the 4th of July festivities. • 230 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 •

W Hotel

Celebrate the 4th of July at W Nashville, located in the Gulch neighborhood. This luxury hotel is perfect for exploring Nashville’s attractions and offers a variety of modern amenities, including Nashville’s largest hotel pool. Join their special Fourth of July Poolside Party on the WET Deck, featuring a festive cookout with Southern classics like smoked brisket, peach barbecue chicken, and mini apple pies. • 300 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 •


Stay at Noelle, Nashville, this 4th of July and experience luxury in the heart of downtown. The hotel offers elegant accommodations, artistic spaces, and fine dining. The Free As a Bird event at the Rare Bird rooftop lounge provides VIP access with stunning city views. On July 4th, from 7 pm to 11 pm, enjoy a top-shelf open bar, premium food stations, live DJ entertainment, and unparalleled views of Nashville’s fireworks display. • 200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 •

Grand Hyatt Nashville

Located right on Broadway, Grand Hytall Nashville is right in the middle of the action. Guests can enjoy two specially curated cocktails, a live DJ, and 2-hour complimentary parking at one of the highest roof-top bars in Nashville, Lou/Na. Additional food and beveragse are available for purchase from Lou/na’s menu. This is a 21+ event. Tickets can be purchased here. • 1000 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 •

Drift Nashville

The newly opened 87-key boutique hotel in East Bank is hosting an all-day Jueves de Drift: 4th of July Edition. Guests can purchase a 2-for-1 pool pass on ResortPass and enjoy DJ tunes by Sparkle City Disco, sip icy cocktails, and refuel with tacos by Alebrije. Enjoy lounge seating that invites you to relax and soak in the atmosphere and night swims under the stars where you can catch the fireworks show from the pool. For those looking for a staycation, book two nights and get your third night free. •  10 Interstate Dr, Nashville, TN 37213 •

Flag waving 4th of July

Celebrate Freedom and Fun in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville

Whether indulging in the rich Southern cuisine of Franklin, enjoying the vibrant nightlife of Nashville, or relaxing in the comfort of a local inn, our guide ensures you have all the best options at your fingertips for a spectacular 4th of July. Celebrate with fireworks, food, and fantastic stays in Tennessee’s most welcoming cities. Happy Birthday, America!