The 4th of July is not only a celebration of freedom. For Memphians, it means hot weather, big beers, and a huge fireworks show. The celebration takes place on the river at Tom Lee Park from 3 to 11 p.m. There will be a "kid zone" with activities for tykes and beer and bands for grown-ups. Local groups the Nina Makris Band, C-Note, Tom, Dick, & Harry, The Soul Shockers, and Ten Years will perform. Admission is free, and the fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. Afterward, take a walk down historic Beale Street and party like it's 2008!