Celebrating the Fourth of July at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

Published On: June 14th, 2017

Summer is the best time to visit Memphis. There is no better place to enjoy the warm weather than the River City.

Memphis is also one of the best cities to be in this Fourth of July. The city will play host to various fun and exciting events to celebrate this year’s Independence Day.

Family Picnic In The Park

Memphis’ lineup of activities and events for this year’s Fourth of July include:

The Elvis Presley Graceland experience

What’s a visit to Memphis without getting to know more about the King of Rock and Roll? Although the tour takes place nearly all year round, you will still have a more enjoyable time going with this experience during the Fourth of July weekend. When you stay at The Guest House at Graceland, you will be closer to the iconic Graceland Mansion. You will also experience the next best thing to staying at Graceland Mansion since you will enjoy superb Southern hospitality and comfort, lavish amenities, and amazing food.

The Collierville Independence Day Celebration

Taking place at the H.W. Cox Park, this year’s local Independence Day celebration will feature bands, musical guests, and other entertainment. It will be filled with games, food, and other fun activities as well.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

The city is known for its numerous spectacular Independence Day fireworks displays but nothing beats the amazing experience of seeing them on the Mississippi River. For a great time, book a ride on the Memphis Riverboats July Fourth Fireworks Cruise. This is a special two-hour cruise on the Mississippi River which features a sumptuous barbecue dinner, live music, and impressive, up-front views of the fireworks. If you want a wonderful, luxurious holiday experience on the water, you can also check out the American Queen Steamboat Company which offers a nine-day Fourth of July Celebration cruise from Memphis to St. Louis.

Family picnics in the park

Lastly, Memphis boasts of several beautiful parks and green spaces. Pack a picnic basket with your favorite home-cooked meals and treats (or restaurant-bought ones) and fill the cooler with ice and your choice of beverages and head to Midtown’s Overton Park, Shelby Farms Park, or Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park on Independence Day and wait for the fireworks display.

You can also spend the day and night at the Tom Lee Park or Mud Island River Park, both located along the Mississippi River banks. Wherever you choose to have a family picnic or not, you won’t get bored staying at any of these spots and waiting for the incredible culmination of the day: the glorious fireworks displays.

To stay with us here at The Guest House, scroll up to make your reservations or give us a call now at: 800.238.2000

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