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Posted on: June 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City notes parking, transit information for Independence Day Celebration

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Friday, June 30, 2023

For Immediate Release

City notes parking, transit information for Independence Day Celebration

July 3 event will offer music, fireworks, activities at Liberty Park

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville will present its annual Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 3 at Liberty Park. The free rain or shine event will include a live concert, activities, food trucks, local beers from Kings Bluff Brewery, and fireworks show. 

This year’s fireworks display is co-sponsored by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Liberty Park will open at 5 p.m. with activities and music beginning at 5 p.m. Seating will be available throughout the park, and the concert will be on the Great Lawn near the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The fireworks display will begin at 9:10 p.m.

For more detailed information about entertainment and food, visit


Clarksville Marina members must have approved vehicle tags or a temporary pass to access the marina parking lot inside Liberty Park. 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 empties after the fireworks display.

Additionally, Zinc Plant Road and the Zinc Plant Bridge will be closed to traffic from 8:50 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. for the fireworks show. Guests should expect long delays on Riverside Drive and Highway 48-13 before and after the event.


There is no parking inside Liberty Park. Off-site event parking will be available at two locations once the gravel lot in front of Liberty Park Grill is full:  

  • CMCSS Facilities Building at 1312 Highway 48-13

  • Cumberland Plaza Garage at 133 Commerce St.

Free, accessible Clarksville Transit System (CTS) shuttle service to both parking areas will begin at 5 p.m. and will drop patrons off in front of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Parking in Historic Downtown Clarksville is free on weekends.

All shuttles will continue their loop until 9 p.m. with a momentary pause of 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. Pedestrians walking to the park are encouraged to cross only at major intersections.


In the event of a lost child, participants are encouraged to flag down the nearest police officer or report directly to the Clarksville Police Command Bus at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center or the Police SkyWatch Tower at the Liberty Park Pond parking area. 


All service animals must be on a leash, and pet waste removed.

The following are prohibited:

  • Parking on the grass

  • Pets on the playground

  • Outside alcoholic beverages

  • Camping or open fires

  • Disturbance of plants or wildlife

  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia

  • Equestrian traffic

  • Inflatables, tents, and canopies

  • Metal or artifact detecting

  • Profanity

  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles, and scooters (except mobility devices)

  • Sleeping on park grounds or property

  • Smoking, vaping, and use of tobacco within 25 feet of playground, pavilion, and other patrons

  • Weapons, firearms, and hunting (except as permitted by TCA 39-17-13)

About Clarksville Parks & Recreation

Clarksville Parks & Recreation provides a variety of indoor/outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities, and entertainment events for people living in the Montgomery County and Fort Campbell area. These free or reasonably priced, year-round experiences help residents enhance their health, wellness, and social engagement—resulting in a stronger, better community.


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