Where to see fireworks and celebrate
Where to see fireworks and celebrate

Nothing says summer like the Fourth of July with barbecues, parades, concerts and of course fireworks. The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is the federal holiday commemorating the official adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776.

Here is a list of fireworks and other Independence Day events taking place in the Louisville area from June 30 to July 6:

WHAT: Catch the Louisville Chorus’ final performance of the season: “Fanfare for the 4th,” an annual tribute to America and our troops.

WHERE: Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road

WHEN: June 30, 3 p.m.

COST: $25, $2 seniors, $5 students, free for active military


WHAT: Start the Fourth of July early, see the Bats in their Stars and Stripes uniforms and enjoy an extended fireworks display after the game.

WHERE: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St.

WHEN: July 3, 19:05

MORE INFORMATION: Tickets start at $9.

WHAT: Celebrate the 4th of July with music by Rumors, live music, food trucks and fireworks. Sponsored by Caesars Foundation of Floyd County.

WHERE: New Albany Coast, 100 E. Water St., New Albany, Indiana

WHEN: July 3, 6 p.m., fireworks at dusk.


WHAT: Celebrate the 4th of July at Waterfront Park with the Waterfront’s Most Talented variety show featuring local and regional artists. To celebrate Waterfront Park’s 25th Anniversary on the 4th of July, Waterfront Park has partnered with Jou Jou Presets to produce a talent show that will feature singers, musicians, dancers, bands, comedians and performing artists. There will be a fireworks display following the show.

WHERE: Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park, Downtown Louisville

WHEN: July 4, 5-10pm

MORE INFORMATION: Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers, glass, fireworks, pets, outside food and alcohol are not permitted. There will be bike racks on-site for locking bikes. Unopened water bottles are permitted. Free.

WHAT: Enjoy this two-hour sunset cruise and watch the fireworks at Waterfront Park. Music by DJ Jill. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at the full bar.

WHERE: Fourth and River Road

WHEN: July 4. Embarkation at 19:30, cruise 20:30-22:30

MORE INFORMATION: Tickets are $45.99 for adults (13-64), $43.99 for seniors (65 and older), $29.99 for children (3-12), and free for children under 2.

WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day at Kentucky Kingdom with bluegrass music by Kentucky Blue (Bluegrass Bakery Patio, July 4-6, 12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.), carnival rides, swimming and water rides in Hurrican Bay, specialty foods (Bluegrass Bakery, Casa Mia, Swampwater Jack’s and Bourbon Craft House) and fireworks.

WHERE: 937 Phillips Lane

WHEN: 4 to 6 July

MORE INFORMATION: Admission starts at $29. Parking $12.

WHAT: Find unique treasures at the artist booth. There will also be a food court, cake wheel, fun zone, silent auction, pet contest, military vehicle display, field games and fireworks. Entertainment by The Falklanders, the 202nd Single Barrel Brass Band and Bomar and Ritter.

WHERE: Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Ave.

WHEN: July 4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Free. For the full schedule, visit:

WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day in 19th century style at historic Locust Grove. Highlights include the Naturalization Ceremony (12:00 p.m. in the Pavilion) welcoming new citizens into the community. Enjoy family-friendly activities, educational exhibits and interactive discussions that explore the values ​​of independence and active citizenship. StageOne reads stories about citizenship, civics, voting and more (10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium). Sponsored by Independence Bank

WHERE: 561 Blankenbaker Lane

WHEN: July 4, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Bring a picnic. Admission is free. 502-897-9845;

WHAT: Jeffersonville celebrates freedom with the Jeffersonville Celebrates Freedom Parade. Following the parade, a celebration honoring veterans takes place at Warder Park (109 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville).

WHERE: Along Spring Street from the 100th to the 500th block of Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

WHEN: July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Food and drinks are available for purchase.

WHAT: There’s a free outdoor artisan market with a curated collection of handmade goods, jewelry, candles, artwork and decorations on Brent Street, Jeff’s Donuts’ “Donut Hole Eating Contest” with a $1,000 grand prize, music from the Crashers and fireworks from Zambelli. Kroger Fresh Express offers free train rides from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Presented by Jack Daniels.

WHERE: Christy’s Garden, Paristown Arts and Entertainment District, 720 Brent St.

WHEN: July 4. The market is open from 10am to 6:30pm (on Brent Street). Concert and fireworks: Doors open at 4pm; The Crashers, 6:30pm-9:45pm; Donut Hole Eating Contest, 8pm; Fireworks, 9:45pm

MORE INFORMATION: Admission to the outdoor market is free. Concert and fireworks tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of the show and include access to Christy’s Gardens, Brent Street, bars, Village Market Food Hall restaurants and the outdoor artisan market, free for children under 10. VIP is $100 and includes general admission, two free craft cocktails and exclusive VIP access to the climate-controlled atrium, bathrooms, tables and the cafe’s VIP bar. Reserved picnic tables are available as an “add-on ticket” for $100 (seats 4-6).

WHAT: Enjoy music, food and drinks as well as fireworks.

WHERE: Corner of Buck Creek Road and US 60.

WHEN: July 4th. Gates open at 7pm, fireworks at nightfall

MORE INFORMATION: Parking is available along US 60, in Simpsonville Park and in Wiche Park. Free.

WHAT: Part of the River City Races Run Series 502. Awards, admission prizes, costume contest and food. Walkers are welcome

WHERE: Starts and ends at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.

WHEN: July 4, 8 a.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Proceeds benefit St. Matthews Area Ministries and St. Matthews Baptist Church’s Love 40207 program. Registration is $35 on race day and includes the choice of a unisex short-sleeve tech shirt or women’s tech tank top, free race photos, a gift bag and prizes.

WHAT: Spend the Fourth of July at Wendell Moore Park playing pool at the aquatics center and cap off your celebration with fireworks over the lake.

WHERE: Wendell Moore Park, 1551 N. Highway 393, La Grange

WHEN: July 4th. Fireworks at 10pm

MORE INFORMATION: Bring your chairs and blankets. Free.

WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day with food, music from The Rumors, shaved ice from Yello Sno Shaved Ice, and fireworks (at dusk).

WHERE: The American Legion, 412 N New Albany St., Sellersburg, Indiana

WHEN: July 4. Activities begin at 11 a.m.; fireworks, darkness


WHAT: The Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Teddy Abrams, with vocalists Jason Clayborn, Daria Raymore, Teaira Dunn, CeCe Dunn and Latiana Clayborn, presents “Play America,” a concert celebrating Independence Day (8 p.m.). Festivities begin with a variety of food trucks, Spotz Gelato, Kona Ice, Bamba Eggroll, Ramiro’s Cantina & Bar, Big Moe’s BBQ and Hot Buns. There will be musical performances, balloon creations, inflatable houses, face painting and arts and crafts at Family Field.

WHERE: America Place at River Ridge, 101 Logistics Ave., Jeffersonville, Indiana

WHEN: July 5, 6 p.m.; concert 8 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Picnic tables and shaded tents will be available for dining. Admission is free, but participants are asked to register at

WHAT: Celebrate America’s birthday with beers and live entertainment. Special offers: Michelob Ultra for $3, White Claw for $4, Rizz Fizz for $7 and 86 oz. Cherry Firecracker Bucket for $20.

WHERE: Howl at the Moon, Fourth Street Live!, 411 S. Fourth St.

WHEN: July 5, 6 p.m.


WHAT: Wear your Stars and Stripes and celebrate Independence Day weekend at the German American Club’s barbecue. Burgers and hot dogs will be served, and the kitchen will provide sides. The Rounder Brothers will perform (6 p.m.).

WHERE: 1840 Lincoln Ave.

WHEN: July 6, 4 p.m.


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By Everly